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FAQs

WHAT IS WATER KEFIR?

Water Kefir is a naturally sparkling fermented drink. It is a probiotic drink, made with live bacteria (water kefir grains). 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, a refreshing alternative to “unhealthy” sweet soda’s or even a low-alcoholic alternative to wine and beer or a "healthy" cocktail mixer. 

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. You should perform your own research on this. This tasty beverage hydrates and quenches your thirst, while offering beneficial gut bacteria and nutrients. It aids digestion and energises, lifting peoples mood, when drank daily and as part of a balanced diet.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FEEL ANY BENEFITS?

For some, you will notice an immediate difference, 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.If you experience this, reduce the amount you are drinking per day and build up more slowly.

CAN WE DRINK WATER KEFIR EVERY DAY?

Yes – it is recommended to drink daily. Even in small amounts, you are likely to notice a difference. For those new to fermented products, we suggest starting with smaller amounts, e.g. 100 ml and then build up to a bottle (250-330ml) a day. Some people drink more. You will need to decide what feels right for you.

WHO ARE NORDIC WELLNESS DRINKS?

Please refer to our Home page

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 WATER KEFIR DRINKS PASTEURISED?

No.

Our Water Kefir is unpasteurised and contains LIVE friendly bacteria and needs to be kept in the fridge.

This is why it has a relatively short shelf life when compared to more commercial brands found in the supermarket.

DO YOUR DRINKS CONTAIN ALCOHOL?

Our Water Kefir, like any fermented product contains traces of alcohol in it i.e. c.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, as part of our production procedures.

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?

No.

We use Water Kefir Grains, not Milk Kefir Grains.

DO YOUR DRINKS CONTAIN ANY ADDITIVES OR OTHER NASTIES?

No.

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” sticker on the label of all our bottles. This is one month from the date the water kefir is bottled. The Water Kefir may be drank safely after this date but the taste may be compromised (more sour). Once opened, we recommend drinking within 3 days.

DO YOU ONLY SELL YOUR WATER KEFIR IN RECYCLABLE GLASS BOTTLES?

Yes, at present, we only use glass bottles; 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 

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM ORDER ONLINE?

Our minimum order online, is for 6 bottles (250ml).
We will review this minimum order regularly as Delivery, Packaging cand environmental costs for shipping chilled products are relatively high.

 

HOW DO YOU DELIVER?

We despatch (next day) Monday to Friday and UPS (our delivery partner) deliver Tuesday to Saturday to 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 possibly over carbonate. This means the taste will be compromised (become more sour) and when you open the bottle, it may well over carbonate and fizz over excessively.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I SHAKE THE BOTTLE AND THEN OPEN IT?

It will over carbonate and or 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. This means it has a shorter shelf life when compared to other more commercial brands found in supermarkets that will have a longer shelf life due to pastuerisation.

WHERE CAN I GO IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Please email us at info@nordicwellnessdrinks.co.uk, we are happy to help. In the meantime, we wish you Good Health!