Can Kombucha Tea Improve Joint Pain?

When it comes to joint pain, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve heard of every fake treatment plan in the book. I guess I am coming across as a little cynical, but hey, in this day and age, you can’t be too careful.

This is the attitude I had when I first heard the claim that kombucha tea, made from a fermented culture combination of yeast and bacteria, can actually improve aches and pains in the joints all over the body. I wanted to do a little more research to see exactly how true this claim was, and I have to admit that I found some pretty surprising answers.

I got quite a lot of information especially from an article by Food Renegade that listed a large amount of health benefits that drinking kombucha tea on a regular basis can provide for a person. Here’s what I learned about the connection between kombucha consumption and joint care and health.

When I read in the article that kombucha is brimming with glucosamine, I knew I had heard of that term before. I now remember it as a supplement my mom takes to support her joints, as was recommended to her by her doctor years ago. So there you have it, kombucha is naturally chock full of the nutrient that has been known for years to be beneficial to supporting and improving joint health. Glucosamine is particularly well known and renowned for its ability to treat arthritis, and the aches, pains, and inflammation that comes with the condition. Glucosamine ramps up the production of hyaluronic acid in the body.

What exactly does this stuff do? It works to do a lot of great things for your joints, from enabling connective tissue to use moisture as a binding agent in the body, to maintaining tissue structure, flexibility, and movement in joints all up and down the musculoskeletal system of the body. This type of acid can also actually reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and can also improve elasticity and collagen production in the skin. This certainly offers up some very compelling evidence as to why kombucha tea can be so beneficial for maintaining joint health. Still, it is a good idea to continue seeing a chiropractor on a somewhat regular basis, taking care to follow the chiropractor’s advice closely.

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