Activia Review

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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.


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

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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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  • 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.


  • 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.


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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209 User Reviews about Activia

  • 1

    I have tried activia and not only does it taste good it works or at least it worked for me


  • 2
    Your Name

    I love Activia!!!!! I use to have lots of pain in my stomach guess what I don’t have pain any longer and the bloating was terrible I looked 9 months pregnant since I have been taking Activia guess what I have beautiful abs no more stomach pains Thank You Activia Iam one happy!!!!! Customer!!!!!!!!!!


  • 3

    I did.the Activia challenge and it worked.


  • 4

    I started eating Activia over the past 2 months(about 2 per day) while in Florida for the winter. About 6 weeks ago I started getting a very itchy scalp. I have been back Florida for the last 10 days and continued to eat Activia each day. I have now developed a rash on my stomach, arms, legs and continue to have a very itchy scalp. I thought it may have been because of the sun but some of the rashes are in places not exposed to the sun. Eating the Activia is the only thing that is different about my eating habits. Anyone else have this problem?


  • 5

    Does Activia give you trips to the bathroom?


  • 6

    Does Greek activia have more waterin it


  • 7
    Karna Karn

    I have been eating 2 activia a day for the past week and feel more bloated and gassy than before I started eating it. I like it but don”t like feeling this way. Any suggestions


  • 8

    I would like you to keep selling this not so much Greek kind that is to strong upsets my stomach. Thank you please good doesn’t need to be messed with don’t change


  • 9

    I was having problems in my stomach i was bloated all the time until i seen a commerical about activia how it helps your digestive tract i tried it an in two weeks i felt good i put myself to the test to see if i could do without the activia and i started back feeling down i started back on the activia and now i can put it down just finshed one now i love this stuff thanks activia people keep up the good work


  • 10
    claire sen

    I have IBS and this made it a lot worse, despite my doctor recommended it. I wonder if it has a high fibre content which is how it feels.


  • 11

    Activia is number one in my book, I have wen taking it for over a yearand it is the best. I was on medication since 2010 for my constipation but every sense I’ve been taking Activia Haven’t been constipated and I would endorse this product to anyone at any time.


  • 12
    June spicer

    Please notify me of follow-up comments by email. Is there any way I can buy proOikois yogurt on line?


  • 13
    June spicer

    I have been using Activia for two weeks since arriving in the U.S. prior to coming here I bought your ProOikio yogurt with 8 billion live cultures in each pkg. within two days my gut was FLAT! I cannot find it here, am using Activia with very LITTLE effect. I am also drinking DanActive which states it has 10billion cultures in each drink. It seems some better, but does not generate the results of your ProOikos yogurt. Please bring it into the U.S. and send. me a case. June Spicer.


  • 14
    Linda Celez

    I am a faithful Activia Yogurt eater. No matter what anyone else says it really works I love it. I eat 1 everyday almost with out fail. I was wondering if you could start making Activia yogurt with Stevia. That would make me love it even more and I think your sales on the diet stuff would soar. No one want to eat chemicals that the artificial sweetners provide. I hear all the time and I am one of them too. Stevia is natural I grew it in my back yard. It is wonderful. I don’t understand why more companies don’t use it. Please give it a try you won’t be sorry and I will be very grateful. Thank so much for your time.


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    Stevia is not natural. It is made with GMO corn. Get a clue.



    About the comment on stevie being made with G.M.O corn. You were telling her to get a clue. You need to get a clue because she was referring to the Stevie PLANT. I have grown it as well. The leaves are VERY SWEET NATURALLY! IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GMO CORN. She’s referring to sweetening with the stevie plant..


  • 15
    maritza mcgee

    I have been eating activia for a while it does works but I’m very upset just bought the prune and my surprise was a finger nail in there,I’m so sick thinking how u r packing this product no gloves,I’m from Coram NY and I bought the produt @ meat farms supermarket in port Jefferson NY please check your employees



    How much yogurt should I eat to lose weight and I saw the coment about the finger nail in the yogurt and o don’t think I’m going to eat activis just because of that comment but I would eat if someone replies to my question how much yogurt should I eat to lose weight???


  • 16
    Your Name

    If you have an impaired immune system, can you eat activia?


    Your Name

    try with ur body if i work for you as everyone have different body type


    ann ingham

    Can this cause runny nose sinus drainage? Tickle in throat?