Kefir Health Benefits

Kefir from Kefir Grains – A Natural Remedy

kefir health benefits

Kefir, the miracle food, is known as a superb probiotic source. With rich probiotic content, it automatically has a positive effect on our bodies. Kefir and Kefir grains have been around for centuries and centuries back, and all for a good reason.

Over the years while studying and experimenting on kefir and kefir grains, I have compiled a list of the known benefits that kefir may be able to cure.

I have personally seen many of these health benefits throughout the years and I really do hope it helps you too.

Here are some of the known kefir health benefits:

  1. Strongest natural remedy against any allergy
  2. Strongest natural antibiotic without side effects
  3. Treats liver disease
  4. Treats gallbladder, dissolves gall bladder stones
  5. Clears the body of salts, heavy metals, radionuclides, and alcoholic products
  6. Cleans the body of chemical antibiotics
  7. Treats kidney stones
  8. Good bacteria in kefir are able to fight off pathogenic microorganisms
  9. Lowers level of LDL cholesterol
  10. Cleans the gastrointestinal tract
  11. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  12. Treats gastritis
  13. Treats pancreatitis
  14. Treats ulcers
  15. Prevents and treats colon cancer
  16. Improves digestion
  17. Improves the body functions
  18. Improves the human immune system
  19. Cures Candida
  20. Cures hypertension
  21. Stops growth of cancer cells
  22. Speeds up healing process
  23. Treats psoriasis
  24. Treats eczema
  25. Treats inflammatory diseases
  26. Reduces size of tumors
  27. Treats heart disease
  28. Reverses calcination of blood vessels
  29. Clears the blood vessels
  30. Boosts the bodies energy
  31. Natural “feel good” food
  32. Treats lung infections
  33. Normalizes metabolism thereby can be used as for weight loss
  34. Cures acne
  35. Has anti-oxidants and anti-aging properties
  36. Nourishes hair
  37. Treats the gum disease parodontosis
  38. Lessens effects of medicines
  39. Replenishes body of good bacteria after antibiotic
  40. Balances the microflora of the body’s digestive system
  41. Regulates blood pressure
  42. Lowers blood sugar
  43. Lowers blood lipid levels or cholesterol and fatty acids
  44. Treats diarrhea
  45. Treats constipation
  46. Promotes bowel movement
  47. Anti-stress properties
  48. Treats sleeping disorders
  49. Treats depression
  50. Treats attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  51. Improves the brains neuro functions like reflexes, memory retention, attention, the five senses
  52. Reduces flatulence
  53. Lactic acid fermentation enhances the digestibility of milk based foods. People who cannot otherwise digest milk, can enjoy the vital calcium rich Kefir.
  54. Treats yeast infection
  55. Eliminates vaginal odors
  56. Cures wrinkles
  57. Treats arthritis
  58. Treats colitis
  59. Treats gout
  60. Cures migranes
  61. Treats rheumatism
  62. Treats other stomach disorders
  63. Detoxifies the body
  64. Improves protein quality of milk, and enhances absorption and digestion
  65. Good bacteria manufacture B vitamins such as B3, B6 and folic acid.
  66. Aids in treating tuberculosis
  67. Treats stomach cramps
  68. Treats chronic intestine infections
  69. Treats liver infections
  70. Treats asthma
  71. Treats bronchitis
  72. Treats sclerosis
  73. Treats anemia
  74. Treats hepatitis
  75. Healing effects on catarrh, digestive nodes, astral nodes, bilious complaints
  76. Treats leaky gut syndrome
  77. Prevents metastasis
  78. Cures bad morning breath

These are but some of the known kefir health benefits.

If you find out something that isn’t here, drop us a message and we will include it in this list of kefir health benefits.

PS. These are mostly compiled from the emails/comments we receive. We believe further scientific proof is needed and the increased studies that are being conducted now all over the world will be a huge help.

PPS. Some people do not drink kefir, some apply it externally.



Ken in the comments area, has also mentioned kefir helping animals, thank you for sharing that! I briefly tackled it back then and eventually, with my wheatgrass posts.

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  1. Jack says

    What is the difference between Milk Kefir and Water Kefir are the health the same for both

  2. Sherry Glenn says

    Should you wait to take kefir until after you have finished your antibiotics I noticed it says it clears out the antibiotics out of your system.

  3. Beth says

    I love Kefir, it makes me feel good- makes my stomach feel good, and I feel calmer, happier, more energetic. Anytime- first thing in morning, after work, before a work-out, before bed.

  4. June Oh says

    My LDL level has dropped after consuming for 3 months, only a small amount everyday. I feel more energetic than before, better bowel movement.

  5. Stacy says

    Kefir helped IBS and yeast overgrowth. I had severe IBS and I couldnt go anywhere in the mornings because I lived near my bathroom. I had yellow stools that burned terribly. I think it was yeast. I cut out all sugar for 2 months and took fungal defense by garden of life. And I pumped the KEFIR. I couldn’t tolerate any probiotics before. I can now. I am thankful I got to the bottom of my problem….Kefir helped me in a big big way! I take 2 cups a day now…..

  6. Mary says

    Can kefir helps in insomnia and what is the best time to take? Can it also treat freckles? I have to travel for four days once a month, and when I travel I won’t be able to do my normal kefir, how do I keep the kefir grain? Will the kefir grain still grow?

  7. Becky says

    Since drinking a glass of kefir a day, the debilitating psoriasis on my hands has healed completely.

  8. Adriene says

    I like Kefir drinks. How much can we drinks daily. If we did not put in fridge, how long can we keep it. Will it go bad in tropical weather which is hot.

  9. Yildiz Ergin says

    I have hurd about kefir and gad a look at the pounts above but di not have anything avout heaet disease. I haveirreggular heart beat.Can you please let me kbow if it issuitble fortge heart.

    kind regards

  10. maggie says

    Hi Giselle,
    First of all, I love and am grateful for your website. It’s wonderful!

    I haven’t seen you focus much on the benefits of kefir to prevent osteoporosis. I started using kefir for this reason having heard from more than one source about it’s usefulness for this. Do you know something that discounts this?

    Dr Perricone’s website, among others, has some great info. Here’s a quote: “Lactoferrin: Lactoferrin found in foods such as yogurt and kefir will stimulate new bone growth while preventing further breakdown of existing bone tissue, lactoferrin enhances both the growth and the activity of osteoblasts (the cells that build bone), and reduces the rate of bone cell death by 50 to 70 percent and decreases the development of osteoclasts, the cells responsible for breaking down bone.”
    I’d love to hear your comment about this.

  11. long ,Oklahoma city,Ok state says

    Kefir yogurt cures and prevents reocurrence of canker and cold sore. It cures hemorrhoids. It cures and prevents allergy to peanuts.If you have one of these problems, you should try kefir.

  12. mike giller says

    because nutrients only work in the body for short periods of time i add a days worth of several like tomato paste and tumeric and many others and then sip every four hours this is very extremely benefical i call it gods goodie sometimes i call it fixer elixer and other times best buzz

  13. diana says

    My grandson has ADHD and is on meds for it. They have helped him some but now he has Treits from the meds. He is only 9 years old and I’m so worried about him. When he was born he had yeast really bad to the point he lost his finger nails. They came back but I feel it all has to do with yeast. Will the kefir help with this? And can you take the kefir with fruit?

  14. jackie says

    i have always had what you call a white coated tongue,,,,no matter what i did it didnt go away,,,looking it up on computer, it said it was where i had candidas which made my body unbalenced,,,,after taking kefir, i now have a pink tongue…i am really excited about this stuff

  15. jackie says

    i have to add one more thing that i found out,,,,usually i lose alot of hair when i pick it out after washing,,,the last couple times since i have been on it,,,i have very little hair coming out in my hands and pic now….this stuff is becoming my best friend!

  16. Trish says

    I have been drinking kefir for over 2 years now and love it. I used to be a gum bleeder but ever since drinking kefir my gums don’t bleed. My dentist was so impressed with my kids husbands and my gums that he started his whole staff on it. It does amaze me that so many people in the medical field have never heard of it.
    I also run a daycare and have gotten some of my parents on board with it. The children who have it daily are very rarely sick with an average of two minor colds a year, the ones who don’t take it seem to be sick all the time with up to 10 colds/flues a year or more. I wish all the parents would get on board for a healthy child is a happy child.

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  18. Marie says

    Hi Diana, I think you should purchase this book and follow the insturction” Dr. Campbell-McBride’s book Gut and Psychology Syndrome ” You will see tremendous results. The kefir will work, but he needs to be on the correct diet. Magnesiun Chloride, Vitamin C, zinc and Iodine will help.

  19. AJ says

    I just started drinking raw kefir. I actually didn’t like it at first but now I enjoy the sour fizzy yogurty goodness.

  20. Rosie says

    Hi I have not tried Kefir yet but would really like to. I have an intolerance to cows milk specifically the casein in milk which is the protein component of it, this eliminates all dairy products from my diet. I am unable to digest it. Can I still take Kefir? I have a terrible stomach it is always upset, gas, and bloating I just don’t know what to do? Please help.
    Thanks Rosie

  21. Viny says

    Kefir may help depending on your milk source and what it is in the milk that you are intolerant of.

    For some it is the lactose (sugar) which does break down in Kefir, The longer it ferments the less lactose it will have and the sourer the taste.

    Others are intolerant of A1 casein found in Holstein (hybrid) cows. Jersey, Guernsey cows and goat milk have A2 not A1. Have you tried goat milk?

  22. Rosie says

    Hi Viny
    I did try goats milk and I found it very thick and didn’t like the taste. Casein from cows milk is the one that my body is unable to digest. I had this intolerance for about 9 years I am going through a cleanse to rid some sludge and harmful bacteria in my small and large intestines with a formula called (exit) and kelp plus I am just taking probiotics with each meal right now. Does water keffir have casein in it as well?
    Thanks so much for your response Rosie

  23. thanks kefir says

    Believe it or not milk kefir make everything easier and my life better even with my t-lgl leukemia (an indolent not life threatening type of leukemia with low grade malignacy, most dangerous can be prove the lowering of immune system that caused by that and the low count of red cells). Consuming kefir everyday for 4 months my rbc is raised 5 whole units (from 20 to 25 and still going, even three lines of treatments mtx, cyclosporine, cyclophosphamide didn’t achive anything close to that), feel much better, sleep better, no infections (that’s a big deal in my condition), my visits to WC regulised; 2 everyday, no stress, no gum desease (leukemias cause severe gum problems), no bad breath, my skin looks healthy, my pale colour dissapeared, i even go to gym 3-4 days per week and with goji berries these 2 working miracles on me. One year with first line therapies made me feel miserable and no remission achieved, 5 months with kefir and goji berries and i feel you know like a normal man. Good luck people, that thing works for sure…

  24. Nancy says

    I discovered Kefir a month ago and I love its taste, but really love how calm and peaceful I feel since taking only about 1/2 cup in a.m. and 1/2 cup in p.m. My intestines feel at peace. I no longer bloat and when I eat I do not feel stuffed. Everything in my gut just seems to digest smoothly and I have lost my cravings for Sugar and Chocolate. I also stopped overeating and grabbing junk food for a pick me up. I now am making better, healthier food choices. I love Kefir!

  25. John says

    Are all of these benefits just from drinking Kefir? Like wrinkles or Eliminates vaginal odors…. All from ingestion? Please advise. John and Laura. thx

  26. says

    Hi John, it’s a compilation of benefits that people have experienced through my research, submissions from readers and other sources as well as my own experience

  27. Ken Cornell says

    I have been making milk kefir with raw grass fed organic milk for one year my wife and I are addicted to it. We feel like new people. My blood levels for my cancer havebeen perfect since using. I tols the manager of our local fittness center and many of the members are making it. i am glad to keep them in grains !!!!!

  28. Ken Cornell says

    Another good quality of Kefir is it is also great for animals. I have been making kefir for calves 10 gallons a day they love it. The calves wern’t feeling well so I thought why not try and after a week of giving it to them they are doing great. they eat more now they have energy and have gained lean muscle. Making a lot of Kefir enables me to make grains for others. So fellow kefir drinkers don’t forget Fido !!!!! Your pets will thank u. Oh by the ay cats love kefir grains too.

  29. Leigh1964 says

    Oh! Kefir is my best friend,no more” I look like I stepped out of the shower” HOT FLASHES! And let me tell you how it is treating my child’s autism spectrum disorder. I have seen vast improvements over the course of two months. This teenager has started acting like a normal teen. Yes ,I know that most parents would love to have their teenager follow all the rules,never wants to date or even hang out with their buddies. My young lady is starting to bloom for the first time and I owe it to kefir.

  30. truthbetold says

    Yes Kefir is amazing, it makes me feel awesome within 5 minutes. Only problem I have is the eliminating the natural God given smell of the vagina. I don’t know about other guys, but I happen to absolutely love and adore the natural
    yummy smell of the female vagina:)

  31. Sherrie Forsythe says

    I drink lowfat kefir milk will it get rid of vagina odors and make me lose weight?

  32. Ken Cornell says

    As to your question yes it will It worked for my wife. We dring one glass of organic raw milk ( grass fed) daily but…. most milk will work except milk that is ultra pasturized.

  33. frances says

    Hi there. I use UHT milk to make my milk Kefir. The live grains thrive and multiply so there is no problem using this boxed milk. I make Kefir Cream Cheese by pouring the Kefir milk into a dishcloth/pillowslip or cheesecloth and let it drain for 24 hours. The Whey (water) can be kept in the fridge for approx 6 months to make fermented veggies with. You can then scrape the cream cheese off the cloth. Soft and smooth served with Sweet Chilli Sauce is delicious. All this from sunny South Africa

  34. Crawford says

    Folks may want to try hemp milk, which is high in omega 3,6 and 9, tastes nutty, not tried it with kefir yet, theres a producer selling it in some tesco’s its called good milk, they also do mayo ect, definately a great alternative to animal protein and pasturised sources…, my friend has some grains and i’m gonna try it and will post some results.

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