Grass-fed Milk Kefir by Bunny Turtle Ferments

Jar 500ml, Chilled

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Milk kefir is a super probiotic-dense beverage with a consistency between milk and yogurt. There are between 40-60 varieties of gut-boosting live probiotics in milk kefir, with a probiotic density of around 4-5x a typical yogurt. For those keeping score - that’s around 2.3 trillion CFU, or colony forming units, of probiotic bacteria in a cup of kefir, versus 500 billion in a cup of yogurt. Say hello to my little friend(s)! Kefir has been produced and consumed for thousands of years in Eastern Europe, where tribes in the Caucasus mountains would ferment goat and cow milk in leather bags. It’s made by adding kefir grains to milk - note, these are not actual grains, it’s just the name given to the particular strain of bacteria which produces kefir when introduced to milk. Every batch of Bunny Turtle Ferments’ milk kefir is tended to by BT Ferments to ensure a very consistent and pleasant flavor. This kefir is great to drink on it’s own, top with fresh fruit, or use as a powerful gut-boosting base for a smoothie. Even just a good strong gulp of this stuff once per day will ensure you have an effective dose of probiotics fighting the good fight in your gut on an ongoing basis. Shelf life is about 30 days unopened (or one week after it has been opened) and kefir must be kept refrigerated. Ingredients: Organic & grass-fed milk, probiotic cultures. — Extra credit! Let’s revisit why probiotic consumption is a great way to keep your gut healthy - and by extension, your digestive and immune systems. In our modern world, nearly everything we touch or eat has been heavily sanitized, sterilized, or treated to minimize microbial exposure. Most of the time, this is great - on balance, we all want to have clean water, food, and so on. However, we don’t want to throw the baby out with the bath water! A huge variety of bacteria live in your gut, and an increasing body of research indicates that the composition of that bacteria regulates the production of various hormones (like testosterone or estrogen) and neurotransmitters like serotonin and GABA which play a role in energy levels and mood. For this reason, some researchers call the gut your “second brain!” In pre-modern times, our guts received much higher doses of probiotic bacteria naturally through - wait for it - the incidental ingestion of soil (mainly from residues, or dirt, on gathered plant and animal foods). Nowadays this type of ingestion is much rarer, so we can keep our gut balance in check by regularly eating fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, vinegar, pickles, miso, natto, kombucha, etc. If you’ve never regularly eaten fermented foods, try daily consumption for a month and see how your mood, energy levels, digestion, and immune system are impacted.