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Benefits of Tibicos Mushroom or Water Kefir

Updated on April 02, 2016
My tibicos mushroom
My tibicos mushroom | Source

Tibicos? When I was first introduced to this “strange” spongy transparent gelatin-like substance, I was quite confused over the many names that I came across after searching the Internet.

The more I searched, the more confused I became. Finally, I decided to stick to my favorite website, Wikipedia, which has two separate articles on this substance. One is tibicos and the other is kefir. From there I tried to form some sort of a logical conclusion.

Asians tend to refer this substance as tibicos, more specifically as tibicos mushroom. Please bear in mind that it is definitely not the typical mushroom. Tibicos is believed to have originated from Tibet.

Most people from the west call it kefir, and attribute its source from the Caucasian mountains, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.

Both tibicos and kefir are considered a probiotic drink containing a complex structure of good bacteria and yeast in a matrix of proteins, lipids and sugars.

Probiotics refers to the healthy bacteria which feeds on the “bad” unhealthy bacteria in our stomach and intestines.

By whatever name we may call it, I believe that they are similar, or at least from the same “family.“

So let us get the name right. And it has so many names across the globe.

Here are just a few names for this “mysterious and miraculous” substance: Tibicos, tibicos mushroom, tibicos life grains, tibis, kefir, milk kefir, water kefir, kefir grains, kefir life grains, sugar kefir grains, kefir yogurt, kefir fungus, Japanese water crystals, California bees, beer seeds, ginger bees, Tibetan mushroom, and Chinese snow lotus or xuelian, or xue lian flowers (Xue Lian Hua ~ 雪莲花).

The photo showing the tibicos mushroom on the top right corner was taken by me. You would notice the brown color instead of the whitish color as shown in some other sites. This is due to the concentrated brown sugar used for my “special” recipe that you will find at the end of this article.

Kefir comes in two “different” types: milk kefir and water kefir. The former is by using milk. And the latter, water. Some people consider these two as different types of kefir. I think they are similar, but I stand to be corrected.

Whatever they are, we are more concerned with the efficacy of this substance, which I choose to call Tibicos mushroom. It looks like little cauliflower florets but in transparent jelly-like form.

It feeds on milk or sugar solution to form a culture of bacteria and yeast. The end-product of this mixture is the tibicos mushroom drink, be it in water-base or milk-base. The alternative names are water kefir and milk kefir. In this article, it is this drink in water-base form that we will focus on. Some call it a “live-cultured” drink.

All the Benefits and Cures

Tibicos mushrooms contain healthy minerals and vitamins, plus all the good bacteria. They contain phosphorous, magnesium and calcium, the vitamins B, C and K, plus amino acids.

In short, tibicos mushroom is a powerful health drink that gives vitality to the body as well as cures many ailments. It is touted to be the best antioxidant-probiotic drink ever available!

The kind person who introduced me to tibicos mushroom was suffering for months of joint pain around the knees and ankles. The pain was so intense that he walked with a limp.

After taking the tibicos mushroom drink the intense pain eased so much that he was able to walk properly. His bowel control also improved. His numerous trips to urinate during the night were also drastically reduced. This is perhaps the best proof of the potency of tibicos mushroom drink. It is this positive improvement in this person's health in such a short period that convinced me of the potency and effectiveness of tibicos mushroom.

It took me many weeks of research on the Internet for more information plus more weeks preparing my first tibicos mushroom drink and more weeks to complete the whole course of consuming the cultured drink, and monitoring its effects on me. Now I am ready to share this fantastic and effective drink.

As for me, my immediate positive body reponse after drinking tibicos drink was my greatly improved bowel control.

Below is a list of the benefits and cures of tibicos mushroom:

(Certainly not exhaustive!)

  • Cures migraine and headache
  • Cures insomnia and dizziness
  • Prevents heart-related problems
  • Controls cholesterol level
  • Destroys gallstones
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Prevent metastasis
  • Strengthens bronchial tubes and the lungs
  • Cures asthma, reduces phlegm and stops cough
  • Regulates body weight
  • Cures herpes
  • Cures eye cataracts
  • Heals inflammation
  • Strengthens the digestive system
  • Strengthens bladder control
  • Strengthens bowel control
  • Eliminates toxins in the digestive system
  • Cures arthritis and joint pain
  • Maintains healthy condition of all the vital organs
  • Cures diarrhea
  • Lowers sugar level
  • Maintains healthy conditions of arteries and veins.
  • Improves focus and mental alertness
  • Cures seizures
  • Prevents rapid aging
  • And of course, prevents cancer

My Special Drink Recipe

What is so special about my “special” recipe for tibicos mushroom drink? The advantage of this special recipe is that it saves you a lot of time in preparation.

The usual recipes require you to prepare it everyday.

My special recipe is for making a tibicos mushroom concentrate. You then take a tablespoon of the concentrate once first thing in the morning and once at night before going to sleep.

This special recipe will last you more than 20 days. This is many many times more convenient than preparing it everyday!

Below is my special recipe, and it is very simple as well:


  • 1 liter of pure water, or filtered water
  • 250 grams of tibicos mushroom
  • 250 grams of brown sugar or jaggery powder (choose the darker colored variety)

Never use metal utensils or metal containers. Use only plastic or glass utensils and containers.


  • Put the 250 gm of brown sugar into a 2-liter plastic or glass container.
  • Pour in the 1 liter of water.
  • Stir until the brown sugar dissolves in the water.
  • Put in the 250 gm of tibicos mushroom.
  • Gently stir the mixture.
  • Cover the container with a perforated cloth. (The tibicos mushroom needs air.)
  • Place the container in a cool place for 3 days. (If scum-like substance forms on the surface, gently scoop it out and discard together with the grains that are stuck on it.)
  • After the third day, pour the mixture through a plastic sieve into another plastic or glass container.
  • You will have about 800ml (3 cups) of the tibicos mushroom concentrate.
  • Keep this concentrate in the fridge at all times.
  • By now the tibicos mushroom would have increased to about 650gm!
  • Keep the tibicos mushroom in the fridge for another round of concentrate.

What If It Does Not Activate?

If the mixture shows no sign of bubbles coming out after a few hours, try adding 4 slices of ginger to it. Failing that, sprinkle a wee bit of sodium bicarbonate (or baking powder) onto the mixture.

Normally this would do the trick. If there is still no response, add more sodium bicarbonate and stir a bit. Repeat this a few times if there is no sign of activity.

In the event there is still no activity in the mixture after one day, try this last resort: discard the liquid, wash the tibicos mushroom, and start all over with new ginger slices and the sodium bicarbonate.

So far this last resort has not failed me. Once in a while, remember to give the container a slight shake or just lightly stir the mixture with a wooden or plastic spoon, to agitate and activate the tibicos mushroom.

For some unknown reasons, nowadays my tibicos refuse to come alive. I have to resort to the above actions.

Directions for Consumption:

  • Each morning upon waking up take a tablespoon of the concentrate on an empty stomach.
  • Follow this by drinking at least a glass of plain water. You must remember to drink this glass of water immediately, because you have taken the tibicos culture in a concentrated form.
  • At night before going to bed, do likewise as in the morning.
  • Follow this instruction for the whole duration until the concentrate is finished.
  • This would take you about 25 days.
  • Then take a rest for about a week, and start the process again.

The tibicos concentrate taste like wine. I am not a wine drinker, but I think it tastes like wine to me.

So if you are a wine connoisseur, you may specially like this concentrate. But always remember to drink plenty of water immediately after taking the concentrate.

Fermentation After 2nd Day


Close-Up View


After Sieving (800ml)


Another View (800ml)


Where to Get Tibicos Mushroom

If you have been reading my other articles on wellness, you would have noticed 3 salient principles in the information I shared with you. They are:

  1. Simple and easy.
  2. 100% natural and safe.
  3. It's free or not costly.

Please remember to pass this good news to all your friends and relatives. Share your excess tibicos mushroom with them. This will make them happy. And you will be happy too! And so will I!!!

It is the usual practice that tibicos mushroom should be shared with others free of charge. It is with this moral responsibility and obligation in mind that I am also following this practice of free-sharing.

If you are within my area in Malaysia, I may be able to supply you the tibicos mushroom for free, with only one condition. Please give the excess tibicos for free to those who need it. In this way, together we can make this world a better place.

[An update (2 Nov 2013): After more than 2 1/2 years since this article was published, I have given to many readers around my location. Lately my tibicos died on me, and I didn't bother to search for replenishment. I shall give myself a rest on this tibicos, until such time a kind reader near my location may want to contact me to offer the tibicos for free.]

For those outside my location please do not request from me as it is not possible for me to send by post or by freight.

Some readers here may also have ample supply of the tibicos mushroom, and may be generous enough to share with others within their areas. Please make known in the “comments” section for the benefits of all humankind.

For those interested to obtain free supplies within your area, please go through the comments section below and I am sure in time to come, there will be others nearby who are happy to share for free.

By the way, from my experience, the tibicos mushroom becomes inactive (dead?) after being kept for more than a month. So to preserve your stock, please use them before one month.

A reader commented that tibicos mushroom can be frozen.

Kefir Drink Videos

Below are is a video on how to prepare the water kefir drink. Please note that this is the kefir drink, and not like my tibicos mushroom concentrate.

You need to prepare this drink everyday and drink the whole glass of the prepared solution while you only need to take a tablespoon of my concentrated form followed by a glass of water.

The video is to give you an idea of how to prepare the kefir or tibicos mushroom drink. Hope you enjoy watching.

Ani Phyo's Raw Food Essentials: Water Kefir Drink


The information provided in this article is sourced from the Internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience.

As I cautioned in my article, not every remedy will work on everyone. So is conventional medical treatment. It very much depends on the constituents of the person and the conditions peculiar to that person.

Whatever the reasons, this article does not claim the information provided is totally accurate and reliable and will cure everyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative cures for all ailments.

You are therefore advised to consult your registered medical physicians as a matter of due diligence.


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    • venuspop 5 years ago

      My garden pals have been talking about the kefir yoghurt culture for the past two years. They kept encouraging me to try it and even wanted to give me the cultures but I declined since they weren't able to give more information about it. I shall check with my buddies and give this a try. Again, thanks for sharing.

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Venuspop,

      Tahnks for reading and commenting.

    • thkhong 5 years ago

      dear justin

      Where can i grab hold of this mushroom. Thks.

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi thkhong,

      If you are coming my way you can get it from me. Hopefully you can then help to distribute in the KL area.

      I have given some to a couple from Port Dickson. They said no problem to share their excess in due course, for those around the area.

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      Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

      Great article, thanks for sharing.

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Sun-Girl,

      Thank you for reading and the encouragement.

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      Glassy 5 years ago from Aus

      Nice Hub. I used to make my own kefir, but got fed up with it, as it's a lot of work, trying to keep those grains going and it's messy.

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Glassy,

      Perhaps you may like to follow my recipe, which is easier and more convenient.

    • Pau 5 years ago

      Where can i buy these tibicos mushroom????i'm from the Philippines..Thank you.

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Pau,

      Tibicos mushroom is usually given free. Try Google Search "Where to get tibicos mushroom in Philippines".

    • fashion 5 years ago

      Really great article, very new thing for me.Thanks for sharing.

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Fashion,

      Yes, we are always learning new things each day.

    • Xenacat 5 years ago

      Hi GoodGuy

      Thanks for sharing such a great thing.

      Kefir healed me of my serious eczema and now I take both milk and water kefir daily.

      I have lots of kefir grains to give away. If anyone in Kota Kinabalu Sabah keen to adopt these babies just email me

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Xenacat,

      Thanks for sharing.

    • nice_gal 5 years ago

      tibicos mushroom is given free to anyone who need it.. it is usually given by nuns..

    • Joey 5 years ago

      hey goodguy, i'm having this drink for 3 months and I've been worry that there are growing little worms or lets say maggots in my mixture. I don't know where it is from but I doubt to drink it anymore because of it. Have you experienced this?

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Joey,

      You should throw away the mixture and also the remaining tibicos. Somewhere along the line, there must have been some contamination, most probably some insects must have laid eggs in the mixture, during fermentation. You need to get a new supply.

      Make sure you cover it properly with perforated cloth the next time you do it.

    • Nancy 5 years ago

      I been trying the tibicos for about a week and 1/2 now.. my question to u is that , why is there a different taste to ti, sometimes its sour and other times its sweet?

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Nancy,

      If it is from the same batch, the taste should be the same. Perhaps you may like to discard it, and make another batch.

    • Pinoy 5 years ago

      Just got my first jar of it from a good friend.This article has been enlightening.Thanks Good Guy!I'm from the Philippines,so as soon as i have enough..I will be glad to share.Provided you dont sell it to others when its your turn.

    • Ruth Prem 5 years ago

      Hi, a friend introduce me to the Tibicos, but i have a lot of questions, may be you can help me. Can grains be freezed? Do they have to be in water or dryed when freezed. Does concentrated kefir works the same as water kefir. In which case concentrate is used. Thank you very much.

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Ruth,

      I don't know whether you can freeze them. The best way to know is try it.

      My method is for convenience. You can choose which way you want it.

    • janelajom 5 years ago

      hello, i got my tibicos mushroom from a friend who suffered from inflammation on knee joints and ankle joints. he already took so many medicines and only the tibis made the pain away...he was walking with a limp before and now he is very well. I myself has hyperthyroid that made my nerves weak and made may joints painful too...and when i started drinking the tibi, it healed me all of my pains after just one drink...i'm still drinking it and starting to give some to my friends....should anyone from my place want to have some...please contact me thru my email Thank you for sharing this with me and i might try some doing the concentrates....

    • csw 5 years ago

      Dear Good Guy,

      May i know where to get this tibicus mushroom?

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi csw,

      This is blogosphere. You have to reveal your location.

    • 5 years ago

      Hi, a friend just got back from the US with the tibi, it has been sealed and check in , now its in the fridge for a couple of days already, is it still good. I really don't have any idea about it other then reading about it and testimonies from my sisters. thanks

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Desiree,

      You can follow my recipe, and if they produce lots of bubbles on the surface, then they are good.

    • 5 years ago

      Hi again, thanks to Lily from Sabah / natrina, i got my first batch of tibis. There are a few questions i would like to ask, firstly how do i know if the tibi is dead, when do i need to discard it . i was told that i don't need to wash it, so i just have to add water and sugar after every batch. Is there anything else that i need to know. Thanks again.

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Desiree,

      When the tbs do not produce bubble at all they're dead,

      I used to not washing the tbs. But they seemed to become weak and died after subsequent uses. Now I wash the tbs.

      "Is there anything else that i need to know?"

      Just follow the instructions properly.

    • Karen 5 years ago

      I live in Orem Utah, would someone share their grains with me if I pay for Shipping?

    • Albert 5 years ago

      I would like to try the Tibicos drinks. I stay in Petaling Jaya area. Can anyone spare the Tibicos? My email is TQ

    • Maria rhodes 5 years ago

      I am in The Bay Area in California .I would like to get some of the tibicos, but they shoud be given to you and not purchased,is there someone that can share some with me? I will shared them after with all my friends

    • Malou 5 years ago

      I'm from East Bay, CA. I would also appreciate any info on it. Maria Rhodes should u get any responses please share them with me. My email is Thank u for anyone who will respond. God bless.

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      Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi "treat gout naturally",

      How can it be 100% free when you are asking for $49?

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      shayanashop 5 years ago from Amstelveen

      I think they are similar, but I stand to be corrected. Whatever they are, we are more concerned with the efficacy of this substance, which I choose to call Tibicos mushroom.

    • oca gonzales 5 years ago

      thank you for your brother gave me the concentrate grain is simple and easy to culture.i am disseminating the information so others,especially the ones who are ill, can take advantage also of this little known knowledge.

      thanks to miss zoe and ani,and to you good guys.

      God bless us with the wonderful mushrooms.

    • rolando s, timonera 5 years ago

      I am from the philippines and live in manila. Is there anybody who lives nearby especially in manila, who would like to share their extra tibicus mushroom? my contact number is 09997772285 and i would be willing to pick up the extra tibucos you have.

    • Kristine 4 years ago

      Will this help Celiac disease patiens?

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Kristine 28

      Sorry, I don't know.

    • AsHaV 4 years ago

      hey,GOOD GUY.i do have tibicus bt i didn't knew 2 prepair dem bt 10xx alot ,, nw i prepared it according to your recipe and it tastez awesome and delicious,,,,,thankkxx again........!!!!!!!!!!

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi AsHaV,

      I am happy you know now.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi AsHaV,

      Not that I know of.

    • AsHaV 4 years ago

      every day i enjoy khefir wate bt i hav sum douts too be cleared:

      i hope i gat a answer 4 all of it...))))

      1)i take tibicos ever 24 hrs frm 6am. to 6am..,,,den is it cumplsery to wash the jar daily...???@@@

      2) if i prepre them dailyy and will they expire ever..?? and if yes,den how to know whether a single tibicus is expired or nt..??///

      3) if my fater want to give tibicus to his friendz then how to give them,,..?? and aftr how many dayzz

      4) do dis tibs have any end of there evolution..???and when they dieee)))###$$$$?????

      i m dam sure dat u will give me answer 4 all of them and dat too correct one....##!!!!!

      10xx alot coz i dn have any bound 2 tell u how mch u r helping me...//

    • TS Lee 4 years ago

      Hi Good guy,

      I am from Ipoh and can you recommend me anybody in Ipoh that provide me some Tibicus mushroom to try out on your recommended recipe .

      My email id



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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi AsHaV

      "i m dam sure dat u will give me answer 4 all of them and dat too correct one....##!!!!!"

      I don't answer all questions because I merely share information as written in my article. I am no expert to answer all your questions.

      1)i take tibicos ever 24 hrs frm 6am. to 6am..,,,den is it cumplsery to wash the jar daily...???@@@

      Maybe wash once in a few days.

      2) if i prepre them dailyy and will they expire ever..?? and if yes,den how to know whether a single tibicus is expired or nt..??///

      Tbs will not die especially if rejuvenate each day.

      3) if my fater want to give tibicus to his friendz then how to give them,,..?? and aftr how many dayzz

      Just give.

      4) do dis tibs have any end of there evolution..???and when they dieee)))###$$$$?????

      Refer answer #2.

    • JB 4 years ago

      Hello i am in FL and i have Tibicos to share !!!!!

    • AsHaV 4 years ago


    • vendy 4 years ago

      Hi,i am new to Tibicos,so I red about them and decided to try.I bought my first batch but I ordered them from abroad and they were dead as they didn't produced any kefir and broke down to small peaces.So i ordered new one and they are really ok.I was a bit worried first to drink it it just seems a bit weird taste but then I did.I started with a little bit,like just 400ml or 500ml a day but I have to say after 2 days I felt very bad!!all my bones started aching,and I felt like flue symptoms after checking my temperature I had 37C so a bit higher.So i stopped for a day and half and its gone.Shell I start again?Is it normal?Can I not be allergic or are those just symptoms of clearance of my body?Please help.Thank you

    • AC 4 years ago

      I'm in NJ and have plenty to share.

    • Kwat 4 years ago

      Hi GOOD GUY

      I am sure that some tbs die after several treatment, how do you separate the dead from the living? Are the dead tbs not dangerous? Tks

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Kwat,

      Each time I prepared the tbs, there would be more than enough for next use. So I always use the new batch and discard the older ones.

    • Lisa 4 years ago

      Hi! I am looking for this tibicos. Is there anybody who is willing to share? I'm from Pangasinan, Philppines. My cp# is 09228687470, I will pick it up of it's near in our place, just txt me. Thanks.

    • Elmo 4 years ago

      Hi, I am in Chicago area and really need these for my kids. Please email me at if you can share with me, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you.

    • Julie Ann D. Paguntalan 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing God's gift to you. you found the value of tibicus mushroom then u share it to us. My friend gave me tibicus mushroom. Hoping God will use tibicus mushroom as an instrument to cure my stomach ache, or my gall bladder. more power.

    • aurea 4 years ago

      Where can i get tibicos mushroom in the philippines?

    • Alice 4 years ago

      I'm in Spore, have some tbs to share, around 200g. Anyone interested?

    • elizabeth 4 years ago

      i am in new york i want to give tibicus .I have a lot of them,for free just contact me at 9148377102 my cel just need to find a glass container Anyone out there contact me.

    • Veronica 4 years ago

      Could somebody let me know where can I find Tibicos in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

      Thank you very much

    • Vivian 4 years ago

      One of my dad's friends gave him some tibico and told him the benefits of it. I was kind of skeptical so I googled it and now that I have seen for myself the benefits of tibico I am prepared to give it a try. My dad is sharing his with me, I will let you all know how it works for me. I will keep you all posted :)

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Vivian,

      Thank you. It's in the sharing that our lives may be enriched.

    • Queenie 4 years ago

      Hello my grandma got that tibicos mushroom from a friend. But I don't like its taste, I would like to ask if how to prepare milk kefir. I think it will taste like yogurt. ?

    • rosalynn ortega 4 years ago

      Is Tibicos Mushroom also good for Gout attack?

    • pam 4 years ago

      looking for tibicos in atlanta ga.

    • Wanna learn 4 years ago

      I would like to have a start of tibicos. Anybody that would like to share? I will pay postage? I am located in Tennessee. Email...

    • cbspieker 4 years ago

      i live in Minnesota and i would like to get a start of tibicos if there is anyone that has enough to share. i will pay postage. please e-mail me at

    • Mary 4 years ago

      I also live in Minnesota and would like to get a start ot tibicos. will pay postage. email me a And following tradition will share my mushroom wth others

    • Kristine 28 4 years ago

      I was away for 2 weeks. I left the Tibicos process alone that long. When I came back and changed the process, I noticed those grains have some brown spots on them. What are those? Are they OK? The jug had some jelly like on inside the jug. I understand not to use tap water or soap for cleaning. I wiped off with clean paper towel and rinse with white vinegar, then bottled water to follow. Should be this OK? I worry about bad bacteria or fungus grow in the jug. Kristine 28

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Kristine,

      I would throw them away, and get a new supply.

      By the way you can use tap water for cleaning.

    • tamara 4 years ago

      I live in Israel . Any one know where I can get tibicos?Thanks

    • tamara 4 years ago

      I have mexican opinuta cactus. How can I make tibicos from it?

    • Kristine 28 4 years ago

      Thank you for responding.

      Question#1 How do you store Tibicos while you go out of town for 2 weeks or more? Mine went out bad. I got a new batch from my friend whom I gave previously.

      Question #2 Are we supposed to throw away older Tibicos

      grains as they age? If so, how can you tell which is which?

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Kristine,

      Keep in fridge. Just use your own discretion. They should keep good for at least a month.

      Question #2 : If so, how can you tell which is which?

      I don't know. Usually I threw the older batch away when I had excess.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Newbies,

      Wait a few weeks, when I have excess I shall contact you.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Jen,

      OK will do that.

    • monica 4 years ago


      You are talking about 'older batches'. What do you call old batch? The young ones and the old ones grow together, right?

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Monica,

      Whenever I made a new batch, I threw away the balance from the old batch.

    • Monica 4 years ago

      well, I am really sorry, but please explain this to me like I was a 5 year old : 'the balance from the old batch'. I put the kefir grains in the water+everything needed, they multiply, I filter, wash them and start a new batch. The old ones and new ones stay together

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Monica,

      After each fermentation the total amount of grains will be around 500-700 grams. The next session, I only need 250 grams for the fermentation. The balance I discard. After each session I will get back about the same amount.

    • monica 4 years ago

      ok, thanks, I understand now

    • Karim 4 years ago

      Hi, I'm trying to get Tibicos for my dad because last week was discover stomach cancer, we live in Miramar Florida if someone can share with me please contact me at

      God Bless You

    • Kristine 28 4 years ago

      What causes Tibicos graines turn tan color? I ferment every 3 days.

      I use dark brown sugar. I make 4 cups of water with 3 TBS of dark brown sugar for less sweetner. I know you use 1:1 ration. I am confused what causes grains tan color. Is it OK especially you rinse many times with distilled water (bottle water).

      It seems they don't multiply fast enough, only they all grow together to make larger grains.

      It's hard to find baby grains. I see both baby grains grow along with older batches. Please explain.

    • 4 years ago

      I'm in Kentucky. Looking for mushrooms. Can anyone share theirs with me? I prefer the Tibicos grains. I will gladly pay shipping.

    • Mafalda 4 years ago

      I am in california, I am looking for Tibicos, I will pay shiping

    • traci 4 years ago

      Hi I am looking for the tibicos I am in houston texas and willing to pay shipping and any costs that you may incur..thank you

    • Cynthia 4 years ago

      I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and need some Tibicos. I have severe health problems and would truly appreciate anyone who is will ing to share.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi MTRamos,

      Thanks for sharing. Frozen tbs. That's news to me. Good on you.

    • Diane 4 years ago

      I have a question about drug interactions with tibicos water kefir. Will this drink interfer with my INR levels as I take Warfarin? Also Synthroid for hypothyroid. Thank you, Diane from New York.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Diane,

      I am sorry I don't about that.

    • darl 4 years ago

      hi! Im looking for tibicus in Singapore.does anyone have excess tibicus to share? thanks pls email me at

    • Y.Rodriguez 4 years ago

      Hi I live in NYC the Bronx. I'm interested in obtaining the TIBICOS. As true tradition has it, they are to passed on to the next recipient in need. email me at:

      Thank you.

    • Diantckr 4 years ago

      Does anyone have any to share with me ? I will gladly pay postage .Blessings to you .


    • MTRamos 4 years ago


      I don't discard my extra tibicos. If I don't have anyone to give the extra tibicos, I date, label a snack size zip lock bag and place them in there stating the amount of tbsp of tibicos are inside the bag. I don't always get 10 tbsp. My formula in preping my tibicos is 4cups of distilled water, 10 tbsp of tibicos and one round or square packed 4oz of Panela 100% pure brown sugar cane sugar in a jar. Panela sugar comes in many brands Goya, Fela, Mayte, Tropicana, to name a few. I seem to only find this Panela sugar in Spanish stores. Some come in squares, round, cones, etc. Package of 32oz bring 8 pieces of 4oz each perfect per jar prep. The square ones are the same size. They also have large round ones, but I don't want to break it and try to measure the amount needed. It's just easier to buy them in the package of 8 or 4 pieces. Price here in Florida range between $2.39 to $2.89 for a package of 8 depending what location you're in.

      My question to you Good Guy is, I noticed that in my juice jar I refrigerate has white sandy like substance at the bottom. I'm not sure what it is. What I've been doing is shaking the jar and then drinking it not knowing if that ok. My cousin said they are the tiniest tibicos and that it won't cause any hard. We've been drinking it and so far no hard to anyone of us. Please let me know if you have that sandy substances at the bottom of your juice jar.

    • MTRamos 4 years ago

      Hello Good Guy

      I wanted to share some of the health benefits of my family and friends after just days of drinking the tibico juice/drink.

      My cousin lost one eye due the severe eye pressure balance being too low many years ago. The only eye she has was dangerously next to go. An eye pressure balance should be between 9-11 according to my cousin. Hers for many many years has been dangerously low in the 2-3. After many many years of seeing monthly an eye specialist where she receives her eye injections to help the eye pressure to a norm, when the doctor checked her pressure it was a "9". A number pressure that shocked the hell of her doctor. The doctor retested her because they couldn't believe the reading, it was a 7 still better than her 2-3. It stated that tibicos helps with inflammation so I guest that it helped her with her eye.

      My aunt has high glucose sugar, every morning before eating she'd check her sugar level. It has always been over 200 or 300 before her breakfast. She'd have to take her insulin before or after her meal. Well after drinking the tibicos only a month or less her glucose has been in the mids 150 which is much better than 200-300's. She has suffered from constipation due to the many medications she's on. But now she's not only going regularly, but she doesn't crave coffee, bread, sweets, etc. She's totally happy.

      My sister suffers from migraine headache all her life. We all were afraid of what was causing these painful headaches. I introduced tibicos on July 26, 2012 to her and my whole family. She been drinking the tibico juice twice a day. She hasn't had any MIGRAINE headache still today. And it also cured her severe constipation. She's so excited that she's share her experience with all her friends that they all want them. She's been sharing her extra tibicos with family and friends near her.

      For me, I had palpitation and skipping of my heart beats for over a year. I've had numerous testing and everything came back negative. They'd see the skipping of the heart beat on the monitor but the doctor said it was nothing to worry about. I WORRIED, cause those irregular heart beats keep me up all night and during the day, I felt sluggish, heavy, tired, sleeping and like if I had been hit by a truck. I drink tibico three times or twice a day. Once in the morning before breakfast, sometimes when I can during the middle of the day and after my last meal before bedtime. I not only have regular heart beats, my blood pressure is alot better than before. Irregular heart beats gave crazy blood pressure number due to the skipping of the heart beats now I can get a normal reading and the numbers are near to perfect 120/80. I have also lost BMI/% body fat, my skin feels smoother, softer, and more moisturized.

      Tibicos help many people in many different ways depending on people's conditions or what there needs are. Somehow or someway, the miracle cures are noticed right away, some may be hugh results others maybe small. But you do feel better or changes for the better. I don't know much about the tibicos, I was introduced by them from my cousin in July 2012. I have noticed and seem in everyone some cures and changes for the better.

      I think people should share their stories, to give those faith and hope. Medications I feel hurts our good bacteria, and it makes perfect sense to continue to boost our pro biotic bacteria to defend us from horrible bad ones.

      Good luck to those who drink it for medical reasons, and those who just want to boost or maintain a healthy good bacteria in their body.

      My tibicos lately are eating their sugar within 12hrs vs 24-48hrs. They are active!

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi MTRamos,

      Mine doesn't have the white substance. Sorry I am unable to comment on it.

      Thanks for sharing the positive news.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi MTRamos,

      Did you drink your tbs solution neat or diluted with water like my recipe?

    • MTRamos 4 years ago

      My understanding is that the Julie/drink is diluted. I know for sure it isn't concentrated. Sometimes it taste sweet like apple cider, other times like flat cold beer. Everyone I've share tibicos has at the bottom their jar the white sandy substance. Its like a jar of orange juice or any juice there's always that something at the bottom of the jar.

      You said you couldn't common on my question I hope it's not for a bad reason.

      Thank God and for the miracle cures of tibicos. We all drink it in good faith.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi MTRamos,

      I am unable to comment means I don't know the reason/answer. Nothing wrong with your question.

      My question is whether you drink it without adding water, or with water added to dilute the solution.

    • dmfernandes 4 years ago

      When you make your special recipe (concentrated) can you leave the mushrooms in fridge till your ready to do another batch?

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi dmfernandes ,

      Yes, you should do that. That was what I wrote.

    • Sfern 4 years ago

      Hello how can someone get Tibicos Mushrooms in New York City

    • MTRamos 4 years ago

      I make it with water. My recipe is 4 cups of water, 10 tbsp of tibicos grain and one 4oz of Panela 100% pure brown sugar cane sugar. I let that fermentate 48hrs min. The drink turns amber color. I then refrigerate the drink. I prep a new jar again. If I have extra tibicos I label a snack size zip lock bag with the extra,how many tbsp of extra and freeze it. When someone ask me for tibicos I give them the frozen tibicos and recipe. So far it has worked for everyone and the tibicos have revived & multiplied. Everyone has been sharing theirs the same way. Anyone needing tibicos please let me know. I'm not sure about shipping them. We can share them in Chicago, Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg, soon in Puerto Rico & New York.

    • Sara 4 years ago

      Pls. I am in need of Tibicos. I live in California, San Diego, Oceanside, my contact My name is Sara. Thank you so much . God bless!

    • gemma g.carino 4 years ago

      i got my tibicos to a student of mine ,i'm very happy she shared this to me it really helps a lot, bec. my husband is a chain smoker but now i think i had already the solution even for my family we're taking this for 1mo.Thank's God for this .

    • Grace 4 years ago

      Hello, I am in northeast/central Connecticut, and would love to have some tibicos for me and my family. Is there anyone in southern New England that would be willing to share their tibicos? I would definitely continue the tradition of sharing. Please email me at Thank you and God bless!!

    • vero 4 years ago

      I have arthritis and I am desperate to find something that does not have the terrible side effects that western medicine has

      anyone in California? Long beach ?

      thank you

    • patri 4 years ago

      i am in miami florida and just started on this "mushroom". for free sharing contact me at as a reply.

    • JaclynLYL 4 years ago

      Hi goodguy, i stay in puchong, is there any way who can share tibicus mushroom or are you staying near to Puchong?


    • JaclynLYL 4 years ago

      Dear Good Guy, im leaving in u know anyone who can share this water kiper with me?? Here is my contact

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi JaclynLYL,

      I have referred your request to another contact in KL. If he can help, he will contact you in due course.

    • JaclynLYL 4 years ago

      Dear, Goodguy thank you very much!!

    • JaclynLYL 4 years ago

      Dear Good Guy, the person you mentioned earlier has contacted me. We are mostly likely going to meet up with him on tomorrow to obtain the kifer. Once again i would like to say thank you for the big help.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi JaclynLYL

      You are welcome.

    • Lyn 4 years ago

      Hi, Mr. Good Guy.

      I'm from the Philippines and I've been drinking Tibicos juice for almost a month now. But recently, after drinking 1 or 1/2 cup of juice in the morning, I felt the hot and achy feeling inside my throat and whole of neck (inside part) and my stomach felt acidic and began feeling dizzy and ill. From that time on, I always feel like that for an hour.

      Can you please help me to interpret and analyze what are these reactions on my body cause? I am drinking Tibicos juice for health reasons (kidney problem) but for now stopping taking the juice because I became worried about it efficacy. Many thanks for your help.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Lyn,

      Maybe your last Tbs drink was contaminated. I really don't know and can't advise. Maybe you should check your tibicos grains, give them a good wash and start again. But this time you should test it first, just take a little bit and see the reaction.

    • Angie Montenegro 4 years ago

      Hi Good Guy

      Ilive in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and have been lookig for somebody who can share their Tibicos with me.

      I can also pick up in Palm Beach County or Miami Dade County.

      Please contact me

      Thank you!!

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    • JaclynLYL 4 years ago

      Dear Good Guy,

      Thank you very much for your help. Mr. S.C. told me that his first batch of water kefir was from you. Thus, he has given me the offspring for kick-off. Now, im enjoying it goodness, meanwhile the bb kefir is multiply fast and growing very strong. Im very keen and willing to share at FOC. If you know anyone whom in need in KL, please feel free to contact me at just need to collect from me at Bandar Puteri Puchong KL.

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi JaclynLYL ,

      I am happy that you are happy!

      Your offer is noted.

    • Angela 4 years ago

      Hi Good Guy,

      I am from Salt Lake City Utah. Does anyone have any Tibicos that they can share. I am willing to pay for shipping. Please email me

    • Mary 4 years ago

      Hello Mr. Good Guy!

      May i please know if Tibicos is safe for my father who is now 78 years old and is suffering from headache and dizziness everyday but then, oftentimes he has low blood pressure

    • lynda lim 4 years ago

      My twin from Australia gave me one lot but I didn't succeed on first attempt but succeeded on my 2nd attempt. The Tibicos mushroom increased in quantity and I gave my first success to my friend.

    • erickson 4 years ago

      i got an accident and my eyes battered, but the doctors said i have no problem in my eye, only in my nerves eye, thats why my right eyes suffered from not good eye sight, do you think this tibicos help me bring back my good sight seeing my right eye.... this is my email add to answer my pls help me

    • Ximena 4 years ago

      Could somebody let me know where can I find Tibicos in Orlando, FL


    • Celyn 4 years ago

      Hi Good guy,

      I am from KL and can you recommend me anybody in KL that provide me some Tibicus mushroom to try out on your recommended recipe .

      My email id :



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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Celyn ,

      I shall find out from my friend in KL.

    • ruel 4 years ago

      hi! my brother gave me a bit a week ago and now i have lots of tibicos to give away. if anyone from philippines laguna or manila area wants it., you can catch me up tru 09295561366 or email me at don't worry it's free! thanks

    • Ylinn 4 years ago

      Hi good guy

      I am staying in SS3 Petaling Jaya and would like to get some tibicos. Hope u can help.

      My e-mail is


    • awong 4 years ago

      i stay in Penang Island, and would like to get hold of Tibicos grain to brew for my mum, Can you let me know where to get it? i dont mind paying for it tho'

    • awong 4 years ago

      by the way , my email is

      Pls let me know.TQ

    • johnna delapena serrano 4 years ago

      i'm from philippines and i've used to drink tibicos mushroom for a month because our family had a history of heart desease and cancer..what i want to ask if tibicos mushroom is also recommended for my 1yr old baby?he has an asthma and hoping that through tibicos it can cure..

    • Ylinn 4 years ago

      Just got the starter grains today from your contact. He was very patient in answering my queries n I just brewed my first batch. Fingers crossed n hope they turn out a success. Thank you for your help. Special thanks to Mr. Sean Chan and Jaclyn Ling for getting in touch with me too.

    • Elba Tobar 4 years ago

      Can anyone know where i can get them in NSW Australia

    • Celyn 4 years ago

      Hi Good guy

      Thank you for your help, I have collected the kefir from JaclynLYL, i am now have quite a lot of kefirs to give away, if there is anyone from Cheras interested, please feel free to contact me at

    • Cris 4 years ago

      I'm in Long Beach, California (Southern) and need some tibicos for my Aunt who is suffering from a debilitating migraine. Please advise if you have some to share the tibicos since you are not suppose to buy it. Please contact by email to

    • lenj 4 years ago

      hi good guy

      my auntie has a tibicos is it true that it multiple? so she can share with others the grains because she need to wait to the grain to be multiple, then after that she can share it with us, what is the exact measurement of the grains so i can make my own tibicos drink?

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      ebocris 4 years ago

      i have some for sharing if you want some of this mushroom in Northern Virginia Please contact Me at

    • marie 4 years ago

      hi!my friend introduced me this mushroom,there are many benefits on it as i've read from many columns..... does it has any side effects of taking it?

    • Bonny 4 years ago

      I live in Mississauga, Ontario . . . . .have some grains to sell . . . .

    • YK 4 years ago

      Hi Good guy,

      I'm staying in penang. Would like to try tibicos mushroom. Do you have any friend who have extra tibicos mushroom to share. Please contact me,

      BTW, does the tibicos mushroom help in curing colon cancer.

      My mother in law was diagnosed as having colon cancer stage 4.

      Can she take this concentrated drink? Does it really help??

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi YK,

      I am sorry I am not an authority to answer your last question.

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi YK,

      I emailed you on the supply of tbs but no response from you.

    • Jaden of Philippines 3 years ago

      Hi, Good Guy!

      Is there an overdosage in drinking this tibicos mushroom? For three weeks now, I've been giving him 3 glasses of water every morning and evening and he is now losing his weight. How about those slim like me? I hope I won't lose weight the more.

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Jaden,

      Everything has a limit. Too much of anything is not good. Be moderate.

      Loose weight? This will be good news for the ladies!

    • bntiam2 3 years ago

      Hi Good Guy , i read this article with interest and I live in JB ,Johore . Where can I get some of this tibicos mushroom here ? I would like to try it . My contact is

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi bntiam2,

      Hope some readers may help you in due course.

    • Lasker 3 years ago

      Hi Good Guy,

      I was referred to you by Sean Chan and he said he gotten milk kefir from you. I was asking him for milk kefir and he said it is easier to get it from you because you are in Penang.

      If you have any extra milk kefir, please email me at I am more than happy to meet up anywhere you want to have a small sample of it :)

      Thanks a lot in advance!


    • Olivia Lim 3 years ago

      Dear Sir,

      I need some supply of Tibicos,.. i m living in Puchong, Malaysia.. Anyone can spare me some to start of.

      Thank you

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Olivia Lim,

      Please provide email.

    • bntiam2 3 years ago

      Hi Good Guy , any good guys having this Tibicos in JB area ? Still waiting patiently to try out this good stuff . Thanks

    • Marilyn De Leon 3 years ago

      Hi guys,

      Our friend gave us tibicos mushroom for free, I was not inform that tibicos must not touch to a any metals and I used metal strain to filter the mushroom and we drink the water from tibicos..Is it safe for us to drink it? Our container are all plastic just the strainer and the spoon that we use to mix sugar.

      For now we have some to give away for free also...anyone whose interested can have it. I live in Calamba, Laguna Philippines. You can contact us in our office at Mapecon Phils Inc. Laguna branch.

    • Chikitaiguina 3 years ago

      I live in Orlando and want to start with the mushroom, I have TN is a face nerve condition, very painfull, the Rx bring me a lot of side effects. Please if somebody in my area have one let me know Thanks

    • Danisa 3 years ago

      Hello and God bless Good Guy for sharing.

      I live in San Diego, CA. I would really like some Tibicos. Would you please let me know if someone out here has some?

      Thank you!

    • Danisa 3 years ago

      My email is I forgot to post it above.

      Please let me know if anyone wants to share Tibicos in San Diego, Ca.

      THank you!

    • ambo 3 years ago

      Every time when my sinusitis attacks I drink Tibicos then immediately I have relief... this really works..

    • Illana 3 years ago

      Could you please let me know if when you keep the tibicon in the refrigerator for while, do you keep them dry and uncovered in a jar, or do they have to be kept in water? Thank you.

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Illana,

      After draining the liquid, I just keep the grains in a plastic bag, without washing them. Should be kept air-tight.

    • wence Ferrera 3 years ago

      thanks be to God, To God be the Glory.

    • Jenny 3 years ago

      Hi Good Guy,

      I am from Sabah, Inanam. Do you know of anyone who is willing to give away some tibicon in this area ?

      My email address is

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Ferdinand ,

      I think every thing has expiry date. If you are serious in trying this tibicos, then there is no problem with expiry date because you would have finished it in less than a month. Please keep it in the fridge.

    • mallky 3 years ago

      I live in Miami, have given several people tibias. I believe it has helped with my migraines. My tibias keep growing every day, when I have too many I put them in my plants. I make my drink every day, have a glass first thing in the morning and one at night. I keep the one for night in the fridge, while i have prepared for next day. Never thrown any away, except excess. Good luck. if you need any in miami let me know.

    • Eduard 3 years ago

      Great post for a great thing. I got some cultures from a family friend, and have even given some away. I have a few tips for what I've learned about this great fermented beverage. I've noticed that depending on the sugar used and the ambient temperature, the mixtures will be either sweeter or more tart and vinegar like. If the temperatures change the consistency will change. Hotter weather for me in the desert area results in slightly more bitter taste. The beverages that fermented additionally after being removed from the first stage, tend to start producing their own cultures. These may be smaller versions of kefir or other pro-biotic that are growing within the drink itself. If something is off that you are not used to then you should make sure that your batch hasn't become contaminated with outside stuff like insects or other stuff. There is a lot of great information on the web for everyone that wants to learn more about these amazing little grains. Just put a little time aside and do some searches and you will find everything you need to know.

      Final note, I have also noticed that on occasion this drink may have a different effect on people, it happened to me and my father which on occasion got dizziness or insomnia. I'd guess that it has to do with your body adapting to something it hasn't had before, or maybe it was TOO much for it. If you are new to this, try taking it in smaller amounts and gradually incrementing it and see how your body reacts.

      Sources: Internet, friends and experience.

    • Edward 3 years ago

      Hello, I'm from Singapore, Jurong area. Where can I get the great stuff?

    • dennis 3 years ago

      What will i do to multiply my tibicos?

    • 3 years ago

      how will i get oe where will i get the tibicos here in the philippines?

    • Vikmah Yahya 3 years ago

      Hi good guy. Im from Luyang, Taman Sentosa, Kota Kinabalu. Can you spare me some kefir - tibiscus. My mum is ill and has stomach indigestion problems. I would be very grateful if you could spare me some my email is

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Vikmah,

      I am sorry I am not in the same location. Please go through the comments maybe you can find someone there.

    • annlen 3 years ago

      Hi Good Guy. Is it possible for me to have some tibicos grains from you? I'm from Kuching Sarawak. I don't mind to pay for postage. My email is -

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Annlen,

      I am sorry I can't send to you. I think it is not feasible because tbs are life cultures and will die by the time you receive them.

    • april 3 years ago

      hi Good April from philippines, i have tibicos mushroom..i just want to ask if its ok not to fridge the fermented juice?

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi April,

      In our hot climate I think it is better that you keep it in the fridge.

    • april 3 years ago

      Sir, how long would stay if not in the fridge?

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      I don't know. Never tried.

    • april 3 years ago

      thank you..

    • Venus_sarcilla 3 years ago

      hello po..Before i have read your article about tibicos, i am already cultivating my own tibicos mushroom at home, but my knowledge about growing and culturing it was not much, thank you, because now i learned a lot about my tibicos. now i know that i could also put some fruit flavor to it. thanks, i will really drink it as soon as i delivered my second baby.

    • JESON 3 years ago

      HELLO GOOD GUY...I'd tried it 5 years ago,and i,d lost it after months of using it. It's truly good for health.Now,I feel that I have to take it again to improve my health.But all my friends had lost theirs.

      Can you please help me to have it again?

      I live in the Northern part of Mindanao,in Philippines.

      thank you.

    • cathy 3 years ago

      Is this safe for a g66

      pd deficient?

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Cathy/jeffrey,

      I am sorry I don't know the answer.

    • Ranie 3 years ago


      We had this Tibicos 4 years or more ago. It is then that i realized about the health benefits that it was giving us. I have just read your article today. My mother forgot who was her friend gave her. Is this available in market or groceries?

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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Good evening Ranie,

      As far as I know, they are not for sale, always passed on from one to the other free of charge.

    • Gini 3 years ago

      Hi Good Guy,

      I am from Johor, can I have some tibicos mushroom?

      My email add is


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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Gini,

      You need to source it from nearby your area.

    • guillermo sanz 3 years ago

      Hi Good Guy,

      I am from Lugano, Switzerland, can I have some tibicos mushroom?

      My email add is


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      Justin Choo 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Good afternoon guillermo sanz ,

      I am sorry not possible to send all the way to you.

      You need to source it from nearby your area.

    • Mohana 3 years ago

      Any one from Michigan who has it tibicos to share, I would love some.willing to pay.

      Pl reply

    • realityfouru 3 years ago

      I live in so California and have some to share, contact me at for pick up only.

    • yogi2069 2 years ago

      Hi Good Guy,

      Thank You so much for the information you have shared with us all. I was given these Tibicos last year in October by a sister who's husband had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, & had been given these Tibicos to cultivate. I witnessed what the drink has done for my brother-in-law, so i started drinking a cup first thing in the morning and before bedtime. I can see the difference it has made with my skin and hair and financially a benefit to my wallet. I could say i am about 80% with grey hair & would have to visit my beautician every 2-3 weeks to have a touch-up of my hair color. I haven't made an appointment since December 27th & still don't need to make one, a savings of $200 a month, drinking the water drained from the Tibicos, is helping my grey hairs disappear. My husband Thanks God for the blessing of the Tibicos, but refuses to drink it. I on the other hand have shared my blessings here in central California with other family members & friends. Thank you all for sharing your experience with these little BLESSINGS as my husband calls them.

    • saulco 2 years ago

      hello my mom has a bad case of arthritis and they gave her a jar of tibicos but now shes ran out and ive been looking for more and i cant find any we live in orlando fl and i would really appreciate some help thank you

    • stella 2 years ago

      Hi, I'm from Kuantan, Malaysia. Is there anyone who can share their water kefir grains? I'm willing to pay for postage fee. My email : Kevin_teoh2009@yahoo. com

    • StephanieR 2 years ago

      Hello everyone I am in need of tibicos mushrooms for my mom who is suffering of a serious arthritis I'm in chino California any help would be greatly appreciated God bless

    • StephanieR 2 years ago

      My direct email is

      Located in chino ca

      Please help for my mom with bad arthritis

    • Hans A 2 years ago

      Hi Mr. Good Guy

      im from USJ 6/2n near taipan.. Can you spare me water kefir? here is my email address:

      im happy to meet up and get the tibicos mushroom..

      Thank you so much in advance.

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      Justin Choo 2 years ago from Malaysia

      Good evening Hans,

      I am not in KL. By the way and sorry, after many years my tibicos died on me. I don't have them anymore. Still can't get the stock for myself yet.

    • heidi 2 years ago

      I have tibicos mushrooms for free in the Atlanta Georgia area.

    • Jolene Miller 2 years ago

      I purchased 3 cups of grains yesterday and am drying the third cup after using the first 2 in culture jars. I have heard they can be dried and rehydrated but it may take a few batches to get them up to par. I would be willing to send you dried grains to try.

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      Justin Choo 2 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Jolene,

      Thank you for the offer. It is very kind of you. For the moment I think I will just take a rest.

    • Andy BKK 2 years ago

      Wonder y u take this rest?

      I think this tibi did clear your age spot on your hands not the pineapple

      as I have learned from many websites.

      4 me after only 1 month taking tibi my more-than-10-year skyrocketed cholesterol & triglyceride are now incredibly in normal range.

    • Gemini22 2 years ago

      Hi GoodGuy and others,

      I live in Southern California and have had two knee surgeries so suffering from chronic knee pain as well as being a type 2 diabetic. However, I'm in decent shape and workout 4-5 days a week. I would really like to try your concentrated method if someone is willing to share their Tibicos mushrooms with me. My email is I would in turn post my results as well as share this mystical mushroom with whomever I can.


    • Luz B.Opena 2 years ago

      where to buy tibicos in the philippines? is this available in thManila, Philippines

    • Michelle Lim 2 years ago

      Hi Good Guy,

      Just got to know the wonderful benefits of drinking Kefir Drink.It's interesting and was wondering how to get the Kefir Grains and try making the drink myself. (If the taste is good, might shared with all my family & friends. I staying in SS 2 or Taman Megah (SS25), Petaling Jaya, anyone can share their kefir grains, would be very much appreciated and thanking you in advance. My email :

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      Justin Choo 2 years ago from Malaysia

      Good afternoon Michelle,

      Please read your email. I have given you the contact.

    • Christine 2 years ago

      My name is Christine I am Auburn, Al. Would someone please like to share their Tibi wi me? thank you.

    • ck 2 years ago


      I live in Singapore,would like to have the grain,anyone can kindly share it with me.Thanks

      My email is

    • philip 2 years ago

      I live in Manila Philippines. and Bacoor city Cavite.My brother in law shared some tibicos mushroom with me. his wife and sister in law have reduced arthritis and joint pain. blood sugar also was reduced. my blood sugar was also reduced.very good sleeping drink. I have some mushroom to

    • Letchu 2 years ago

      Hi Good guy,

      Can you please show me how to get this tibicos mushroom. I am from BM, Penang. My email address is


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      Justin Choo 2 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Letchu,

      I am sorry, mine had died long ago, and I did not search for it.

    • lizzy 2 years ago

      Hi good guy & others

      I live in California & I searching for this tibicos mushroom. Does anyone know where I can find this? I have a sick brother & want to help him. Pls email any info @

      Thank you... god bless

    • 2 years ago

      IM DORIS Where can i buy these tibicos mushroom? i'm from the Philippines..Thank you.

    • tarra 2 years ago

      I am in tx and I have tibicos to share!

    • Angel159 2 years ago

      Hello tarra!

      Where in texas are you located! I am located in laredo texas and want to get some tibicos for my mom.

    • Opal 2 years ago

      Can someone please send me some of the Tibico grains please. email me at Thank you. I am living in Vancouver, Washington.

    • Neal 2 years ago

      Thanks for this!

    • Theresa 2 years ago

      Where in Manila Philippines can I get this?

    • Ramon lopez 2 years ago

      Hi my name is Ramon i am located in passaic nj usa anyone in this area interested in tibicos i have some to share my e mail is

    • Gie 2 years ago

      hi Theresa, just give me your number and i will txt you when my tibicus got its extra

    • Maggie 22 months ago

      Hi! My name is Maggie. I live in the Chicago area and was wondering if anyone could share Tibicos with me.

    • Maritza 22 months ago

      Add Your Comment..Hi my name is Maritza and I have tibicos to share if somebody want some I am in the Philadelphia area my email is

    • hans christian alcaraz 21 months ago

      my parents are using tibicos,so my fat brother want to take it to but he said that,he will become more fat. is it true?

    • hans christian 21 months ago

      i want to become fat. may i use this?

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      Justin Choo 21 months ago from Malaysia

      Hi hans christian,

      No way taking tbs will make you fat.

    • Eileen 21 months ago

      Anyone willing to share/sell tibicos to me? I'm from Kota Kinabalu my email is eileentinun@gmail .com

    • shandy 20 months ago

      if your from the philippines search on fb we have water kefir club tibicos for free.. feel free to join

      email me

    • Jenny Hew 19 months ago


      I am looking for tibicos to adopt or buy. I am living in Sabah.

      My email:

      Thank you.

    • Manjeet 18 months ago

      Hi. I am trying to get Kafir grains in Malaysia. I live in Subang Jaya can anyone tell where I can get hold of these grain. I really appreciate your assistance.

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      Robert Morgan 17 months ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale AZ

      Excellent article. I love water Keifer, but I hate having to constantly make it. I will be trying your twenty-day program. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Blessings, Bobby

    • Dee 15 months ago

      Hi there. I would like to get my hands on some of the water kefir grains. I am in PJ.

    • Jin Yu 14 months ago

      Hi I'm from Tunisia how can i get tibicos mushrooms?my grandpa is sick and suffering from cancer..

    • Antonio 14 months ago

      I Live In Miami Beach, Any Body To Share Some Tibicos, Very Wellcome. My Email:

    • Pinlan 10 months ago

      Hi good guy,

      I m from ipoh, is it possible to have some kefir from you?

      My email:

      Much appreciated if i can have it. Tq

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      Justin Choo 10 months ago from Malaysia

      Hi Pinlan,

      I wrote an update at the end of this article that my tibicos had died. Sorry no more left to share.

    • nahmoke 8 months ago

      Excellent article. Very informative and full of positive, healing energy.

      I was introduced to tibicos by a dear family friend four months ago. At 84 she has many ailments. I had been busy sorting things out after my mother's passing, and had not seen the family friend for a while. One day she called and said she had something to share with me. She knows that I am always researching alternative approaches to cultivating a healthier mind, spirit, and body. When I stopped for a visit I was immediately taken by the significant shift in her radiance and overall healthier body. Her energy and enthusiasm were contagious. She was walking straighter, without her cane and had good balance. Her skin had a healthy glow. Her arthritic fingers were not inflamed and she demonstrated the ease of movement and flexibility of their joints. I immediately mentioned how well and happy she looked.

      She sat me down, poured a cool 4 ounces of tibicos water and began telling me about the "Chinese Mushrooms" and the many benefits she was experiencing. She explained that her batch was brought to her in Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic; that they were part of a world movement to share them for their healing properties and part if a world effort. According to her, the strain of her tibicos could be connected back to Mother Theresa. I was moved by her connection to the tibicos on so many levels. I was IN, and drank the kefir water. The lovev with which she shared her "babies" with me was healing in itself. I offered to do more research on the tibicos and share with her.

      My research brought me to your page. I have read much and still use your information as my base. I copied the benefits listed and translated to Spanish, along with the method of preparation( for concentrated and daily). My friend and I disseminate this information as we share the growing tibicos.

      Since that introduction to tibicos i began to prepare the kefir water on a daily basis. It is a ritual that I enjoy. I prepare enough water to share with those that cannot because of physical or economic challenges. Like the old milkman, I am the tibicos water man...delivering 8 ounces to various neighbor here in the mountains of Puerto Rico.

      I have introduced them to friends and neighbors in NYC. I found that freezing the tibicos works...just give them time to reactivate. Follow the recommendation here. Also, they can be refrigerated for a stasis period.

      From the many testimonials I hear, I find that the benefits var from person to person. I say that they adjust to the specific needs of the individual. Like anything, your faith and belief factors become part of the personal integral formula. For me, I feel an exhuberant, positive energy, a keen clarity of mind, amazing deep, rested sleep, great digestive tract function (from beginning to end), only once in the night urinary situation (I can get back to sleep sooner as well), better joint function (retired dancer and keenly aware of muscle/joint health), weigh loss/regulation, supple muscles (motivated to construct a morning conditioning program for younger folk over 60...I'm 62), etc. The preparation and sharing rituals make me feel a great connection to the Universe...and, that's the BETTER me. As a Life Coach, it's where I want to help my clients get to. I guess I am also doing Tibicos coaching!!!

      I do have tibicos to share (in Puerto Rico and NYC as I live in both places) if it can be easily arranged. It's always easier to pass over personally. I have never mailed them, but nothing is impossible.

      Healthy tibicos water drinking. Peace

    • Fusun Derin 7 months ago

      I live in Turkey and would like get more information about tibicos and I wonder if I can find it in Istanbul. Is it possible to have it via post from you.

    • Jackie 4 months ago

      I had the mushroom water for 3 weeks and my sugar level went down, I lost 16lbs. I am so addicted to the mushrooms that I can't stop drinking the water. Awesome mushroom. Glad it handle the diabetes.

    • Jackie 4 months ago

      I need mushrooms in my area Austin Texas. Please let me know here

    • tonix PH 3 months ago

      tnx for sharing

    • James 2 months ago

      Is it safe to drink the tibicos water even if its not fermented for a week?

    • jen 8 weeks ago

      Hi i'm in Sabah, Penampang, i need some kefir grain and how can i get it.

    • wenfa 7 weeks ago

      Hi I am staying in KL, i would like to get hold of some water kefir grain. used to have kambucha in the past but eventually gave it up. i would appreciate it if you are able to share some grain with me. perhaps you can drop me a sms at 0173925836

      best regard

    • Elizabeth lachaona-gabiola 6 weeks ago

      Hi der i want to buy tibicos mushroom plyz pm me....tnx...asap

    • Irene Seto 2 weeks ago

      Hi Mr Justin,

      I would like have some tibicos mushroom, is still available?

      I from Cheras KL. thanks.

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      Justin Choo 2 weeks ago from Malaysia

      Hi Irene,

      Sorry, as I wrote, all my tbs died out.

    • Shellye Pendleton 13 days ago

      I was first given tibicos mushrooms in 1995. I almost went to jail. At that time they were known as "negro ongos". We had to get special permission to have them in the states. They were brought here from some where in mexico. At that time i was at my worst with the battle against cancer. I was on 4 different insulins. Having hivh blood pressure with alot of uncontrolled siezures. I truely believed i was going to die the day a friend brought them and had my sister and a friend of mine hold me up so i could drink the juice.

      Its now 2017 and i am still alive. I take next to no insulin. Have minumal siezires. And won that battle with cancer. Now here we go again with another round if i can find them.

      Any body in the Phoenix Arizona area that knows how or where to get tbem please let me know.

      Thank you.

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