We explain why acetic acid and Co. can be good for the body
During the fermentation of kombucha, a wide variety of health-promoting substances are created. From B vitamins, vital yeasts, organic acids to probiotic lactic acid bacteria and various enzymes.
The work of the Kombucha culture is truly remarkable and can hardly be surpassed in its variety of resulting metabolic products. The positive effect of Kombucha is not only broken down to the individual components. Because the harmonious interaction of all components and their interactions make Kombucha the special drink. Among these components are especially some acids, which are scientifically proven to have a health-promoting effect on the human organism. A few important of these, in Kombucha occurring acids, I would like to introduce you today in more detail.
After water, proteins are the most abundant substances in the human body. Proteins consist of amino acids. They are essential for building muscles, skin and hair. They are also a building block of the immune system and necessary for the production of hormones and enzymes. They fulfil various transport functions in the blood and are even carriers of genetic information.
Succinic acid is naturally produced in the human organism as a degradation product of glucose metabolism and the urea cycle. It keeps the body's acids in balance.
Acetic acid in kombucha not only stimulates the human metabolism, but also has a positive effect on many unhealthy bacteria and fungi. These do not like acid at all. In addition, it can help with purification.
Folic acid is a vital B vitamin and plays an extremely important role in the body. It helps to build and regenerate a wide variety of cells and is needed by all body cells for the production and repair of DNA. The body cannot produce folic acid itself and relies on it being supplied regularly.
The glucuronic acid found in kombucha is produced during the oxidation of sugars. Glucuronic acid is naturally produced in our liver where it is responsible for toxin elimination. It has a very important detoxification function. Gluconic acid is formed next to glucuronic acid. Both are very similar in structure. Gluconic acid mainly promotes the glandular system and metabolism.
All functions of glucuronic acid at a glance:
- Supports the liver to bind endogenous metabolic toxins and drain them from the body.
- also binds environmental toxins foreign to the body and flushes them out via the urine and intestines
- is a building block of various polysaccharides, such as hyaluronic acid.
Thanks to glucuronic acid, kombucha can help you detox and be especially helpful with a little hangover.
Dextrorotatory Lactic Acid
Just like succinic acid and glucuronic acid, dextrorotatory lactic acid is also a natural component of the human organism, but only in the active dextrorotatory L form. The levorotatory D-lactic acid, on the other hand, is a burden on the human body. A lack of dextrorotatory lactic acid bacteria can, among other things, lead to a weakening of cell respiration.
In the tissue of cancer patients, the dextrorotatory lactic acid bacteria are often completely absent. This lactic acid also has a positive effect on the intestinal flora. The bacteria colonise the lower and middle section of the small intestine and slightly acidify the environment in the intestine. This makes it more difficult for pathogens to spread.
The usnic acid present in kombucha has antimicrobial activity and can speed the healing of skin infections.
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