Drinking Kombucha May Help Manage Blood Sugar

People who have type 2 diabetes who consumed the kombucha tea beverage, which is fermented, for a month, saw their blood sugar levels from dangerous to normal levels, a tiny new study pilot conducted by Georgetown University shows.

Kombucha is made from tea that has been fermented with yeasts and bacteria. The drink’s history dates back to around 200 B.C. in China and has grown in popularity over the last few years, that it’s sold in major grocery stores and quick marts. The latest investigation, published Monday in Frontiers in Nutrition, logged the blood sugar levels of 12 individuals who consumed 8 ounces of ginger-flavored kombucha daily for four weeks. The study compared the results with the blood sugar levels of those who consumed it during another four weeks of drinking a comparable-tasting placebo drink.

The median age of the participants who participated in the study was the age of 57. Nine of the women were female. Six of the individuals were Black, while the remaining 6 were White. Nine of them were taking insulin therapy.


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On average, their blood sugar levels dropped from 164 milligrams to just 116 milligrams/deciliter after drinking the kombucha. It is recommended that the American Diabetes Association recommends blood sugar levels before meals of between 70-130 milligrams for each deciliter, as per an analysis of the research published by the University of Michigan.

“Some laboratory and rodent studies of kombucha have shown promise, and one small study in people without diabetes showed kombucha lowered blood sugar, but to our knowledge, this is the first clinical trial examining effects of kombucha in people with diabetes,” researcher Dan Merenstein, MD, who is a Georgetown Professor of Human sciences as well as family medicine stated in a declaration. “A lot more research needs to be done, but this is very promising.”

The research’s strength was that participants weren’t told to alter their diets during the course of the study, Merenstein said.

The kombucha for the research was created by Washington Washington-based company Craft Kombucha, which is changing its name to Brindle Boxer Kombucha. Researchers said that the main yeasts and bacteria that makeup kombucha will likely be similar across various kinds and brands.

Over 33 million individuals in the U.S. have type 2 diabetes, According to CDC. If the condition is not controlled, the condition can result in elevated blood sugar levels, which can cause eye loss, heart disease, and kidney disease.


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