May 6, 2016

Kefir

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How does Kefir work?

Kefir contains actively growing bacteria and yeast. Their effect on milk results in production of enzymes and chemicals that affect the way food is digested.

Are there safety concerns?

Kefir is POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults when taken by mouth for up to 6 months.

Kefir can cause intestinal cramping and constipation, especially when use is started.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Children: Kefir is POSSIBLY SAFE for children between the ages of 1 and 5 years when taken by mouth for up to 10 days.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking kefir if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

AIDS and other conditions that weaken the immune system: Kefir contains actively growing bacteria and yeast. There is some concern that people with a weakened immune system might be more likely to develop infections from these bacteria or yeast.


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