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Q: Health Drinks ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Health Drinks
Category: Health > Alternative
Asked by: cweb285-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 25 Apr 2006 02:30 PDT
Expires: 25 Apr 2006 15:29 PDT
Question ID: 722553
What exactly is the Chinese Tea, Kombucha, and what are it's proven vs.
believed health qualities? Is it harmful in anyway?

Clarification of Question by cweb285-ga on 25 Apr 2006 02:37 PDT
Is Kombucha effective in manufactured drinks such as Synergy?

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 25 Apr 2006 14:35 PDT
"Effective" for doing what? As far as I know, there is no scientific
evidence of any health benefits from kombucha. The FDA and the CDC
have issued warnings about it. There are lots of personal
testimonials, many of which (surprise!) come from people who are
trying to sell products containing kombucha. Personally, I'll believe
the FDA and the CDC over some unknown huckster. ;-)
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Health Drinks
From: pinkfreud-ga on 25 Apr 2006 09:35 PDT
You might want to check out some of the articles linked here:
Subject: Re: Health Drinks
From: cweb285-ga on 25 Apr 2006 12:32 PDT
Thanks for the link, I am looking for information from both sides and
it seems this person is centered to much on the religious aspects of
things and not applying much research, except the one site that they
Subject: Re: Health Drinks
From: myoarin-ga on 25 Apr 2006 14:22 PDT
Pinkfreud is a very savvy G-A Researcher, and is all too aware of
potential health problems.  Just a glance at other sites about
kombucha made me recognize why she chose that one as a warning. 
"Religious aspects" are much more likely on the sites propounding the
supposed values of kombucha.  Read them if you like, but please also
read a couple of others:,3605,849642,00.html

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