Are you drinking kefir every day?

… or you just drink a cup now and then?

While some people just can’t live without a daily dose of kefir probiotics, other drink it only occasionally. It depends on what is your personal taste but if you are looking for some pointers on how much kefir is recommended, you should read this blog.

flavor kefir

Daily dose of kefir doesn’t have to be just plain kefir. Spice things up and add some flavors.

How to start drinking kefir?

Kefir is a fermented beverage, full of probiotics and other healthy ingredients. It contains considerable amount of bacteria and yeasts which effects the gut flora greatly. This is the reason you should be mindful when you integrate kefir into your diet.

Start your dose of kefir gradually by drinking 100 ml of kefir a day. Probably you will feel the effects of kefir quickly. It depends on how sensitive you are and what is your nutrition like until starting with kefir. Reactions can be huge and it’s possible for them to became more intense until your body adapts.

Side effects of drinking kefir:

  • stomach cramps/gurgles,
  • constipation,
  • bloating …

If you have no experience with consuming live food the effects will probably be more obvious. You should not stop drinking kefir if the effects aren’t too overbearing. If you don’t manage to overcome them, stop drinking kefir and get medical advice. It is possible that kefir is not for you.

Increase the amount of kefir

When you manage to overcome these effects and your body adapts to daily drinking kefir. You can slowly build up to the desired amount of kefir. It’s recommended to drink about 200-300 ml of fresh milk kefir a day (1 cup) and you can add a bit more if you drink water kefir (350 ml/1,5 cup). Kefirko glass jar has tactile markings on the side that indicate 300 ml – 1 dose of kefir.

You will start experience the benefits of drinking kefir soon. It’s best to drink kefir non-stop for at least 3 month to feel the desired effects on your well-being.

Daily dose of kefir

Drink 200-300 ml of fresh milk kefir a day (1 cup), you can add a bit more if you drink water kefir (350 ml/1,5 cup).

Positive results of daily dose of kefir:

  • rich in vitamin B
  • contains folic acid
  • contains easily digested proteins
  • full of good bacteria helping digestion
  • contains antimicrobial strains of lactobacilli
  • boosts immunity
  • supports detoxification
  • helps balance gut bacteria disturbed by antibiotics can heal the skin after severe burns
  • heals the inflammatory bowel disease
  • helps fight allergies
  • can be consumed by the lactose intolerant
  • lowers the blood pressure
  • helps in building bone density
  • kills candida
  • can help combat anemia
  • used in preventing and treating cancer

Can I drink too much kefir?

It’s possible you have to limit your kefir intake if you experience more serious side effects. This happens when you have some health conditions that recommend consuming less proteins, probiotics, acidic food etc. You should always seek advice from your doctor when you feel discomfort. You should find your own limit where you feel good and stick to it. Whether is less or more than 1 cup it depends on you.

Once you get used to drinking kefir you will not feel the uncomfortable symptoms anymore. This should happen in approximately 2 weeks when you will be starting to feel positive benefits of kefir. But note, for best result you should drink kefir every day!


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11 comments on “What is recommended daily dose of kefir?

  • We only use water kefir at my house as we don’t use dairy. I make what we call kefir pop with organic juices and the kefir water. It is about all we drink at our house, every day and way more than once a day. We do not experience any side effects at all. We have been doing this for about 3 years now.

    • Hi Linda!
      Thanks for sharing your experience with kefir. It’s nice to hear you find kefir beneficial.
      Best regards, Urška

  • I love Kefirko. Its so easy to make fresh kefir at home with little mess. It always comes out great. I have been making kefir for a couple months now and love it. Thank you for your product.

    • Hi Tim, thanks for your question. Water kefir has a different structure, milk kefir is more rich in probiotics. Still water kefir is a nice refreshing probiotic drink great for hot summer days and for people who don’t drink dairy. Regards, Urška

    • Hi Barbara!
      Thanks for posting your question here. Even though kefir is not a “medicine” it still has many effects on human body, especially on digestion. With these kinds of procedure you should definitely check with the doctor regarding the diet and including probiotics in it.
      Kind regards, Urška from Kefirko team

  • Dear Urska, I want to let you know, my son-in Law has Lymbic encephalitis it has left him disabled with epilepsy and short term loss. Part of his medication is Prednisolone steroid. Unfortunately the Kefir has interacted with steroid. Taking more Kefir than he should. There are no directions of dosage on the bottle and it was his wife, trawling thru’ the internet, she was able to work out what was causing his dizziness , flashing lights, nausea. The probotic had weakened his medication. He’s back to normal now thank goodness. Please be aware not everyone has the internet. It could have had fatal results. In future he will be on a very small amount. Sincerely Chris Bingham Mrs. btw Kefir is excellent!!!! I hope this is helpful..

    • Hi Christine,
      thanks for sharing. It’s hard to say what dose of kefir is appropriate for someone. This is not a drug but a very potent beverage. Of course, everyone with a special condition should be careful about his diet beforehand.

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