Kefir 101: The Benefits of Kefir

What are the benefits of kefir?

Kefir is a protein-packed, probiotic drink, similar to a drinkable yogurt. What exactly does that mean? The cultures added to the milk increase the friendly bacteria in the digestive tract, creating multiple benefits in kefir. Research from BBC Good Food suggests that consuming kefir may help reduce inflammation, improve digestion of dairy and simple sugars, as well as help lose weight and promote better bone health.

The History of Kefir

Kefir, originated in Russia. Documentation was never found from the development of the recipes, so what you know or learn is from generations of experience. According to an article on, families in this region called it the “Grains of the Prophet.” They guarded their kefir recipes carefully, afraid that if the recipe got out, the grains would lose their potency. Some also described kefir as “magical,” because it was a mystery of how the kefir grains were formed. Regardless of how people thought of kefir, they all agreed that it was packed with probiotics, protein and essential nutrients.

Why choose Kalona SuperNatural Kefir?

Our goal is to provide you with the cleanest dairy products in their most natural state. We believe that not all organic dairy is created equal, including kefir. Kalona SuperNatural certified organic kefir is made with certified 100% grass fed milk. Not only does it meet and exceed USDA organic standards, it also meets the American Grass-fed Association standards. As an added bonus, our kefir is Non-GMO project verified, low in sugar, and stabilizer-free!

What cultures are in our kefir?

  • BB-12
  • Bifidobacterium infantis
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Lactis
  • Lactobacillus fermentum
  • Lactobacillus paracasei
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Lactococcus lactis spp. Cremoris
  • Lactococcus lactis ssp. Lactis biovar diacetylactis
  • Leuconostoc mesenteroides
  • Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides
  • Streptococcus thermophilus

Where can I find Kalona SuperNatural Kefir?

Kalona SuperNatural Organic, Certified 100% Grass-fed Kefir is available at multiple locations in the midwest!