Kombucha Detox Symptoms

kombucha detox symptomsKombucha is an incredibly healthy product. It is commonly associated with healing a variety of ailments. This includes digestive, mental, and chronic illnesses. The combination of probiotics, digestive enzymes, antioxidants, and vitamins are a very powerful cleansing power. Your body has a delicate ecosystem. While your body adjusts, it can lead to mild discomfort. Kombucha detox symptoms are usually minor, and shortlived. The minor symptoms are usually worth it because they do not typically last long, and will make you feel better in the long run. But the more information you have when starting a kombucha detox, the better. This article is intended to let you know potential discomforts that are associated with a kombucha detox. The intention is not to scare you away from embarking on a kombucha detox.

How much kombucha daily for a detox

The amount of kombucha that you drink daily varies from person to person. What we recommend for people who are new to kombucha, and trying to do a kombucha detox, is 16oz bottle per day. If you have a caffeine intolerance or are extremely sensitive to alcohol, then start off with half of a bottle (8oz per day). A Full bottle contains about 50mg caffeine, and the alcohol percentage is usually less than 5%. After a few weeks of daily consumption, you can reduce the consumption some without reducing the effectiveness very much. With either of these quantities, your kombucha detox symptoms should not be very severe.

Kombucha and intestinal gas

Introducing healthy probiotics into your system can cause some digestive discomfort. The introduction of new probiotics into your system cause a drastic shift in your digestive biome and can cause gas and bloating. Symptoms generally go away between 3 to 10 days. Once the healthy probiotics are introduced into your system for a prolonged period of time, your body adjusts, and the food you consume is easier to digest than before drinking kombucha. If you are unusual gas that you are concerned about for more than 10 days, you should consider reducing the amount of kombucha that you are consuming.

Kombucha detox physical symptoms

Kombucha can have a profound effect on the body. The most notable thing that it does, brings your digestive system back into balance. That means the more out of balance your system was, the more of the detox symptoms you will feel as it rebalances. There are many things that can happen when you detox, but the most common symptoms have to do with digestion.

One thing you will notice when you start drinking kombucha is a huge increase in energy levels. The antioxidants help detox your body, allowing it to run more efficiently. The small amount of caffeine and Vitamin B3, B6, and B12 will give you a sustainable energy level without crashing. If you are not accustomed to any sort of energy boost, this might be overwhelming to people with sensitivities. Avoid drinking kombucha before bed until you understand how it effects you.

Kombucha and bowel movements

The abundance of probiotics, digestive enzymes, and the ability to balance the pH of your digestive system do a particularly good job of making optimal bowel movements. The first few days might be slightly irregular because your body is adjusting to a healthy balance. After your body has had a chance to adapt, your bowel movements should be easy, regular, and healthy. It is one of the most common and sought after benefits of drinking kombucha regularly.

Kombucha side effect diarrhea

Kombucha can cause diarrhea, especially if you are new to kombucha or probiotic products. The influx of new bacteria can upset your stomach for a few days, but then balance itself out pretty quickly. The more out of balance your digestive system is, the more a probiotic might affect you at first.  Pay attention to your body’s reaction, and compensate accordingly. That might mean reducing the amount of kombucha that you are drinking, just powering through the discomfort, or potentially talking to a doctor if it is bad enough.

Kombucha side effects on the liver

There was a study done in 2012 by Aloulou A et that showed that kombucha has a “curative effect” on liver and kidney function. The study was done on rats, but the implication is that a similar result would happen in humans. No follow-up research on humans has been done to date, so there is still some debate on how effective it is on humans, and how much humans should be drinking for optimal effects. You can read more about this study here.

More Kombucha Detox Questions

Whenever your body goes through any type of detox, some side effects are inevitable. The kombucha detox symptoms are not different. Usually, these symptoms are they are minor, but each person has a different experience. If you have more questions about detoxing with kombucha, please refer to our FAQ page. If you do not find the answers you are looking for, please reach out to us on our contact page. We will do our best to help you find the answers you are looking for.

2 thoughts on “Kombucha Detox Symptoms

  1. Ella Reply

    I’m having a severe rash reactiion and headache and diziness from the kambucha. Ive drank it for 2 days. I also suffer from Epilepsy. I didn’t realize that the side effects would be severe and frankly did not know much about it. Discontinue use?


    • Ryan Strandin Post authorReply

      Everybody reacts differently to introducing new things into their diet. There is something called a “Healing Crisis” that can feel really weird while your gut biome heals itself. If you are reacting strongly, I would reduce the amount you drink significantly, and very slowly increase the amount. If you are really concerned about it, it is always good to ask your doctor.

      Hope this helps!

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