- What is AGUA DE KEFIR?
AGUA DE KEFIR is a dairy-free water kefir. With origins dating back to the 1800’s, water kefir has been used for centuries for natural hydration and physical replenishment. Considered a “younger sister” to kombucha, water kefir is crafted with kefir crystals that grow on the pads of the prickly pear cactus. These crystals are used to culture a sweetened base over the course of a week to create a lightly sparkling, refreshing tonic.
- What are the health benefits of AGUA DE KEFIR?
AGUA DE KEFIR supports complete hydration and physical replenishment. Its broad-spectrum electrolytes help keep your body hydrated which is essential for carrying nutrients to your cells, flushing toxins from your organs, supporting joint health, and regulating blood pressure. AGUA DE KEFIR also contains a diverse assortment of naturally occurring probiotics that help aid the body’s recovery from physical exertion and strenuous activities.
- What are kefir crystals?
Kefir crystals are beneficial living microorganisms that are used to culture a fermented base called water kefir. Discovered growing on the pads of the prickly pear cactus, these crystals use carbohydrates as an energy source to reproduce and thrive. They are 100% vegan, raw and contain probiotics as well as postbiotics that are different than what is found in other fermented foods like Kombucha and apple cider vinegar.
- What is the difference between water kefir and other probiotic beverages?
Water Kefir is lacto-fermented (not to be confused with lactose found in dairy) while Kombucha, apple cider vinegar, kvass, and other fermented beverages are acetobacter fermented. While still vegan and dairy-free, this is why water kefir has no sour flavor notes or vinegar qualities. It is also more hydrating and replenishing than the cleansing and diuretic nature of kombucha.
Nutritionally speaking, water kefir contains different strains of probiotics (like bifida) that help support a diverse microbiome. In addition to supporting digestive health, these unique probiotics are also known to improve mood, physical recovery, and healthy hydration.
- How and when should I consume AGUA DE KEFIR?
AGUA DE KEFIR can be consumed at any time of day or night - with or without food. Its hydrating qualities make it the perfect companion for recovery from strenuous activity or exercise. AGUA DE KEFIR’S light, delicious, and refreshing flavor allows it to be a healthy alternative to sugary sports drinks and sodas. Its diverse probiotics are also complimentary to other fermented foods like kombucha and apple cider vinegar.