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Water Kefir Grains


(11 customer reviews)
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Incorporate more probiotics in your life with water kefir, a natural beverage that is easy to customize with simple ingredients. 

Water kefir grains (tibicos) are a symbiotic relationship between yeast and bacteria. They are plump, translucent grain-textured bacterial cultures that convert sugar into healthy probiotics, enzymes and electrolytes.  They emit CO2 which adds pleasant carbonation to the drink. Water kefir can help boost the immune system, enhance gut health and calm bloating.

Read more below if you are unsure about the grain option.

The full details

Water kefir grains are a living bacterial culture that can be used time and time again. When cared for and used properly, Happy Gut Water Kefir grains will keep producing delicious water kefir for you and your whole family to enjoy over and over again. Our live, plump grains are the best option when starting your brews. Dehydrated grains are shelf stable for up to 2 years and are a great option if you won’t be starting your brew immediately after your grains arrive.


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QUALITY PRODUCTS: All of our grains are grown and hand packaged in an a fully inspected commercial kitchen and are quality controlled prior to shipping.

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE:  We strive to be the forefront leader in everything water kefir. Our company is the largest water kefir grain grower in Canada, microbiologist backed and our Happy Gut method for making water kefir is based on lab testing.

EXPERT SUPPORT: Our customer support team is here to answer your questions along the way. It is important to us that you are successful at making water kefir. It is often just a small tweak in your process that needs to be made to get you fizzing. Do not hesitate to reach out anytime to

SUPPLIES: You will need to purchase cane sugar, coconut sugar, pineapple juice and candied ginger (optional) in order to make your first ferment. It is also imperative that you use a swivel top bottle for your second ferment in order to achieve fizz.


Water kefir grains are a symbiotic relationship between yeast and bacteria and have no affiliation with wheat. They are plump, translucent grain-textured bacterial cultures that convert sugar into healthy probiotics, vitamins, enzymes and electrolytes.  They emit CO2 which adds fizzy carbonation to the drink. Water kefir can help boost the immune system, enhance gut health and calm bloating.   


Water kefir grains offer an abundance of different ways to incorporate live probiotics into your life. Not only can you make a low sugar soda within 48 hours, but the grains can be used to ferment coconut water and all nut milks. Water kefir grains can also be used to make: sour dough starter, coconut yogurt, salad dressing, gummies, popsicles, smoothies and much more!

Both the live and dehydrated grains yield 1/4 cup once hydrated.

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with one of our products, you can send it back within 30 days. As long as the item is in new condition, we will offer a full refund lest the cost of return shipping. Email and we’ll get you taken care of.

We hand package and ship all of our products within 48 hours of receiving an order to ensure your items are as fresh as possible.

If for any reason your product is damaged during shipping, email for a replacement.

We ship to the United States of America and Canada.

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Water Kefir Grains are shipped via Canada Post letter mail and will not have a tracking number. Shipping on Water Kefir Grains is FREE.

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11 reviews for Water Kefir Grains

  1. Beverly

    Thank you, Happy Gut! I’ve been happily making kefir water since my grains arrived a few weeks ago just days after ordering online.
    Your directions are excellent, and videos even more awesome and helpful. Full disclosure, I also viewed veganlovie and culturesforhealth videos as well for guidance. Instructions were pretty similar.
    As a newbie to kefir water-making, here’s what I found:
    Minerals are key. Using boiled tap water, I added a pinch of black salt (kala nemak) and it worked great. My 1st ferment smells yeasty at 48 hrs. AND I get real fizz (and plenty of pop!) after 3 day in-bottle 2nd ferment. (Without the black salt, my first couple batches were tasty but flat.)
    Thank you for a terrific product, well-supported with text instructions and how-to video guidance.
    Thanks again!

  2. Holly

    I have been a Happy Gut consumer for a couple of years. I love it! I am a type 1 diabetic and was skeptical at first as I didn’t know if it would raise my blood sugar. I did a test and voila… It did not!! I make sure that I keep my water kefir on the counter and the fermentation eats up the sugar. I consume my water kefir within 3 days and start another. It gives me so much energy and my husband loves it! My granddaughters, Sadie and Cora love the “pop” and all the different flavors. I make lemonade, pineapple, grapefruit/blueberry. I have been fermenting since I was young: sauerkraut, cucumbers, mushrooms and more. Water kefir is the special sweet that I love so much.

  3. Libby

    I purchased the product after watching the DD episode. With little expectation to be honest. I was going to gift it to someone but the package said the grains had to be used fairly quickly (within two weeks) so I decided to try it myself.
    Now, a month in, I forgot to start my current batch fermentation and have run out and in panic mode! I LOVE this stuff! I can’t keep up with how much is consumed in this house. and will have to double my recipe.
    It’s delicious. So far I’ve made mango orange (candied mango and orange juice) I’m SO glad I didn’t gift this away and kept it for myself.
    I HIGHLY recommend this. It’s not messy, it’s super easy (I had doubts, but look at me!) and the taste is as good or better than store bought fermented drinks. And I know what’s in it!
    Run, don’t walk lol. If I can do it, you can. This review is from some random person who impulse purchased after watching a show. And SO glad I did! My gut is happy, SUPER happy.

  4. Verna

    I received the new grains you sent and they are fermenting just fine. I love the coconut water kefir because there is no added sugar. I cannot have sugar, daily, or gluten, so must be selective. The coconut kefir is marvelous! Thank you so much for your continued positive attitude and energy.

  5. Jyoti

    I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate your guidance. Happy Gut is hands down the best when it comes to an outstanding customer service. I am going to try your tips and looking forward to trying various recipes that you have shared.

  6. Elise

    These happy little grains worked well right away. It was my first time fermenting kefir, and by my second batch it was nice and bubbly. I’m a few weeks in and they seem foolproof so far!

    My favourite second ferment recipe is 1/2 cup chopped frozen peaches and a few slices of fresh ginger. But I use cheap apple juice when I’m in a hurry and it works great too! I never liked kombucha, so I’m happy to have this as an alternative.

  7. Vicki

    I purchased the water kefir grains from Happy Gut after researching benefits of probiotics. I checked out a number of companies selling the grains but wanted to support a relatively local small business, and I’m so glad I chose Happy Gut. I was a little hesitant initially, measuring precisely but wondering if the end result was as it should be. Happy Gut provides such personal touches – soon after purchase I was contacted by email to thank me for the purchase, and to check if I had any questions. That’s customer service you don’t get from the “big stores”. My questions were answered within 24 hours! I’ve been experimenting with different fruits on the second ferment and have produced some pretty flavourful combinations.

  8. Joanna

    Fermenting is a new hobby to me and after looking around Happy Gut seemed like the best provider of water kefir grains—plus they’re Canadian. The grains work well, and I have a fermented drink inside of four days, unlike with the weeks-long slog of kombucha making (no shade, kombucha). The grains haven’t multiplied yet but that’s probably because the atmosphere is still a bit chilly. My drinks are carbonating, so I’m not worried. I’ve tried some standard flavour combinations (mango passionfruit, citrus, pineapple) and some pretty out there ones (pine lemon, anyone?), with even more ideas sparking after reading the Happy Gut recipe book. Customer service is friendly, and as a copywriter I appreciate the laidback, friendly, optimistic tone of their communications. The only change I would make to the whole process is to include a tracking number on the shipped grains, but the shipping itself was pretty quick, so I can’t complain.

  9. Dana

    Got the grains and have already made my first batch! Love it so much!

  10. Charles

    I live in Quebec. I already know water kefir. I bought these grains alive, but I was worried they would arrive in poor condition given the 7 day summer transport across Canada. However, as soon as they arrived, I immediately made a first fermentation. 24 hours later I had lots of little bubbles in my jar. I filtered and made a second fermentation. Less than 24 hours later, I have an excellent result. I am very satisfied!

  11. Richard Lees

    Coming up on my 3rd year of successful benefits and ‘brewing’ kefir. Having some difficulty getting the dehydrated version of my replacement grains to ferment but what DOES work is the customer service and great attitude from this Canadian company.

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