“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

Why our live Probiotics are so powerful

Choosing Kefir for its billions of Probiotic Strains Can be an ultra powerful way to restore the beneficial micro-organisms you were born with.

The health giving benefits of probiotics are attributed to the character of specific strains. Probiotic strains need to be resilient to survive in the intestinal tract they are living in. The probiotic strains have to withstand human gastric acid in order to make it to the intestinal tract. They also need to be able to withstand human intestinal fluids, and they must be able to colonise the human intestinal tract to be effective as beneficial bacteria.

The Lactobacillus probiotic strains found in Yogi Nectar are not only at home in a human gut microbiota but they are often found in a healthy human gut from birth.

Yogi Nectar water kefir products consist of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) that include billions of Lactobacillus, L.fermentum and L.plantarum as well as Sporolactobacillus inulinus all beneficial strains that help maintain balance to and restore the human gut microbiome. Now that’s powerful!

A Gift of a Long Life

Rediscovering Kefir’s potency

In 1907 a Russian scientist, Elie Metchnikoff, observed that people in a region of Bulgaria were living beyond 100 years old. Through his studies of this region, he attributed their longevity to the fact that they were drinking kefir on a daily basis. He also discovered that kefir was enlivening their immune system and he credited their greatly increased health and longevity to the bacteria held within the kefir and found in their gut.

It was Metchnikoff’s studies that found billions of the bacteria Lactobacillus living in kefir and the gut of people consuming it. He also discovered how kefir Lactobacillus strains could be powerfully beneficial to health, wellbeing and longevity.

It was this strongly revitalising effect on humans that prompted Metchnikoff, and other scientists following him, to look into the human micro-organism further.

“The promise of microbiome research results largely on the future of probiotics…It may be possible to restore the health of a depleted microbiome simply by swallowing billions of bacterial cells.”

-— Elie Metchnikoff