Actually, the fake kefir you buy at the store, has according to it’s bottle 4 strains of probiotics at 100 billion per tablespoon.
My water kefir has 43 strains, fresh, I can imagine (don’t know exactly) but that fresh kefir has a whole lot more than the store bought! 🙂
I have the list somewhere around her of my particular kefir grains,
Most people who drink kefir regularly drink 2 cups a day and have done so for many years, I know one gal who has had her original grains she got from a friend in the 1970’s, she routinely drinks 2-3 cups a day, it is said to drink 4 cups if you are sick or ill as it has a tendency to help control tumor growth, and at any time, when feeling the need, can eat 1/8 cup of the kefir grains a day for up to a week, one can eat kefir grains at 1 tsp a day routinely. water Kefir has been around since the Biblical days, the grains have been passed down for thousands of years, all are similar, but each will have a few differences, and this is from one specimen in Egypt compared to one in USA, to another in Nigeria. There are lots of scientific papers found on kefir, if you ever want to get some, read up on it first before you send away for some so you don’t kill them, they can last your lifetime if you take care of them, also, you can get water kefir grains off Amazon, friends, or the most expensive is from Sears! wow that was a weird find when I saw that, I don’t think I would buy such important health cultures at Sears, but anyway…. I would prefer the main producers on Amazon or if you trust the friend 🙂