For people new to Kombucha, go slow. Start with a half a glass (about 150 ml) and observe how your body feels over the next few hours. You can mix with water if the taste is too strong / pungent if desired. If the body reacts well, you can gradually increase consumption. If distress symptoms appear (e.g. fever, body aches, flare ups), understand that your body is undergoing a detoxification process when long-held toxins are encouraged to leave the body. This may cause some people to initially feel worse before becoming better. If this happens, reduce intake, drink more water, get plenty of rest until the symptoms reduce. As the body recalibrates, ease back into Kombucha slowly.