Kevita is all about drinks that address your individuality, health, and vitality with the deliverance of quality-integrated products. Kevita products are aimed at revitalization from the inside and there could be no better way to achieve it except to create a low calorie, organic drink with the energizing power of Probiotics.
The present generation entered the new millennium with many risks and hazards to health, many of them originating from the industrialization of food manufacturing. One can call it a blessing in disguise because it has made us a ‘health conscious’ age band. Where there is a hype created by the GMO research and its related fields, its parallel organic industry is also making its mark and raising wakefulness and vigilance.
Kevita is one such effort towards this awareness to replace the calorie-laden drinks, which bring total wreckage to our health, with healthy drinks that deliver more than only quenching our thirst. Let us see to what extent this effort should be credited and ascribed.
Kevita’s product list
Kevita specializes in drinks labeled as three headings
- Sparkling Probiotic drink
- Master Brew Kombucha
- Apple Cider Vinegar
The Sparkling Probiotic drink comes in a variety of refreshing flavors, which incorporate the natural goodness of fruits and herbs as
- Mojita Lime Mint Coconut
- Lemon Ginger
- Strawberry Acai Coconut
- Mango Coconut
- Blueberry Cherry
- Hibiscus Berry
- Pineapple Coconut
- Roots Beer
- Lemon Cayenne
The Master Brew Kombucha blends the bold brewed tea texture with different fruits and herbs to deliver a flavorful taste
- Tart Cherry
- Raspberry Lemon
- Pineapple Peach
- Lavender melon
- Mango Habanero
- Dragon fruit Lemon Grass
The Apple Cider Vinegar is not simple vinegar but a tonic drink, incorporating the sweet and tangy flavor of Apple Cider with the trademark blend of fruits, roots, and herbs exclusive to Kevita
- Chili Ginger Lime
- Meyer Lemon
- Ginseng Mandarin
- Turmeric Ginger
The different varieties of products included in the list are exclusive in their flavor but share some common accompaniments and add-on that enable Kevita to stand out from the ordinary drinks. These particular ingredients are
- Live Probiotics
- Organic acids (Kombucha)
- Organic caffeine(Kombucha)
- Water kefir culture
What is a water kefir culture? A fermented, sugar-water-fruit liquid that is cultured with symbiotic strains of bacteria and yeast yielding the refreshing and slightly carbonated flavor of Kevita Sparkling Probiotic drink.
There are numerous health benefits of water kefir, the basis of all is the Probiotic culture that gives a huge boost to your immunity and supports a healthy gut.
The live Probiotics in Kevita drinks are Bacillus Coagulans, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, Lactobacillus Plantarum and Lactobacillus Paracasei in a count of 4 billion CFUs (colony forming units) at the time of manufacture.
The Probiotics in Kevita are live, meaning they are multiplying and increasing in number producing a constant supply of good bacteria that strengthen your gut. A sturdy gut means better digestion and absorption, better immunity that prevents allergies at many levels in the body. The Probiotics are a special aid in healing inflammatory bowel disease, urinary tract infections, skin allergies and various foodborne illnesses.
The Kombucha is the latest of fads in food and beverage industry, commonly known as ‘mushroom tea’, which is a misnomer because it is actually made from adding a yeast and bacterial culture to green or black tea and allowing the liquid to ferment. The resulting mushroom shaped bubbles on the surface of the liquid label the drink as mushroom tea. Kevita’s Kombucha is added with fruit and herb flavors to make it more palatable.
The Kombucha drink is high in its acid contents with sugars, vinegar, and naturally occurring vitamins and antioxidants in tea. The Master Brew Kombucha contains 1000mg of organic acids as citric, acetic and gluconic acid (a ten times amount as compared to the competitors).
Kombucha drinks are reported for their numerous health benefits as digestive and sleep aid, weight loss and detoxification of the body improves liver function and gives a boost to immunity. There are no clinical trials supporting all these claims. However, if the drink is pasteurized, the Probiotic content of the drink is disturbed but owing to safety standards, the health experts promote the consumption of a commercially prepared and pasteurized Kombucha drink.
Kevita Sparkling Probiotic drink and Apple Cider Vinegar are caffeine free while the Kombucha drink contains caffeine, which is a certified organic yield. Each serving of Kombucha drink contains 40mg of caffeine with a total of 80mg caffeine per bottle. The difference between the Kevita Probiotic Drink and Master Brew Kombucha is the way they are fermented (and of course the flavor). The Probiotic drink is fermented by Lactobacillus while the Kombucha is fermented by Komagataeibacter SCOBY, the Apple Cider drink contains apple cider and water kefir.
Kevita is a low-calorie drink as the sugar it contains for its flavor comes from Stevia that is utilized via a certified organic source. Each serving of Kevita drink delivers 5-40 calories.
The product is good for consumption within the expiry date (and if poured out of the bottle, kept refrigerated).
Availability and cost of Kevita
Kevita is widely available across different retail and grocery shops across the US and Canada, however, it is not commercialized anywhere else. You can locate a store near you with the help of store locator at the website or contact directly their sales team that will guide you to make tour purchase.
The cost of a case of Kevita drinks is about $44-$56, amounting to $5 per bottle. Some of the retailers offer a 10% discount on a case of Kevita.
Is it a YES or NO for Kevita?
It is definitely a Yes for Kevita from our side and we will give our reasons for this recommendation
- A great low-calorie substitute for sugary and soda drinks with real health benefits
- An all time drink for any age
- Certified organic ingredients
- GMO free
- Gluten free
- Naturally fermented, handcrafted drinks
- Non-alcoholic product (with less than 0.5% alcohol) with the Master Brew Kombucha being the only non-alcoholic variety in the market
- Water used for the Kevita drinks is purified by reverse osmosis
- The Kevita tonics can be used as part of a healthy, cleansing routine
- A wide range of flavors to choose from to suit your taste buds
- Refreshing and revitalizing treat for your body
Some of the customers had the following issues with Kevita drinks
- A bit costly as compared to simple Probiotics
- Some did not like particular flavors
- Some of the customers had ‘uneasy tummy’ feeling
Only five flavors of Kevita contain coconut that may cause an allergic reaction so caution is advised in the choice of flavor.
Do not use the product if expired.
The only thing we do not like about Kevita is its non-availability outside the US and Canada. Drinks like Kevita should be more widely accessible to replace all the empty and unsafe calories we keep filling in ourselves.