An Ancient Brew in a New World

Master Brewer

Taking probiotics for a healthy digestive system has been practiced for centuries.

Yogi Nectar products are handmade and farmed in the hills of Byron Bay. Their custom designed vats are the highest food grade aluminimum with world class technology to ensure a consistency in the product and taste.

Master Brewer Edna Dafna, has brought together ancient principals and modern techniques to create a consummate boutique probiotic brew for the world to enjoy.

Yogi Nectar has been developed specifically for its potent health giving live Lactobacillus strains. These include L.fermentum and L.plantarum as well as Sporolactobacillus inulinus.

Not just powerfully revitalising, it’s a delicious kefir drink that can be taken by the whole family to enhance and maintain gut and immune health and strength.

Yogi Nectar’s water kefir is completely caffeine free, unlike Kombucha which is made on brewed fermented tea.

Yogi Nectar is:

  • Raw and organic
  • Vegan
  • Dairy free
  • Gluten free
  • Caffeine free
  • GMO free
  • The real source of Water Kefir culture
  • Free from artificial or synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilisers

Brewing Integrity

The Science behind the Product

Probiotics are live microorganisms, which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’ as defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO)

It has been reported that lactobacilli may be beneficial to various health conditions.

At Yogi Nectar we test our products regularly. Microbiological studies of our kefir grains have found a diverse range of Lactobacillus that include L.fermentum and L.plantarum as well as Sporolactobacillus inulinus.

These bacterial strains are some of the most effective probiotics you can consume to help restore a healthy gut microbiota.

The bacteria in our kefir evolved in acid.

This means that Lactobacillus strains survive the harsh gastric acid present in the gut, unlike 95% of other probiotics products available.

“Only highly resistant bacteria such as lactobacillus and bifidobacteria can survive stomach acid. Other types of bacteria, including many probiotics, are likely to be destroyed by stomach acid.”
— U.K. food microbiologist Glenn Gibson

These beneficial colonies will help teach your immune system to perform efficiently. Not only helping the immune system, they produce lactic acid that many bad bacteria and pathogens won’t survive, ultimately restoring balance and increasing your overall health and happiness.

The abundance of live, friendly Lactobacillus strains found in Yogi Nectar can provide a fast daily response to nourish, rebalance, support and energise.

Yogi Nectar taken daily can provide a powerful boost to your gut and immune system.

At A Glance
  • Regular Laboratory tests for live probiotics yield billions of good bacteria – Lactobacillus including L.fermentum and L.plantarum as well as Sporolactobacillus inulinus.
  • Yogi Nectar’s fermented water kefir is a functional food, offering billions of active live Lactobacillus strains – some of the most potent beneficial probiotics.
  • Water kefir produces a smooth, slightly sweet taste in contrast to some other health drinks like Kombucha – making it ideal for families and children to benefit from kefir’s health giving properties.
  • Hand farmed organically with traditional techniques in the Byron Bay shire NSW.
  • Our ingredients are:
    • Free from artificial or synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilisers.
    • Vegan
    • Dairy free
    • Caffeine free
    • Gluten free
    • Free from GMO’s (genetically modified organisms).
  • Recyclable packaging.
  • All fermentation takes place naturally not via the addition of acid, additives, or preservatives, unlike many other probiotic drinks on the market.
  • We have developed specific skills and knowledge and only use traditional organic techniques to maintain the live cultures of the water kefir.
  • Farming and growing “live culture” – not dry cultures (live culture has much higher benefits and acts faster than dry culture or dry probiotic supplements).

What’s the difference between Kefir and Kombucha?

We are often asked what is the difference between Kefir and Kombucha…

Yogi Nectar water kefir is produced by the microbial activity of kefir ‘grains’ (live starter cultures), which have a symbiosis containing over 60 species of lactic and acetic acid bacteria. Some yeast, raw sugar and water is added and the resultant fermentation yields billions of Lactobacillus strains (known to live comfortably within the gastric acid and intestinal juices of the human gut).

Kombucha on the other hand, is made from either a green or black tea base. Added to that is sugar, which has been fermented with a type of “tea fungus” called a symbiotic culture of acetic acid (vinegar) and yeast, or SCOBY, for one to two weeks. Generally Kombucha will not contain Lactobacillus strains. It generally contains caffeine as a byproduct of the tea used.

The Secret of Yogi Nectar

Ancient Medicine — Modern Miracle

The secret of Yogi Nectar lies in the unique water kefir used to carefully ferment each batch.

Kefir was first discovered by the highland monks of ancient Tibet who used it daily. Knowing the kefir to be health-giving, the monks nurtured it lovingly and would gift it to visitors from far and wide.

The kefir was clouded in mystery for thousands of years until, in 1907, a Russian scientist, Elie Metchnikoff, discovered that kefir restored and added beneficial bacteria to the human gut microbiome creating health and longevity to its users.

The special nature of the kefir is now known to be due to its probiotic content.

While this modern discovery confirmed the wisdom and intuition of the Tibetan monks, thankfully, it’s no longer necessary to travel to Tibet to enjoy its powerful benefits.