It ferments ,, it helps to brake down the food, helps with digestion. It gets things moving. You can research there is tons of info on it. People have been doing it for years and years.I follow the body ecology diet made way more since to me. Then started school to be a nautropathy doc. oh ps it taste awful lol but you get used to it. You should only start with a spoon a day and work up to a half a cup. I am not sure about the other thing you where speaking of. I also eat a few berries every morning that seemed to help me.