WHAT IS WATER KEFIR?
Water Kefir is a naturally sparkling fermented drink. It is a probiotic, made with live bacteria (water kefir grains) and is unpasteurised. It contains millions of healthy gut bacteria to help balance and improve your gut microbiome. It has been made and drank around the world for thousands of years. It is very thirst quenching and the taste is often enhanced with fruit and herbs. It has gained popularity in recent years as both a functional drink with health benefits and a refreshing alternative to the “unhealthy” soda’s or a non-alcoholic alternative to wine and beer.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING WATER KEFIR?
Water Kefir has been linked to various health benefits, including improved immunity and protection against certain diseases. This tasty beverage hydrates and quenches your thirst. The beneficial gut bacteria activates the digestion helping the consumer to absorb vitamins and nutrients more easily, as well as lifting your mood.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FEEL ANY BENEFITS?
For some you will feel a difference immediately, for others it may take longer. Everybody is different.
ARE THERE ANY POSSIBLE ILL EFFECTS?
As with any fermented product or anything new you introduce to your body, you should start by consuming small amounts and increase as you feel comfortable. Some, more sensitive people may experience mild tummy upset when they start to drink Water Kefir (or indeed any fermented product). These side effects are normally temporary and not serious.
CAN WE DRINK WATER KEFIR EVERY DAY?
Yes – it is recommended to have probiotics daily. We recommend a bottle a day or if you are using other probiotic foods or drinks, diversify your probiotic source with this Water Kefir as often as you wish. Even in small amounts, you are likely to notice a difference. For those new to fermented products, we suggest starting with a small amount, e.g. 100 ml and then build up to 250ml a day.
IS IT SAFE TO DRINK WATER KEFIR WHEN PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING?
The drinks are unpasteurised and there are “traces of alcohol” (<1%) in Water Kefir, as much as in a jar of fermented vegetables. For this reason, we do not recommend it for pregnant or breast-feeding mothers. Please do your own research on this topic.
IS WATER KEFIR SAFE FOR CHILDREN TO DRINK?
There are “traces of alcohol” (<1%) in Water Kefir, as much as in a jar of fermented vegetables, for this reason we do not recommend serving it to children. Please do your own research on this topic.
WHO ARE NORDIC WELLNESS DRINKS?
Please refer to our Home page on www.nordicwellnessdrinks.co.uk
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU USE?
We use only 100% natural ingredients. Please refer to “Our Ingredients” page on our website and read about our suppliers under “Our Partners”page on the Website.
ARE YOUR DRINKS PASTEURISED?
We do not pasteurise. Our live cultured drinks are raw and unpasteurised to maintain all of their natural, healthy goodness.
DO YOUR DRINKS CONTAIN ALCOHOL?
Our Water Kefir, like any fermented product may contain a small amount of alcohol in it i.e. approx. 0.6%. This is no more than what you will find in a bowl of sauerkraut. We follow a small batch, controlled production process, where the pH and alcohol content are controlled and regularly checked.
- DO YOUR DRINKS CONTAIN CAFFEINE?
No. Water Kefir is Caffeine free – it is not cultured with Tea (like Kombucha).
- DO YOUR DRINKS CONTAIN DAIRY PRODUCTS?
DO YOUR DRINKS CONTAIN ANY ADDITIVES OR NASTIES?
ARE YOUR DRINKS VEGAN?
Yes – 100%. Some Water Kefirs are fortified with calcium from egg shells. Our’s are not.
- HOW LONG DOES YOUR WATER KEFIR LAST FOR IN THE FRIDGE?
We have a “Best Before” date printed on the label of all our bottles. The shelf life is three months from bottling. The Water Kefir may be drank safely after this date but the taste may be compromised (more sour). Once opened, we recommend drinking within 2-3 days (the lid should be screwed back on and drink returned to fridge during this time).
DO YOU ONLY SELL YOUR WATER KEFIR IN RECYCLABLE GLASS BOTTLES?
We only use recyclable labels and glass bottles, suitable for kefir; we find it retains the depth of flavour and true taste for richness of our Kefir for longer. It also means the bottles can be re-used, carried in a bag after opening and of course, recycled once finished with.
- HOW SUSTAINABLE IS NORDIC WELLNESS DRINKS?
Please refer to our Sustainability Policy at the foot of the Homepage www.nordicwellnessdrinks.co.uk
- WHAT IS THE MINIMUM ORDER ONLINE?
Our minimum order online is currently 7 bottles, this will soon move to 12 bottles. Delivery costs for a chilled product are high. It is uneconomical both financial and environmentally to ship anything less.
- HOW DO YOU DELIVER?
We ship our online orders twice a week. For orders received by midnight Sunday, they are shipped on Monday for Delivery on Tuesday, for orders received by midnight Wednesday, we ship on Thursday , for delivery on Friday. (UK Mainland addresses Only). Please refer to our Delivery Policy.
- WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE DO NOT REFRIGERATE THE WATER KEFIR?
It will continue to ferment and to carbonate. This means the taste will be compromised (becomes more sour) and when you open the bottle, it may well explode and or fizz over excessively. This can be dangerous.
NORDIC WATER KEFIR MUST BE REFRIGERATED AT ALL TIMES.
- WHAT WILL HAPPEN I SHAKE THE BOTTLE AND THEN OPEN IT?
It will fizz over excessively.
- I’VE SEEN OTHER WATER KEFIR WITH MUCH LONGER SHELF LIFE. WHY IS YOURS SO SHORT?
Nordic Water Kefir is a “Live” product, with 100% Natural Ingredients. To retain the good bacteria and maximise the benefit to our customers, we have chosen not to pasteurise our Water Kefir. Other companies pasteurise to gain a longer shelf life.
- WHERE CAN I GO IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , we are happy to help.
In the meantime, we wish you Good Health!