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What is Kefir?

Kefir is considered to be one of the oldest and most beneficial cultured milk beverages in existence. It influences and modifies the intestinal ecology of the digestive tract, and helps breakdown cellulose and starches in the diet, making them more digestible. This can result in increased tolerance to some foods, as well as improved absorption of minerals.

However, the gut is responsible for far more than just our digestion. Michael Mosley’s recent research has shown that good gut health can improve your mood and energy levels - it’s being called the second brain. Kefir plays a key role in promoting a healthy gut ecology within your body, which will help you to feel your best, both physically and emotionally.

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Why choose Kefir PLUS?

  • Aside from being a great tasting banana and carrot flavour, our Kefir Plus is a research based premium quality supplement which combines L. bulgaricus and L. kefir. These both play a beneficial role in helping heal and support the gut, increase immunity, reduce pH levels, and regulate serum lipid levels.
  • Plus the ‘Glutamine’ and ‘N Acetyl Glucosamine’ helps to reduce gut inflammation. These two supplements work alongside the Kefir to heal the gut and boost your immune system. L. Glutamine is the most common amino acid found in your muscles, and having the correct levels will lead to more energy and allow your body to recover and repair more quickly.
  • Even the banana and carrot flavour contain pectin which will help to break down food in the colon.

Want to know more about Kefir?

Kefir is traditionally in the form of a fermented drink, made and consumed for centuries in the Caucasus Mountains. It was originally made with goat’s or cow’s milk, but may also be made with coconut milk. It is made by adding kefir “grains” to the liquid and leaving at room temperature to ferment. During this time, healthy bacteria proliferate, changing the taste of the milk to a tangy, yeasty flavor.

Because our gut bacteria is constantly communicating with our brain, changes in our gut microbiota also affect our mental acuity, moods and emotional health. Regular consumption of kefir and yogurt has been shown to:

  • have a beneficial effect on your mood
  • reduce levels of anxiety and depression

Recent experiments in Britain have shown that regular drinking of kefir may have more benefits than expensive probiotic drinks (which often contain sugar to make them more palatable). One of the benefits seen in volunteers who consumed kefir for four weeks, was an increase in lactobacillus – a family of friendly bacteria, known to help create balance in the gut, which may benefit those with lactose intolerance or enteric infection causing traveller’s diarrhoea.

As well as this, tolerance to some foods may be improved with the daily consumption of transitory lactic bacteria and the availability of a more accessible source of nutrition to selectively feed the adherence strains of lactic bacteria can also be enhanced by the digestive activity provided by L bulgaricus and L kefir. The activity of phyto-oestrogens such as lignans may also be enhanced through the interaction of these transient bacteria.

Nutritional Information
  • L.bulgaricus is proteolytic. It supports digestion and is recommended for overall support of the friendly bacteria, digestibility of milk products and other proteins, and immune enhancement.
  • L.kefir can be found in many different environments and in fermented foods such as sauerkraut and pickles, also fermented milk and milk products. L.kefir mediates adhesion and provides the ability to be transferred to non-adhesive lactic acid bacteria.

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