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Kombucha Regulations - Important Warnings, Hazards, Regulations, and Liability Statement

Kombucha Regulations and Hazards From the FDA - must be addressed to insure that the consumer is informed about the
potential hazards from improper brewing and handling of the cultures. Because folk medicines and herbal remedies, including
Kombucha tea, are considered neither a food nor a drug, they are not routinely evaluated by FDA or the U.S. Department of
Agriculture.  The FDA does have kombucha regulations, warnings, and information posted in a report on their
web site.  This report
contains information about the hazards of brewing the tea in non-glass containers mostly and a few reported cases where people
have been hospitalized from not following this important step!  FDA studies have found no evidence of
contamination or hazards in
Kombucha products fermented under sterile conditions.  At this time there are no regulations for producing kombucha products.
O
rganic-Kombucha.com is not liable or in control of the consumers home brewing process.  

Please consult with your health practitioner or doctor before consuming any kombucha products.
Do not drink kombucha tea if you are pregnant, nursing, or for children 4 years or younger.

Claims - We do not support claims made by consumers of kombucha as individual results may vary and have not been proven by
the FDA or the western medical community.  We do however wish for you to inform yourself on how to brew your own tea in a
safe manner and to learn the traditional uses for the cultured tea, there are many books, websites, and Yahoo groups, etc on this
subject.  Please educated yourself before using any kombucha products.  Use common sense and good hygiene when brewing your
own tea, good fermented tea always has a vinegar smell not a musty or moldy smell.

But most important, if you are unsure of anything or suspect something is wrong!  Do NOT Drink the Tea!

DO NOT
drink the tea if it is unsafe, throw it out, and start over with a 'back-up' or new fresh culture!  
The hazards involved in drinking
contaminated tea are not worth the few cents worth of tea and sugar.  Again Kombucha tea has a
long and safe track record as long as basic sanitary and hygiene are meet and care is used in brewing and maintaining your cultures.
Kombucha contains self-preserving anti-bacterial properties which makes the chance of contamination very low.

Our Guarantee - The tea bought through Organic-Kombucha.com website is guarantied to be from organic sources, free from
harmful pathogens, and is bottled fresh for purity and quality control.  All our teas are brewed in glass containers, for safety, using
only certified organic sugar and certified organic teas.  Our tea is brewed and processed at a state licensed facility through the
Michigan State Agriculture and Food department to insure that the bottled tea or starter kit you receive is in compliance with standard
health regulations and made under sanitary conditions.

WARNING:  Purchase of a starter kit, mushroom, or S.C.O.B.Y.(symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), or even bottled brew from a home brewer or an
unlicensed facility may put the consumer at risk of receiving a contaminated source of kombucha culture, although the chances are low, the possibility still exist
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Ensure that you receive a pure source of kombucha culture please follow the above warning and order your culture from a health department licensed and regulated facility using organic sources.

Recommended Dosage - Drinking this tea in quantities typically consumed (approximately 4 oz daily) may not cause adverse
effects in healthy persons; however, the potential health risks are unknown for those with preexisting health problems or those
who drink excessive quantities of the tea.
It is recommended that a person drinking the tea for the first time, start with a small dose and increases this amount slowly until
intake is to 4 oz per day.  Any time one introduces a new substance into the body time should be given to see how the body will
react to this substance.  The d
osage or amount of tea taken may be increased over a longer time period,  Depending on one's
health, that time may be a few months or up to a year depending on the person!  Because kombucha is said to have detoxifying
effect on certain organs and systems in the body it is recommended that one drinks a proper amount of water.  Recommended
minimal amount of water intake is half your bodies weight in oz. ( A 170 lb person would want to drink at least 85 oz of water
each day)  It is proper to take water first thing in the morning upon waking as part of a daily routine).   

Again this is a minimal amount and should be increased whenever consuming kombucha tea!

Brewing Containers - Because of the acidity of Kombucha tea, it should not be prepared or stored in containers made from
materials such as ceramic or lead crystal, which may contain toxic lead elements than can leach into the tea.  Metal containers
should also be avoided in storing finished tea or cultures.  Plastic containers may leach chemicals into the brewed tea, too.  

All of our kombucha products are brewed
, fermented, and processed in glass containers only!  Part of the reasons that the FDA
does not endorse the use of kombucha is that there is no control over the home brewing process and there has been a few cases
in which people have poisoned themselves by using ceramic vessels to brew the tea thus giving themselves lead poisoning.   If
one follows the recommended guidelines there is no worry for concern.  Because of the increasing use of this tea (even in groups
that usually do not use alternative therapies), health-care professionals should consider consumption of Kombucha tea in the
differential diagnosis of persons with unexplained lactic acidosis conditions.
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Kombucha tea and cultures bought through Organic-Kombucha.com website is guarantied to be from organic
sources, free from harmful pathogens, and is bottled fresh, after you place your order, for purity and quality control.
 Our tea is brewed and processed at a state licensed facility through the Michigan State Agriculture and Food
department to insure that the kombucha tea or kombucha culture starter kit you receive is in compliance with
health regulations and made under sanitary conditions.
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