- Is usually a drink, traditionally made with tea leaves, sugar, and culture of bacteria and yeast.
- Is marketed to boost immunity, increase energy, improve gastrointestinal (GI) function, prevent cancer, improve joint health, lower blood pressure/cholesterol, improve liver function, and have antioxidant effects.
- As a dietary supplement, sometimes contains only ingredients typically found in the drink, such as B vitamins, probiotics, and green or black tea.
- Has no reliable scientific information regarding its use as a dietary supplement.
For more information, please read the HPRC article about kombucha.