Originally Posted by LilMamiBella
Is this better than probiotics?
Yes. And depends on why you are taking the probiotics. For instance, babies need different probiotics than adults, in general. And some illnesses or issues benefit from specific probiotics.
Homemade yogurt that is fermented for 24 hours, will have an average concentration of 3 billion cfu/mL of yogurt. If you were to eat a small bowl (500 ml) of 24 hour fermented homemade yogurt, you would receive 1.5 trillion beneficial bacteria - 100 times more bacteria than a 15 billion capsule.
Furthermore, freshly made kefir can have an average microbial count as high as 10 billion cfu/ml.
This includes a mixture of various beneficia bacteria and beneficial yeast strains. This means that a 500 ml glass of homemade kefir could contain as many as 5 trillion beneficial microorganisms or even more!