Canadians order kefir grains (milk kefir & water kefir). Buy online. VERY HARDY guaranteed. If you wonder where to get kefir grains and you live in Canada, this is it!  Many suppliers don't ship to Canada. We will.

Live Water Kefir GrainsLive Water Kefir Grains

Water kefir is a delicious, healthful, fermented probiotic drink that you can make easily and inexpensively at home.

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Dehydrated Water Kefir GrainsDehydrated Water Kefir Grains

Dehydrated water kefir grains are live grains that have been dried for storage. These water kefir crystals are effectively in hibernation, lying dormant until the are returned to a sugar/water bath and brought back to a live state.

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Milk Kefir GrainsMilk Kefir Grains Rinsed in Water

Milk kefir grains are especially for culturing milk into a probiotic, slightly carbonated delicious and healthy beverage. People who have issues digesting milk can sometimes drink milk kefir because a lot of the lactose is pre-digested.

Please read more about how to make milk kefir by clicking the Milk Kefir Grains link.

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Kefir (which you can pronounce "Kee-fur" or "kay-Fear")  is milk or sugar water, innoculater with a special culture to make a slightly fizzy probiotic health drink with a myriad of benefits.

Canadians Ordering Water Kefir Grains and other cultures do not have to worry about Weather conditions and the safety of your purchase. We know how to prepare your purchase for shipping, so if your kefir grains freeze in the mail, you can be sure they will still make a great product. Don't let the Canadian winter scare you from ordering. We've got winter in Canada covered!

The Great Canadian Kefir Hunt

Some time ago I read a lot about these little grains that you could put in milk or water and it would turn a regular beverage into a super food powerhouse of probiotics and vitamins. I have had digestive issues for most of my life. I take prevacid which is a "proton pump inhibitor" (PPI) that reduces the amount of stomach acid that is produced because of unbearable heartburn and esophageal reflux, and i have been taking it for many years now. I have also had a real problem with constipation.

Given that my grandmother died of colon cancer, and my mother currently has colon cancer, I was very interested in things I may easily incorporate into my diet to add a layer of protection. During my kefir research efforts, probiotics kept popping up as helpful. Research suggests that kefir and other probiotic rich foods and drinks could help with constipation and heartburn, and protect against bowel cancer, as well as a host of other benefits that surprised me!

I know that you can buy kefir in the grocery store, but I also read that if you could find someone who made kefir, you could get the kefir grains culture. The problem was none of the friends I asked had even heard of kefir, let alone made it at home, so I turned to the internet. 

I hope that waterkefir.ca will be where you turn when you want to buy water kefir grains

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Water kefir grains & milk kefir grains. Purchase kefir starters online. Read the research, benefits, recipes and more. Learn what kefir should look and taste like. Can't find what you want? Ask Kefir Nurse your questions answered promptly.

35 comments to Home

  • Cheryll

    Your order system is not working. I enter my information and it just sits there.

    • Kefir Nurse

      Hi Cheryll Thanks for your message. The order system is working. The problem is in your computer. Every once in a while someone has a problem, and without being right there in your home with you, I am not able to trouble shoot. What should happen after you enter your information is that you ought to be redirected to Paypal to complete the purchase. I just tried it, and it works for me. There could be a number of things happening. 

      1. Your anti-virus software or firewall is not allowing the redirect. (you may have to turn these off just until your order is placed)

      2. Your browser settings are not allowing the redirect. (try using a different browser, or a different computer.

      3. Your workplace computer does not allow the redirect to Paypal. (if you are at work, try ordering from your home computer)

      I hope these suggestions help you. I know it’s frustrating when things don’t work! 

      Kefir Nurse

  • Dawn

    I am trying to order 3 pouches of milk kefir grains and 2 pouches of water kefir grains as a group of us wanted to order in bulk. I cannot seem to put them all in the same order. Can you help me out?


    • Kefir Nurse

      Hi Dawn The system we are using only allows single orders. Silly, I know, in this day and age, but we don’t charge shipping so while it is a little extra work, there’s no extra cost. I apologize profusely for this apparent lack in our system! 

      Kefir Nurse

  • Barb

    I have a distiller. May I use distilled water and if so what extra things would I need to add?

  • Jen

    Hi I may have stored my kefir grains in sugar water for too long in a cabinet and they turned brown. They don’t seem to do anything now. Is there any way to revive them?

    • Kefir Nurse

      Hi Jen Rinse them very well. Put them in a jar with just enough water to cover them, and a couple of teaspoons of white refined sugar, cover them and set in the fridge. In 3 days, remove them from the fridge, drains and rinse gently and start again with the instructions for making water kefir. If they are going to revive, (and they likely will) it could take a week to 10 days. 

      Kefir Nurse

  • Brenda Hewitt

    Thanks for reply,will keep at it.I appreciate your site and all it’s information.
    Brenda H.

  • Brenda Hewitt

    hi Kefir Nurse,
    I’ve just made my second batch(2 days up this afternoon). first time I used 1/3 cup sugar by mistake and used boiled
    ,cooled water. second time followed directions exactly.
    The liquid is a little lighter than 2 days ago and there are a few little bubbles on top and there seems to be a little milky sediment on the bottom. does that sound like it’s working ? if not , what can
    I do to correct it? thanks for any help you can give.

    • Kefir Nurse

      Hi Brenda Thanks for your message. It sounds like you are on the right track! It takes a week to ten days before your kefir settles in. Keep going! You’ll have perfectly delicious healthy kefir in no time at all! 

      Kefir Nurse

  • Monique

    Hi Can m’y kefir milk and water kefir be next to each other in the kitchen while fermenting since they have the same bacterial profile?

    • Kefir Nurse

      Hi Monique I keep mine fairly close to one another. They aren’t directly side by side but they are closer than I would keep anything else. My instinct is to say yes, but I can’t say with 100% certainty! 

      Kefir Nurse

  • Hi! I amsolutely love kefir and have sent an email as well as ordered some water kefir grains. I’m really excited to start making my own. I have a question that’s just more for curiosity…do you know how kefir differs from kombucha (which I really enjoy also). They both have an effervescent quality and are full of beneficial probiotics and bacteria. I’m just not real clear how they are similar/different. Thank you, can’t wait to receive my order.

    • Kefir Nurse

      Hi Jacqueline Kombucha is similar. It is made with tea and sugar, and the bacteria differ slightly. Also it forms a different looking culture SCOBY. Many people prefer the taste of water kefir over kombucha.

      Kefir Nurse

  • jen

    Hi there, I only used a tablespoon of the live kefir grains I got. What can i do with the rest of the grains. Can I put them back in the ziplock bag and store them in the fridge??

    • Kefir Nurse

      Hi Jen Thanks for the question. Your live kefir grains will not live that long out of the sugar/water solution, and the ones you are using will grow and multiply. To store grains put them in a jar, cover with clean fresh water, add a couple of tablespoons of sugar, cover and store in the fridge. They will keep this way for a couple of months. For long term storage you should dehydrate them.

      Here is more info about storing kefir grains… http://waterkefir.ca/storing-grains-when-on-vacation/

      Kefir Nurse

      • jen

        Sorry one more question…it’s been over 48 hours and my grains never grew in size and none are floating. There are some bubbles at the top and it smells sorta tangy. Does it mean the kefir did their job???

        • Kefir Nurse

          Hi Jen: There’s lots of really great information throughout this blog that will answer your question. Time is also important. Keep doing what you are doing, and read through the blog. If you still have questions in a week or two, pop back over here. 

          Kefir Nurse

          • Jen

            I want to refrain from asking another question but i didn’t realize there could be a correlation between the kefir and cramps and diarrhea. I read the FAQ and it only mentions flatulence and pain, but what about the diarrhea?? When will it ease up? I drink a glass day. If i persist and continue on with a cup a day will it slow down on its own or am i doing myself harm?? Thx.

          • Kefir Nurse

            Hi Jen that can also be a sign of die off of bad bacteria, but if it is uncomfortable cut back a little and spread out the amount, for example drink 1 ounce 4 times a day instead of 1/2 cup all at the same time. 

  • Lydia Szymanski

    I ordered the Milk and Water Kefir but was away when the post arrived . They would have been in the mailbox for about 2 weeks . I assume that they are no good at this point . Can you let me know . Lydia Szymanski

  • derek

    Hi I purchased some of your dehydrated water kefir grains. I have made three batches so far. I’m noticing on my 2nd ferment after 24 hours (added grape juice to flavor) I’m getting a white sediment at the bottom of the jar? Is it safe to drink? Am I doing something wrong? Using molasses (1\4tsp) and some 4-5 drops of concentrate as well. Any ideas? Thanks so much

    • Kefir Nurse

      Hi Derek Often what you see on the bottom of the water kefir jar are baby grains — they are too small to really identify as such. If you look at them closely and think they could be that, great! If not, the only real way I have is to actually see the sediment.

      • Derek

        The sediment I’m seeing is during the 2nd ferment with grape juice. Not the first ferment. Not sure if thought I meant the first ferment. Thanks

        • Kefir Nurse

          Hi Derek Same thing applies to the second ferment as the first, because you have all the tiny little bits that got through the seive. 

  • Hi, I would like to order some milk kefir grains. Do you have any available for purchase?


  • Mary

    Hi Kefir Nurse,
    Looking forward to my shipment of kefir grains. May a stainless steel strainer be used, instead of plastic? Many thanks, Mary

    • Kefir Nurse

      Hi Mary A stainless steel strainer is ok… just to be sure it is stainless. Some of those mesh strainers are made of aluminum or tin and the reactive metals “could” harm your grains. 

  • Marilyn Elstone

    Hi Kefir Nurse,
    I am just finished second batch and it tastes quite vinegary or could I have added too much lemon?…how do I recover the grains or do I just make a third? Also am I to rinse the grains between batches.
    thank you

    • Kefir Nurse

      Hi Marilyn Make a new batch daily. There’s nothing wrong with the grains. It’s just that you got dehydrated grains and they need to rehydrate and rebalance before they start making the kefir you are going to end up loving! :- ) This COULD take a week or two although in my experience it is only a few days. Just make sure as the grains grow that you are keeping the proportions of water, grains and sugar. This will likely mean removing some of the grains and having an extra batch going, or storing extras. 


      Kefir nurse

  • Ida

    Hi, I have just received your live kefir last week and followed your instructions to make kefir. The first batch kefir almost doubled. I threw away the water because it is just sweet but the water was normal. The second batch it increased by 80% only after 12 hour, but the water kefir becomes thick and syrupy. I rinsed the grains well and started the third batch, 12 hours later the water is still thick but not as syrupy. What have gone wrong?

    I followed your instruction on the sugar/water ratio with one dried fig(orangic) and Lemon. Should I continue to make the next batch or rest them in the fridge?

    Please help!

    • Kefir Nurse

      Hi Ida Check the ingredients on the fig first. Does it list some ingredient starting with sulph… or some other kind of preservative? Or ANY other ingredient besides figs? The figs should actually say "unsulphured" on the label else they are probably sulphured. I am betting this is the most likely culprit.

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