What is kefir?

What is kefir?

Overview Kefir is a probiotic drink made by fermenting milk. Kefir is used for obesity, athletic performance, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. How does it work? Kefir contains actively growing bacteria and yeast.

Does kefir consumption alter plasma lipid levels in hyperlipidemic men?

St-Onge MP, Farnworth ER, Savard T, et al. Kefir consumption does not alter plasma lipid levels or cholesterol fractional synthesis rates relative to milk in hyperlipidemic men: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN10820810]. BMC Complement Altern Med 2002;2:1. View abstract. Thoreux K, Schmucker DL.

Can probiotics isolated from kefir improve gastrointestinal health parameters?

Putative probiotic strains isolated from kefir improve gastrointestinal health parameters in adults: a randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled study. Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins. 2019.

Is kefir safe to take?

When taken by mouth: Kefir is POSSIBLY SAFEfor most adults when taken for up to 12 weeks. Kefir can cause side effects like bloating, nausea, intestinal cramping, and constipation, especially when first started. These side effects usually stop with continued use. Special Precautions and Warnings

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