I like to share information that makes life more joyful and meaningful. My main interests are health and general wellness in body and mind.
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.
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
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
After Sieving (800ml)
Another View (800ml)
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:
- Simple and easy.
- 100% natural and safe.
- 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.
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.
Mhiaw on September 23, 2020:
What if there were white worms floating when I about to harvest the juice?
Rosaura Flores on October 22, 2019:
Hello and many blessings to all. I am needing some help. The husband of a dear cousin of mine has prostate cancer he is now in a lot of pain and is given morphin to help with the pain, my question is... would he benefit with drinking Tibicos water? It might be too late. I just wish she had told me sooner. I think they were in denial and had not mentioned the severity of his problem. Anyone knows. I have plenty of Tibicos water to give away. But I don’t know how to approach them.
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on June 18, 2019:
Sorry for the late reply. I only share the info. I am sorry I cannot answer you as I am not an expert.
lhyn on June 11, 2019:
Ask if okey a pregnant drenk benefits of tibicos mushroom or water kefir please answer my question mam and sir
Rosaura Flores on April 19, 2019:
Hello. I really enjoy reading everyone’s comments on the Tibicos mushrooms! I just recently learned from a dear friend about the Tibicos. She gave me about 4 tablespoons of them in a small glass jar. I had been reading up on them in different blogs and had started gathering the items I needed to prepare and start up my own Tibicos. I am now up to 3 jars of Tibicos! My husband and I drink the fermented water 1st thing in the morning before breakfast and before going to bed. Also I take a little around noon since I work in the afternoon. I also have my grandson swish the Tibicos water in his mouth for gingivitis that he developed. I wanted to ask if there’s benefits in drinking the water from the rinsing of the Tibicos. I save the water and put it in water bottles and drink them throughout the day since it’s diluted. I have also given my boss from work a jar of the Tibicos water to drink. I will be sharing my Tibicos water with family and friends. I think it is the right thing to do.
centurion javal on January 12, 2019:
thank you for sharing your article, now i know how to make a concentrated energy drink from tibicos. i got my live tibicos last saturday to my friend for free! that time i have no already idea how to make a concentrated energy drink, but now i now how! tibicos (directly scrub) is recommended to my daughter having a skin asthma, having a skin asthma the result got wounded onto her skin anywhere that bother me! after few days she used the tibicos her wound get dry! i will continuously used this for the sake for my daughter. and now i started to make a concentrated to drink! thank u very much the informative article its really help! by the way i'm from Philippines.
jaycel on January 09, 2019:
hi, im jaycel. how to get a water kefir grains or tibicos mushroom. i want to try your offer. thank you..
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on September 29, 2018:
Yes, this page is still alive. Thanks for your offer, but i have decided to stop because of the problems and lack of time.
PPP415 on September 26, 2018:
This page still active?
Notice there is no activity for quite a while.
PPP415 on September 26, 2018:
Hi, I just joined. I have water kefir grains avaiable. Can send by mail locally (Malaysia). Just pay the small handling and mailing charges.
Hannah B. on January 23, 2018:
Our family have benefitted from tibicos for several months, it did not die. I'm not sure why but I think the reason was we never left our tibicos sitting in the fridge. We fed it with muscovado and brew almost everyday. It kept multiplying so we were able to share it with friends.
Now it's time to ressurect and go start brewing again. I got my starters from a friend who got it from me long before.
Kombucha is also a good drink. Try it.
Rose Adlaon on July 20, 2017:
Very commendable tibicos mushroom for life! I received a tablespoon from a kind friend and with me is more than kilos already in weeks with more harvest to more friends benefited as I offered to them for free!
Maria Carmen Sazon on July 02, 2017:
Is tibicos can cure ulcer?
Bing Ju Te on May 21, 2017:
Thank you so much for publishing your articles about tibicos mushroom. My friend shared me tibicos mushroom. It really helps a lot to ease my body pain especially when I am tired. I am happy sharing this water Kefir to some of my friends especially to my nieghbors. I shared tibicos to one of my friend then she also shared to others. One day she called me that an old man who drink tibicos that she shared was healed from suffering a joint pains. He could no longer walk. The family spend a lot of money for this old man. when he drinbk tibicos mushroom, he can walk now. Thank you Father in heaven for this water kefir.
Shellye Pendleton on January 11, 2017:
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.
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on January 09, 2017:
Sorry, as I wrote, all my tbs died out.
Irene Seto on January 08, 2017:
Hi Mr Justin,
I would like have some tibicos mushroom, is still available?
I from Cheras KL. thanks.
James on November 12, 2016:
Is it safe to drink the tibicos water even if its not fermented for a week?
tonix PH on October 14, 2016:
tnx for sharing
Jackie on September 19, 2016:
I need mushrooms in my area Austin Texas. Please let me know here
Jackie on September 15, 2016:
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.
Fusun Derin on June 03, 2016:
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.
nahmoke on May 08, 2016:
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
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 10, 2016:
I wrote an update at the end of this article that my tibicos had died. Sorry no more left to share.
Pinlan on March 10, 2016:
Hi good guy,
I m from ipoh, is it possible to have some kefir from you?
Much appreciated if i can have it. Tq
Antonio on November 19, 2015:
I Live In Miami Beach, Any Body To Share Some Tibicos, Very Wellcome. My Email: email@example.com
Jin Yu on November 12, 2015:
Hi I'm from Tunisia how can i get tibicos mushrooms?my grandpa is sick and suffering from cancer..
Dee on October 16, 2015:
Hi there. I would like to get my hands on some of the water kefir grains. I am in PJ.
Robert Morgan from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Gilbert AZ on August 09, 2015:
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
Manjeet on July 14, 2015:
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.
Jenny Hew on June 17, 2015:
I am looking for tibicos to adopt or buy. I am living in Sabah.
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
shandy on May 13, 2015:
if your from the philippines search on fb we have water kefir club tibicos for free.. feel free to join
Eileen on April 18, 2015:
Anyone willing to share/sell tibicos to me? I'm from Kota Kinabalu my email is eileentinun@gmail .com
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on April 15, 2015:
Hi hans christian,
No way taking tbs will make you fat.
hans christian on April 14, 2015:
i want to become fat. may i use this?
hans christian alcaraz on April 14, 2015:
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?
Maritza on March 17, 2015:
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 email@example.com
Maggie on March 12, 2015:
Hi! My name is Maggie. I live in the Chicago area and was wondering if anyone could share Tibicos with me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gie on January 19, 2015:
hi Theresa, just give me your number and i will txt you when my tibicus got its extra
Ramon lopez on December 01, 2014:
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 Ramonlpz96@gmail.com
Theresa on November 28, 2014:
Where in Manila Philippines can I get this?
Neal on October 09, 2014:
Thanks for this!
Opal on September 29, 2014:
Can someone please send me some of the Tibico grains please. email me at
email@example.com. Thank you. I am living in Vancouver, Washington.
Angel159 on September 16, 2014:
Where in texas are you located! I am located in laredo texas and want to get some tibicos for my mom.
tarra on September 01, 2014:
I am in tx and I have tibicos to share!
H on July 14, 2014:
IM DORIS Where can i buy these tibicos mushroom? i'm from the Philippines..Thank you.
lizzy on July 11, 2014:
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you... god bless
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on July 03, 2014:
I am sorry, mine had died long ago, and I did not search for it.
Letchu on July 01, 2014:
Hi Good guy,
Can you please show me how to get this tibicos mushroom. I am from BM, Penang. My email address is email@example.com
philip on June 21, 2014:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ck on June 17, 2014:
I live in Singapore,would like to have the grain,anyone can kindly share it with me.Thanks
My email is email@example.com
Christine on June 16, 2014:
My name is Christine I am Auburn, Al. Would someone please like to share their Tibi wi me? thank you. Tina6_1975@yahoo.com
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on June 02, 2014:
Good afternoon Michelle,
Please read your email. I have given you the contact.
Michelle Lim on June 02, 2014:
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Luz B.Opena on May 21, 2014:
where to buy tibicos in the philippines? is this available in thManila, Philippines
Gemini22 on April 03, 2014:
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 email@example.com. I would in turn post my results as well as share this mystical mushroom with whomever I can.
Andy BKK on April 03, 2014:
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.
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 20, 2014:
Thank you for the offer. It is very kind of you. For the moment I think I will just take a rest.
Jolene Miller on March 19, 2014:
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.
heidi on March 06, 2014:
I have tibicos mushrooms for free in the Atlanta Georgia area. Heidi.Ruiz@gmail.com
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on March 05, 2014:
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.
Hans A on March 05, 2014:
Hi Mr. Good Guy
im from USJ 6/2n near taipan.. Can you spare me water kefir? here is my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
im happy to meet up and get the tibicos mushroom..
Thank you so much in advance.
StephanieR on February 18, 2014:
My direct email is email@example.com
Located in chino ca
Please help for my mom with bad arthritis
StephanieR on February 18, 2014:
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
stella on February 08, 2014:
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
saulco on February 04, 2014:
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
yogi2069 on January 27, 2014:
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
realityfouru on December 30, 2013:
I live in so California and have some to share, contact me at email@example.com for pick up only.
Mohana on November 16, 2013:
Any one from Michigan who has it tibicos to share, I would love some.willing to pay.
Pl reply firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on November 02, 2013:
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.
guillermo sanz on November 02, 2013:
Hi Good Guy,
I am from Lugano, Switzerland, can I have some tibicos mushroom?
My email add is email@example.com
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on October 23, 2013:
You need to source it from nearby your area.
Gini on October 23, 2013:
Hi Good Guy,
I am from Johor, can I have some tibicos mushroom?
My email add is firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on October 10, 2013:
Good evening Ranie,
As far as I know, they are not for sale, always passed on from one to the other free of charge.
Ranie on October 09, 2013:
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?
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on October 01, 2013:
I am sorry I don't know the answer.
cathy on October 01, 2013:
Is this safe for a g66
JESON on September 30, 2013:
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.
Venus_sarcilla on September 25, 2013:
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.
april on September 20, 2013:
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on September 20, 2013:
I don't know. Never tried.
april on September 20, 2013:
Sir, how long would stay if not in the fridge?
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on September 20, 2013:
In our hot climate I think it is better that you keep it in the fridge.
april on September 20, 2013:
hi Good Guy..im April from philippines, i have tibicos mushroom..i just want to ask if its ok not to fridge the fermented juice?
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on September 15, 2013:
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.
annlen on September 15, 2013:
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 - email@example.com
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on August 22, 2013:
I am sorry I am not in the same location. Please go through the comments maybe you can find someone there.
Vikmah Yahya on August 22, 2013:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com on August 09, 2013:
how will i get oe where will i get the tibicos here in the philippines?
dennis on August 07, 2013:
What will i do to multiply my tibicos?
Edward on August 05, 2013:
Hello, I'm from Singapore, Jurong area. Where can I get the great stuff?
Eduard on July 12, 2013:
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.
mallky on July 10, 2013:
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on May 27, 2013:
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.
Jenny on May 09, 2013:
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 email@example.com
wence Ferrera on April 25, 2013:
thanks be to God, To God be the Glory.
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on April 20, 2013:
After draining the liquid, I just keep the grains in a plastic bag, without washing them. Should be kept air-tight.
Illana on April 20, 2013:
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.
ambo on April 18, 2013:
Every time when my sinusitis attacks I drink Tibicos then immediately I have relief... this really works..
Danisa on April 15, 2013:
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I forgot to post it above.
Please let me know if anyone wants to share Tibicos in San Diego, Ca.