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Body Ecology, Inc.

Kefir Starter

Better Digestion, Enhance Immune System

  • Digest fats, proteins and carbohydrates
  • Has anti-aging and immune-enhancing properties
  • Rich in amino acids, enzymes, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and B vitamins
  • An absolute must after antibiotic use
$26.95
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  • $25.60 with 5% subscription discount.

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  • Non GMO
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian

Please Refrigerate Once Received!

Benefits
Kefir has many benefits including better digestion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates, and has been known for thousands of years for its anti-aging and immune enhancing properties.

Kefir is an ancient cultured food rich in amino acids, enzymes, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and B vitamins. Kefir means "feel good" in Turkish, and that's just how you'll feel after drinking a glass in the morning! Easy and fun to make at home, it is superior to commercial yogurt. An absolute must after antibiotic use!

Unlike yogurt, kefir can actually colonize the intestinal tract and is simple and fun to make at home.

Body Ecology Kefir Starter contains the following beneficial bacteria:

  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. diacetylactis,
  • Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris
  • Lactobacillus kefyr (thermophilic)
  • Saccaromyces Boulardii
  • Kluyveromyces marxianus
  • Non-GMO dextrose as a carrier (consumed during fermentation)

Contains 6 packets which can be used an average of 7 times each. 6 tablespoons of previous batch will ferment 1 quart of liquid.

Suggested Use
To activate starter for initial usage:

  • Into container (preferably glass with lid), mix together the entire contents of one foil package of kefir starter and one quart of slightly warmed milk (about skin temperature or 92 degrees).

  • Shake, stir or whip with a whisk to mix well. Put lid on container.
  • Let this mixture ferment at 72-75 F for 18-24 hours for milk, 24-48 hours for coconut water and some others. (You will notice it is ready if the milk has thickened and has a distinctive, sour fragrance. Final consistency is pourable but not "eat with a spoon" thick.) Coconut water will not thicken like milk, only become cloudy and much less sweet.
  • Shake or stir vigorously and place into the refrigerator. Even in your refrigerator the fermentation process continues, but chilling will slow down the fermentation of the healthy bacteria and beneficial yeast.

Directions for transferring kefir after the initial batch has been made and directions for making kefir cheese are included on packaging.

Donna Gates recommends adding kefir starter to the liquid found inside the young, green coconut.

Kefir is traditionally made with cow's milk, but can be made with soy, coconut, rice, goat, or sheep milk (other varieties of milk yield a more watery kefir than cow's milk).

Kefir is a wonderful addition to smoothies!

Shelf life is 12 months from the manufactured date, or longer when stored in a freezer.

  • Non GMO
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian
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5.0 Excellent product easy to use by Susie Brodeur
My son and I are first time users of this product and found it very easy to use. We are on our second batch of goats milk kefir and just started a coconut water kefir. I would recommend this to anyone!! (Posted on 1/16/2015)
5.0 Greatly improved digestion by Andrew
This was my first time experimenting with kefir, and I was very satisfied with the results. I started by making coconut water kefir, and within days of drinking it I noticed my digestion was improved and I had healthier bowel movements, and it continued to get better the longer I used it. Something else I've noticed, which I was not expecting, was that my skin has been much clearer and smoother since drinking the kefir. All the bumps I had on my face are gone, and my skin is as clear and soft as a baby's skin. I will definitely continue to use this product to make my own kefir. (Posted on 1/14/2015)
5.0 YES! by Cara
This product makes delicious coconut kefir. I can't get over how quickly it multiplies and ferments. It's so fast and it's been a total game changer for me! (Posted on 1/13/2015)
5.0 Quality and Ease of preparation, a super product! by Sue
I have bought Kefir starter twice so far. I find it extremely healthful for the intestinal tract. I followed the directions on the booklet included with the box of starter. To make things easier, I bought a Rubbermaid cooler, add hot tap water and leave my kefir in the cooler in Ball Mason Jars to ferment for 12 to 18 hours. I buy raw cows milk and use one packet to make two half gallons. Really Excellent tasting, no need for fruit or additives. I then freeze what I don't use right away in quart tupperware type containers. You have a a customer for life and I will never go back to store bought Kefir if given the choice..I even give it to my dogs, to support their intestinal health. (Posted on 1/6/2015)
5.0 like the kefir starter by Lisa
The kefir starter works very well. It clearly ferments my drinks. I have used it for coconut water, cow's milk, and goat's milk. It also transfers well when I use the already made kefir to inoculate the next kefir I make. And the kefirs taste good. And I like that It has quite a few different strains of bacteria in it. (Posted on 1/2/2015)
5.0 Easy to use! by Kcarol
Love this product! Simple, easy to use! It seriously helps fight off colds in my children when I feed it to them daily! Put in a smoothie with raw honey and fruit and ice and you have yourself a real treat that is completely healthy! It's an easy way to get kids to drink it. And much better than making them swallow pills or suffer through another cold. (Posted on 12/30/2014)
5.0 Loving what you offer :O) by Debbie
Very "new" at making the Kefir and Cultured Veggies. Donna's products and videos help so much! Thank you Donna, love your book and your products. (Posted on 12/21/2014)
5.0 Enjoying Coconut Water Kefir by B
Have been making Coconut Water Kefir and Coconut yogurt with the coconut meat. I'm not fond of coconut so I often do a second ferment in the refrigerator by adding a few tablespoons of unsweetened whole organic cranberry or pomegranate juice to about a pint of the Coconut kefir. I let this ferment 24 hours to 48 hours in the refrigerator to remove the sugars from the juice. I cap tightly to retain the effervescence. The coconut yogurt goes in my green smoothie every morning (the coconut taste is not noticeable). I noticed that once I started following much of Donna's BED diet along with drinking the kefir my sugar cravings went away. Before doing this, I had eliminated gluten and dairy, and was following a vegetarian diet (eggs and fish included). But I still had those cravings for something sweet shortly after dinner. They are gone! I have bought the vegetable starter and will begin fermenting vegetables in the next few days. Truly enjoy getting back to the basics in food preparation, especially fermentation. (Posted on 12/12/2014)
5.0 Love the Kefir Starter!! by Emily
I absolutely love the kefir starter kit! I use it to make kefir from coconut water, and it is so fantastic tasting--so crisp and refreshing and bubbly...tastes just like the coconut kefir that you can buy at health food stores. Also--one packet can last you up to 8 batches of kefir! It's so economical! That's 48 batches per purchase! It's a wonderful, tasty investment, not to mention one of the best things you can do to improve your health. I've turned some naysayers into full-blown believers with this kefir kit, so thank you Body Ecology for helping all of us!! I highly recommend this product. (Posted on 12/9/2014)
5.0 Kefir Starter Easy to use. by Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
I tried the Kefir Starter with some organic milk and it was easy to use and worked great! I liked the taste and it thickened well. I did start having strange sharp pain in my hands after I started using it. I am wondering if that is because I tried it with organic, pasteurized, homogenized milk from the store.
I stopped using it and after a few days all the pain went away in my hands.
Next time I will try it with grass fed raw milk or goats milk. I would also like to try it with coconut milk. Please give more instructions for that. (Posted on 12/9/2014)
5.0 Love it! Very convenient. by Jen
I am switching from kefir grains to Body Ecology's kefir starter. I like it very much. It is more convenient and I can start several jars of kefir at a time. It also allows me to stop producing for periods of time if I'm too busy or out of town. It tastes great in raw cow or goat milk. Love it! (Posted on 12/5/2014)
5.0 Kefir Stater by Mai
I make a coconut kefir with this stater. It's so easy to make one. I love this product! (Posted on 12/1/2014)
5.0 Works great every time. by Lauren Michele
Works great every time. Easy to use and love knowing I am improving my health so simply by using the Kefir Starter (Posted on 11/30/2014)
5.0 Love this product! by Paige
I absolutely love the kefir starter. It's very easy to use! I've been making coconut milk kefir and coconut water kefir from it. (Posted on 11/26/2014)
5.0 excellent! by Delynn
I used kefir starter with goats milk and it was outstanding! I saved some for my next batch. What I appreciate is the fact that I can reuse it so many times! And for being educated on the health benefits of knifer (Posted on 11/19/2014)
5.0 Kefir Starter by Denise
This is the best kefir starter I've come across. The kefir is the best tasting. I use is to make raw goats milk kefir. Very healing. (Posted on 11/18/2014)
5.0 super simple by swgreen
This starter is super easy to use and makes delicious kefir. I can't stop drinking it! (Posted on 11/16/2014)
5.0 Great Product by achamdc
I love this product. I (Posted on 11/14/2014)
5.0 Great! by Janda727
This Kefir starter is a life saver. I'm able to make my own kefir at an affordable price! (Posted on 11/5/2014)
3.0 coconut kefir by Brenda
I have made milk based kefir before and was disappointed in this product because it appears the grains can only be used once rather than numerous times like milk based kefir. (Posted on 11/3/2014)
5.0 We love this product by Debbie
We use this product and miss it if we don't have it. It is healthy too (Posted on 10/31/2014)
5.0 We love this product by Debbie
We use this product and miss it if we don't have it. It is healthy too (Posted on 10/31/2014)
5.0 Easy to use and works great by Dustin
I have been using this for years, and have never been disappointed. It is easy to use, and being able to extend the initial batch over and over, the box lasts a very long time --- a huge money saver if you love kefir. (Posted on 10/17/2014)
5.0 Excellent by Voovoo
My first time making my own kefir with raw milk. Instructions made it very clear and easy to follow. The end result was excellent tasting kefir!! Will buy again!! (Posted on 10/16/2014)
5.0 great product! by Molly
Good product - excellent with coconut water. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
5.0 very good by healing
we love kefir, it indeed feels good and I see improvements in my child (Posted on 10/14/2014)
5.0 Excellent by Ross
I live on the pro-biotic I have created with your kefir starter. Thank you very much for producing a great product, I can't live with out it! (Posted on 10/13/2014)
1.0 didn't work by Carol S
I tried 3 times with coconut milk according to an article I had and nothing happened. The first time I stirred warm milk with wire whip then read it won't work if metal is used, then 2nd time with a wooden spoon, then 3rd time with 2 packets of starter. No reaction any time. (Posted on 10/12/2014)
5.0 Great product! by Joyce
I love this products. Will never stop using it! (Posted on 10/9/2014)
5.0 Great kefir starter; works well with nondairy milk!! by Elis
I bought this starter to use with almond and coconut milk mixed together, and it works amazingly. I feel great and love the taste!! (Posted on 10/8/2014)
5.0 Excellent Results by Lau
I've found excellent results making kefir with this starter....superior taste to other starters I've tried. (Posted on 10/7/2014)
4.0 Great Kefir Starter by Jen
Love the kefir starter for my beet kvass. My 5 year old loves it too ! (Posted on 10/5/2014)
5.0 Great kefir by briborg
I'm fairly new to the probiotic world and was pleasantly surprised how easy it is to make. I also found that varying the amount of milk I use (eg. a little more or less than a quart) can vary the thickness nicely. The taste is some of the best yogurt/kefirs I've had, and it just keeps getting better with each subsequent batch. (Posted on 9/29/2014)
5.0 Kefir Starter by Nina
The kefir started was the first product I liked of all the other ones I used. My coconut kefir never went wrong and I also used for coc yogurt and in my smoothies. It is a super quality product and I trust body ecology for their sincere willingness to help!
Thank you for offering us quality products, never compromise please....! (Posted on 9/24/2014)
4.0 Good by Ash
Its good.only thing that concerns me is the price of this product. (Posted on 9/20/2014)
4.0 Good product, use it all the time by Marlo
I have been using this product for years. I like this product very much. (Posted on 9/19/2014)
5.0 Love it! by New BED
I'm new to the Body Ecology Diet and have enjoyed trying this product. It's VERY easy to make coconut kefir and milk kefir and I love using the kefir a to drink or in smoothies. One packet goes a long way because you can use some of the previous batch as a starter. (Posted on 9/18/2014)
4.0 Still trying to acquire a taste for it. by Cindy
This is taking some getting used to as far as taste. The texture is really smooth. At first I had to hold my nose, drink from a straw and go somewhere else in my mind but it's getting better. I just keep telling myself I'm doing something really good for my body! (Posted on 9/17/2014)
5.0 Kefir by Cookie
It worked as instructed and I enjoy it very much. ty (Posted on 9/17/2014)
5.0 Wonderful product by AKBE
I have coconut water kefir available DAILY for my morning shake. I love the health benefits and the ease of making it with the BE starter. (Posted on 9/15/2014)
5.0 Convenient and Tasty by Jackie
I have kefir grains but i like having the BE kefir starter around as backup. I actually like the way it tastes better than with the grains. (Posted on 9/14/2014)
5.0 Can't live without it! by Brittany
I have been using this for over a year and I LOVE it! Can't live without it! (Posted on 9/3/2014)
5.0 Love this product by Nicki
I use this to make coconut milk kefir as my family doesn't tolerate dairy. It works every time. It's SO easy to use. It tastes great. My kids love it too. We use it over cereal, as a sour cream substitute, and in our smoothies. I always have a back up box of kefir starter in my cupboard so that I don't run out if I forget to order another box. I always have a bottle of coconut kefir in my fridge now. (Posted on 9/2/2014)
4.0 Good by Mo
Good product (Posted on 9/2/2014)
5.0 Excellent Product by Nikhil
This is a excellent product. I would recommend to buy this for people who suffer from Candida. I am able to drink Milk now by making Kefir. Thanks to Body Ecology. (Posted on 9/1/2014)
2.0 Not sure about this product?? by Rich
My daugher is autistic and she has problems with sleeping and gut issues......sleeping still an issue snd so is the gas and stomach bloating. Digestion problems still but may be do to something else. Not sure if this product works so give it only a fair rating. (Posted on 8/30/2014)
5.0 Worked well for a first time kefir maker by D J
A friend recommended the Body Ecology kefir starter to me. I've never made kefir before buying this, and I have to say it was easy and turned out really well. It's much cheaper than buying it in the store. (Posted on 8/30/2014)
5.0 Wonderful product! by TVK
I've tried other kefir starters however this is the one that doesn't have any negative intestinal side effects for me and the kefir comes out wonderfully every time. (Posted on 8/25/2014)
5.0 so far so good by mapgrrl
Ive been using it for a coupe weeks. At first nothing happened when I added it to the coconut water, but then I heated it more, added honey, let it sit 2 days and it came out with a nice fizz and slightly beer like flavor. Its good chilled. I miss the variety of flavors with kombucha so i need some ways to flavor it. does it work with juices? (Posted on 8/22/2014)
5.0 excellent by Nora
I love it.....my 13 yr old daughter loves it. We blend it it with fruit for a smootjie (Posted on 8/22/2014)
5.0 Wonderful product, prompt shipping, exceeded the expectations!! I have made some delicious Kefir and very happy about it, will continue to purchase more by urunik2
I am very happy with the kefir culture I have purchased through Body Ecology. I'm a dedicated customer now! (Posted on 8/21/2014)
2.0 Don't use dairy products so had a hard toime culturing it in non dairy milk. by Mary Lou
Didn't understand how to get the "lactose: in the culture to make it work in a non dairy milk. Liked the taste but not sure if it was cultured enough. Wish the instructions were more explicit. Had no side effects but didn't have any digestive changes either. Just to see if it made any difference I bought some organic full fat milk and using the already made culture I tried a new jar. Worked like a champ. Has to be the lactose in the milk. Don't know how to solve this problem since I follow a nutritarian diet. (Posted on 8/18/2014)
4.0 Great by mks
Works great! (Posted on 8/18/2014)
5.0 Tasty by Dinah
Great taste. My skin improved and my kids have been falling asleep better. Plus and plus! (Posted on 8/17/2014)
5.0 Worked well by Cookie
The product worked as stated. I love it for it's ease and practicality. TY (Posted on 8/17/2014)
5.0 Excellent product! by Healthy Annie
I love this Kefir Starter. The instructions make it easy for me to start Kefir with any base that I want, including dairy, coconut water and I've also used it to make fermented vegetables. (Posted on 8/17/2014)
5.0 beyond excellent by Mandy
I have been making coconut kefir and we are totally addicted. It is so so good, and I love how I feel when I drink it. I believe the best is to come. I thank you every day Donna Gates.
(Posted on 8/13/2014)
5.0 Kefir starter - easy to use by JanaP
I am very happy with this starter. It is easy to use for initial and additional batches. (Posted on 8/11/2014)
4.0 Good to Excellent But... by Ross
I use classic organic coconut milk two cans mixed with one pack of "starter". The first two batches were great, I use my Kefir every day. The last 12 batches were lumpy, I have tried blender strainer etc... I have noticed a change in the consistency of the starter it is hard and does not dissolve / break up well in the coconut milk. I have tried pre-dissolving in raw coconut water, still not working any help / suggestions? (Posted on 8/7/2014)
5.0 delicious by Caly
Excellent, easy and delicious! (Posted on 8/6/2014)
5.0 love the keifer starter by Julie
The keifer is very effective at repopulating my gut. I hsve since gained much needed weight back. I'm so glad that I found it and the book The Body Ecology diet. (Posted on 8/6/2014)
5.0 So Easy by Maria
So easy. I add a packet to my coco water that I buy at whole foods and after about 3 days I take a small amount from that batch and add to another bottle of coco water until Ive used about 8 bottles. My skin just glows!! The hardest part is traveling and not having it with me. (Posted on 8/5/2014)
5.0 I love this product by M Gelman
I make kefir with this every few days and my family loves it. I feel it is better than taking probiotics and I true Body Ecology to make a product that is designed especially to rebuild gut flora. (Posted on 7/30/2014)
5.0 greenville by myra
excellent (Posted on 7/30/2014)
3.0 Average by Lisa
I used it to make Coconut Kefir. First time worked well, but next batch did not work. Not sure what went wrong? (Posted on 7/30/2014)
5.0 amazing by mac
coconut keifer, yummy.....!!!! (Posted on 7/25/2014)
4.0 Great product! by Diane
Great product! (Posted on 7/25/2014)
5.0 Love It by Janda727
I use this to make Kefir each week. We all drink it and love it! (Posted on 7/20/2014)
3.0 Disappointed by Dee
The Body Ecology Kefir I bought(several boxes) this time was packed and hard and pinkish in color. The effect does not seem to be as strong as the few I received from a friend to try which was white in color and not packed. Has anyone noticed this. (Posted on 7/6/2014)
5.0 Fantastic! by Neil
This is the best kefir starter out there. I use it to make coconut kefir and can get 7 batches from one packet. It tastes great and its been improving my digestion greatly. (Posted on 7/6/2014)
5.0 EASY! by joy
The ease of use that this kefir starter brings, along with a balance of good bacteria really brings peace of mind (Posted on 7/2/2014)
4.0 Coconut Kefir Starter by First Timer
Still learning how to use the product. My packets are quite lasting the 7 batches. I'm currently using bottled coconut water, but I'm going to try fresh coconut to see how much of a difference there is. (Posted on 7/2/2014)
4.0 Kefir Starter by Good Product
I am very happy with the kefir starter. I am currently fermenting coconut water. My first batch didn't do so well, and I'm still learning how to actually make multiple batches from one starter packet. I can't wait to see the results of balancing out my inner ecosystem. (Posted on 6/28/2014)
5.0 Great Product by MommaBre
Easy to make! Delicious Taste! Drank first batch in two days (don't recommend doing that as I had major die off afterwards... Go slow!) because it tasted so good. My body definitely needs it. Will continue to buy this! (Posted on 6/24/2014)
5.0 best starter - the only one I trust by Nico
This is the only starter I trust. If I had to pick only one health supplement to have this would be the one. (Posted on 6/20/2014)
5.0 awesome product by beach girl
all of the body ecology products have helped to improve my life ! (Posted on 6/16/2014)
5.0 great product by Justin
I really like this kefir starter. My GI issues are improving thanks to that product. (Posted on 6/15/2014)
5.0 excellent by june
The coconut kefir I made was delicious, and it felt great. Most beneficial. (Posted on 6/14/2014)
5.0 Excellent Product by Sharon
Love making coconut kefir. So easy with this starter kit. (Posted on 6/5/2014)
5.0 Love it by Jan
I love making coconut kefir it is very easy to use and works great. I am unable to drink the kefir right now it seems to bother my stomach but i look forward to using it after I heal (Posted on 5/30/2014)
5.0 awesome! by bgee
So easy and consistent (Posted on 5/26/2014)
5.0 Great product! by choosethesmiles
This is my first time making anything like kefir, but it was very easy and came out great! I used it with a bottle of coconut water to make coconut kefir and was very pleased with the result! I'm looking forward to finding some raw milk to make milk kefir next! (Posted on 5/21/2014)
5.0 Perfect by Mello
For a first timer with coconuts it turned just perfect. So good! (Posted on 5/19/2014)
5.0 Yummy! by Cherstin
I love this stuff! I used it to make coconut water kefir as well as coconut kefir cheese and it turned out so delicious! (Posted on 5/18/2014)
5.0 Great product by Fan of BED
This is a wonderful product. Its easy to use and in just about one day, you can make yourself a healthy kefir drink. (Posted on 5/14/2014)
5.0 Love it! by Annie
I already knew kefir was great for my body, but I was afraid to attempt making it on my own. We bought the Kefir Starter and it was super simple, took only 1 day to be ready, it tastes great with a little stevia, and it helped me with some indigestion. Thank you for quality I can count on, Donna! (Posted on 5/11/2014)
5.0 good stuff by shar
easy to use for fermenting coconut water and good taste. I need to try some of the coconut kefir pudding. Yum. (Posted on 5/5/2014)
4.0 Not as potent. by Bette Sample
This kefir product is normally excellent for making coconut kefir and it tastes delicious. The products I've received more recently just don't seem as fresh and aren't powdered, but in clumps. I made it the same way I always do, but it seemed to take longer and didn't double up like it usually does. (Posted on 5/5/2014)
5.0 Convenient, Tasty, and Easy Start! by c
This has made super tasty kefir batches for us on the go! Recently we were in Hawaii, I forgotten to pack my BE starters and zero out of four health food stores did not have a starter culture for sale- be sure to get yours here! (Posted on 5/1/2014)
5.0 Excellent Product by Carol
Love the coconut kefir and puddings (Posted on 4/30/2014)
5.0 Excellent Product by Kannan
Body Ecology Kefir is a excellent product. It has helped me a lot to gain immunity and to drink milk. Thank You So Much to Body Ecology as i am able to drink by using the Kefir Product and i am energetic as i am battling Candida and following a very strict diet. (Posted on 4/27/2014)
5.0 Best tasting kefir by Melissa
I used the kefir starter to make my own kefir using organic whole milk. It was so quick and easy to do and tasted so much better than the store-bought kind. It was so much creamier tasting with just a little tang. (Posted on 4/18/2014)
5.0 Kefir - The miracle drug by Sam
Cleared my skin issues, regulated my bowel movements, helped my hair grow faster, helped with my heartburn and indigestion, gave me energy, helped me lose weight and reduced cellulite! Best stuff ever!!!!!! (Posted on 4/18/2014)
5.0 great stuff by Teresa
This is really great stuff. Very easy to make, anyone could do it. It has made wonderful improvement in my whole body. I have real sensitivities to dairy even yogurt so I wondered if Kefir might be okay. So glad I tried it because now I'm addicted to Kefir. I think I could drink a gallon of this every day sweetened with stevia and sometimes some vanilla extract but that might be a little overboard and I could not afford it anyway! Love it will be making and buying again. Already ordered another box just to be sure not to run out. (Posted on 4/17/2014)
5.0 Great Product by Nori
Easy to use ! I make my kafirs with coconut. I will definitely buy it again. (Posted on 4/16/2014)
5.0 Excellent Starter by Candace
I love this Kefir Starter. I have been using it for over 5 years to make Coconut Water Kefir and have just started to make kefir from raw milk. Both the coconut kefir and the dairy kefir are absolutely delicious and I highly recommend this Kefir starter. (Posted on 4/16/2014)
4.0 Can't live without Kefir by KG
The BED kefir is the best out there. Although whacking coconuts can be a job, this starter is great for coconut water kefir as well as coconut kefir pudding from the coconut meat. (Posted on 4/15/2014)
5.0 Love it! by Janda727
I use this all the time for milk kefir and kefir coconut water. It's super easy to use and keeps us healthy! (Posted on 4/15/2014)
5.0 Great but Expensive by Sal
Great starter but there must be a cheaper way. You must use a single package every 3 cup jar of coconut kefir. I will be looking for something cheaper. Companies are getting rich from despite sick people. (Posted on 4/12/2014)
5.0 So far it is simple and easy... by Lida
This is the first time I have tried it. My first batch is coconut keifer! I have been taste testing. So far yummy.. I am sure it will be great when finished and cold! I feel like it helped my stomach troubles already this week! crazy can that be true? (Posted on 4/11/2014)
5.0 Great product by Dani
Works great (Posted on 4/10/2014)
5.0 Produces wonderful kefir by cat
Kefir Starter is easy to use and makes great tasting Kefir! (Posted on 4/7/2014)
5.0 Yummy and Delicious! by Cat
I love using the kefir starter to make homemade dairy kefir. I can feel good about the ingredients I'm using and not have to rely on a heavily processed product to get in my probiotics. SImple and easy to use. (Posted on 4/4/2014)
5.0 Been using for a long time. Very happy by Celia
I love this Kefir started. Have been using it for years. Wouldn't use another. Thank you for your excellence! (Posted on 4/3/2014)
5.0 Great product by j
I use this to make fermented coconut water....use it on oatmeal ....such a wonderful product (Posted on 4/2/2014)
4.0 I have used it for a year with great results by pamela
Hi, all,
I needed to add pre-biotics and pro-biotics to my diet, for my digestive health. I started making my own kefir from organic goats milk, using Body Ecology's Kefir starter. Once the kefir is made, I add Eco Bloom to every glass I drink. The product works well, and is reliable. (Posted on 3/22/2014)
5.0 Best Kefir Ever by N
This was the tastiest, tangiest, best Kefir drink I have ever tasted! It far surpasses store bought kefir. (Posted on 3/13/2014)
5.0 So easy to use, and Kefir comes out excellent by LoeyD
Love this Kefir starter. It's easy to use and the Kefir comes out excellent. I have also made Kefir cheese following the instructions in the box and we absolutely LOVE it! (Posted on 3/10/2014)
5.0 Works great by Dani
Works great - I h a Ve made coconut water kw for and drink it with homemade fresh squeezed lemonade sweetened with your liquid stevia
Great product (Posted on 3/7/2014)
5.0 Great product by Jane
I've been using the Kefir Starter for just about 4 months now. I have used it with whole milk, 2%, young green coconut milk and coconut milk I've made myself with shredded coconut. I love the taste with all of these. I drink kefir and kombucha, both that I make myself, several times daily and I have fed kefir to my dog 2x/day w/his meals ever since he had what seemed like a bout of the flu. It bought him out of his funk and he looks wonderful, seems healthy and he loves the kefir. He wasn't quite as crazy about the cultured veggies. Ha! Thank you, Donna and team for creating this amazing product. (Posted on 3/6/2014)
5.0 very happy by AR
I'm very happy that this kefir starter is vegan! I make my kefirs with coconut water and goat milk, and they're so delicious. I always have the starter on hand. Thank you! (Posted on 2/28/2014)
5.0 repeat consumer by Maris
Always keep Kefir in stock, in my fridge. Easy to make & fresher than store bought. Tastes very mild. Mixed with herbs, makes for a great salad dressing.
(Posted on 2/27/2014)
5.0 Great productt by Suzie
Easy to use and comes with clear instructions. I would definitely buy it again (Posted on 2/26/2014)
5.0 Kefir culture by Cynthia
Seems like a great product. I would have liked a bit clearer instructions for using starter with coconut milk especially as to using the kefir as it's own starter for 2 and 3 or more batches as it does with regular cows milk. But I loved my first batch of coconut kefir. Delicious! (Posted on 2/22/2014)
5.0 Fantastic product by Lexus
I have used this culture to ferment various things and they all came out great! Thank you for the fantastic product!! (Posted on 2/22/2014)
4.0 Easy and reliable by Sarahlou
The starter is exceptionally easy to use and the results were consistent. I only wish it were a reusable starter instead of a fairly expensive purchase I need to make frequently. Traditional cultures could be used indefinitely so this is more of a convenience product. (Posted on 2/16/2014)
5.0 Excellent product by mlisas
This Kefir starter works wonderfully. I have been using it with whole milk, which produces a thick, delicious Kefir--better than store bought-- and I will try it with coconut water next! (Posted on 2/15/2014)
5.0 excellent priduct by Dawn
Easy to use, excellent results (Posted on 2/10/2014)
5.0 Consistent results by Kim
I love Body Ecology's Kefir starter. I always get consistent results with this product, even on the seventh generation batch of coconut water kefir. (Posted on 2/10/2014)
5.0 Kefir starter excellent product by cheemover
I have been using B.E.D. kefir starter for several years and it's an excellent product. It;'s easy to use and produces a kefir in just a few days that is extremely delicious besides helping my hair, nails & skin. It stops my sweet cravings and does so many other beneficial things for my health including my digestion. I use it in making Coconut kefir. It is definitely worth the time and energy it takes to get the coconut water out of the coconuts. I have become expert in doing so because I know how delicious it is and I know how wonderful the benefits are for me. (Posted on 2/8/2014)
5.0 Sets up fast and great taste by judi
So far so good. I am on my 4th dose of making Kefir with the first package. A little lumpy but tastes great. Thought it was a little expensive to begin with but when I read the directions, I found out I can keep making new kefir 7 times with one package so it is very cost effective. The kefir is easy to make and sets up in little over 24 hours. A great find. Thank you.
In Nov/ Dec. last year I had a virulent infection after knee surgery and was on 6 weeks of IV and oral antibiotics. I knew I wanted to prevent the bowel infection C-difficile which can come as long as 6 months after taking antibiotics and knew I needed a probiotic to prevent it. I was taking store bought Kefir until I found Body Ecology on line. I will probably take it for the rest of my life. Judi (Posted on 2/7/2014)
4.0 Love the results by Shelly
I have been using the kefir starter in coconut water for a few months and have never felt better. I plan to continue using it! (Posted on 2/6/2014)
4.0 Kefir Starter by Rosa
This starter is wonderful. It tastes great and is easy to prepare. Thank you Donna and your team! (Posted on 2/4/2014)
5.0 Great product by Liz
Great product, so fast and easy to use! (Posted on 2/4/2014)
5.0 Consistently great result by Kini
Great flavor and texture, try to reuse within three days. Be patient in cooler temps.
I scald raw milk first. (Posted on 2/3/2014)
5.0 Easy to use by Jenna
This product is very simple to prepare and my craving for sugar has sudsided! (Posted on 2/1/2014)
3.0 Doesn't make consistency by Linette
Used this twice and I still can't make a yogurt type consistency as explained in instructions. (Posted on 1/25/2014)
4.0 easy! by Tara
This makes making Kefir easy and not scary at all! (Posted on 1/22/2014)
4.0 good by essie
I was disappointed that the kefir wasn't specifically designed for coconuts (Posted on 1/13/2014)
5.0 Tkhe next step by coach
This is part of my journey . I have been moving along, changing my diet over the years as I gain more information. This information came as a result of listening to Truth Calkins and it makes a lot of sense intuitively. I am doing the coconut water keifers wich I made myself with the starter, for a few days and mixing cultured vegetables, which I made myself with the starter, with my salads. It almost reminds me of taking Alkaselzer when I was a kid. I welcome this product as a part of a bigger picture of my over all health and am very grateful that we have cutting edge pioneers who are able to cut through the programing we have gotten and deliver the truth. thank you

Jim Crane (Posted on 1/7/2014)
5.0 Excellent Product by Meegs
I love this product. It makes making kefir so easy. Having kefir around all the time and drinking it on a regular basis has dramatically changed my health. Thank you for making this wonderful so accessible! (Posted on 1/7/2014)
5.0 Great Product Kefir grains by Lu
I was very pleased with the product and the results that I have received from using the kefir. It is helping with the joint problems that I have been having for the past several years. Thank you for helping me to get healthier (Posted on 1/6/2014)
4.0 Great bacteria for good health by Blake
Works great if done right and I usually use it to make coconut water kefir, which is very beneficial for you! I recommend it! (Posted on 1/2/2014)
5.0 Simply the best most reliable way to ferment coconut water by Lynn
I love using this product. you can make a batch using the starter and then carry over liquid to make new batch. I do this so far up 5 times (Posted on 12/18/2013)
4.0 Good results using fresh Thai young coconut water by Solstice Scents
I purchased this and the veggie starter culture to make kefir from Thai young coconuts. While I was looking for a source of the coconuts, I tried to make kefir following the package directions using the Harmless Harvest brand raw coconut water. This is one of the only pure, unheated, raw coconut waters on the market, aside from the one B.E.D. sells (which is unavailable here in FL). The kefir, despite following directions, did NOT ferment at all. I was starting to worry that my cultures had died in transit since I read some reviews where people were not successful making kefir. I finally sourced some Thai coconuts and when I made the kefir with this coconut water, it WORKED! Kefir was fizzy, sour and not sweet, just like it was supposed to be. Then I made my and 5th batches. In the 4th batch, I tried adding the veggie culture starter too because I read in the book or directions that the L. Plantarum bacteria in the culture starter will make the drink even better for you! I used one packet of each and this time, my kefir was a complete dud. I had tried this combo with the Harmless Harvest water at the beginning and it was also a dud but I blamed the water. Maybe I'm only supposed to add a small amount of the culture starter - the directions didn't say. Won't be doing this again since this stuff is too expensive to experiment with. My 5th batch of kefir was a dud as well. It could be because it's winter and it may have been too cold in my house. I just made my 6th batch and I'm hoping this works!

All in all, I've had temperamental results. I also want to mention that I have used a brand new package for each batch, even though you can transfer the culture to a new batch up to 7 times per the directions. I did try a transfer one time and the ferment went pretty well but it wasn't as strong as the first ferment. When the kefir has worked, my stomach really seems to love it. There was some gurgling at first but Donna warns of that when beginning cultured veggies and kefir. I feel that it has helped my sluggish digestions along with following some of the principals in the B.E.D. Ordering more kefir starter now and hoping to have better, more consistent results! (Posted on 12/18/2013)
4.0 Good stuff by keep it warm!
This kefir starter works every time. Just remember that in the winter, your kefir won't stay warm on the counter. I use a glass thermos and preheat it, before adding my warmed milk and kefir started. The resulting product, using raw goats milk, is thick and wonderful! (Posted on 12/9/2013)
5.0 excellent by Jill
This kefir starter is great! I've purchased it many times to make coconut water kefir and then use the kefir to ferment the meat. Very yummy! Someone posted that the starter was bad and didn't work, but she said that she used coconut water that was sold in can or boxed. I don't believe that there is anything live or worth culturing from processed coconut water, it isn't the same as fresh water from a young Thai coconut! I had tried once to ferment from some that my mom gave me but that stuff is processed and thus the culture didn't work for me either. It works perfectly with fresh coconut water. Enjoy! (Posted on 12/3/2013)
5.0 Wonderful, easy to use product! by Karin
I was a little intimidated about making kefir, but the directions in the book were great and this starter product made it so simple! I made coconut kefir and it as delicious! Great product! (Posted on 12/3/2013)
5.0 Enjoy drinking Kefir. Has helped my stomach issues. by Jennifer
Has helped my stomach issues (Posted on 12/2/2013)
5.0 Kefir Starter by Rich
The starter works great when you follow the instructions. I find that I have better elimination. (Posted on 12/1/2013)
2.0 Didn't work for me by Annie z
I tried to make the kiefer with coconut milk and it didn't work ...I'm gonna try it again but I am staying away fro dairy so I do t want to use milk (Posted on 12/1/2013)
5.0 Wonderful Product by Andie
I made coconut water kefir with this and it was wonderful! (Posted on 11/18/2013)
4.0 Good by Kathleen
Your kefir starter makes great coconut kefir (Posted on 11/13/2013)
1.0 Can't activate by Francis
I have attempted twice to make coconut kefir, but it doesn't appear to be working. It is not getting the sour taste that I would expect. I have been using canned coconut water with no additives. (Posted on 11/12/2013)
5.0 Kefir Starter Rocks by Suzyblujeanz
I use this Kefir Starter with coconut water and oh my what yummy results. I have come to crave the taste of the coconut keifr and always make sure to have some in the fridge. Before I'm 1/2 way through with one I'm already cooking up another. Also, like that you don't need to use a packet each time and can use some of the liquid from the previous batch to make the next batch. (Posted on 11/9/2013)
4.0 works well by yank
This keifer works well and blends nicely in my coconut water. I have tried other ones and they did not work as well. (Posted on 11/7/2013)
5.0 Excellent by Vola
Excellenct (Posted on 11/3/2013)
5.0 Great for Coconut Water Kefir by JohnK
I use this to make coconut water kefir, and very happy with the results. I was able to transfer 7 consecutive batches from each initial packet, making this box last quite a long time. Love the last few transfer batches - the ones that get fizzy. (Posted on 10/31/2013)
1.0 Don't waste your money! by Tricia
I paid over $30 for this JUNK, received it two weeks ago. Put it in my kitchen cabinet to make later. "Now" is later. First thing I saw was "Keep refridgerated". Then, I read that coconut milk is what is used. Living 50% below poverty level, and coconuts are expensive, I thought I read that other things can be used. I called customer service. Refridgeration IS needed in DRY form in packets. I knew that it needed refridgeration after 48 hours after fermenting. I NEVER expected a packet of grains sent in the mail without any cooling methods- needed to be kept cool once delivered. Then, other things can be used- cow's and goats milk. Lactose intolerant here! My last sentence to customer service was "I guess I just wasted my money and I'll be throwing this out". Unphased on the other end of the line. Hey! Owners of this company? Enjoy my money! It's the equivalent of a weeks worth of food for me! The only thing that enjoyed this transaction was your pockets and my trash can! Off to find any and every place to share my experience via "reviews". (Posted on 10/29/2013)
5.0 Excited! by Tina
I haven't made my Kefir as of yet, but very excited to try it!!! (Posted on 10/28/2013)
5.0 Great product by kefir
I use this kefir starter to make coconut water kefir and raw cow milk kefir. The directions in the box are precise and easy to follow. I've been making these kefirs for months now and the whole family loves it! (Posted on 10/27/2013)
4.0 Kefir Starter is very good by Ramesh
Kefir Starter Product is very good and I am able to introduce Milk using the Kefir Starter back to my diet. (Posted on 10/26/2013)
5.0 Love Kefir Starter by Cathy
After reading B.E.D. I knew kefir was something I needed in my diet but was hesitant to try it. I have been making it now for 2 months using the Kefir Starter and it is wonderful. Very easy to make, very clear directions, and is already making a difference in my GI tract. Thanks for all your great work. (Posted on 10/25/2013)
5.0 Kefir Lover! by tiger
I use the kefir starter to make milk kefir. It tastes great. It has helped heal acid reflux, burning in stomach and nausea. Soothing and delicious. (Posted on 10/24/2013)
5.0 Fantastic taste and excellent improvement in energy by Lizzie
My whole family went ga-ga for the young coconut kefir! Highly recommend helping your insides with this delicious drink (Posted on 10/14/2013)
5.0 Kefir Starter by Rich
I like the kefir starter a lot. It helps my gut and I have better elimination. (Posted on 10/13/2013)
5.0 The awesomeness of Coconut Kefir by AK
I have been making my coconut water kefir and coconut meat kefir for almost two years now and the changes in my digestion, skin and overall well being are just awesome with the BED diet. Lost 28 pounds, allergies, bloating, dandruff, cholesterol and high blood pressure are all gone!
And it tastes great too! (Posted on 10/3/2013)
5.0 Great product by Lynnie
I decided to try this kefir after trying another brand, and I choose this one..I haven't had any trouble making my kefir . I have tried it with Raw Goats milk and Raw Cows milk and they both turned out fine. I have also been able to alternate between the two milks with good results . I just let the milk warm in a pan of hot water to bring it up to a good body temp and then add my 1/3 cup culture from my previous batch,,,It has become a nice food ritual for me to keep the culture going and have wonderful fresh kefir...so much nicer than store bought...you can always add your own fresh berries too..yum (Posted on 10/1/2013)
5.0 LOVE YOUR KEIFR STARTER by MUSIC8
I ENJOY COCONUT KEIFER AND THE STARTER WORKS GREAT. THANKS! (Posted on 9/30/2013)
5.0 Great Product! by Brandon
Used this product with fermented coconut water to remove a yeast infection in the GI tract of an autistic child. Followed the directions for 5 months of treatment and have GREATLY reduced the frequency, severity and duration of GI tract yeast infections. See more of Cooper's story at www.meadechiropractic.com (Posted on 9/25/2013)
5.0 Great Stuff! by Lilie
This kefir starter works so easily and deliciously, it almost seems too good to be true. The kefir is scrumptious! (Posted on 9/22/2013)
5.0 Kefir starter - great product! by Lynn
I love this kefir starter packet. I use it in all my fermented drinks. I've healed a chronic cough and acne on my face. (Posted on 9/14/2013)
5.0 magic drink by Emilena
I was diagnosed with Candida in June and bought this Kefir starter after reading Donna's book and beginning The Diet. I believe drinking this magical drink along with the addition of cultured foods has brought my healing to the next level. It's difficult to say what exactly, if not a combination of all the diet's principles, made the greatest difference for me. I've only been on the diet drinking kefir for one and a half months and colors seem brighter.. my woes lighter. Love it. (Posted on 9/11/2013)
5.0 great product by LDO
Better than store-bought kefir! Clear instructions and great tasting kefir. (Posted on 9/9/2013)
5.0 tasted better than i expected by kelli ann
I was pleasantly surprised about how good the kiefer milk tasted, easy to make and gave me lots of energy! (Posted on 9/7/2013)
5.0 Awesome by jojo
This is so easy to use and comes out far superior to store purchased kefir, and I can contriol the ammount of sugar. I usually blend with some fresh fruit and a bit of honey and my grandkids love it! (Posted on 9/2/2013)
5.0 Coconut Kefir Is So Easy To Make!!! by Brandon
If you're thinking coconut kefir is too hard to make, it's not! It's so easy with this packet and save SO much money!!! (Posted on 9/2/2013)
1.0 Not satisfied by Caridrew
The kefir starter did not ferment properly with anything that I put it in. Followed the directions carefully and used several different types of milk/coconut water and nothing worked. Unhappy with this product. (Posted on 9/1/2013)
5.0 Young Coconut Water Kefir by Sharon
Young coconut water kefir is extremely easy and delicious to make with Body Ecology Kefir Starter. As per the directions, the coconut water heats quickly, then just mix with the kefir starter. I have found just letting it sit on my kitchen counter for about 36 hours before refrigerating, makes a wonderful tasting kefir. Could not be easier. (Posted on 8/31/2013)
5.0 great by vika
great starter! excellent for coconut kefir. (Posted on 8/30/2013)
5.0 I just love this product by Tinamarie
It is the only one I turn too!! (Posted on 8/28/2013)
5.0 I like the ease of using this product to kefir coconut water. by kathy
I have used this several times and like it very much.. Just wish I could get on a good schedule for making it on time, as I finish the last portion. My best supplier for Zico Coconut water is 20 miles away in Raleigh. (Posted on 8/23/2013)
5.0 Excellent product by Coach Caz
Ever since I have started taking Body Ecology supplements, my life has chnged for the better. I have more energy, I sleep better and digestion has improved. (Posted on 8/23/2013)
4.0 very good by jewel
much better than anything you can buy in the store (Posted on 8/15/2013)
5.0 Wonderful Product by Brenda
Wonderful product and far superior from the version you buy in grocery store. (Posted on 8/13/2013)
4.0 Product is good by Kannan
I have candida for quite some times. I am able to drink Milk now by using the Body Ecology Kefir. Thanks to Body Ecology for creating this product. (Posted on 8/11/2013)
5.0 Great! by Tina
I love love my coconut water kefir. I have to have it every day. I use fresh Thai coconuts that I find at Asian markets, there they are the least expensive.Otherwise I purchase the raw frozen organic water at the health food store. I learned that if it doesn't say raw it's been pasteurized, don't want that. (Posted on 8/4/2013)
5.0 Kefir by Channie
This was my first time making my own Kefir.
It was fun and very easy to do and the results were amazing.

(Posted on 8/1/2013)
4.0 quite good! by goldrosey
definitely have seen a difference (which means a difference in taste, too) as compared to the previous brand of starter I've used. This one has a little bit higher temp to start, sets up much quicker having a mild taste. (Posted on 7/29/2013)
5.0 Excellent products. by Pat
This is my first order from Body Ecology and I'm very pleased with both the Kefir starter and the CocoBiotic. I especially like the fact that I can make 7 quarts of kefir from one packet of the starter mix. I was not a big milk drinker due to lactose intolerance, but now I enjoy my milk kefir every day. My bones are happy as well as my gut. Thanks! (Posted on 7/22/2013)
5.0 good stuff by Leda
Very helpful stuff - really made a positive difference for my digestion. Thanks! (Posted on 7/22/2013)
5.0 A Must Have by Shep
We have been using this product for over 3 years now and would not ever think about going with out, our little girl absolutely love coconut kefir. (Posted on 7/22/2013)
5.0 Very good stuff! by Leda
I really noticed a positive difference in my digestion when I started drinking the coco kefir. Sometimes I have to ferment the first batch a little longer so the good bacteria 'wake up,' but overall I've been very pleased! (Posted on 7/21/2013)
5.0 to the ooomph power by Candace
If I am going to take the time to do something then I am going to do it the very best I possibly can. This starter is so much better than grains. With all these different strains of good bacteria, it takes the goodness of my kefir to the ooomph power:) (Posted on 7/16/2013)
4.0 Improved digestion by j
I have experienced improvement in digestion. (Posted on 7/13/2013)
5.0 tasty and simple by al
I really like the milk kefir, do it almost every day. I hope it does good for my GI tract . I've got addicted to its taste and texture, feels very soothing and refreshing when I drink it. I just wonder if it's ok to drink it every day... Fast prep time means a lot to me. Thanks Body Ecology. (Posted on 7/11/2013)
5.0 great by nancy
I love, love, love this kefir starter. I have been drinking kefir for many years for digestive health. Excellent product. (Posted on 7/11/2013)
5.0 Kefir...my new found love! by Stephanie
I read The Body Ecology Diet book and was instantly hooked. I started with store bought Kefir until my Kefir started arrived. Once it arrived, I started making my own milk and coconut water Kefir. I absolutely love the addition to my diet and can no longer imagine living life without it. (Posted on 7/7/2013)
5.0 Love it! by Sharon
We are fortunate to be able to purchase raw milk here in SC and I make kefir with it not only for it's wonderful health benefits and taste but to extend the life of the milk. My kids love it. They'll drink it for a snack! We all love it and I'll keep making it as long as I can. (Posted on 7/7/2013)
5.0 Works wonderfully by Audrey
I've made some Beet Kvass with this that has been an incredible digestive aid. I've been incorporating fermented foods into my diet for a few years, and this starter allows me to make great fermented drinks too. (Posted on 7/5/2013)
5.0 thumbs up by Lisa
Kefir starter lived up to my expectations...I made coconut kefir and am enjoying it very much with granola! (Posted on 6/30/2013)
5.0 Great product by Yolanda
Easy to use. I love it! (Posted on 6/26/2013)
5.0 Yes I liked the product. It was easy to use and made delicious coconut kefir. by Kathy
I liked the Kefir Starter. It was easy to use and made delicious coconut kefir. I was also impressed that from one batch I can reuse one fourth cup to make another batch up to seven times. (Posted on 6/24/2013)
5.0 my favorite by Jennifer
Best culture ever (Posted on 6/21/2013)
5.0 Kefir is easy & great by addie
This is easy to make kefir out of all different kinds of things, since I don't eat dairy, it's great for me. I've used it to make almond milk kefir, cashew milk kefir, and even hemp milk kefir. (Posted on 6/20/2013)
5.0 WAY less money than buying coconut kefer premade by Tarmac
When I first heard about Coconut Kefir and started buying it at Whole Foods, I found myself really loving not only the taste of it, but also how it made me feel. The problem is, it's so expensive, I was limiting how much I consume, because I didn't want to go through a $14 bottle of the stuff every night. I didn't feel comfortable with the idea of making my own. But once I took the plunge and bought the Kefir Starter powder, I found out it's actually really easy to make. And it costs so much less, I feel like I can drink a lot more of it - which is the whole point.

I find the Young Coconuts super cheap at a nearby Asian market (although they also sell them for a few bucks more at Whole Foods.) I went out and picked up the following tools to make the whole process as easy as possible. Once you have the gear, it's very very easy:

1. A rubber mallet (at the hardware store)
2. An Awl (it's like a screwdriver with a point instead of a screw head - also at the hardware store)
3. Bottles to make the kefir in. I got bottles at World Market that have a latchable rubber stopper at the top.

And this Kefir Starter powder. That's it. Highly recommend. (Posted on 6/18/2013)
4.0 good by ellasue
works perfectly every time. (Posted on 6/17/2013)
5.0 This stuff is great by Murple
Makes an excellent, great tasting pro-biotic drink with the coconut water. I felt better within four days of drinking it. I take 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup before bed and it really helps.

In Phase I of body ecology cleanse, the kefir helps with cravings and is a great go-to for something quick. (Posted on 6/17/2013)
5.0 Worked great! by Healthnut
I used the kefir starter for my coconut meat, which I blend in the blender together and leave out for a day and it ferments great! It helps the bowels move and I love the taste and I feel better using this starter than keifr grains to make sure there isn't any chance of bad bacteria forming. (Posted on 6/14/2013)
5.0 really great by peggy
easy and quick to use. realy liked the kefir. had tried grains but didn't get results. this is fast, easy and so yummy! (Posted on 6/13/2013)
5.0 Love this product! by Kefir
I've been using the Body Ecology kefir starter for about a month now. After the first batch from one packet you can make 6 more batches of kefir with the same amount of potency. I love it! I make great tasting and healthy kefir from young Thai coconuts. I have also used the fresh coconut juice from Thailand that you can purchase at the health food store. It is convenient and easy to prepare a batch asap. I use both methods and they are both great. I make sure I have 2-4 qts made because I drink it all the time. It takes away sugar cravings and I feel amazing! I made my first batch of cultured veggies this week with Body Ecology culture starter. I will write a review when they are done and tasted. I'm sure they will be great! I recommend Body Ecology kefir starter! Easy to follow directions and a great homemade pro biotic drink!
(Posted on 6/12/2013)
5.0 Great product by MGelman
I make coconut kefir with this and it is delicious. (Posted on 6/10/2013)
5.0 Works great. Makes delicious kefir. A little expensive compared to others by Jess
Works great! Good instructions. May be hesitant to buy again just because its so much more expensive than others. Thanks! (Posted on 6/10/2013)
5.0 Will recommend by Kari
This was easy to use and I look forward to continuing to make coconut kefir and milk kefir in the future. I was very happy with the detailed instructions since I was a little nervous trying it my first time. (Posted on 6/5/2013)
5.0 Loving this! by addie
I am loving this product. I am experimenting with all different kinds of milk. My best was with homemade almond milk. It thickened up nicely. I blend some up for an afternoon snack with 1/2 pear. Delicious!! I feel like I'm eating a dairy product. (Posted on 6/4/2013)
4.0 We like it much better than the kefir grains that we use to use. by GB
Knowing that this type of kefir is friendlier to our bodies and much better than yogurt is a great plus for our family.
(Posted on 6/4/2013)
5.0 easy to use by happy&healthy
the Starter is very easy to use and it makes gread kefir!! (Posted on 6/4/2013)
5.0 Makes great coconut and raw milk kefir! by Scarlettina
I am so excited to have finally begun culturing foods, thanks to the Body Ecology books. I have started w/drinks so far, both coconut kefir & raw milk kefir. Both have turned out great, yummy & so agreeable to my system. My skin is glowing & I have more energy. I'm so grateful to Donna Gates for putting this helpful & healthful info out there. Thank you Donna!

(Posted on 5/31/2013)
4.0 Works well by cindy
Seems to work well. The instructions say you can use each packet up to 7 times, but I had a difficult time straining it and reusing it. I tried using a coffee filter (it broke) and cheese cloth (strained well but had a hard time removing it from the cheese cloth itself to use in the next batch) (Posted on 5/28/2013)
5.0 Fantastic!!! by Dino
The starter is really awesome, we've made 4 batches from the first packet so far. Usually 8 coconuts will yield about 70 ounces!! (Posted on 5/28/2013)
5.0 excellent by Jools
What a refreshing taste. Much better than store bought. (Posted on 5/27/2013)
5.0 Making for my sister who is going through chemo. by Donna
I am also making kefir for my sister who is going through chemo. Kefir is recommended as the best way to help keep a healthy gut while undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. My sister and I both love kefir made with the BE Kefir Starter. Thank you for this wonderful product. (Posted on 5/27/2013)
5.0 Great! by Brandi
love the extra boost this gives (Posted on 5/25/2013)
5.0 Tasty Coconut Kefir by Kimmy
BE Kefir starter creates far better tasting coconut kefir than any other kefir starter i have found. Can't wait to try it with milk! (Posted on 5/23/2013)
5.0 Used this kefir starter to make coconut kefer & coconut yogurt. Easy to use. Delicious & beneficial! It gets easier and better everytime! by Celeste
Great kefir starter. I use it w/young Thai coconuts to make kefir & yogurt! Delicious! Great way to get beneficial probiotics w/o the dairy reaction. Love it! I highly recommend this product! Will be using it for as long as I can get it. (Posted on 5/21/2013)
5.0 Great stuff by shannon
Couldn't live without this! (Posted on 5/21/2013)
1.0 poor by Grace
This product did not work well for me in even coconut water. I was very disappointed. (Posted on 5/18/2013)
5.0 Kefir starter really works by Joanne
The Kefir starter was very easy to use. It really works well making the coconut kefir fizzy and delicious. I could drink it all day long it tastes so good. I have make five batches of the coconut kefir and I just take about a quarter cup per 3 coconuts and a lot of times it is fizzy before the expected time Thank you, Donna, for a great product. I can't wait until I can make the milk kefir next.

Joane Carlson (Posted on 5/11/2013)
5.0 Excellent by KefirLover
Body Ecology Kefir Starter is the best way to guarantee easy, delicious, highly nutritious kefir made right in your home. The starter packets and included instructions are fail-safe and extremely easy to follow. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! (Posted on 5/11/2013)
5.0 First Time Ever Making Kefir by Pam
This was my first time ever making coconut water kefir. It was easy and it came out amazing!! (Posted on 5/10/2013)
5.0 Awesome by Suzy
I have never made Coconut Kefir. It was relativelly easy. I live in Illinois and still had no problems finding fresh coconuts. I have made two batches about 2 quarts each so far. I added the EcoBloom and they came out fizzing and fantastic. Next batch will have some honey in it. I feel SO much better. Have been having digestive issues and was diagnosed as being in "full blown menopause." My body was not happy. Now I feel Fantastic!!! Highly recomend this for anyone with digestive issues. Way better than taking a probiotic pill!!! (Posted on 5/9/2013)
5.0 Great one! by Cathy
very good´╝îmany friends also like it after I recommended to them. (Posted on 5/8/2013)
5.0 Awesome! by cmsapl
We have tried other kefir and this is by far the best out there! The instructions are very easy to follow and it make great smoothies.This is the only kefir we will buy! (Posted on 5/4/2013)
5.0 great product by faithtutt
great product for aiding digestion. so much better than buying kefir at store. love to make it with coconut water (Posted on 5/1/2013)
5.0 so easy by Sarah
I was so scared to start fermenting my own Kefir, but was convinced of the health benefits. It super easy, product shipped quickly, and i love the fizzy taste! it's almost like a soda :) my kids like to mix it with a little cranberry or pomegranite juice. (Posted on 4/23/2013)
5.0 Great product by PGiao
I like to be able to make kefir milk yogurt & kefir coconut juice. Save me money too. Thanks. (Posted on 4/22/2013)
5.0 great by shannon
love this product... i make coconut milk kefir with it and love it. (Posted on 4/22/2013)
5.0 Great and reliable product. by Debbie
I have been using Kefir Starter for several months now and get great results with every batch. I am now making Coconut Kefir, Coconut Pudding and my latest favorite is Coconut Milk Kefir. I use the coconut milk recipe on the Tropical Traditions website. It's great in smoothies. (Posted on 4/22/2013)
5.0 Easy to use, tastes great. by Jack
Aside form the health benefits, this Kefir is a pleasure to drink. I find it a challenge not to seconds. Thank you. (Posted on 4/22/2013)
5.0 Excellen by Teresita
The Kefir is excellent, followed the instructions well. I use it on goat's milk. (Posted on 4/19/2013)
4.0 good by stacers
I loved making kefir with soy milk, but was hoping for the instructions to include making yogurt. (Posted on 4/18/2013)
5.0 Works great, tastes great by Jean
Love the young coconut water kefir, have also tried it with bottled coconut water & seems to work as well, although live is better for nutrients. I also enjoy making cultured veggies and use the Culture Starter & EcoBloom. Thanks Body Ecology & Donna, great product! (Posted on 4/16/2013)
5.0 Product as described by vlvbr
Very happy with this product - easy for the first timer!!!! (Posted on 4/15/2013)
5.0 Product product! by Peter
I haven't tried the product but does anyone else think it's weird how all these reviews refer to it as "product"?

(Posted on 4/13/2013)
5.0 Excellent product for ease of use and resutls by Magickweaver
This product is excellent as it is easy to use and the results are always of a consistent quality/reliability. We use is regularly! (Posted on 4/9/2013)
5.0 Love it! by Tece
I love this product... I got my parents & husband hooked! (Posted on 4/8/2013)
4.0 Kefir by Deanna
fisr time starting the Kefir my child seems to like it! (Posted on 4/5/2013)
5.0 The best kefir by D Light
I make a lot of smoothies with coconut kefir, and I can make batch after batch of great kefir with this starter. (Posted on 4/4/2013)
5.0 Excellent Kefir, Extremely Easy by KefirLover
Body Ecology Kefir Starter is EXCELLENT! Makes delicious, nutritious kefir and it could NOT be any easier to use! Now I am hooked! (Posted on 4/1/2013)
5.0 Awesome products for improved health! by Trish
I am loving my coconut water kefir using Donna's Kefir Starter and her Ecobloom. So delish and the health improvements speak for themselves! Love it! (Posted on 3/30/2013)
5.0 dependable results by Linda
I get consistent results using this kefir and I know after using this for almost two year now that it works. (Posted on 3/29/2013)
5.0 Coconut Kefir Cheese by Brandon
Coconut Kefir Cheese made with this starter packet is the perfect midnight snack! I love it! I got the recipe off the BED blog! (Posted on 3/27/2013)
4.0 Liked it a lot by VU
I really liked this product, but I personally found the innerbiotic a lot more effective. I was disappointed that the two kefir boxes I ordered came without the instructions said to be inside.
Overall, I did feel an improvement in digestion and bowel movement.
Thank you! (Posted on 3/25/2013)
5.0 Wonderful! by Olga
Great stuff! (Posted on 3/21/2013)
5.0 Wonderful product by dickb
This is my 3rd box of Kefir Starter and we love it. From the drink to the salad dressings it's healty and down right delicious. Thanks for a great (and easy to use) product. (Posted on 3/18/2013)
5.0 Great Tasting Kefir by S.
This starter makes wonderful tasting kefir with a hint of fizz! I love it! (Posted on 3/17/2013)
5.0 Helped Autistic Son's GI Issues by Amber
Kefir Starter is a great product that helped balance the internal flora of my son's GI system. He has chronic GI issues, and I have tried many products that he doesn't like. I used Kefir Starter in coconut water,and he prefers this drink over any other. Great product! (Posted on 3/15/2013)
4.0 How to make yogurt? by KarenD
Have made many batches with Zico brand coconut water from health store. Results always the same. Gets cloudy, some stuff settles to bottle of container and some gooey stuff floats. After 48 hours it does not get fizzy, nor is it thick, but I am hoping it "did it's job" and that it is truly cultured and suitable for BED. I enjoy it in my morning smoothy. I really would like to learn how to make yogurt out of it. Any suggestions? (Posted on 3/14/2013)
5.0 great product by Dr. N
using for years and just started culturing coconut milk successfully as well - recommend to anyone (Posted on 3/9/2013)
5.0 Great by KB
So easy and consistent. My kids are sensitive to the bacteria strains--this particular blend avoids the strep family which is so excellent for our family. (Posted on 3/8/2013)
5.0 Good stuff by Jane
Love this product. I just spent a month in Mexico and brought a packet with me. I bought the coconut water from the Coconut man (it was very cheap)to make the kefir. It kept me hydrated and feeling my best in the warm climate. Now I am home and I immediately made a batch here. I have intestinal issues and the kefir helps . In
opinion everyone she use this product. (Posted on 3/8/2013)
5.0 Works Great by Robert
Donnas Kefir Starter works wonderfully! Have been using it now for 6 months, Thank You Donna! (Posted on 3/8/2013)
5.0 great! love this by peggy
i am new to the cultured food world and find it a bit challenging. this product made making my own kefir SO EASY that i have started my extended family on this. what could be easier than mixing the powder in milk and letting it sit in a warm spot overnight? i have been able to make a half gallon of kefir every week now for the past 5 weeks by mixing my fresh milk with about 1 cup of last weeks kefir. (Posted on 3/8/2013)
5.0 Belly issues for autism by Amber
I purchased Keifer starter to ferment coconut water for my 6 year old with autism. He has chronic yeast overgrowth which, in turn, causes many other GI issues. Keifer starter has worked wonders. My son likes the taste of it and it is really helping to balance his internal flora. Thanks Body Ecology for this great product! (Posted on 3/8/2013)
5.0 Culture Starter by Evie
This is absolutey a superior prooduct and the raw coconut keifer was really good although I do not have a problem with candida, it has helped me with transit time. (Posted on 3/7/2013)
4.0 Kefir Starter by Stephen
I used the starter with a quart of grass-fed produced milk. Since my house temperature does not reach the recommended 70-72 degrees that the culture requires to ferment, I wrapped the glass jar in a towel and and placed the jar next to a lamp with an incandescent bulb which seems to have increased the surrounding temperature as some nearby coconut oil was softer than usual. The end product was not as sour as the commercial products from Helios (I like the sour flavor), but overall my first batch was very good. (Posted on 3/7/2013)
5.0 Not disappointed by Ness
I started with my first batch of kefir milk as soon as I received the package and I tell you, the kefir milk tasted so good and my husband likes it too as he is the reason why I want to make our own kefir milk. The kefir milk tasted better than the commercial ones that we normally buy. We are on our way to good health. Thank you ever so much! (Posted on 3/6/2013)
5.0 Great product by Bluemt
I used the starter to make coconut milk kefir. It worked great and very simple to use. (Posted on 3/6/2013)
5.0 Great kefir culture! by Cody
This powder culture makes a great probiotic beverage out of milk. If only I could get real kefir grains from body ecology. (Posted on 2/25/2013)
5.0 Yummy! by Grace

All the products I have purchased from Body Ecology are absolute life savers, the kefir starter being no exceptions. My brother in law is steadily losing weight, and feels his health is improving. He is still in his 40s, has had 5 lung surgeries and is homebound pretty much. Has gained a tremendous amount of weight since he became ill. I originally purchased these items for my younger sister, her husband is benefitting greatly as well. (Posted on 2/25/2013)
5.0 Super easy, great results by New to kefir
I used the starter with canned coconut milk, and re-started with several non-dairy box milks, as well as homemade rice and coconut milk. Worked great, couldn't be easier, and I can feel it's given me a tremendous boost in solving my candida problem. (Posted on 2/24/2013)
5.0 Love It!! by Red
I love this product! I have been sampling it to recommend it to my patients! (Posted on 2/21/2013)
5.0 Love the BED products by Mandy
So far I am very grateful for BED products, they have helped me so much. Thank you Donna Gates. (Posted on 2/20/2013)
5.0 Great Product! by Satisfied customer
Great Product - I found that drinking a glass of kefir daily helps manage my acid reflux and usually keeps me from needing to take medicine for it. Also, making it at home keeps the cost manageable compared to buying it at the store. Once you get a system, it takes only about 15 minutes to make per batch. Very happy with the product. (Posted on 2/17/2013)
5.0 Best product on the market by Ro
I never use any other kefir starter. it's the best there is, I trust it, and the results are always excellent. (Posted on 2/15/2013)
5.0 Great product! by SB
Makes great tasting Kefir. I use it with raw goats milk. (Posted on 2/6/2013)
5.0 Great product by Jim
Great product! Always produces and excellent Kefir. The company always delivers in a very timely manner. (Posted on 2/4/2013)
5.0 Kefir by Phil
GREAT I add some Potent Proteins and Super Green and Stevia 10 drops and shake it up. Can't get any better than that. also good with a little Molasses. (Posted on 2/2/2013)
5.0 more than expected by Maris
I was so surprised that there were individual packets, makes it easier to use. My milk & coconut kefir turned out great. Next I'll try using the 'mother batch' to make my next batch...and so on. That is economical if you can really get 6 batches from one packet! (Posted on 1/31/2013)
5.0 Great product by smilingswimmer
I made young coconut kefir with this starter. It was easy to do and the results were good. I also like that I can save some to make more up to 7 times. (Posted on 1/31/2013)
5.0 Water Kefir by Thom
With this Kefir starter I make coconut water Kefir flawlessly. Using small amounts from previous batches also works quite well. I definitely recommend this starter for first time Kefir makers. Use an air tight bottle for best results. (Posted on 1/27/2013)
4.0 good product by body ecology user
Worked well adding to milk jar, made good kefir. (Posted on 1/25/2013)
5.0 Makes best coconut kefir! by Jill
Can't live without it! It makes the best coconut kefir and coconut kefir yogurt which I eat with liquid stevia and gf vanilla for dessert or use it in a fruit smoothie. It's even a favorite for my kids and husband. (Posted on 1/23/2013)
5.0 excellent by Caly
I love this. I use it for my fresh young coconut water. I also mix in the light meat of the coconut. It removes the sugar and makes a yummy drink. I enjoy adding it to my berries and when I take omega 3s. (Posted on 1/16/2013)
5.0 Great Morning Start by CrunchyCon
I can't wait to make my coconut kefir water in the warmer months. I am enjoying it now, so I'm sure it will be even better! (Posted on 1/13/2013)
keifr packs dont work by joe dirt
The kefir starter packs are a waste of money. Just get real grains. The packs dont work. I am experienced with kefir making, and the grains work much better, plus gives you more bacteria (Posted on 1/12/2013)
4.0 good with coconut water by Spunky
It was easy to do and tasty. It did not work well with the almond milk (Posted on 1/10/2013)
5.0 Great!!! by Eve
This product is really special. The fermentation of the coconut water came out perfect and so delicious that the whole family loved it. (Posted on 1/8/2013)
5.0 High quality products by Crunchycon
I love my coconut Kefir water I made with the Kefir starter! I had some trouble due to the cooler temperatures this season, but I'm excited if the product will even get better in the warmer months! (Posted on 1/7/2013)
Hard to get good results by Ginger
I don't get good results with this product consistently. I have tried my best to follow the directions but it doesn't seem to work that well. However, while I never can get that kefir consistency and can't even get a separation between curds and whey, I do get the kefir taste, so I assume it's working correctly. (Posted on 1/5/2013)
5.0 so far I just love all of your products by mandy
I am so happy to have found out about BED, I just love all of your products. And I feel so much better on the BED. Thank you so much.

(Posted on 1/5/2013)
4.0 good by mjane
I bought the kefir starter to make coconut water kefir and coconut yogurt. I have made both once before just using probiotic capsules and a store bought coconut water kefir. I have to say that the kefir starter gave both a different taste and my coconut water kefir never got bubbly and still tasted sweet so I was nervous to drink it.
The yogurt turned out great. (Posted on 1/4/2013)
5.0 Works great! by Amber
Purchased this product to help my 6 year old son with autism - we struggle with major yeast issues. This product is tasty to him and is returning balance to his body. It's also easy for me to prepare. (Posted on 1/1/2013)
5.0 Love this and easy to do even for first timers! by Jan
I bought this starter to use with young coconuts for kefir and yogurt and had great success. I've never done kefir or yogurt before so was nervous about it working, but it tastes great. Will buy again. (Posted on 12/31/2012)
3.0 Still seems different than original kefir starter by catwoman9
I really liked the original kefir starter (from clear back in 2009 or 2010) and used it all the time. I keep trying this to see if it is just me but no matter how precise I follow instructions kefir the coconut water, it isn't the same. I cannot use any milk including goat. I am using the correct young thai coconut water (frozen) along with all instructions but it still seems syrupy and not palatable like before. I will continue using the Cocobiotic but hope there will be something in the future for me that is less expensive than Cocobiotic. Would love to see fresh BED kefired coconut water in the frig section one day. ;-) (Posted on 12/28/2012)
5.0 best ever! by johnny o
This is the best Kefir starter I have ever used. It easy to use and works like a charm. Plus I feel great every time I have a glass of Kefir. It is a must have and I use it everyday. Thank you so much!!! (Posted on 12/27/2012)
4.0 It is a great product by Anita
I was hesitant at first to try this product, but prove to be a very good product, my health improve a lot (Posted on 12/25/2012)
5.0 easy to use by Maria
I love it (Posted on 12/17/2012)
5.0 Kefir starter for coconut water kefir by Bee
I use the kefir starter to make coconut water kefir. I really enjoy the taste without the added milk! My only problem is trying to find the young coconuts. (Posted on 12/17/2012)
5.0 Excellent product by SB
I love everything I buy from Body Ecology! That's why I'm a repeat buyer. :) (Posted on 12/14/2012)
4.0 Great product by Bird
I love how easy it is to make kefir. I made goat kefir and coconut kefir. The taste was great. (Posted on 12/12/2012)
5.0 good for making fermented foods by Jan
The kefir starter is very useful for making home fermented foods, which I have started going .They taste much better than store bought fermented products. (Posted on 12/12/2012)
5.0 Great product! by Debbie
I have been using Kefir Starter to make coconut water kefir because I'm allergic to dairy. I really like the results. Unfermented coconut water was too sweet for me and now I can drink it everyday. I add a little Cocobiotic or Innergybiotic to give it some fizz. It's a great combo. (Posted on 12/7/2012)
4.0 New York by Stephanie
I just used it for the first time with coconut water and I think it was still a little too sweet. I have to experiment with a little more time. I'm going to try dairy kefir next. (Posted on 12/6/2012)
5.0 The Best by Parlo
Amazing product... Easy to make an the Health benefits are second to none... Love It!! (Posted on 11/28/2012)
5.0 YumYum by diane
It doesn't matter what kind of milk you choose to use with this.....it is all so yummy for your tummy ! Thanks for caring and sharing your great health information with us. P.S. Love your show on Hay House Radio too....another great source of good health information. (Posted on 11/27/2012)
5.0 Excellent product by Dr Ed
Excellent highly recommended (Posted on 11/23/2012)
5.0 Excellent Product by Joe
I'm amazed at this product!
Simple to use and very effective!
Well worth the costs.
I've ordered several boxes and
share with others.
A cheap and effective way to
maintain good digestive health! (Posted on 11/18/2012)
5.0 The easiest way to make kefir by Barb
Using this starter seems so much easier than using kefir grains, and I have found it is always a success. (Posted on 11/17/2012)
5.0 Excellent taste - love the bubbles by Deborah
At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like the taste of coconut kefir. Now that I've made it a couple of times I love it. I love the bubbles. I love the sharpness of the flavor. I feel good when I drink it. (Posted on 11/15/2012)
5.0 Kiefer Starter is wonderful by Kathi
I've been using the Body Ecology Kiefer Starter for a few months now in coconut water. It's easy to use and makes a delicious product! (Posted on 11/15/2012)
5.0 Love it! by 10happyfingers
I just love the kefir! My favorite is "kefiring" the young coconuts. Delicious! (Posted on 11/14/2012)
5.0 Works great! by Pam
Packets are easy to use and come with easy to follow instructions. Works like a charm when I make my coconut kefir every time! (Posted on 11/13/2012)
5.0 Best Tasting Kefir by Lauren
This starter makes the best tasting coconut and dairy kefir I've had. It's a plus that it can be 're-used' up to 7 times. I'm very happy with this product! (Posted on 11/12/2012)
5.0 Awesome! by Lisa
We love this stuff. We make tons of CocoKefir. It is great! (Posted on 11/11/2012)
5.0 Love Kefir Pudding! by Vibrant Energy Natalie
I made kefir pudding with the raw, organic coconut meat we can buy frozen from Exotic Superfoods. I blended it up in my Vitamix then mixed in a packet of Kefir starter. Let it culture for a little less than a day - until it had visible bubbles in it.

Love it with stevia and a few blueberries OR as a topping to homemade veggies soup.

Delicious and so beneficial! (Posted on 11/2/2012)
5.0 Like product by Karen
Great Product! (Posted on 11/2/2012)
5.0 Kefir is easy to use by Elaine
I am undergoing long term antibiotic treatments and use Kefir as a probiotic. I find it easy to use and much more economical then the Kefir you can find at the grocery store. I put it into a daily healthy shake and my digestive system is working just fine! (Posted on 11/2/2012)
5.0 coconut kefir by Jill
I use kefir starter to culture the water inside of the young coconut...yummy probiotic drink! (Posted on 10/30/2012)
1.0 only coconut or raw milk?? by lani
i really want to try this. i got the packet and wished i had easy instructions or if i can use regular milk with?? im so confused on how this is made with just regular milk... links anyone? (Posted on 10/28/2012)
5.0 Love this product! by Kirsten
The Body Ecology Kefir starter is one of my absolute musts when catering big retreats. I believe offering a fermented beverage at high vibe retreats is an essential part of educating the masses about digestion and maintaining balance of the good bugs. I've used this product to make kefir and coconut milk as well as kraut and kim chee for all the retreats I cater all over the world! (Posted on 10/26/2012)
4.0 very good product by TA
long time customer, very satisfied. (Posted on 10/26/2012)
5.0 Excellent starter by Thomas
We have been drinking this great tasting stuff daily because it ferments fast! As for the amazing health benefits proclaimed, there have not so far been any remarkable transformations noticed just yet, but you shouldn't be looking for miracle cures anyhow! (Posted on 10/25/2012)
5.0 Coconut Kefir by Kim
I don't like the taste of coconut water but I love the taste of the coconut kefir. I drink in plain or mixed in a tart juice in the mornings. Love it! (Posted on 10/19/2012)
1.0 Can't find raw milk, or green coconut by labdip
I was not able to use the product since it calls for raw milk or green coconut. I feel that it was a waste of my money since I did not know in advance that those were the only products that were mixable with this culture. (Posted on 10/16/2012)
5.0 Easy to use by marita
Given the importance of probiotics for our health, this product is essential. The fact that it is so easy to use makes it indispensable! (Posted on 10/15/2012)
5.0 excellente by Deborah
I love the effervescence as well as the flavor of the coconut kefir. (Posted on 10/11/2012)
5.0 Excellent product by Mary Ellen
The Kefir starter arrived in a timely manner and worked exactly like the directions indicated. It is easy to make and is delicious! Thanks Body Ecology for a great product! (Posted on 10/10/2012)
5.0 Love the product by Jess
Great (Posted on 10/8/2012)
5.0 Kefir Starter for Coconut Kefir by Jeanine
We use this starter to make coconut kefir from Young Coconuts. It's excellent and a thoroughly reliable starter for kefir. (Posted on 10/7/2012)
5.0 Economical Way to Heal by Brandon
I was buying coconut kefir at Whole Foods when i first started on BED and it was so expensive. I've been using this starter to make my own coconut kefir for a year now. It makes it so affordable. (Posted on 10/6/2012)
5.0 Very easy to make and tasty! by Claudia
My husband and I have been eating kefir with fruits every morning for a long time. It is very easy to make and we love its taste and consistency. Thanks! Great product! (Posted on 10/5/2012)
5.0 Great by Julie
Easy to use (Posted on 10/4/2012)
5.0 excellent by gretchen
I love this product, it's the simplest way to keep gut issues in check. (Posted on 10/4/2012)
5.0 COCONUT KEFIR IS GREAT by Chefrf
MY WIFE AND I REALLY ENJOY THE COCONUT KEFIR WATER AND THE COCONUT PUDDING AS WE CALL IT AND WE LOVE IT!! OUR STOMACHS ARE FEELING BETTER LOST A FEW POUNDS AND OVER ALL FEELING GREAT

THANK YOU (Posted on 10/3/2012)
5.0 Exceptional Product by G
If you want to heal your gut and move into vibrant health....use this product and culture starter!! (Posted on 10/2/2012)
5.0 Ez and good! by Laura
I love the Body-E kefir starter! Very easy to use and makes great tasting kefir in little time. (Posted on 10/1/2012)
5.0 great stuff by angd73
Great stuff. We have two kids on the spectrum that are being helped using this product and our whole family is using it as well. My boys actually ask for this. I read about another kid begging for it in someone's blog and thought that maybe it was overstating...it wasn't. My boys actually ask for it. Totally worth the effort for anyone who is reading, but hesitant to try. (Posted on 9/27/2012)
5.0 excellent by Kim
This is the fourth or fifth box of kefir starter that l have purchased from you over many years. I make kefir from young coconut water, and it is truly wonderful stuff! I have taught several people to make it. My younger son and my daughters all swear by it. I think it is always exactly what our bodies want. Mine loves it! (Posted on 9/27/2012)
5.0 Great product by Gabka
Made a coconut kefir - great taste (Posted on 9/27/2012)
5.0 Amazing by Gstamp
I've been making coconut kefir non stop!! I love the juice and I love the coconut "cheese" even more! (Posted on 9/24/2012)
5.0 Great product by Elise
I've used one packet already and it works every time. Saves lots of money and I sweeten with stevia so eliminate the large amount of sugar from store bought kefir.



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5.0 Awesome! by Rachael
This is supper easy to make and the flavor of the finished product is one of the best I've had. (Posted on 9/23/2012)
5.0 A healthy product by Robert
Kefir starter is helping me sustain a probiotic lifestyle through my own creativity. Just mix, wait, and be pleased with the marvelous flavor and wonderful addition to one's healthy regimen. Thank you for the product. (Posted on 9/20/2012)
5.0 GREAT !! by Belle
I made my first batch of coconut kefir water about a month ago. I LOVE IT and it is helping my digestion tons. (Posted on 9/18/2012)
5.0 Kefir Starter by EM
Great product. We use the kefir starters for young coconut kefir and my family loves it. Easy to use and good quality. Love that it's free of dairy. (Posted on 9/18/2012)
4.0 Product is Good! by Jazzy Boy
I use it to help allevivate my gut dysbiosis. It has a nice tarty-tanginess when I prep it with goat milk. (Posted on 9/18/2012)
4.0 Expect it to be great by Jules
I have not used it yet as I really want to use fresh young coconut and have not had the time to track some down. The previous reviews are very helpful guidelines once I am on track. (Posted on 9/14/2012)
5.0 Very good by Ram
excellent product (Posted on 9/11/2012)
5.0 easy and yummy! by carmen
For a long time I was nervous about fermenting my own Kefir. Body Ecology Kefir starter is so easy I wish I had done it sooner! (Posted on 9/5/2012)
5.0 Excellent in Coconut Kefir by Broadlighter
We got the Kefir Starter so we could make Coconut Kefir as my wife is battling with some problems in her colon. The Coconut Kefir is delicious. It's not easy to make Coconut Kefir, but the starter is the easiest part. Once you have the water extracted and warmed to the right temperature, put in the starter, shake it up and in 36 hours, you'll have delicious coconut kefir. All of our friends who've tried it, really love it. (Posted on 9/4/2012)
5.0 Good Stuff! by jinxykb
I have made 6 batches of coconut kefir and 2 batches of milk kifir. Here is what I can tell you: the 2nd-6th batches are always better than the first, and adding eco bloom makes a huge difference. I make the coconut in an airtight glass bottle from crate & barrel, and a 1 litre pickl-it jar for the milk kefir. I really recommend the pickle-it jars if you are going to ferment veg too. It makes a huge difference. A tip for the coconut kefir -- mine was starting to get a sulfur smell so I stuck a few dried cherries in the bottle for the probiotics to feed on and it took care of that problem. I read somewhere that happens when the probiotics run out of sugars to feed on. This is a great product!! I'm so happy I tried this! (Posted on 9/3/2012)
5.0 Great and easy by Sue
Easy to make love that I get multiple quarts out of 1 packet (Posted on 9/3/2012)
5.0 Highly Recommended by Andrea
Best kefir starter on the market, in my experience. I highly recommend it to everyone I know! (Posted on 9/3/2012)
5.0 Excellent by J
Excellent product...I use it to ferment coconut water-great for digestive system (Posted on 8/30/2012)
5.0 My favorite product by Laura
Kefir is my favorite BED product. Can't live without it :) (Posted on 8/29/2012)
5.0 Great by Lori
Love this product, easy to make. (Posted on 8/28/2012)
5.0 Kefir by Smiley
The product worked as expected. However, it's too early to tell if the product and diet will work on my candida. I am hopeful. (Posted on 8/26/2012)
5.0 perfect for busy ppl by pure and simple
taste great and its good for you. must buy (Posted on 8/26/2012)
5.0 Kefir Starter - Great Tasting Kefir at Great Value! by Mayumi
I was impressed with the kefir starter. The instructions were very easy to follow. I bought 3 coconuts and used the liquid for the kefir and the coconut meat was easy to scoop out with a heavy spoon ( I didn't have to buy a cleaver as I had a heavy knife and was able to cut through the top of the coconut, making 4 heavy whacks in the shape of a square around the top of each coconut.

My digestion is a lot better now after a week of drinking the kefir and eating the coconut pudding daily.. I am now able to tolerate eating my favorite gelato and also eat pizza with no gastrointestinal distress due to gluten or dairy.

Thank you Donna, for your all your efforts in creating these kefir starter oroducts and being willing to offer them to the public at a reasonable cost!!















(Posted on 8/24/2012)
5.0 Kefir Starter by magickweaver
I am thrilled with the Kefir Starter as it is such a great relief to know the products are produced to high standards and that we know the research behind them and they are right for our conditions. It makes such a difference as there are so many options out there and to KNOW these are good creates confidence in the program...as well as ease of use. (Posted on 8/23/2012)
5.0 Lovr the quality! by Jacinthebox
This is such a fabulous product. My coconut kefir has such a fabulous zing. I can taste the aliveness of the cultures. I am a user for life! (Posted on 8/22/2012)
5.0 Great Product by Ame
Works really well. I have used it for more than 7 batches of both the milk and coconut kefirs. I really trust the strains of bacteria that Donna uses. One box could last year if you make sure to make your next batch within 3 days. (Posted on 8/21/2012)
4.0 simple and easy by bunny
Don't think I have got the fermenting time just right, but is very good anyway! (Posted on 8/20/2012)
5.0 I love Kefir Starter by Nantzy
I didn't use to be able to eat dairy products, but now I make my own raw milk kefir and I can digest it just fine. Thank you Donna! (Posted on 8/19/2012)
5.0 Love this product by Sara
Love this product. Works very well. Couldn't go without it. (Posted on 8/19/2012)
5.0 Excellent by Jill
The Kefir Starter is excellent! Every week I make at least two batches of coconut kefir water and also the coconut kefir "yogurt" from the kefir starter. My whole family loves the kefir and the "yogurt", we don't like to go a day without it! It also lasts a long time since you can make seven batches off the one packet of starter. Will order again and again. (Posted on 8/18/2012)
5.0 Awesome by Jules
Love this stuff.... thank you! (Posted on 8/11/2012)
5.0 Love It! by Sandy O.
Love, love, love your Kiefer Starter product! Love the ease of using it to get the culture started and the yummy goodness I know I am putting into my body every morning. Thank you! (Posted on 8/8/2012)
3.0 okay product by AshleyL
I bought this and found similar products at Whole Foods for a much better price that works just as well. There is an impossible return policy so if you get this and don't like it. You're kind of screwed. (Posted on 8/6/2012)
5.0 Awesome! by Megan
I love this product. (Posted on 8/3/2012)
5.0 great! by Nick
as long as you fermented for about 2-3 days with this youll have an awesome product! if youre used to kefir grains then youll have to get adjusted to the longer period (Posted on 8/3/2012)
5.0 good stuff!! by karin
I use this to make coconut kefir and it could not be any easier. I have found that fresh coconut works better than the processed. I thought I found a pure coconut water--per the ingredients--but it wasn't working out--it smelled of sulfur. I switched to frozen coconut water from exotic and it's perfect! 2nd batch always comes out better than the first. Also, Ecobloom makes a difference. Love it!! (Posted on 7/31/2012)
4.0 Worked as expected by Mija
The kefir made from this starter had a very nice flavor. The starter worked as the directions said it would. (Posted on 7/30/2012)
1.0 Didn't work for me by kari
I have now wasted 3 bottles of expensive coconut water on this product. It does not work. 48 hours later and it's still sweet, no sugar gone whatsoever. I actually used a refractometer to check and the reading hasn't changed at all. I found it interesting that the package says to keep refrigerated, yet they shipped it to me regular mail in 100 degree heat. So I'm wondering if the bacteria were killed before it ever got to me. Very disappointing. (Posted on 7/29/2012)
1.0 not pleased! by Nick
This product really only worked one time for me. I was disappointed because I have such great success with this diet and all the other products. but the kefir would not bubble up or get to a probiotic rich state like i do when i use real kefir grains. (Posted on 7/27/2012)
5.0 total satisfaction by Rosalyn
I've been using this product for years and will never use anything else. (Posted on 7/26/2012)
5.0 easy to make and taste great by healing
This product is amazing. It is easy to make, affordable and taste great. Kefir grains might be more affective but they are very complicated. This starter is great for beginners or busy people trying to find their way to a healthy life. I cant live without it. (Posted on 7/22/2012)
5.0 Great by Jamie
Great product! (Posted on 7/20/2012)
5.0 Kefir Starter is Great! by Michelle
I've now made at least 20 batches of Kefir and every batch has been perfect. I've used both whole milk and 1% milk to make the Kefir. Both worked fine. I always make sure I heat the milk to 92 degrees before adding the starter and I let it sit out (in a covered glass container) for a minimum of 24 hours in a room that's approx. 72-75 degrees. After 24 hrs. I put the Kefir in the refrigerator to cool. Before I drink it, I use a whisk to lighly stir the Kefir. It takes out the lumps and makes it very creamy. Pour & enjoy!! I love this product!!! (Posted on 7/19/2012)
5.0 Really briliant by Muneeza
I love the Body Ecology Kefir Starter. My kefirs turn out amazing each time. We make them with raw cows milk. My daughters don't eat a single meal without kefir (they call it yoghurt!).
(Posted on 7/19/2012)
5.0 Excellent product by Cricely
I fell in love with coconut kefir right away. It taste wonderful and pretty simple to make. The best part is how much we need it as well. (Posted on 7/18/2012)
5.0 Easy to use. by LC
I'm new to making kefir but this made it easy. I am making the coconut water kefir and have lots of intestinal issues. Things seem to be improving. I purchased the frozen coconut water through the link provided and it arrived on my doorstep the day after I ordered it. (Posted on 7/12/2012)
4.0 Good by Ruth
A little expensive (Posted on 7/11/2012)
1.0 save your money by nancy
Nothing happened with the milk when I used this product, following instructions exactly. Customer servise is non responsive when you contact them. I finally just bought real kefir grains from the internet, which I wish I would have done the first time. Better for your health and last forever. (Posted on 7/2/2012)
5.0 Wonderful by Lisa
This product is wonderful, fantastic, great! (Posted on 7/2/2012)
4.0 Good non-dairy starter for coconut water kefir by Rob
My gluten and wheat free son's tummy fares much better when we follow each meal with coconut water kefir made with this non-dairy starter (Posted on 6/30/2012)
5.0 Great stuff ! by peanuts
I used it with raw milk. I forgot to reread the directions and just added it to the half-gal. bottle while still cold. Left it sit out 24 hrs. and it worked perfectly ! (Posted on 6/27/2012)
4.0 Good by bdudley08
Good (Posted on 6/25/2012)
5.0 A Caution About Making Coconut Kefir by Brandon
I love this product and have been using it to make coconut kefir for a while, but I just wanted to share a word of caution with other people using it for the same reason. I have had a few batches explode recently, breaking the glass in which they were fermenting and shooting shards of glass all over the place. I highly recommend placing bottles in a box or other closed container while they ferment for safety reasons and also to minimize cleanup if a bottle does explode. And now that it's getting hotter, it seems to take considerably less time for a batch to ferment, so cutting back on fermenting time might also be a wise precaution. (Posted on 6/22/2012)
4.0 Does what it's supposed to do by Robyn
Good, thorough directions; starter seems to do its job well (though I'm new to kefir and have nothing to compare it to). However, I am satisfied with this product and would order it again. (Posted on 6/20/2012)
4.0 Good by Summer
This product makes really good kefir, but it's really temperamental. I've made 2 batches so far, both on separate occasions, and the consistency is whacky. It's like a mixture of yogurt and kefir, rather than just kefir. But it's still yummy. (Posted on 6/17/2012)
5.0 very good product by christa
I was hesitant to try to make my own Kefir at home, but this product made it easy and delicious. Thank you. (Posted on 6/14/2012)
5.0 Love it! by J
I use it to make coconut kefir. It's a great product...calms my stomach and very good with digestion!!!! (Posted on 6/13/2012)
4.0 Love the coconut kefir and pudding I make w/ it! by Juley
This is the only kefir starter I've ever used so I have nothing to compare it to but I LOVE the coconut kefir and coconut pudding that I make with it! It's tangy and tasty and works every time! (Posted on 6/13/2012)
4.0 Works well by Robin
I have used the culture with raw cow milk. The instructions are a little vague about the initial temperature (other culture starters recommend a higher temp) but the end results are delicious! (Posted on 6/12/2012)
5.0 Great product! by Gleecme
My coconut milk is delicious with the culture. (Posted on 6/3/2012)
4.0 Kefir Starter by JTM
Love to use the kefir starter to make coconut water kefir. So easy! (Posted on 6/3/2012)
5.0 GREAT PRODUCT! by Heather
I love this kefir starter. I use it to make coconut kefir and have recently also been making raw cow milk kefir. Even my 18 month old loves drinking the kefir! Thanks, Donna! (Posted on 5/23/2012)
5.0 Kefir starter by Kristy
Such an easy and delicious product to use - wish I had found this years ago! (Posted on 5/17/2012)
5.0 Consistently delicious by Sharon
I have been making young coconut water kefir since the beginning of the year. The kefir starter is easy to use and produces consistently delicious kefir. (Posted on 5/15/2012)
3.0 Great for cow's milk, can't get it to work with coconut milk by Christine
I was very excited to try the Kefir starter. I was making sauerkraut for years and was excited to see how simple kefir making was!

I purchased raw milk from the Amish grocery store. I had a few problems getting started, mostly because I kept missing things in the instructions. My first few batches were too sweet/liquidy, but then I figured it out successfully and the kefir tasted great!

After a little while, however, I realized that dairy was just not working out for me. So I decided to use sweetened coconut milk instead. As of yet, I haven't been able to make a successful batch. I have done everything the same as with the cow milk and even let the coconut milk sit longer, but still can't get it to ferment.

I really want it to work and am determined to keep trying, but have wasted several packets with my experimentation and it's getting expensive! (Posted on 5/15/2012)
5.0 Great! by Ange
I love this product! I am using it with Goat milk and it works great! Thank you! (Posted on 5/14/2012)
5.0 Great by Lisa
Love it! (Posted on 5/12/2012)
4.0 good by Tiffany
Makes good kefir. I used it to make young coconut kefir. Instructions make sense. (Posted on 5/11/2012)
5.0 Easy To Use by Nana
It was easy and it was good. (Posted on 5/11/2012)
5.0 Homemade Coconut Kefir by Valerie
Making homemade coconut kefir is sooo much easier than I would have ever thought it would be! And I LOVE the taste! :) (Posted on 5/11/2012)
5.0 good stuff by christy
making kefir is quick and easy with this starter. the kefir tastes great. now if only i could find an easy way to open the coconut! (Posted on 5/7/2012)
5.0 Kefir Starter by Richard
Fantastic stuff, easy and simple to make.
Our coconut Kefir turned out great.
Very tasty and healthy beverage. (Posted on 5/7/2012)
5.0 Kefir Starter by JTM
Love this product. Have been using it for years. I love making coconut water kefir- so easy! (Posted on 5/3/2012)
5.0 awesome by Andy
I am very pleased with the Kiefer starter and will continue to use the product (Posted on 4/29/2012)
5.0 Love this product! by Mindy
Love this product! Essential for good health. (Posted on 4/26/2012)
5.0 Raton by Thomas
This is great, wish I had gotten it a year ago when I first learned about it. (Posted on 4/25/2012)
4.0 Great!!!! I am really starting to feel much better after 2 months on BED. by Soli
I had spent many year trying other thing, but nothing had given me results. (Posted on 4/25/2012)
5.0 Kefir starter by Nydawi
I purchased the kefir starter & am making it with 1/2 soy milk, 1/2 almond.
So far , so good. I'm making 1/2 gallons using a canning jar (to size) & a cooler with a heating pad on low for 2 days.
My latest is with xylitol , vanilla, & cinnamon. When I'm done I strain the whey out & add a little more flavoring to have for my 'cheese' or mix in with yogurt.
The kefir I drink straight & in smoothies. (Posted on 4/24/2012)
5.0 Favorite by dbk
So easy and delicious! (Posted on 4/19/2012)
5.0 great by grewtchen
great (Posted on 4/18/2012)
4.0 Best Kefir Starter by j234356
I've tried some more common brands of kefir starter, but this one seems to be the most potent and the taste is really delicious. Plus, you can use it for BOTH dairy and coconut water. I'm definitely going to buy more of it. (Posted on 4/18/2012)
4.0 good kefir started by tat
I've been using this started for 3 years and I love it. (Posted on 4/18/2012)
5.0 Very pleased with the kefir starter by Kathy
I am very satisfied with the kefir produced with this starter. It is so very simple to make and I like the flavor and the texture when it is ready. I appreciate the careful selection of probiotics used and their benefits. Since my daughter and I have drinking this the past 5 months, we are now both able to tolerate some cheeses and dairy products. It was also a much healthier winter season for both of us - and this, along with the cultured vegetables, is the only change we have made in our routines. We are very thankful! (Posted on 4/16/2012)
3.0 Haven't quite figured it out yet by Sue
I tried it with skim milk and it didn't thicken at all.

I tried another packet with coconut water. It seemed to work fine, but I was confused as to whether or not I could take a portion and re-use it to ferment another batch? It didn't feel like I could.

This week I plan to try again - this time with 2% milk. I hope it works because it was not my intention to use a new packet each time. (Posted on 4/15/2012)
4.0 Easy to use by HOB
This product totally helps my stomach when I eat too much, and it's so easy to make! (Posted on 4/14/2012)
5.0 Love by Jamie
I LOVE this product (Posted on 4/12/2012)
5.0 Delicious young coconut kefir by Sharon
I put off making my own young coconut kefir and now I wonder why. The kefir starter is so easy to use and my young coconut kefir is deliciously consistent each batch. (Posted on 4/11/2012)
5.0 The Very Best Kefir Starter by Lady K
I just love your Kefir starter. Yours is the only one that I use on a regular basis. I make my own raw milk kefir and with your product it turns out perfectly every time.
Thanks for providing such a health promoting and sustaining product!!! (Posted on 4/9/2012)
1.0 unexpected results by Eva Laskas
Please see previous review
Please contact me at: elaskas@gmail.com
Thank you (Posted on 4/8/2012)
1.0 unexpected results by Eva L.
I made young coconut kefir with the starter kit and within 48 hours I developed a severe vaginal yeast infection. I would appreciate someone contacting me to give me advice so I can feel comfortable with the other products that I purchased. ie, the Veggie Culture and EcoBloom. Thank you. (Posted on 4/8/2012)
5.0 Very good product by Es
I use this product all the time, it's very easy to use,will buy again (Posted on 4/3/2012)
5.0 I LOVE homemade coconut kefir! by Valerie
I've used the Body Ecology kefir grains for years to make milk kefir, but I had never tried using fresh, raw coconut milk. Cracking the coconuts just seemed intimidating to me! But it is so much easier than I expected! Just drill a few holes, pour it out, easy! And in about 36 hours, some of the freshest, yummiest kefir I've ever tasted! (Posted on 4/3/2012)
5.0 love it by Mandy
It makes the most delicious kefir, we had been buying it from the store for quite a while. Bed kefir is so much more delicious.
Thank you for such a good dependable product.
I still wish you would deliver in Canada. (Posted on 3/29/2012)
5.0 Kefir Starter by Michael
The Body Ecology Kefir starter has provided excellent potency and consistency of probiotic cultures in my fermented veggies (Posted on 3/29/2012)
5.0 Awesome Kefir~so much better than 'store bought'! by Tammy
I am on my 4th generation of Kefir (from the first packet) and my family is loving it. I have added many different fruits to it, but our favorite is nectarine with a dash of cinnamon. My 11 year old son's stomach aches have stopped completely. Thank you Body Ecology-you ROCK! (Posted on 3/24/2012)
5.0 Power Energy Source by Magdalena
The homemade Kefir is one of the most powerful energy drinks I 've ever had. I make it with young coconut water or raw milk (Organic Pastures) and Donna's Kefir Starter. When I need extended energy I add raw chocolate powder (Wolfe) or Maca (HealthForceNutritionals) and it keeps me going for hours.
It gives me such a boost, I have to avoid drinking it after 6pm- otherwise I will have to go to bed really late.
In short: LOVE IT! (Posted on 3/21/2012)
4.0 great by Mary Catherine
great product! simple and easy (Posted on 3/21/2012)
1.0 very bad texture-lumpy and runny by Amy
Very bad texture-lumpy and runny. I spent more for this than any other Kefir starter I have ever used. How dissappointing. (Posted on 3/21/2012)
5.0 Worth every penny by Burg
Awesome product!!!! (Posted on 3/19/2012)
5.0 Amazing product by Irina
We use it for both dairy and coconut kefir. It makes an amazing beverage. (Posted on 3/18/2012)
5.0 The highest quality by delight
This kefir starter is the highest quality I have found. I make coconut kefir and use it for smoothies, and it tastes really great. It is economical too, as I can make many batches of kefir from one envelope of starter. (Posted on 3/18/2012)
5.0 positive kefir experience by magic jen
I received the kefir starter promptly after ordering, it was not overpackaged and product representation was accurate to the actual product. Haven't tried it yet, but I am happy with bodyecology's service. (Posted on 3/13/2012)
5.0 Kefir with raw milk by Yoly
Preparing kefir was really really easy. Making fermented foods can require a little elbow grease but using this kefir starter was a cinch! (Posted on 3/10/2012)
5.0 Amazing product by Nvoigt
Best probiotic out there! (Posted on 3/6/2012)
5.0 THE BEST by CC
I just love your Kefir Starter. It really makes the coconut kefir pudding taste the best!!!
(Posted on 3/6/2012)
5.0 Terrific -- Great tasting- - easy to make by Sparky
I think that it is terrific! Such a great product. (Posted on 3/4/2012)
5.0 love it by madeline
good grteat





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4.0 kefir by Tara
I use these for my coconut kefir, and though I've had a couple batches not turn out, I'm not sure I can blame it on the starter...

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3.0 New York by Kat
Product is great and so easy to make! I can't get enough! (Posted on 3/2/2012)
5.0 GREAT Product by JOHN
easy to utilize. makes effective cultures....love this. Have been using it to recolonize my gut with good bacteria...so far so good. (Posted on 2/28/2012)
5.0 love, love, love it by mandy
Thank You for the Kefir starter, I love to make my fresh batch every day...sooooo delicious! My inconvenience is that I am from Canada and you don't deliver here. Is there a possibility that this my change in the near future?

(Posted on 2/28/2012)
5.0 Great product by Claire
I've made both coconut kefir and coconut pudding and both are delicious (the coconut kefir tasted funky at first, but I've grown to really like it!)
Instructions are clear & easy to follow - overall great product (Posted on 2/27/2012)
1.0 Didn't work for me by Margie
This didn't work for me. I tried to make Kefir from whole raw milk but all I got was curdled milk. The instructions seemed simple enough but it just didn't work. I'll try it again, (Posted on 2/26/2012)
1.0 Kefir by Kathy
The Kefir comes out grainy-I've followed the directions of course. This has happened several times. A few years ago when I first used the product it worked beautifully. Maybe it's because I'm using raw milk now? (Posted on 2/25/2012)
5.0 easy to use! by Dawn
I look and feel healthier when I drink Kefir. I've told everyone who will listen about the advantages of making young coconut water kefir, it's changed my health completely! (Posted on 2/24/2012)
4.0 Like by Kinzer
I like using the Kefir starter. It is easy to make, by that I mean does not take a lot of time to prepare. I like the taste and have good results with each batch. (Posted on 2/24/2012)
5.0 Like Magic. by Anita
It took me a few tries to get the hang of using this. For my vegan baking business, I needed a super thick cream to make cakes and puddings. I experimented with different coconut milks and the one that worked was a frozen milk with no additives. For some reason, coconut milk from a carton (with stabilizers and preservatives) did not cooperate with the culture.

Once I got the hang of it, I can now make the thickest, creamiest coconut yogurt ever. It sure beats the store bought kinds, which have an artificial taste, a lot of low quality sweetener, and have more of a jello-like texture.

With Body Ecology kefir starter, I get the rich, Greek yogurt-style consistency that is missing from the store-bought brands. And because the culture can be carried over from batch to batch, it is a better value at the end of the day.

Anita
www.electricbluebaking.com (Posted on 2/21/2012)
5.0 Excellent by Lisa
Love using this to make a probiotic drink out of young coconut water. My kiddos love it too. Can't seem to find enough coconuts to keep up with my household demand for this stuff :) (Posted on 2/21/2012)
5.0 Easy, delicious, excellent probiotic by Joan
I love kefir and this starter with easy instructions makes a superior product. (Posted on 2/20/2012)
5.0 Kefir starter by Kris's
Very easy to use, worked great! (Posted on 2/20/2012)
5.0 Love this product by Denise
I make Coconut Kefir with this and love it! (Posted on 2/19/2012)
1.0 Unable to make kefir by Loretta
Hello -

I am having a very difficult time using your Kefir Starter product. I purchased a package last year and used it through the year with no issues but this year, I purchased a new box from Mother's Market and was unable to get it to culture. I returned the package for another one and had the same result. I thought maybe it was just the lot the store received so I ordered it directly from your company but had the same result. I haven't changed anything I did in the previous year - I use skim, raw milk and the kefir starter along with the recommended amount of non-fat dry milk powder per the instructions in the box. After 18-24 hours on the counter, the milk is still completely fluid with no culturing (yogurt texture) whatsoever. Is there a chance that maybe something has changed with your product? I really miss the kefir I was able to make using it previously. Thank you so much for your time!

Loretta Stone
949-306-8808
Dana Point, CA (Posted on 2/19/2012)
5.0 great stuff! by jhess56
Got my order in record time, I haven't used the kefir starter yet, but the directions look very easy and I look forward to my first batch thanks! (Posted on 2/19/2012)
5.0 a wonderful product by jj
veggie starter is a fantastic product. I have used it for about 10 years, and have never had a failed batch of cultured vegetables. We eat them almost everyday, and our family never has colds, flu, etc.

Thank you. (Posted on 2/17/2012)
3.0 not sure if it can be improved by annemarie
I used a packaged coconut water to ferment into kefir with the starter instead of fresh coconut. It did not become the "fizzy delicious" drink that Donna describes. It did turn cloudy and taste fermented but there was not much fizz. I hope it's ok to drink. I've been using it for over a month. (Posted on 2/15/2012)
5.0 Love Kefir by CBullgoddess
I didn't know you could make your own kefir, let alone out of coconut water. What an incredible blessing this has been to me. No more heartburn (or heartburn medicine). I'm a convert, seriously. (Posted on 2/12/2012)
5.0 5 stars by monsaaines
Love it!!! Highly recommended!!! (Posted on 2/8/2012)
5.0 Easy to use! by Divageorgina
I have now replaced yogurt with kefir in my morning shakes...so far the taste is great and its easy to make. I hope to see a change in my health. I have Ulcerative Colitis and am looking to remain in remission with little to no medication. I had a terrible flare two years ago that resulted in being off of work for 3 months. (Posted on 2/7/2012)
5.0 great product by Susan
It took me a while to use the kefir starter. I kept it in the fridge, but when I did start it, it turned out perfect in the organic whole milk and it tastes very, very good. I'm anxious to experience the results, (I have allergies and I'm being weaned from medicines). Thanks for a great product. I would recommend it. (Posted on 2/6/2012)
5.0 Tremendous Results by Tiki Blu
The Body Ecology Kefir Starter is by far the best I have ever used. I have been making Kefir from raw milk with this starter for 9 years. It makes a creamy rich delicious product that is so superior it even cultures raw cream into a divine creme fraiche. I highly recommend this product!! (Posted on 2/2/2012)
5.0 Quality product by MD
I'm using an infuser from a previous kefir starter kit, and this increases the life of the kefir grains. I use a two-cup glass jar, and I've prepared more than the seven batches advertised from the first packet. I share the kefir with my two Labs. They have theirs plain, and I add honey and frozen mixed berries to mine. This product has a very good taste. (Posted on 2/2/2012)
5.0 Excellent by Sam
Excellent (Posted on 1/30/2012)
5.0 Worked great!!! by Emily
It worked great and tastes delicious! (Posted on 1/27/2012)
5.0 Perfection by Victoria
I just finished drinking from my first batch of coconut kefir made from this Starter. It is delicious! The instructions are clear and I like that I can get 7 generations from each packet...very economical. (Posted on 1/26/2012)
5.0 Excellent by Sam
Excellent (Posted on 1/25/2012)
5.0 Worked great by receng
I used it to make coconut water Kefir and it is great. I can use the remaining Kefir from a batch and make a new one. I expect it to last a long time. (Posted on 1/23/2012)
5.0 Great way to make pro-biotics by RobO
This is a great starter pack to make the best coconut kefir you have ever had. It grew fast, and the directions make it so easy. Great info on there about what you could have done wrong if your kefir didn't work correctly, too. (Posted on 1/21/2012)
4.0 Remember to warm up coconut water to activate kefir culture by rawtoyou
Love the idea of making a cheaper and homemade probiotic for my family, just remember to warm up coconut water to activate the kefir culture (Posted on 1/21/2012)
5.0 Great Product! by justmine05
I love this kefir starter, I use it to make morning shakes everyday. It is simple and it tastes great! (Posted on 1/19/2012)
5.0 I enjoy the taste of the coconut kefir and it is a treat to have in the refrigerator. by Michelle
I'm still mastering the art of opening the young green coconuts but I really enjoy the taste of the kefir. It really helps to control food cravings.

Michelle (Posted on 1/14/2012)
5.0 Love it! by dbk
My favorite! (Posted on 1/10/2012)
5.0 Excellent by Nancy
Product is great and easy to use with young coconut water from Exotic Superfoods. (Posted on 1/8/2012)
5.0 Worked great-delicious by Kathy
The Kefir starter worked great with lactose free milk. Delicious.
Kathy (Posted on 1/2/2012)
5.0 It works by satisfied customer
It's easy to use. I've made coconut kefir twice now. I always worry whether it's going to turn out and it always has. (Posted on 12/31/2011)
5.0 Love This Starter!!! Love making my coconut Kefir! by Sam
I Love this Starter for making my own coconut Kefir!! (Posted on 12/30/2011)
5.0 Great by ROB
Great product. I use it to make coconut kefir. It's very easy and works great every time. (Posted on 12/29/2011)
5.0 Kefir starter by patty
This starter is rapid acting and delicious. (Posted on 12/29/2011)
5.0 Best probiotic I've ever had by Vicki
I really love this product. I've been putting it in a mixture of rice milk, coconut milk, almond milk and fresh young coconut water. I've made several batches and it has come out great every time. It is by far the most economical and potent probiotic I have found. I love that it is so easy to make and I can make multiple batches from one starter packet. Great value all the way around! I also love the taste and after only a week feel it is already improving my intestinal health. I'm a big believer that fresh is best. Thank you for this wonderful product Donna! (Posted on 12/24/2011)
5.0 Easy To Prepare by JIM
Product is eay to prepare ..Taste is good. I use it with fruit smoothies..Thanks Donna!!! (Posted on 12/23/2011)
5.0 Most stable culture I've tried by Ward
Forget their directions. One packet has lasted us a year and a half, we just keep making new batches from the last. Spring will bring new flora to the pasture, and to you if you use safe raw milk.
A few months drinking homemade kefir got rid of my systemic candida albicans fungal infection that neither prescription anti-fungal Sporanox nor 15 years of expensive probiotics could.
Was a different starter, this should work, too, only you know what works for your body. Experiment. (Posted on 12/21/2011)
3.0 Not a big fan by Susan
I had high expectations for the coconut kefir that I had heard so much about. I have never had alcohol before, so the ferminted taste was different for me. I did not like it. Perhaps it is an aquired taste. I am scared to try the cultured vegetables now. (Posted on 12/19/2011)
5.0 Wouldn't be without it! by Robert
I started using Kefir Starter a few weeks ago and now I never want to be without it. Gave some to my daughter and she uses it too. (Posted on 12/19/2011)
3.0 Does not always work by Mel
I have bought 3 boxes of Kefir starter and my results have been inconsistent at best. I have meticulously followed the instructions for making coconut kefir, using body ecology young Thai coconut water and keeping it at approximately 71degrees (easy to do in LA) but my kefir often comes out too sweet or thick like syrup. I have called customer service and they are virtually no help. There are a lot of kefir starters out there (whole foods carries one) that I think I will try next. Body ecology vegetable starter works much better. This product is kind of expensive to not have good results (Posted on 12/12/2011)
5.0 excellent by Carolyn
Kefir Starter is an excellent product. The results are far more potent than any grocery store product! (Posted on 12/9/2011)
5.0 Can't live without it. by Jenny
This Kefir starter is used for so many different things. I make coconut kefir with it. I put some in a smoothie for my breakfast and i also mix it in some store bought yogurt when i don't have time to make my own. (Posted on 12/6/2011)
5.0 I could not live without it! by Niko
I use the kefir starter for coconut kefir as well as dairy kefir. After about 2 weeks of using the products, I could tell a difference in my energy levels. I feel good knowing that I am restoring the beneficial bacteria in my colon and tonifying my liver! (Posted on 12/5/2011)
5.0 Easy to use! by Kristina
I've tried to make kefir with grains and struggled, never really getting a good result. With the starter, it is so easy to get a nice solid, smooth result, batch after batch. (Posted on 12/1/2011)
5.0 Product is excellent by Robert
This product has become an integral part of my food preparation. (Posted on 11/29/2011)
5.0 Love the BE Kefir Starter by Maire
Have been using the BE kefir starter for a few weeks. On my second batch of coconut water kefir from first packet....very tasty and economical! (Posted on 11/27/2011)
5.0 Great Product by Satisfied
I was happy to find this product. Once you get the process down of making kefir, it's pretty easy and doesn't take a lot of time. Making kefir is 1/2 or less the cost of buying it. It has been very helpful with reducing my acid reflux. I'd much rather drink kefir than take the pills! And it takes great - I put a little vanilla and stevia in it, shake it up, and presto! (Posted on 11/25/2011)
5.0 works as advertised by AB
I followed the website directions to make coconut water kefir and coconut meat kefir by using some coconut water kefir from a prior batch and have successfully made kefir up to 7 times from one kefir packet. I haven't tried beyond 7, but batch #7 was just as good as batch #1. (Posted on 11/24/2011)
2.0 you shorted me kefir... by frustrated
Hello, I emailed your company 2 days after receiving my order when i realized that you had only sent 5 of the 6 packages of kefir that I was supposed to get. I am disappointed and frustrated that you guys haven't responded to me yet. Please get back to me. (Posted on 11/24/2011)
5.0 Kefir Starter by Annette
This product is fantastic!!! Very easy to use will continue to use and recommend to others (Posted on 11/23/2011)
5.0 Delicious and Refreshing! by Lisa
We are fortunate here to have young sweet coconuts fresh from our trees....and making kefir has never been so easy. This wonderful healing drink has become my afternoon refresher as well as my wake up rehydrator.
The difference I feel in my body cannot be underestimated...this is so incredibly good for everyone! Do it! You will never regret using this kefir starter, it is powerful stuff, and you can re-use your kefir many many times over, so it goes a long way! (Posted on 11/23/2011)
5.0 Makes a very tasting YCK by Tracy
I use it for coconut kefir and coconut kefir pudding..... these are my kids two favorite foods!! The kids don't like the YCK made with kefir grains, but love it with the BED starter. My kids have made some of their best behavioral/social gains drinking YCK! (Posted on 11/22/2011)
4.0 good product by Karen
we love coconut kefir. With this product you know what beneficial bacteria you are getting. Coconut kefir is refreshing. Love it!!! (Posted on 11/21/2011)
5.0 Love this stuff by Monte
I have used this product for several years now. It's wonderful. Makes several batches per packet which makes it very economical. (Posted on 11/19/2011)
5.0 Love It by Rea
Too good to be true, but it is the best kefir all I can say is YUM! (Posted on 11/19/2011)
4.0 Love the BE Kefir!! by Turquoise
I LOVE the kefir made with BE Kefir Starter. For years, I used to make my kefir from grains, however, my body said that was not the right stuff. I found Donna Gate's and this wonderful culture starter & my body says "Woo-Hoo!!" I switched to BE Kefir Starter 9 years ago. (Posted on 11/16/2011)
5.0 Kefir culture by Mabe
The Kefir culture was great! I made kefir with fresh almond milk and it turn great. I use it to make my morning smoothie. (Posted on 11/15/2011)
5.0 Kefir starter by Maria
I use Kefir Starter with coconut water. Using this product has changed my life. Thank you! (Posted on 11/14/2011)
5.0 Love it! by Nicole
I've been using BED products for a few years now and love making the coconut water kefir with this starter. This time around I also made a little coconut milk yogurt and kefir. It was a fun little experiment that came out so yummy! (Posted on 11/13/2011)
4.0 Good product by SBibb
We bought this to make coconut kefir for our family including our 7 month old. Easy to use and a quality product we will purchase again. (Posted on 11/11/2011)
5.0 Kefir lover by Sue
I have used a lot of kefir starters and this makes the best kefir I have ever had. Easy and good. (Posted on 11/11/2011)
5.0 Kefir starter is great! by Marty
I use it to make coconut water kefir and it works great. (Posted on 11/10/2011)
5.0 Such a great product by Sedona1225
Of course I am a great fan of Kefir, but my two little pug dogs bark when it's time to drink their Kefir. (Posted on 11/9/2011)
5.0 worked great by Michele
Very easy to make. Just followed directions, then set on the counter - didn't mess with it at all. I let mine set about 21 hours. Turned out perfect. Only downside is you have to do it every 3 days if you want to reuse the starter. But I will definitely buy again. (Posted on 11/4/2011)
5.0 Great product! by Gary
A bit pricey, but excellent results. (Posted on 11/3/2011)
5.0 I like it! by Nanette
I have made 6 batches of the Kefir and I really like it. I use organic milk as I am unable to buy raw milk here. It's very tasty when I add cranberries to it for breakfast! Good product for the money! (Posted on 11/3/2011)
5.0 The Best by Christa
This culture makes the best kefir beverage ever! (Posted on 10/31/2011)
5.0 great product by c john
i love these products! great for improvement of digestion. great for health improvement. (Posted on 10/28/2011)
1.0 Inferior to the real thing by Jay
There's no good reason to buy this product when you can buy live kefir grains, which are cheaper, work better, and have more of probiotics we want. (Posted on 10/27/2011)
4.0 Good! by Tracy
I enjoy using this product! (Posted on 10/25/2011)
kefir starter by cheryl
I followed the instruction and do as told. My coconut water kefir turns out excellent. I have tried others, but this is the best product. (Posted on 10/25/2011)
5.0 Great product by Patricia
I use my Kefir starter to make coconut kefir from young coconuts. It is delicious and nutty
flavored. Great with soda water and a splash of unsweetened cranberry juice. Very probiotic and balancing. (Posted on 10/23/2011)
5.0 GREAT!! by Paul
Been using the Body Ecology starter for some time now and would not to be without it. (Posted on 10/19/2011)
5.0 Good product by Nel
This starter makes great and tasty coconut kefir. The starter remains good till the 7th batch. Mix some in the vegetable smoothie every morning. (Posted on 10/19/2011)
5.0 The BEST Kefir Starter EVER!! by T Hoops
This is the very best Kefir Starter bar none & I should know as I have been using it for 7 years. It cultures my raw, pasture raised milk to a sweet tart perfection. I can get seven generations from one packet and it will even culture my fresh raw cream to a delicious creme fraiche. My body's digestion works so well when I have my daily portions of kefir made with Body Ecology Kefir Starter. (Posted on 10/10/2011)
4.0 Very good by Jen
Just started using it. First batch thickened but didn't sour much with raw cow's milk. Tastes delicious, like a custard. (Posted on 10/8/2011)
5.0 Very Good, Very Good by Punchy McCloud
Very kefiry, very kefiry indeed! (Posted on 10/7/2011)
5.0 I Love this product. Love the smoothies i make with it. I have lost 6 lbs this week by Jeannie
This is a great product. I feel blessed to have found it. My sweet craving have disappeared. I have lost 6 Lbs . And feel more energetic.
(Posted on 10/6/2011)
5.0 Love the kefir...makes great smoothieswith added fruit and vegetables by ladyc
Easy to prepare ..make a new batch once a week. Use starter 6 more times. (Posted on 10/6/2011)
5.0 AWESOME!!! by Ali
We love this product!! I make the coconut water kefir and drink it with a little stevia. My kids love it too. They think it's a treat. :) (Posted on 9/30/2011)
5.0 Great Product by Mike
Best product on the market.....hands down! (Posted on 9/27/2011)
5.0 Excellent by Pat
I love this product. It is so easy to make and goes a long way. It's a great way to start the day. (Posted on 9/26/2011)
1.0 went bad in shipping? by meena
In the heat of texas it gets pretty hot in the summer. The BED people told me that there stuff was fine with shipping here in the summer. I had been healing my gut over a period of 2 months. And bam out of nowhere I felt like I was back at square one and I didn't know why. Turns out I was slowly poisoning myself with a batch of cultured vegetables gone wrong. I tried to figure out why and just thought it was from too high of a fermentation temperature. But then I turned my temp in my house down to 73 degrees for two days and tried to ferment some water kefir, this made me incredibly sick too. Both of these starter cultures were sent to me in the same shipment of products....there was something wrong with the product! I wonder if others are getting sick from this too? (Posted on 9/25/2011)
5.0 possibly Gluten intolerant by Kaisa
I used this product in the past to improve my digestion. I am now using it to get my gut in health possibly Gluten intolerant. Thank you for this avalability. (Posted on 9/20/2011)
5.0 Excellent by Jackie
I have used this product for 3 years. I have tried it with whole milk, low fat milk, coconut water (store bought) and almond milk. It was not until I made it with coconut milk (the Silk brand in the carton) that I was able to make a creamy, fizzy kefir. The other ones seemed to be flat with no fizz and I always wondered if they were working. I don't think I can digest milk, so I don't use milk at all anymore. I've used other kefir starters and they don't seem to work at all and aren't good quality. This one is the best and most cost-effective. Is it OK to make the kefir with coconut milk? I don't see it recommended anywhere in the book or online.

Thank you,
Jackie (Posted on 9/20/2011)
4.0 great by Tiffany
The kefir works great and makes Cultured foods so much more affordable. The Young Coconut Kefir took away my lifelong sugar cravings I always used to get at night. (Posted on 9/17/2011)
Great Product by Jean
I love the product, easy to use and makes me feel great (Posted on 9/15/2011)
5.0 Excellent product by capefoxd
Coconut kefir was easy to make with this starter. Anyone who is serious about their health should be making and drinking this. (Posted on 9/14/2011)
5.0 Kefir Starter by Deb
Love this product. I use the convenient kefir foil pack just once to make the starter kefir which then makes additional kefir up to 6 times from that starter. I make fresh kefir almost every week by adding already made kefir to fresh milk. Easy and fool proof. Its good to know the milk will be fermented properly. (Posted on 9/14/2011)
5.0 works great! by anyalynn
I use if to make kefir and it seems to work fine. (Posted on 9/12/2011)
5.0 Great product by ange
I can always trust Donna's products. It's so easy to use and you can transfer your batches to make your box of Kefir starter go along way. I've been using this and the veggie starter for years. (Posted on 9/5/2011)
5.0 Great by dbk
First batch worked great. Delicious non-fat kefir. Working on second batch now! (Posted on 9/4/2011)
5.0 Excellent Product! by Mommy4
I have only made coconut water kefir so far, but it is excellent and easy to make. I hope to experiment further using raw milk as soon as my health allows. (Posted on 9/2/2011)
5.0 Great Stuff by L.
Made wonderful kefir with this product. You must watch your temps carefully though. Wish raw milk was more easily available. (Posted on 9/2/2011)
5.0 loved it by Peg
A great product (Posted on 8/31/2011)
5.0 Great Product by Jenifer
Love it! Easy to use. Makes as described. Feel great when I'm using it! Thanks. (Posted on 8/31/2011)
5.0 Great Product by Keifer Starter
Easy to use. Works as it describes. Would recommend to anyone who wants to be healthier, have more energy and become more regular! (Posted on 8/31/2011)
5.0 Love the Kefir Starter by JTM
Have been using the kefir and culture starters for years and love them. Very easy to use! (Posted on 8/30/2011)
5.0 very good by Francine
I really enjoy coconut water kefir an important part of my diet. (Posted on 8/29/2011)
5.0 Liked it by DeJa
I liked it. It make awesome Coconut Kefir (Posted on 8/28/2011)
5.0 Great tasting kefir by Jewel
This Kefir tastes so much better than the one from the store -- and is cheaper as well. (Posted on 8/28/2011)
4.0 No S. thermophilus! by Gastro-girl
I have used the Body Ecology kefir starter to make both coconut water kefir and goat milk kefir. Not only is it very convenient to use, I also appreciate that it does not contain the bacterial strain Streptococcus thermophilus (unlike the kefir found in stores). (Posted on 8/25/2011)
5.0 Kefir Magic by Dreamingwoman
Now on my 5th gallon of kefir. I never thought it would be so easy, taste so good, and help my health so much! (Posted on 8/22/2011)
4.0 Nothing yet by Lynn
Have not noticed any results yet with my autistic son. Still proceeding. (Posted on 8/21/2011)
4.0 Timely delivery of product by Marshall
Kefir starter was ordered in conjunction with young Thai coconut water, and had to be shipped separately. However, it arrived later the same day that the coconut water arrived. Shipping was fast and efficient. (Posted on 8/21/2011)
5.0 Kefir Starter is the best by Linda
I have tried several starters for my coconut water and they haven't worked very well. I'm back to Kefir Starter and it's the best product I've found. (Posted on 8/20/2011)
4.0 good product by michelle
first time using a packet for starting kefir, easy to use and make homemade kefir (Posted on 8/20/2011)
5.0 The best probiotic by Malissa
I love your Kefir starter! I have been putting it in coconut milk and using it daily. So glad I found you at David Wolfe's Longevity Conference : ) (Posted on 8/19/2011)
5.0 VERY GOOD PRODUCT by gnwlacey
I have been using Body Ecology Kefir for almost 10 years. It is a very good product. I love to be able to make my own Kefir. It is a lot more economical than purchasing the ready to drink Kefir in the stores. I feel better when I drink a glass of Kefir every day. I like the taste plain without any flavoring, but sometimes I will add fruit and ice to make a smoothie.
All in all, I think Kefir is a very good product and I am thankful I can purchase it at Body Ecology. (Posted on 8/19/2011)
5.0 a good thing by Lisa
I use raw goat milk for this and mix it into my smoothies, delicious! (Posted on 8/18/2011)
4.0 Usualy as advertized, ocasionaly milky. by Pete
We enjoy the product and use it religeously. Ocasionaly we se get some batches that are like milk but normally thicker. (Posted on 8/16/2011)
4.0 Very predictable results by Mom
The kefir has a good flavor and I appreciate the predictable results. (Posted on 8/16/2011)
3.0 You have to make a lot of kefir to get your money's worth! by voicers
I love the Body Ecology diet. This is the first product I've purchased from the website. I wanted to make coconut kefir after reading about it in Donna Gates' book. I found the product easy to use, but was confused by the instructions. In Donna's book. she says coconut kefir lasts for three weeks and you only need to use 3 coconuts per packet. On the instructions in the kefir starter, it said coconut kefir lasts for three days and you need a case (9) coconuts per package. That's a lot of kefir! (And a lot of labor.) In order to get 7 batches of kefir from one packet, I figure you have to use at least three coconuts and start a new batch every 3 days, which is out of the question for me. I sent an email to the company asking for clarification on how long the product lasts and whether or not it can be frozen until I'm ready to make another batch and received no reply. I called the company and was told that the kefir must be used within 3 days to make a new batch, although the already-prepared batch would last for 3 weeks, and coconut kefir cannot be frozen until I'm ready for the next batch. I did enjoy the coconut kefir and will make more batches but will try to figure out a cheaper way once all the packets are used up. (Posted on 8/15/2011)
5.0 Easy to use! by Angela
Just made my first batch of kefir and this was so easy! Can't wait to try the finished product! (Posted on 8/15/2011)
5.0 Works Great! by Happy
I used this with organic whole milk and it is soooo delicious, better then the organic brand kefir I used to buy at the store. I don't even have to add any flavoring to it since it is so creamy and delicious, plus the kids LOVE it:)! (Posted on 8/13/2011)
5.0 Cut your Sweets cravings by Regina
I have used Kefir starter to make my own coconut kefir and dair kefir. I have some every morning/night & after 24 hours I no longer craved sweet treats, breaded goods, or starches. Due to curbing my addiction to these foods, I have lost 5 pounds. I now crave its sour, tangy taste. I just made a new batch this morning of raw cow kefir. (Posted on 8/12/2011)
5.0 Very easy by zomzanders
Very easy to make your own kefir using this starter. I didn't have as much success using the kefir to make more kefir but that was because I mixed new milk with the kefir and then applied heat. I suspect the heat killed the kefir because it sank to the bottom of the pot so I suggest you add the kefir after you have reached 90F. (Posted on 8/12/2011)
5.0 Excellent by Kelly
I use the kefir with young coconut juice. I can definitely tell the difference in how I feel when I drink the kefir and when I don't. It really helps my leaky gut! (Posted on 8/11/2011)
4.0 kefir taste by Val
I used Natural goats milk for my kefir starter...it is rather clumpy and a little difficult to drink ..but feel it is natural and healthy any suggestions? (Posted on 8/11/2011)
5.0 Kefir Starter by Marta
I have made 4 batches of Kefir with raw milk. It is so easy and I know so good for me. I just add the recommended amount of kefir I previously made to new milk, leave for 24 hours and I have a whole new batch. It is easier than going to the health food store and better because I am using raw milk. (Posted on 8/6/2011)
1.0 kefir starter kit by su
I just tasted my first kefir and I don't know if it came out okay. The taste is supposed to be sour but it tastes more like a milk eventhough, one can see that it is fermented and looks almost like yogurt...The manual has very limited information so I don't know what to do... (Posted on 8/4/2011)
5.0 Excellent Product by Laura
I ordered the Kefir Starter to make Coconut Water Kefir. The directions were very easy to follow and I finished my first batch two days ago! Definitely looking forward to the reaping the amazing benefits found in this little box of Kefir Starter. (Posted on 8/4/2011)
4.0 It is new to me and I don't know what to expect but I have been using it daily and I know that the pain in my stomach has gone from screaming to a dull roar. by muffy5
I am excited about the idea of making my own Kefir. I have been buying the grocery store version and liked it. Mine is much thinner but it tastes good and it doesn't bother my stomach like the store bought does. I am extremely excited that the pain in my stomach that I have had for years is quieting down. (Posted on 8/3/2011)
4.0 Okay by Margie
Takes at least 48 hours to get a good fermentation with coconut water. I also wonder why it's only good for 7 generations. (Posted on 8/1/2011)
4.0 love it by cjohn
i love the kefir starter. It is easy to use and makes great coconut water kefir and the kefir cheese. Great great culture starter. (Posted on 7/29/2011)
5.0 Kefir Starter by Claumar
Excellent product, easy to make. Kefir tastes great. (Posted on 7/29/2011)
5.0 Coconut Kefir by Mary
After reading Donna Gates' book "Body Ecology" I decided to add several new things into my diet -- one thing I've found easy to make ... especially with a busy schedule, is coconut water kefir. I love it, & enjoy a small glass at bedtime. Thank you. (Posted on 7/27/2011)
5.0 Love it! by Sarah
It was so simple and exciting to make my own coconut kefir. At first I wasn't sure if the batch turned out well, but after a few extra days in the fridge, it tastes great! I'm hooked! (Posted on 7/26/2011)
5.0 It gets the Coconut water in shape by Coll1114
This starter gets my coconut water fermented fo I can have a nice dring in the morning and at bed time. (Posted on 7/25/2011)
5.0 Great product & health benefits. . by Judy
Started using this for coconut kefir four years ago. I lost weight and I stopped getting bad colds/flus regularly. Shared this with friends who benefitted with improved complexion, healing from acid reflux and better sleep. I stopped for a while but now starting up again. Benefits vary from person to person - it's been helpful. (Posted on 7/23/2011)
5.0 5 stars by Pauline
Easy to use. Delicious to drink. (Posted on 7/23/2011)
4.0 like it a lot by Agnes
I have a hard time with doing your BED diet,
since I have to do it very strictly, it is hard for
me to get used to it, even tought I already eat
healthy.
Giving up 1 cup coffe w/milk no bread, I am not crazy about the grains, I have terrible carb-
cravings. I do like kefir and fermented vegetables, which I make myself.
I wish you would mail your product Internationally. The one shop in England is very expensive.
Do you have your "Body Ecology Book in German? Thank You, Agnes (Posted on 7/23/2011)
4.0 Keifer Starter by Cindy
Product does not set up using coconut milk. Attempting to aviod dairy, but have only had results with whole milk. (Posted on 7/22/2011)
5.0 Great Product by nessav
The Kefir starter works great! Will be buying it again and again! (Posted on 7/18/2011)
5.0 excellent by kefbegin
My kefir packet arrived on a scorching day in July. I put it in the fridge to cool it and defrosted my frozen coconut juice at the same time. I made coconut kefir and raw dairy kefir that night - I'm on my fifth batch since. Easy, delicious, strengthening and uplifting. (Posted on 7/14/2011)
5.0 Easy to use by Zhenya
Once I got the hang of it, it was easy to make my own cultured products. (Posted on 7/13/2011)
Great Product by Sara
Kefir is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, and it is hard to find kefir starter! Body Ecology makes it easy to make your own kefir at home and nourish your family. (Posted on 7/13/2011)
4.0 GREAT PRODUCT by ELOISE
SIMPLE TO USE AND KEFIR TASTES GREAT! (Posted on 7/13/2011)
5.0 keifer starter by Taz Virk
I've just made my first Keifer with keifer starter
easy to make, better than store bought. Now I need some good recipes:) (Posted on 7/13/2011)
5.0 Great by Ashley
Great product, love coconut water kefir. Just started, already feel better, can't wait for even more. (Posted on 7/12/2011)
5.0 Live saver. by Kathy
I have lost weight with your kefir and believe my health is so much better. People see me and ask what I am doing after only 3 months.
Love it. Thanks Donna. (Posted on 7/12/2011)
5.0 Like the Kefir Starter by Rachel
I like the Kefir Starter. It is easy to make by that I mean it does not take long make compared to other brands. (Posted on 7/12/2011)
5.0 Great product, easy to use by Sarabella
Though it did take me a few tries to get it right, now my family and I are the lucky recipients of lime-mint, lemonade, cherry and coconut water kefirs, and creativity is the only limit. It really is very easy to use and the customer service was great. Highly recommended! (Posted on 7/12/2011)
5.0 Love it! by Jaime
Great product, I always know my Kefir will turn out using this. (Posted on 7/12/2011)
5.0 Great Product by Kefir lover
Great and easy to use probiotic to make Kefir yogurt or water!! (Posted on 7/12/2011)
5.0 Very potent blend of probiotics I feel comfortable using and is easy to use. by Denise
This blend of probiotics was too potent for my severe dysbiosis. The die off from toxins was too fast. I've had to switch to GI ProHealth Yogurt Starter for now, and plan to return to this when I can tolerate it. (Posted on 7/12/2011)
4.0 great by Liberian Butterfly
I started the Body Ecology Diet due to my candida problem. To my surprise it also cleared up my acne. Since coconuts are plentiful in tropical Africa I I've used Kefir starter and Veggie culture starter to make fermented coconut water and coconut kefir. OMG it's so delicious, I couldn't believe how tasty it was. Seriously, I was expecting it to be disgusting. I'm now hooked. (Posted on 7/12/2011)
5.0 Great keifer starter, works much better than storebought brand by Linda
Great keifer starter, works much better than my healthfood store bought brand, (Posted on 7/11/2011)
5.0 very good by Rose
I love it with coconut water (Posted on 7/11/2011)
5.0 Great product by Kelly
I use this product to make coconut kefir. I drink a glass 2 times a day to help with my leaky gut syndrome. I can tell a difference on my body when I drink the coconut water kefir versus not. I definitely recommend the kefir. (Posted on 7/11/2011)
4.0 kefir starter review by Betsy
starter good, easy to use. (Posted on 7/11/2011)
5.0 Excellent by Sue
This is a repeat purchase for me. Good quality and a fair price (Posted on 7/11/2011)
5.0 Works great! by Gypsy
Even with 6 grandkids running around, I successfully made kefir twice! It is well worth the investment, BUT you need to have a family to drink all this will make at one time. My husband and I both drink it, but not this much! (Posted on 7/11/2011)
5.0 Makes Great Coconut Kefir! by Sun Child
I just made my first batch of young Thai coconut kefir and it was very easy to use and made delicious coconut kefir! I can't wait to make the kefir with milk. I love the kefir because I can sip on it throughout the day and it is quite thereputic to have on an empty stomach. Has definitely helped my digestion (along with the cultured vegetables)! (Posted on 7/11/2011)
5.0 Delicious kefir by HeatherS
The coconut kefir that I have been making with the Kefir Starter is wonderful! I drink a glass every day. Since I have been drinking the kefir and eating fermented cabbage, I don't have the sugar cravings anymore or alcohol craving. That said, I have lost weight which is a plus. (Posted on 7/11/2011)

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