Trace the origins of the word “probiotic,” and you’ll find out that it means “beneficial to life.” Considering that it goes back 2000 years, Kefir is the original probiotic, long before it was ever a buzzword in the health community.
Probiotics are not the easiest thing to explain, but here’s the basic lowdown. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that live in your body. In order to be considered probiotic, the bacteria must be present in sufficient numbers of live and active cultures; resistant to acid and bile; able to attach to the intestinal wall and colonize the intestinal tract; and beneficial to health.
Probiotics can be taken in pill form, but most experts agree that it is better to get any nutrient through food consumption. While pills may be convenient, they must be from a reputable manufacturer, so that you can be sure that the cultures are live and active, and labeled with the correct expiration date. Often the processing of pills causes the cultures to become inactive. With Lifeway Kefir, that’s not an issue, plus you’ll get the added benefits of calcium, Vitamins A, C and D, lactic acid and potassium. Plus Lifeway Kefir is just so much more delicious than a big old pill.