Hi, I haven't been here in a while and I sure missed this friendly and helpful site. Daughter's computer was broken so I had to share with one more person. Plus, when she had colds, I didn't feel like touching those keys! I was wondering if anyone had tried Kefir. It is a cultured milk drink. Like yogurt, but different. The brand I bought at my health food store is called Lifeway. It contains 10 live and active cultures. They are L. casei, L.lactis, L.acidophilus, L.plantarum, L.rhamnosus, B.bacterim longum, Leuconostoc cremoris, B.bacterium breve, S.diacetylactis, and S.florentinus. It does not contain S.Themophilus like yogurt does, which I read somewhere is not good for some people. I am wondering if these 10 are safe to take. I have never been sure if probiotics agree with me or that they are safe to take. They seem to be because this drink has been around for a long time in eastern Europe. The people who started this company are originally from Russia (it says so on the bottle). I did taste kefir many, many years ago and did not like the taste, but I am willing to overlook that for any health benefits that could come from it. So, before I take a sip I would like to hear from others. Thanks for your help. One more comment, many of those 10 probiotics I never heard of so this is something different.