Activia Review

Editor's Review: 2.7 / 5.0

What You Should Know

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Activia is a low-fat yogurt made by Dannon infused with Bifidus Regularis, an active probiotic culture that is claimed to reduce “intestinal transit time” by regulating the digestive tract. Dannon says it may help women clear up digestive issues in combination with a healthy diet, and may clear up issues that make the digestion process slower. They claim this effect can be experienced in roughly two weeks, allowing for optimum digestion and fewer cramps. Activia is available worldwide, including grocery and specialty stores.

Activia is currently the only yogurt on the market claiming to have probiotic cultures in their product, and Dannon publicly states this is an optimum way to regulate the digestion system. They even say they have scientific evidence that backs up these claims, stated on their official website. Activia may not contain the benefits claimed by Dannon, however, and their so-called studies appear to be the result of original research.

Ingredients

Activia only states its yogurt contains milk-derived ingredients, sugar, and Bifidus Regularis.

Product Features

Activia emphasizes that its probiotic cultures promote proper digestion and may help supplement a healthy diet. Further examination reveals that their scientifically-backed facts aren’t legitimate studies at all — these studies were conducted by their own company and are not confirmed by any third-party sources. There has not been studies confirming the benefits of probiotic cultures, and researchers emphasize that more studies are needed to even confirm any benefits. They do not believe it is dangerous, however. Any benefits stated by Dannon simply have not been proven by third-party studies, putting their claims into question. Consumers also question the legitimacy of their claims, stating they did not experience better digestion. Some consumers have also complained of increased stomach irregularity, including diarrhea and cramps. Activia is rich with vitamins and minerals, however, but their probiotic cultures may be used in an unsafe manner.

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Advantages

  • Is an affordable and widely available yogurt.
  • Can be purchased in most grocery stores in the United States.
  • Contains nutrients and minerals which may help aid a healthy, nutritionally sound diet.

Disadvantages

  • Bifidus Regularis is not proven to help aid digestion, and further studies are recommended to confirm if it does have any benefits.
  • Consumers state it actually causes intestinal discomfort and diarrhea. (See reader comments.)
  • Not ideal for diabetics contains excessive sugar.

Conclusion

Activia is touted as a digestion healing yogurt ideal for female intestinal issues, but evidence simply does not back this up. There are also reported side effects not listed on Activia’s website. Nevertheless, it does contain some nutrients which may supplement a healthy diet, but consumers should be aware of the heavy sugar content and some unnatural ingredients added to their yogurt.

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169 User Reviews about Activia

  • 1
    Nita Marceaux

    It works but please make vanilla Greek activia. Love vanilla

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  • 2
    April

    I like Activia, I have a bad digestive system. Certain food I can’t really digest and Pepsi or another soda
    products. My doctor already told me it
    was acid build up but I’ve been eating this yogurt for 2 days and now I can
    drink soda without acid building and not having my stomach feel clenched
    up. So basically I actually feel a lot better and somewhat a little healthier. I can drink a can of Dr. Pepper without a stomach ache. My side effect is minor gas though but I’d give a fair review.

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  • 3
    tucker

    How many can i eat a day without getting a stomach ache I just love it so much!

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  • 4
    herb

    I have eaten six Activia so far and no Belly Dancers have appeared. It proves false advertising and I won’t be buying any more of your product.

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  • 5
    katchie

    how long can i eat activia after the date

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  • 6
    lisa

    I would eat 1 Activia a day, with in 5mins. of eatting it, I was in the rest room. It gave me very lose and water like stool. Also, it gave me gas in my stomach. I would not buy activia again

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  • 7
    Charlotte H Thompson

    I ate Activia 3 times a day recommend by your product for digestion benefits and now my glucose levels rise so much that I am considerate a biabetic. I have a refigerator full before I found out this information. Thank you.

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  • 8
    Carol

    I have been using Activia for appox.6 months. I eat one a day and it definitely keeps me regular; the strawberry flavor is great. Have had no cramping, etc.

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  • 9
    Juanita weaver

    What is used for the color in this yogurt. And what is bifidus

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    Your Name

    bifidus is a good bacteria that helps regulate your GI tract

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  • 10
    Katelyn

    I tried activia and it was the worst idea i ever had. I feel as though they should sell it with a free package of adult diapers. Jamie Lee Curtis really let me down with this one..

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    Kate

    I tried it 5 years ago after a surgery because the pain meds were causing constipation, and it worked well for that. but when I was done with the pain meds, the yogurt was a bit too much. But oddly enough, I have been recovering from some sort of bug that has caused diarrhea and was told to get some activia by a doctor. I ate one of the small “light” activia containers and my stomach settled down immediately– it had the effect of calming the problem right down. I expected the opposite. So in my case it seemed to make me regular when I was constipated from medication, and stopped the diarrhea from this intestinal bug. Very weird. I probably won’t need it once the intestinal issue is gone. Strange results, but I feel better today than I have in three weeks.

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  • 11
    jadajag

    I eat one activia every other day and it works so good on me. My doctor told me I would be on Miralax for the rest of my life because of the trouble I have but I have found that one Activia every other day works great and tastes good. I feel so much better. I have had a little gas and a little cramping but not enough to bother me much.

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  • 12
    Amy

    I have been suffering for several weeks with Gastritis/H Pylori infection and I’m on a 2 week course of triple antibiotic therapy. It was suggested to me to try Activia yogurt to help replenish some lost intestinal flora….wish I could punch that person in the head. Within minutes of eating it, my stomach blew up with air and started cramping….2 hours later the vomiting began-11 times. I will never again take one bite of this horrible product!

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    Anonymous

    Maybe it was just you then. My husband is a physician and I am a registered nurse. Activia works great for our entire family as well as many of our patients. We love it and will continue to recommend the products in our practice. Just like every product out there, it might not be for them. Does not mean its a horrible product.

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    Lynn geist

    Good evening
    I suffer from IBS and really haven’t been eating would activa be beneficial ans safe to take with IBS and help with getting me regular again ….
    Thank you for your time, Lynn

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  • 13
    Charlotte

    Activia is AWSOME…….I take it everyday…. Keeps me regular… I have more energy… And I just feel better…. I brag about all the time……..

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  • 14
    Tanis

    What is the suggested amount of activia a person should eat in a day?

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  • 15
    Donna

    I bought Activia when it first came out, it tasted okay but gave me stomach cramps. They were running a money back promotion with proof that you’d purchased a certain quantity. It was a pain In the butt (sorry) to cut out all the cardboard proofs etc… and I shouldn’t have bothered since I mailed them with over a week to spare and the promotion mailbox had been shut down. When I contacted Activia about It, I was really surprised at how they dug in and wouldn’t make it right. I’ve been eating Dannon yogurt since I was little and it was so annoying to be scammed like that, I stopped buying their products. Trader Joes Greek yogurt is much yummier and better for you anyway :)

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  • 16
    Robert Riedinger

    I had problems with diarrhea and constipation and Activia has solved both problems. The only thing I notice is I feel nausea right after I eat one.

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  • 17
    Tracy

    How much protien is in activia??

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  • 18
    carol

    I’m sorry to say I was disappointed in the effectiveness of Activia. I followed the recommendation of 3 servings/day for 3 weeks and found very little digestive benefit. To the contrary, I gained weight and when I stopped its use I had a tremendous amount of gas for 4-5 days. I would not recommend this product and will throw away those still in my refrigerator.

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  • 19
    Patricia Glaze

    I was told you are not putting out the large containers of activia, the individual ones are the only sizes. Please I purchase the larger container each week.

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  • 20
    Mimi Berge Thompson

    Hi Linda!!! I was born in Morris, IL in
    1981. lived on E. Jefferson…went to
    Center School, Morris High School…which are now gone :( …I eat Activia every a.m. w/blueberries and sunflower nuts. Delicious.

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  • 21
    underpaid slave

    do the overpaid white collar actually read these remarks because these comments are really true and your product really isn’t that great!!!

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  • 22
    underpaid slave

    your commerical is really annoying with that jamie lee, Instead of spending all the money on those high paid advertising companies get real people that really need the money instead of the rich who are really rich and don’t need the money like us underpaidslaves that have to work to 2 to 3 jobs and then have to see where this jamie lee lives who cares she is a annoy overpaid awful actress.

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  • 23
    emy spear

    I bought 8 jars of Activia Luscious cherry.About an hour after having one jar, I had an allergic reaction-itchy all over my body and my throat was closing up-I had to take anti-histamine tablet.I was too scared to eat another and had to throw them away.I am coeliac and as well cannot eat bananas and allergic to iodine.I checked other stuff I had eaten but that had been many hours before and can still eat the other stuff.Is there something in the yoghurt that isn’t mentioned?At this time I am avoiding any yoghurt with Bifidus ActiRegularis in it.

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  • 24
    cheri

    I had my husband eat 3 activia a day for 6 Weeks and nothing. Doctor told us you could eat 15 a day and it wouldn’t be the equivalent of 1 otc pro biotic pill. What a waste of money. Commercial is very deceiving. Your better off buying a bottle of probiotics.

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    Ron

    You’re dead wrong. It works. Whoever your doctor is, he or she is an incompetent idiot. Activia promotes regularity. It contains a specific bacteria that does this. You’re NOT better off buying a bottle of probiotics. I’ve tried them all, altho’ Align shows promise.

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  • 25
    Anonymous

    People activia is for the stomach if you don’t read! I think It is really good for people with digestion problems is really good if you guys don’t like it you don’t have to put does bad comments either.. Sorry but is a really good yogurt and really helps with the stomach

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    caregiver

    It might work well for some but not all. Probiotics I’m sure is great. But someone lactose intolerant it can cause pains and constipation.

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  • 26
    Tami

    What is so different about the patented Regularis strain? As a quadriplegic with a low bowel motility (and sometimes constipation from pain meds), I am always seeking solutions. I’ve been eating the regular Activia 2x/day for a week. I’m experiencing the bloating, extreme gas and stomach cramping. But I’m also eliminating so much stool, I can’t believe it or understand where it could all come from!

    An even bigger benefit has been a much quicker elimination. Normally I have a BM every other day and need a suppository to start the peristalsis motion in my bowels. (I use the Magic Bullet water soluble brand that works 3x faster than a Ducolax glycerin suppository.). Still, the BM process takes 1.5 to 3 hours.

    This past week with Activia, the transit time has reduced to 30 -45 minutes! I have needed to go 2x/day. Once, in the middle of the night again without the suppository to quick start the peristaltic movement.

    A week into the ‘Challenge’, the BM’s are not as spontaneous or volatile. However, the BM is followed by a cup or two of watery mucous-y discharge that hurts because it burns (acid, maybe?).

    For the past 25 years, I believe I have tried every acidophilus product on the market and eat sugar free natural unflavored yoghurts. Never have I experienced results like this! I feel like My intestines are being scrubbed out with brushes.

    I’m hoping that the pain and discomfort will diminish by the end of this week. Also, the spontaneous urge to ‘go’ so often is impractible for me.

    So, what is so unique about the Activia culture to cause such symptoms? Is there anything available that would do the same? I don’t like adding sugar and high fructose corn syrup to my diet?

    Another side effect this past week has been ‘oily urine’. Anybody know why that would happen? I hope I can hear that the oil is fat being burned in my body. :)

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  • 27
    mariaT

    I had one carton of activia this morning & after one meal experience really bad Diarrhoea. clearly this isnt supposed to happen, but why? It was so bad & just from a yogurt. Should this product be on the market if this is the case for some customers?

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  • 28
    Robin

    I have been eating activia for the last year and I feel great.I love the taste.I have eaten different kinds of products and did not like the taste of them. I have had no problems with cramping or any of those things. I feel great everyday. When I do not take activia everyday I feel crampy. I also have a cat that eats activia everyday, she just loves the taste. She also will not eat any other brands. I will continue eating activia and also my cat will continuing eating activia.

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  • 29
    Patsy

    Get the high froctose corn syrup and artificial sweetners out of Activia, and then I will start to use your product again–until then you have lost customers. Thank you Patsy

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  • 30
    Carol Wesley

    I love Activia and have definitely had fewer sluggish days since eating it 2x daily. Why is the cherry flavor not available in the light variety. This is truly my favorite flavor and being a Weight Watcher member and employee I would prefer to have it available in light but have had to buy the regular variety for the past month or so. Suffice it to say, Activia is one of my daily staples.

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  • 31
    Annie Gabani

    I have been reading all the negative comments about activia. I am lactose intolrtant and have IBS for years. I decided to try Activia when it first came out and am very happy to say my IBS is gone (sure occasionally have diarhrea) but I am very pleased with this product. I eat 3-4 cups a day. Am I the only person in this world who has had good results with product? Try taking Phillips Colon Health. That is also a good product. If Activia is sooo bad it would not be on the market. Thanks Activia, I think you are GREAT1! :-) !!!

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  • 32
    ellie carr

    we love Activia!My little dog Mocha is in Heaven when given the chance have some! I wish you could see him. But you can on Facebook! Ellie Carr

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  • 33
    Beverly. Pearson

    I am dieting . I need to know how many calories are. In active 4 oz serving Please

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  • 34
    David Rise

    I was already fairly regular, but wanted to see if this product would make any difference. I tried it for two weeks, but saw no difference at all. When I quit taking it, I became constipated and very irregular. It has been a week, and I have not returned back to normal. Worst thing I could’ve done to myself.

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  • 35
    Michael A Krzykowski

    after trying probionics for six months after stomach irregualities, this stuff activa sure works swell…tried liquid forms mixed with V8 to taste, milk probionics also…this one activia after two days seems to be the best .reg yogurt,nah

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  • 36
    Kerry Green

    There is no place to enter the Code @the Cupofhope.com for the donation to Breast Cancer JUST ANOTHER SCAMMMMM I Knew it just another scammmm thanks a lot Activia ;~(

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  • 37
    Anonymous

    what is in it?…ASPARTAME!!!! Aspartame dissolves into solution and can therefore travel throughout the body and deposit within any tissue. The body digests aspartame unlike saccharin, which does not break down within humans. basically EQUAL(sugar). not good for you at all!! activia may help with some people and there digestion. but after knowing what is in it i would strongly suggest just have a good amount of fiber in your diet and it will give you the same outcome.

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  • 38
    Teresa

    I LOVE Activia! I have been eating every morning for months(if not a yr)for my stomach and I have to admit that it has worked wonders for me. I was lactose intolerant, stayed constipated, would get an upset stomach a lot after eating and now all this has disappeared. It may not work for you but it has worked wonders for me!!

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  • 39
    mike

    Why use artificial sweetners such as the nasty ASPARTAME use natural sweetner. It surpossed to be 200 times sweeter than suger.

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  • 40
    Anonymous

    get rid of the ARTIFICIAL SWEETNERS such as ASPERTAME you know they are bad.

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  • 41
    Alicia

    Like many comments on this thread I have eaten Activia for 7 days and wish I had read these negative comments before I tried it bc I have been suffering from stomach aching and headaches all week while eating this. I almost wonder if I have an infection and I haven’t had one for 16 yrs! Its been 3-4 I haven’t eaten anymore Activias and still not back to my old self. Has anyone with these symptoms tell me how long this will hang around after quitting?

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    Rhonda

    Did you ever go back to normal? It’s been 6 days since I ate it and I still don’t have an appetite.

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  • 42
    Shell

    OMG! The pain is so bad I thought I was having a heart attack! My stomach hurts, taking a regular breath causes pain and the radiating pain through my chest, back and neck are not fun. Tried this product once before months ago and wasn’t sure if that was what caused symptoms. Now that I’ve tried it again with the same results, I will be avoiding this product.

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  • 43
    gloria vergenz

    how long can you keep activia after due date

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  • 44
    Donna

    I tried Activia when I was having stomach problems that I later determined were caused by fish oil pills. Cutting out the pills helped a great deal but there was still some gurgling which did not go away with a daily serving of Activia. I kept eating it anyway because I think it’s delicious. I didn’t get to the store this weekend and went four days without yogurt, noticing I had no stomach gurgles or gas. I bought more Activia last night and had one today. The gurgles and gassy feeling started literally within 2-3 minutes. I’m going to give it up which is too bad because I do love the taste.

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  • 45
    verna

    No thanks, I can be regular without it. The commercials are disgusting as well as untrue, they make it sound like everyone in the world is constipated. The toilet paper people must love this product.

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  • 46
    cashmere

    can u eat as many activias as u want during a day?

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  • 47
    dsafs

    This stuff made me sick for a week straight.

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  • 48
    Anonymous

    The Activia commercials are very nice and indeed inviting…..The only thing is that they are not true. Activia contains Aspertame…One of the worst things we can put into our bodies. That stuff is not good for us in more ways than one.

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  • 49
    Kim Novak

    Is Activia gluten free?

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  • 50
    Rod

    Is this product safe for children?

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    Shanie

    Great question! my 5 yr old son has had my activia and ate it,liked it.but is it safe?

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  • 51
    don

    Found in my grocerys about a month ago.Tried it.I used to take 10 or more antacid pills a day.Now i dont need them at all.Thanks!

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  • 52
    KER

    The probiotic culture may be good for the digestive system, but nothing is WORSE for the gut than sugar. This product isn’t produced for health reasons, but rather for high sales to people who believe what Dannon is trying to sell through the packaging and commercials.
    A good sugarless, plain yogurt (only ingredients should be live cultures and milk (NOTHING ELSE)) is the best way to go. Or a probiotic in a pill form. If you want some flavor, add a touch of honey and/or whole fruit.

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  • 53
    Hannah

    I thought I was having serious toilet problems and was scared when my midwife told me I should get a stool sample sent off for testing, due to prolonged diarrhea the past 2 weeks. Then a friend on a forum suggested it could be my activia addiction ! I have been eating two per day for the last few weeks and have seriously suffered because of it ! I loved the flavour and the texture too so I am gutted I’ll have to stop!

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  • 54
    Anonymous

    like the taste, lost 6 lbs (with exercise), but SEVERE MIGRAINE OCCURENCES, with occular flashing lights, scared me, had to see a Neurologist! 4 days in a row! Throwing out the aspartame-filled poison!

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    l aokley

    I have been eating Activia for a little over a month and started having having stabbing pain in my head on one side and blurry vision in the same eye. Been to the dr and even had a ct scan, can’t find anything. Now he wants me to see a Neurologist. Is this the kind of headache you had?

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  • 55
    jan rosentreter

    can activia be frozen

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  • 56
    LW

    I used to have problems with cramps and gas until I started eating Activia. It cured the problem and I now eat one cup every other day. The only problem seems to be that I can’t stop the regimen. If I go more than 2 days without Activia the cramps return. How can I get off of this stuff?

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  • 57
    anonymous

    I have been sick for 14years I take imodium pills everyday now I have to stop so I am trying the activia day four nothing but diarrhea that’s what I had before does it ever go away and do you have to take it forever

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  • 58
    Anonymous

    how can i lost 10 pounds in one month

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    Dana

    the lemonaid diet by stanley burroughs.. google it. youll thank me later. 15-20pounds in two weeks. its a wonderful cleanser that i use once every two weeks

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  • 59
    Camille

    My 8 year old had some today and within minutes had stomach cramps and diarrhea. She is not lactose intolerant….will stick to regular yogurt.

    My mom has been eating it and experiencing cramps and diarrhea (she couldn’t figure out what was wrong)…after my daughter’s experience today, and my subsequent research I’ve I told her to stop.

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  • 60
    Jim

    Ok people. We are taliking a lot of crap here. Get it? Crap!!!! I like the stf but their cups are eith full or half the portion is missing. Not enough pruduct for the money. I’m more concern about the che,ical in the packaging. What about the glue on the top wrapper that you eat when a peice breaks off. What about this stuff getting warmed up on some truck or loading docks. What about the dyes, pesticides, herbicides, genenetic dairy, and dirty machines making the stuff. So I say if it tastes good and doesn’t cause instant death, eat it. Or don’t

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  • 61
    marquita

    my momther is on many diffrent pain killers and she must move her bowels everyday. question is how may activia should she have, I’ve been giving her three per day is that too many?

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  • 62
    Marco

    ok well day two went without a hitch… ate an activia regular yogurt about an hour after eating dinner, had a normal BM yesterday, no discomfort or anything, I am however taking a digestive enzyme capsule with my dinner, I asked my mom about the Activia and she said she had eaten it before and that it did not make sure sick either… so maybe you guys are having issues digesting an ingredient in the yogurt and not necessarily the Bifidus Regularis (sp)… well good luck everyone.. If I take a c**p in my boxers, I’ll certainly be back and let ya’ll in… :) Happy Holidays… :D

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  • 63
    Donovan

    Chobani Greek yogurt is better in comparison to Activia. I brought a 12 pack of activa lite, last night; ate one container with some nuts, now I have serious gas and stomach cramps. I’m switching to Chobani!

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  • 64
    Mrspug

    I have been having diarrhea since I tried Activia. This isn’t for me. I have longed suffered from constipation but this seems to have just the opposite effect. Not good!!!!!

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  • 65
    lucy

    Activia gave me bad headaches but I didn’t think it was the activa I have been on it for abtout 2 weeks and it didn’t work at all.

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  • 66
    diana

    I want to enter the code on the activia label for donation to breast cancer foundation. Label tells me to go to cupofhope.com and enter code but there is no place on that web site to do this. So what is the point?

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  • 67
    jan

    All I want to do is list the number from my lids so you will donate >10 each number.
    Were is the page to do this , can’t locate.

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  • 68
    Jessie

    Why do people keep saying they “take” Activia? I take an aspirin but eat Activia. It’s almost like people don’t understand how to use the English language. I have been eating Activia for the past 2 years without any discomfort at all. I was soo constipated that I only went to the bathroom a couple of times a month and that was with laxatives every day. Now I go once a day with no gas, bloating, smell or diarrhea. I think we are all different. Just like some of us “eat” Activia and some of us “take” Activia” How do you “take” it, all in one mouthful and then wash it down with water? Maybe that is why you feel sick. Also, the light versions have aspartame the regular version has sugar. So stop complaining about aspartame, buy the regular.

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    Anonymous

    Thank you for bringing this to their attention!!! “Take” activia, “Eat” activia. I think I will keep “eating” it.

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  • 69
    terry m.

    on the lid of activia it says go to — cupof hope .com and enter code and 10 cents will be donated for cancer . but there is no place to enter codes.How do you do it?

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  • 70
    Joan Bozeman

    Has there been any research done on using Activia for dogs with digestive problems?

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  • 71
    Not impressed.

    I ate activia once a day for simply two days and I would like to say I haven’t felt that sick in a long time! I stopped taking it today is my first day without it and my stomach seems to be cramping up even worse! I would advise people to not eat this yogurt!

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  • 72
    Mary P. O'Donnell

    Have attemped numerous times to follow instructions on lids of Activia in order to input codes as instructed but to no avail. Is this a joke?

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  • 73
    luke huffman

    what is daily value of carbohydrates and sugars in a 4 oz serving?

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  • 74
    Rick Carter

    Cannot stand your commercial where the idiot says< MMMrrrellygoooodd"

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  • 75
    Joanne Weiss

    Activia is ok but can get the same results from plain greek yogurt..
    What I REALLY want to do is comment on the commercial. The guy in the park who reluctantly is trying the yogurt looks like he dislikes it so much that he can’t swallow it OR that he hasn’t really tasted it because he hasn’t swallowed it yet. I don’t think that is a positive image at all!

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  • 76
    j dunn

    disgusting add with man talking with food in his mouth

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  • 77
    sabri

    Is activa bad for acid reflux symtoms?

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    john

    YES! I’ve had acid reflux so bad after taking it. I’m throwing the rest out!

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  • 78
    Katie

    I find the new dessert flavors to have a different texture. I don’t think it helps any more than any other yogurt in terms of digestion, but it tastes good.

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  • 79
    frances bottini

    i was duing to try activia so i bought the four back today is 9/28/10 but i bought it last week and the date sept 19 is it still ok to eat it otherwise i lost my money and as a senior on a fix income it’s hard but if it’s ok i would like to know thanki you i’ll be waiti9ng for an answer

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    jon

    the live cultures may not work – you should talk to your doctor or some kind of health professional. personally i wouldnt.

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  • 80
    Amber

    TERRIBLE!! I’m bloated! I have gas! & yesterday I nearly died trying to pass my BM! Not trying to disgust anyone but it was very large & rock hard! This yogurt should be banned!

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    sabrina

    i had the reverse effect the first two days it was soft the third day i had the new desseret and blew out the toilet 3 times in a row it was all yellow water i thought it was my vitamins but after reading this i know what it was

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  • 81
    Joanne

    I am looking for a coupon, this is the best yogurt I have ever tasted, eat it all the time.

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  • 82
    Chris

    I now associate that fat blob guy in the commercial with Activia. The sound of his slobby mouth is so disgusting that I wouldn’t even touch the item on the grocer’s shelf. I mute the TV or change channel now that I’m wise to this horrid commercial. And I’m getting just a bit tired of Jamie Lee Curtis too. As if she doesn’t have enough money in her life, now she’s gotta keep whoring as a shill for products? Do a stage play or something for heaven’s sake. Anything. Just skip the lousy TV commercials.

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    donna greig

    I have a complaint about the ads you have We teach our kids not to talk with our mouths full, yet you have an ad that is most disgusting.

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  • 84
    sam

    i think your new commercial with the couple in the park is so stupid. the guy looks like he wants to throw up the yogurt. if you want people to try it you should make better commercials

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  • 85
    ANITA

    Yogurt is “beyond” nasty … any kind. There isn’t enough money to get me to eat it.

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  • 86
    ANITA

    Do parents teach their children not to talk with their mouths full anymore? Your commercial is “beyond” disgusting.

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  • 87
    Char

    I want to say the most recent commercial where the man talks with his mouth full of yogurt is disgusting and it makes me sick. How rude can it get?

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    Trish

    I thought I was the only one who cringed when the fat guy shovels the Activa into his mouth says w/o swallowing, “This is SO good!” It’s a disgusting attempt to promote a food product. Activia, I would fire that ad agency pronto.

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  • 88
    Kelli

    I have been eating activa for 5 days I always felt really bloated and it has help with that.I’m feel some discomfort with the cramps but I think I will stick it out to see what 14 days will do.

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  • 89
    terry

    I recently started having terrible heartburn and belching. My throat would be burning in the morning from heartburn. I was ready to make an appointment to see my doctor, when I remembered the only real change in my diet was the Activia Yogurt that I’d been eating for about 2 weeks! It took 2 additional weeks for the heartburn to totally subside.

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  • 90
    Joe

    I like all kinds of milk and yogurt products and never have any problems with them. I tried Activia. First day, diarrhea. Then 3 days constipation. Then 3 days pushing way too hard for little results. I’m going back to my regular yogurt today. Activia is not for me.

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  • 91
    Melissa

    I only had three cups of this stuff and I’ve experienced horrid cramps and water diahorrea!I just saw it in my grocery and decided to try. Never again!!!!

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    Danelle

    I just ate one of each flavor, just to see what each one tasted like … Oh no! (0 0)

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  • 92
    joyce curry

    does activa contain gluten?

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  • 93
    Stacey

    I took Activia for 2 days and got horrible cramps and gurgling in my stomach. I stopped taking it and now I have such lower belly bloating and pressure. I wouldnt advise anyone taking this. I just want to know how long it will take to get back to normal and no pressure in my stomach, or diaharea.

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  • 94
    yisaira quinones

    dose activia work for both man and woman

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  • 95
    donna mccoy

    does Activia cause darkening of stool?

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  • 96
    lisa

    half a container a day for one week caused me horrible abdominal pain and constipation!!!

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  • 97
    maria

    first time user
    very painful abdominal cramps, followed by a severe bout of diarrhea
    will never use it again

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  • 98
    Earl Brown

    Why can we not find any activia yogurt drinks in this area?
    We purchased them in Mexico and became devoted fans of the drinks but cannot find them in any grocery stores in the Saklt Lake area. Are they noit available in the US or in this area?

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    Diana

    i live in terre haute indiana and the walmarts down here have tons of them

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  • 99
    Ang

    Um, I ate Activia Yogurt for the past week and had really bad diarrhea, and this week I still have diarrhea, it sure did clear me out, ugh!

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  • 100
    wj

    I suffer from IBS but hadn’t had any symptoms for over a year. Started eating Activia daily for almost two weeks realized it was causing my IBS to return. Out it goes!

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    dc

    after consuming Activia for a week, i started having bowel movements (movements in lower abs not painful though but weird) i stopped hoping to problem to solve……..how mong will it take to get my intestine normal

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  • 101
    Tim

    I bought a big box of Activia at Costco. Ate them, first 3 days were fine, then painful diarrhea several times a day, at work, at home for many days now. I am throwing them out.

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    Tracy

    My son and I have been SO sick for several days after eating a few servings of this CRAP! How can I get it out of our systems??? Cramps, bloating, diarrhea…miserable!

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    vikky

    My boys got same thing after we purchased 2 boxes of Activia in Costco :( how can we remove this crap out of our little ones system? oh i feel so bad that i did not check anything before giving to my little kids. You think that it’s healthy yogurt, its good for you and all your family :(

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  • 102
    teresa

    i’ve experienced headache every single time after taking Activia. That never happens when i eat normal organic yogurt. Also, like many ppl here mentioned, bloating, cramps, gas.

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    priscilla

    I also had some strong headaches but my ear and eyes also hurt. It was like having a very bad allergy. I started to notice this problem after noticiing that it only happened when I ate the yogurt. What is really sad is that the co. is claiming that there is no side affects. Whatever.

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    Anonymous

    Wow~ I just said to my hubsand I had a. Migrane every day this week and I haven’t had one in months. Then I notice he bought Activa lite . That’s the bad one guys. Anything with artificial sugar will kill you on the regulAr active I felt great but this week horrible.that’s what brought me to the website and boom all the things your feeling I am feeling and the diffence is my husband bought the lite active the light anything is bad for you.

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    Anonymous

    i noticed after a week of eating it daily last night and tonight 2 hours later i started throwing up … anyone else with this?

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    kat

    yes I have been experiencing severe side effects from active. my stomach feels very nauseated and I have been throwing up. diarrhea almost immediately..although my gas and bloating seems to have settled down, the other side effects like chills, fever etc (flu like) have increased since eating the yogurt. I will not be using this yogurt anymore..cant believe they sell items that potentially make people sicker.

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  • 103
    valerie evans

    ACTIVIA is all B.S. it is just another “snake-oil” campaign to make some slutty celebrity RICH…don’t use it don’t elieve a word they say.. most people that are PAID to endorse something will tell you just about anything…..

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    KAREN

    WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PRODUCT HERE NOT THE PERSON DOING THE COMMERCIAL. GROW UP. I DON’T SEE ANYONE TELLING US WHAT ELSE THEY ARE EATING THAT COULD CAUSE THE SAME SYMTOMS. I EAT ACTIVIA, BUT I COUNT ALL MY CARBS. PLEASE STATE ALL THE THINGS YOUR EATING.

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  • 104
    marge towers

    what is in activia yogurt ?

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    sheila

    what is in it…ASPARTAME…There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption. Aspartame dissolves into solution and can therefore travel throughout the body and deposit within any tissue. The body digests aspartame unlike saccharin, which does not break down within humans. basically EQUAL(sugar). not good for you at all!! activia may help with some people and there digestion. but after knowing what is in it i would strongly suggest just have a good amount of fiber in your diet and it will give you the same outcome.

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    debbie

    only the light varieties have aspartame. Buy the regular and cut out a slice of pizza to save the calories.

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  • 105
    Davy Jones

    I have been using Activia for 8 days and the cramps and bloating are becoming quite unformortable. Being 40 years old, I have developed a light case of acid reflux (not official diagnosed) that I take Zantac150 for.

    The Zantac does a good job of relieving the syptoms, but I wanted to try Activia to eliminate my dependence on pills.

    I started using Activia in hopes it would calm my stomach and resolve my acid reflux problem. INSTEAD, Activia has resulted in painful stomach cramping and irregularity.

    I hope that by discontinuing Activia, my intestines will return to normal.

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    Rhonda

    Hi Davy,

    I had the same experience as you.
    Could you tell me if your symptoms eventually subsided when you stopped the Activia?

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    Denise Main

    I have acid reflux also and I cannot take Activia because the extra sugar makes it flair up

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  • 106
    sharon johnson

    hoe often do i take it

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    Anonymous

    Eat one cup in the morning with 1 diet soda. Thats all. I lost 67 pounds in 2 months.

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    sara

    I bet you had alot of diarrhea! Is that how you lost the weight? This stuff gave my cramps.

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  • 107
    sharon johnson

    how many do i take a day-i use yogurt cups

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  • 108
    sharon johnson

    how many do i take a day -i use yogurt cups

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  • 109
    Tara

    How many times do you suppose to eat activia in a day

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  • 110
    Arlene

    I have been taking Activia now
    for over 6 days. Should it
    change the color of my stools
    they are a light brown.Could
    the meds I am taking with the
    activia do this?

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    JEAN

    I DID NOT BELIEVE YOUR COMMERCIALS BUT DECIDED TO TRY ANY THING AT THIS POINT SO IRREGULAR. AFTRR 2 WEEKS I AM OH SO REGULAR, LOVE THE TASTE LOVE THE PRODUCT. THANKS ACTIVIA

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  • 111
    TASOS

    how often do I take the yougurt per day

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  • 112
    TASOS

    How often do I take the activia yogurt

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    m sample

    how often do i take activia

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  • 113
    Elizabeth Berkner

    My question is: How much sugar is in Activia? My tri-glycerides have gone up.

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    Anonymous

    look in the nutrition information under ‘carbs’–> ‘sugar’. One small cup (100g) contains 13g of sugar.

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  • 114
    anne mary consulmagno

    EVEN THOUGH ACTIVIA DOES REGULATE YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM I WILL NOT BUY IT AGAIN BECAUSE IT HAS ASPERTINE IN IT AND THAT IS NOT GOOD IF YOU TAAKE THE ASPERTNE OUT OF IT I WILL BUY IT AGAIN

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    Lynn

    Why not make your own? Heat milk (3 cups or so) to 185. Use a thermometer and don’t let it boil. Let it cool to 110 and add 2 or 3 tablespoons of activia yogurt in it. Put in an oven that is turned off but has a pilot light in it (at 110 degrees) for 5 hours. The bacteria will replicate and the aspertame will be very much diluuted. You can make your own yogurt.

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    Dali

    Lynn,

    This is a great recipe I use usually to make my own yogurt that naturally have probiotics.
    But Activia has something in additions to probiotics called Bifidobacteria regularis, found in most animal intestines including human. Dannon’s trademark. You can’t buy it but comes in the Dannon Activia. That’s what makes Activa help you be regular. I do wish I can make activia at home, cause I like the plain one not flavored and sweetened and that is only found in NY.

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  • 115
    Ria Worden

    I have been taking it for one week now and am experiencing cramping. It is helping with consptipation I think….I will continue to take it, I just purchased 3 more 8 paks.
    I enjoy the flavor and the amount (4oz) My medications cause constipation….so I will continue as long as I do not become too uncomfortable.

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    Sonya

    thank you for posting that you use it because your medications make you constipated. Mine do too and I have to take them, but I can’t see getting hooked on Miralax just to go poop. thank you for your encouraging words, today was my first day and I’m praying it helps my severe constipation.

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  • 116
    George McLaughlin

    We just bought 24 snmall cups of Activia I am a celiac, can you tell me if it is gluten free?

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  • 117
    Mary

    Can you give this Activia to a 7 year old. He eats other yogurt, like Fiber one, Yoplait,etc. He has to have 21 grams of fiber a day because he has problem with his bowels. He also takes Miralax every day. Also eats a Fiber one bar a day. The doctoer said he should eat to medium size apples a day also. Thanks and will be waiting for you answer.

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    Anonymous

    Does your son take probiotics? It might be beneficial to him. Also kefir is great stuff and tastes good. It doesn’t say it here, so they may have removed it, but Activia used to have High Fructose Corn syryp–stoney field has one out now it looks like. I have not read ingredients yet. It is fine for 7 yr. old with out the hfcs–if that concerns you. My kids love the blueberry kefir and it is almost lactose free on its own.And look into probiotics–need 5 billion active cultures.

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  • 118
    Linda Gualandi

    I have been using Activia (peach) for at least six months…. Love it and it really works!!! I didn’t believe the commercials. Now I eat it regularly, sometimes with a banana and wheat germ. It is keeping me very healthy.

    Linda Gualandi
    115 Jacqueline St
    Morris Illinois 60450

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    jessica

    you have your address on here?
    Linda Gualandi
    115 Jacqueline St
    Morris Illinois 60450

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  • 119
    Anonymous

    have tried activia and have experience stomach cramps and alot of gurgling in stomache

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    Just a reply

    Taken from Yoplait’s site:

    You may be lactose intolerant if you have cramps, bloating, gas or diarrhea after you eat dairy foods. These symptoms occur when your body isn’t making enough lactase. This could be the problem as well.

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    JerryD

    After two weeks of eating Activia I experienced stomach pain. I thought I had an ulcer. Turns out it was just gas. Once I took an anti-gas med (simethicone) pain went away.

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    ANITA

    At one time I actually liked Jamie Lee Curtis but after your inane commercials I wouldn’t see her if she appeared in my driveway. Yogurt is disgusting at best but to see someone praising it with a mouthful is enough to knock a maggot off a gut wagon!

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    Pete

    That is the best comment I have ever seen on any website,
    I feel ill after eating this crap. Peter, UK.

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    Just passing by

    My 11-year old developed reflux as a result of H1N1 last year. He has chest pains because of it during reflux flare-ups (he has asthma too). When he eats Activia in addition to taking his meds, his chest pains have decreased. I have heard from other reflux sufferers that Activia helps them feel better too.

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    Amanda

    bought a 4 pack of activa because it was on sale. Had one yesterday and one today, now I have horrible gas a diarrhea plus stomch gurgling, pain, and a horrible headache. I’m embarrased to go to class or leave my apartment, the other two will not be eaten =[

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    Jacquelyn

    It has been a miracle worker for me. After a couple of years of trying to cope with recurrent diarrhea Activia has
    solved the problem. I was very hesitant to try it for fear it would make my problem worse. Not so, thank heavens

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    Pacificsunet

    Ate only one of these & immediately had diarrhea so bad, it became water. Then I started shaking & had the chills – body was going into shock. Never, ever again.

    Activia is way too vague on what this product can do.

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    sue

    lol omg!! that bad!! im so sorry, lol

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    Carl

    I experienced something very similar, except the shaking and chills. I ate a cupful and immediately became bloated, and then it all began

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    anthony

    im sick for 2weeks now i been eating this stuff you should be sude for saling this stuff im so sick i know its this stuff im 100% for sure been in ER so sick,gas throwing up camps,nooooo way il buy this again