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What is LiveBrew?

LiveBrew is a live, active consortium of probiotic organisms bathed in a soup of their beneficial metabolites and organic acids they produce

What species of probiotic organisms are used to make LiveBrew?

Species used to make LiveBrew include:

Lactobacillus acidophilus

Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp bulgaricus

Lactobacillus rhamnosus

Lactobacillus paracasei

Bifidobacterium lactis

Streptococcus thermophilus

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Is livebrew safe for everyone?

Seek medical advice before giving LiveBrew to anyone in a severely immune compromised state. LiveBrew organisms are all on the GRAS (GenerallyRegarded As Safe) and have EU (European Union) QPS (QualifiedPresumption of Safety) status.

What is the recommended dose?

At least 100ml a day.  Can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Those dealing with significant stresses/issues may require a larger dose. 

Why might I need LiveBrew?

LiveBrew can help digestion which can lead to improved immune function. Improvements in immune function can lead to better skin condition and reduced allergies.

Where can I get LiveBrew from?

LiveBrew is available from our webstore and from selected retailers see https://www.livebrew.co.nz/pages/our-retailers

Why is LiveBrew so sour?

The pH of LiveBrew is low, i.e., between 3.2 and 3.8, making LiveBrew quite acidic.

What is pH?

pH is a measure of acidity. The scale goes from 1, extremely acidic, to 14, extremely alkaline, with 7 being neutral. LiveBrew’s pH is between 3.2 and 3.8, making LiveBrew quite acidic.

What is the difference between a probiotic and an antibiotic?

Probiotics are defined as “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” (WHO/FAO). Antibiotics are chemicals produced by microorganisms, e.g., fungi and bacteria, that inhibit or kill other microorganisms.

When should I not take LiveBrew?

Immediately before or after antibiotics. Try to separate antibiotic taking from taking LiveBrew. This is to increase the efficacy of both LiveBrew and the antibiotic.

How much sugar is there in LiveBrew?

During production of LiveBrew, we add sugar and molasses to feed the probiotic microbes. The sugars are all consumed and turned into more probiotic microbes and beneficial organic acids

Is there any alcohol in LiveBrew?

In a bottle of LiveBrew there is less than 0.5% alcohol content which means in each dose of 100ml you would receive less than 1/2ml in a 100ml dose.  Note that all fermentation products which contain live yeast like Kombucha and Kefir etc will contain some alcohol.

Is it possible to poison myself if I overdose with LiveBrew?

LiveBrew is completely safe. Massively overdosing, e.g., 1 litre, can result in short term gut discomfort and flatulence. Occasionally purging of the gut may occur. Generally higher doses result in better digestion.

Are there any drugs or additives in LiveBrew?

No! The only things in LiveBrew are the probiotic cultures we start with and the human food grade food we feed them.

What are the ingredients in LiveBrew?

LiveBrew ingredients:

  • GRAS cultures
  • Potable water
  • Organic molasses
  • Organic kelp
  • Pure sea salt
  • Pure dolomite

My stool frequency and consistency have changed since I started LiveBrew. Is this normal?

Yes. One of the most commonly reported effects of LiveBrew is a change in frequency and consistency of stools. Generally stool consistency becomes firm but not hard and frequency settles at once or twice a day.

I have white floaty bits on the top of my brew in the bottle what is this?

As the LiveBrew is exposed to air some cell fragments become "hydrophobic" that is they are no longer dissolved or suspended in the water and repel it. These cell fragments form the white floaty bits.  There is still immune system stimulating goodness in these bits and they are safe.

What are the bits at the bottom of the bottle?
Because of the very high number of lactobacilli in LiveBrew, they cannot all stay in suspension in the fluid all of the time. Some of the lactobacilli fall out of suspension. Shake the container to get these back in suspension before using, they are an integral part of LiveBrew.
If you ever have any questions about LiveBrew please contact us via this website or at admin@freshprobiotics.com.
Can you still use LiveBrew during a fast?

Fast or Feast              

We at LiveBrew Ltd are frequently asked if people doing intermittent fasting can still use LiveBrew during fasting phases.

Short answer, YES!

LiveBrew has a range of microbes and their metabolites not immediately available to the host (you). In total there are 1.6g/100ml of carbohydrates, almost all of these are in the structure of the bacterial cell walls. These probiotic bacteria are resistant to stomach acids and bile salts. They sail on down through the digestive system doing their good work along the way and are not digested.

There are a range of organic acids, lactic acid, acetic acid, butyric acid, etc., in LiveBrew. These acids will not affect blood sugar levels or signal the body that it has fed. There will be some feeding of the lower gut cells with these organic acids. This is a good thing as, when feeding is resumed, the gut will be ready to extract the goodness from the food.

So…. Bottom line is LiveBrew won’t interfere with the health giving benefits of fasting and can help the gut be ready for food when it arrives.

Whether Feasting or Fasting this New Year, keep LiveBrew handy and wash its gentle goodness through your alimentary canal (digestive tract).