Gut Nourishing Probiotics
From the Classroom to the Kitchen
Niki Price began making coconut water kefir in her home almost 20 years ago for her family and friends. Niki’s son had a compromised immune and digestive system due to an overuse of antibiotics. After Niki’s success in combatting her son’s issues, the “movement” and benefits of this living food spread like wildfire throughout Denver. For years Niki produced coconut water kefir from her kitchen, soon production overflowed to her garage with the manufacturing help of her neighbors. Distribution sites were strategically placed on some customer porches around town. Based on location, customers would pick up their orders, packaged in mason jars on ice in coolers.
At inner-ēco, we take great pride in sourcing the purest coconuts. We maintain that purity with minimal processing, and create a nurturing environment that allows life to thrive within our probiotic coconut water and frozen smoothie snacks. We are one of the largest suppliers of fresh young coconuts in the country.
We source fresh young coconuts (six months old or younger) from small farms in the rich, warm and fertile valleys of Thailand. We crack them open at our own facility in Denver, Colorado. In fact, we designed our own coconut cracking machines!
We never heat, treat, or freeze our coconut water, as drastic changes in temperature may compromise the enzymes in the coconut water. The result: living, nutrient rich, coconut water that tastes as good as it feels when you drink it.
What is Kefir?
Kefir is a cultured/fermented food that has been consumed around the world for centuries, originating in the Caucasus mountains. It comes from the Turkish word to mean “good feeling”. It is a symbiotic combination of good bacteria and beneficial yeast which give it its probiotic properties. Instead of using a dairy medium, inner-ēco transforms fresh young coconut water, into a tangy, dairy free, gluten free, and soy free concentrated probiotic drink. Containing up to 100 billion* live cultures per tablespoon serving, supporting good health and overall well-being.
*at the time of manufacture
Trust us – we have tried a LOT of different coconut waters! Our young coconut water is the perfect medium, making inner-ēco both PRObiotic and PREbiotic. It is fresh, living, and full of nutrients such as magnesium, potassium and electrolytes.
Most coconut water and coconut products are treated, typically through pasteurization and manufactured overseas.
We bring the whole coconut directly from Thailand and manufacture locally. Our process preserves the living qualities of the coconut water without pasteurization.
Benefits of a Healthy Microbiome
Up to 80% of our immune system is in our intestinal tract, “home” of our immune system. The foundation of our health resides in the condition of our overall gut health. Probiotics may support a healthy immune and digestive system.
Kefir Culture Community
Our Probiotic Coconut Water contains the following cultures: Lactococcus lactis subsp., Leuconostoc subsp., Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus subsp., Kefir yeast, Kefir grains microflora.
Our Coconut Probiotic Smoothie Snacks contain the Bacillus Coagulans culture.
The Added Value of Getting Your Probiotics through Fermented Foods
Fermented foods were the first probiotics! It is the natural way to preserve our foods, retaining their nutrition with added benefits! We believe fermented foods are the missing food group in the standard American diet. As we learn more about how our microbiome supports healthy immune response, healthy inflammatory response, healthy digestion, and a healthy mood, we can see that including fermented foods is more than just a tasty addition to our diet – it completes any supplement routine.
In addition, fermented foods are cost-effective and immediately absorbed. inner-ēco begins providing benefit immediately, beginning in the mouth and continuing throughout the digestive system.
A purpose from the past.
Our goal of nurturing harmony within both people and our planet traces the tradition of our product to its source.
The young coconuts we harvest yield the same life-giving water used to save World War II soldiers when plasma ran short on the battlefield. Throughout history other cultures have benefited from this same vital resource. We believe sharing both its benefits and a portion of our profits to support those in need is a fitting way to honor this incredible natural gift.