- What other names is Kefir known by?
- What is Kefir?
- How does Kefir work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Kefir.
Likely Ineffective for...
- Lowering serum cholesterol. Research shows that taking kefir has little or no effect on cholesterol levels.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Some research shows that a specific kefir-containing drink (Probugs, Lifeway Foods, Inc.) does not reduce diarrhea caused by antibiotics.
- Lactose intolerance.
- Improving digestion.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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