Why Does Kombucha Make Me Feel So Good?

kombucha make me feel so good

This pleasant sensation caused by kombucha may us think it is a miracle drink, but have you ever wondered how this fermented tea achieves this?

Well, the feeling of well-being generated in the body is related to the components of kombucha that participate as precursors or cofactors in the metabolic reactions of the organism, which help maintain the tissues of the body and the health of this.

The slight alcohol it has generates a feeling of relaxation and well-being in some people, but what causes that sensation is the antioxidants, as we will see.

Causes of well-being: Antioxidants

The antioxidant properties of kombucha can prevent oxidative stress, which can cause damage or induced death of the cell, favoring the maintenance of tissues and, therefore, the health of the body.

Our body produces free radicals every day as part of the biological reactions that occur in our cells, and these, if not controlled, can generate chain reactions that have harmful effects on the cells.

This is where the antioxidants in tea come in, which will be responsible for eliminating them and keeping the cells of all body systems healthy, improving their function.

That is why consuming foods rich in antioxidants, such as kombucha, is recommended since diseases associated with this damage, such as Parkinson’s, coronary heart diseasecancer, etc., can be prevented. [1]

In addition, some of its nutrients help protect the body from oxidative stress such as vitamins C and E, zinc, and copper. [2]

How does kombucha help me feel energized?

Probably due to the nutrients offered in the drink, which will help improve metabolism and elevate detoxification processes in the body, allowing cells to produce energy.

Cells contain a structure called mitochondria, where they produce energy (ATP), but this can be interrupted by toxins in the body, which inhibit this function and even affect the ability of biotransformation of other toxic substances.

Given the detoxification effects of kombucha, which not only avoids but further stimulates energy production thanks to some of the nutrients provided, such as niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and magnesium. [2]

In rats, it has been shown that the glucuronic acid provided in kombucha tea facilitates detoxification by conjugating toxins and eliminating them at the renal and intestinal levels. [3]

The detoxification properties are estimated as a potential aid by relieving symptoms of gout, rheumatism, arthritis, and kidney stones, which are conditions associated with the accumulation of toxic substances in the body. [3]

By the way, we have an article about the relationship between kombucha and gout that may be interesting to read.

Finally, kombucha has caffeine, which, added to the electrolyte content, gives that energy sanction that makes us feel vigorous. It is one reason why it is recommended to take kombucha after training, as we discussed in the article about the best times of day to drink kombucha.

How else does kombucha make me feel so good?

Through the digestive system, it is believed that kombucha can facilitate the uptake of nutrients thanks to its probiotic content, which is very useful in people with poor diets or workers in unhealthy environments with high pollution.

When there is a poor diet, the immune system can be suppressed, and the psychological state of the person can be affected, causing emotional discomfort, which causes alterations in the intestinal microbiota facilitating the appearance of secondary infections.

It is believed that kombucha can correct the change in the intestinal microbiota, in addition to stimulating the immune system, and improve mental clarity and mood stability by reducing anxiety and depression, according to studies in rats. [1]

It should also be mentioned that the reduced sugar content in kombucha prevents the onset of anxiety since it has been shown to have an anxiogenic effect; higher sugar content tends to increase anxiety[4]

Can the alcohol in kombucha affect my mood?

The alcohol in kombucha is not in sufficient quantities to affect mood, but in cases where kombucha fermentation is not controlled or where the enzyme Diamine Oxidase (DAO) is deficient in the body, some drunkenness can occur in consumers, something we did talk about in the article «drinking kombucha at work.«

Alcohol consumption raises histamine levels, and although kombucha does not usually have high amounts of alcohol, it can still favor some accumulation of this substance that, in high doses, can generate drunkenness effects in sensitive people. I recommend you check the alcohol content in kombucha.

Alcohol can also promote these effects as it can inhibit the action of Diamine Oxidase even in people without enzyme deficiency.

The alcohol produced by the culture in fermentation has been shown to improve sleep and reduce pain in the body[5] [6]

Well-being is associated with disease prevention.

Part of this well-being may be due to its prophylactic and therapeutic action, generating relief from discomfort and preventing debilitating and tedious diseases from appearing for those affected.

Many studies suggest a direct relationship between kombucha consumption with the prevention of arthritis, cancer, and hemorrhoids, reduces stress, nervous disorders, insomnia, menstrual disorders, and menopausal hot flashes, and relieves headaches, bronchitis, and asthma. In addition to improving eyesight, cell regeneration, stimulation of glandular systems in the body, relief of and improvement of metabolism in general, all these are some of the benefits associated with the consumption of kombucha that together provides us with a general well-being that also facilitates the improvement of mood. [1]

It also reinforces some metabolic reactions that improve the health of hair, skin, and nails, help control the desire for alcohol in alcoholics, and reduce calcification at the renal level, which can generate a lot of discomforts. [1]

And many times, the consumption of kombucha is done knowing these benefits, so there is a placebo effect that makes us feel good since we are consuming something that benefits our bodies.

Now that you know why kombucha makes you feel so good, I hope you stay in tune and keep reviewing all the outstanding content we have for you.


[1] https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jchem/2015/591869/

[2] https://www.metagenicsinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/MET2221-Detoxification-Research-Review_MI.pdf

[3] http://www.cmjournal.org/content/4/1/23

[4] https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ije/2013/701967/

[5] http://meridian.allenpress.com/jfp/article-pdf/63/7/976/1671742/0362-028x-63_7_976.pdf

[6] https://academic.oup.com/alcalc/article/34/2/141/192121?login=t