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The Case for Live Cultures and Why Nexba’s are the Best in Town

The Case for Live Cultures and Why Nexba’s are the Best in Town

by Sophie Hanson

What does my gut do?

Your stomach, colon and intestines are home to more than 100 trillion tiny living bacteria. These bacteria help you digest food efficiently, extracting all the good stuff so it can be absorbed into your system and assist in fighting off nasty microorganisms.

In fact, 80% of your immune system is located in the digestive tract, so getting the right balance of gut bacteria is key to your overall health. An imbalance can lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, inflammation in your body’s systems, bowel disease and even colorectal cancer.

How can live cultures help?

Live cultures are live microorganisms that are naturally present in some fermented foods like sauerkraut, kefir, yoghurt and kombucha. They help to boost the number of healthy bacteria living in your gut which can lead to a healthier digestive and immune system.  

But just like there are hundreds of types of bacteria living in your gut, there are also loads of different types of live cultures. And each type, or strain, has its own unique qualities and benefits. But they are certainly NOT all created equal.

What's so special about Nexba?

For you to really get the health benefits from any live culture you take, it needs to make it all the way to your intestines and colon alive. The problem with most live cultures is they can be a little delicate. Your stomach acid can go to town on them so not much ends up making it to your actual gut. But Nexba’s live culture isn’t like all the rest.

We use our unique strain of smart and robust live culture, Bacillus Coagulans, that are encased in a hard protein-like shell. This shell means the live microorganisms can survive the harsh PH levels in your stomach. This means a minimum of 85% of the live culture make it to your intestines and colon alive and you get the maximum health benefits in return. In fact, the live cultures in our drinks are so robust you don’t even have to keep them in the fridge, like many others.

What does CFU stand for?

Our live cultures aren’t just for show. Unlike others on the market, Nexba’s Kombucha is the real deal with 500 million CFU (colony forming units) per 330ml bottle.

CFUs tell you how many microorganisms are viable in a product. And as a general rule, to get the full health benefits, a live cultured product should provide at least 1 billion CFUs. So two Nexba Kombuchas a day, or kefir, and you’ll have nailed your daily dose of happy gut buddies!

But can you walk the walk?

Don’t just take our word for it. Even the people in the white coats think this stuff is out-of-this-world. The research is clear - Bacillus Coagulans live culture have been found to scientifically:

  • Improve gut health (1, 2, 3, 4, 5,)
  • Improve blood insulin levels (6)
  • Improve cholesterol (7)
  • Assist diabetes (8, 9,10,11,12, 13)
  • Enhance muscle recovery (14)
  • Improve arthritis (15,16,17)
  • Boost immunity (18, 19, 20)
  • Reduce abdominal pain and GI issues (21, 22, 23)
  • Improve constipation (24, 25)
  • Improve Gastro-Intestinal inflammation (29, 30)

So how do I get some?

Shop our range of Kombucha and kefir here via our retail partners. Spoiler: They all contain millions and millions, and even billions, of our beloved Bacillus Coagulans live culture.




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