Current evidence on physiological activity and expected health effects of kombucha fermented beverage.

@article{Vna2014CurrentEO,
  title={Current evidence on physiological activity and expected health effects of kombucha fermented beverage.},
  author={Ilmāra Vīna and Pavels Semjonovs and Raimonds Linde and Ilze Deniņa},
  journal={Journal of medicinal food},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          179-88
        }
}
Consumption of kombucha fermented tea (KT) has always been associated with different health benefits. Many personal experiences and testimonials of KT drinkers are available throughout the world on the ability of KT to protect against a vast number of metabolic and infectious diseases, but very little scientific evidence is available that validates the beneficial effects of KT. The aim of this review is to give an overview of the recent studies in search of experimental confirmation of the… 

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