Dannon Activia - Probiotic Yogurt Review
January 1, 2013 | By Tom Dixon
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Manufaturer Information:
The Dannon Company
Customer Service: 1-877-326-6668

Return Policy:
Differs per retailer

BBB Accreditation:
F Rating
Overall Consumer Score*: N/A

Available at:
Product Name:
Dannon Activia

CFU Strength:
5-10 Billion Colony Forming Units per 4-oz. yogurt container

Multi-Strain Formula:

One or more yogurts daily.

Not suitable for people with lactose intolerance. Manufactured in a plant that also processes wheat.

Differs per retailer

Also available at:
Local Supermarkets

Product Summary:

Dannon Activia is a probiotic yogurt designed to help improve transit time through the digestive tract.* It has been known to reduce bloating, fullness and stomach aches.* Many clinical trials have determined Activia to be effective.* Various flavors make it appealing to a large customer base, including children.

Key Ingredients:
  • Bifidus Regularis (Bifidobacterium Animalis)
  • Lactobacillus Bulgaricus
  • Streptococcus Thermophilus

Other Ingredients:
  • Cultured grade A reduced fat milk, sugar, water, fructose, modified food starch, contains less than 1% of milk protein concentrate, modified corn starch, natural flavors, kosher gelatin, agar agar, guar gum, lactic acid, calcium lactate, Vitamin D3, sodium citrate.

Product Features:
  • Available through many select retailers.
  • Beneficial when consumed on a daily basis.
  • Regulates the digestive system.*
  • Requires refrigeration.
  • Source of calcium, protein, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and phosphorus.

General Claims:
  • Helps regulate digestive system.*

Product claims are made solely by the manufacturer. Statements made do not represent beliefs or opinions of BestProbioticProducts.org. Consumer discretion is advised.

  • Differs per retailer. Check your local supermarkets.

(Source: www.probiotics-lovethatbug.com)

"Dannon Activia yogurt should be labeled as a laxative, as well as placed by medications in stores. Dannon's ad's for Activia are deceiving to the public. When they advertise that it will make your digestive system regular, I did not take that statement as meaning: bowel movements. I ate one Activia and 24 hours later...bad stomach cramps, watery diarrhea that has left me weak. Thank God my kids did not get a hold of that product."

"I think Activia yogurt is great. It tastes really nice and fills you up. I think a lot of people experience bathroom troubles because they are unhealthy anyway. Just eating this yoghurt will not then enable you to eat all the junk you want. This stuff is a nice yoghurt and I think it helps other areas too."

"I just want to say that my eldest sister was having very serious problems with her stomach, she went to test after test and could not help her. On her own she tried Activia yogurt. I do believe it was and the pains and bloating went away. She eats it regularly now and has felt a lot better, No complaints of pain in her stomach."

"I find Activia to have been very helpful in having regular and daily bowel movements. It may be you have had a parasitic infection or something else that required anti-biotics.I would not put the blame on Activia so fast."

"I love Activia yogurt. I have never experienced any of the symptoms that the others are saying. I do eat a healthy balanced diet though. I really like the way the yogurt tastes since I do not like the way those nasty artificial sweeteners taste. I have irritable bowel syndrome and I have a very sensitive stomach and this yogurt has done nothing but good things for me. I eat 2 a day, 1 with breakfast, and 1 with lunch, and I never have any problems."

"I eat all kinds of yogurt products and drink milk often. I tried Activia by Dannon and was not pleased. The first day I had diarrhea. The next 3 days, I had constipation. The next 4 days I had to push really hard for very little #2 outcome. I'm back to my usual yogurt and things are getting back to normal. Activia is not for me."

"I just wanted to say how glad I am to have found this web site. I started eating Activia yogurt three weeks ago and have been experiencing extremely painful abdominal pains every night, have spent two days in bed vomiting and also had diarrhea, was getting ready to see an upper GI specialist because I thought I had developed an ulcer. then I realized the only different I started three weeks ago was the Activia. I'm disappointed to know that there are no warnings on the tv ads nor on the box of yogurt. I even lost my appetite during this time because my stomach has been so upset most of the day. I'm throwing the rest out."

"I had Activia yogurt and I am suffering from terrible cramps, bloating and gas. This is my first time having Activia yogurt. I had six one each day, after which I experieced terrible cramps below my navel. I skipped yesterday, after thinking it must be Activia, since it is the only addition to my diet. I usually buy regular yogurt and had no problems, but I decided to try Activia. I think I will have to go to the doctor. Hope something can be done to help the pain to go away. There should have been a consumer beware on the package. I will never have this yogurt again."


"Started Activia yogurt about a week ago and woke up this morning with a major urgency to use the bathroom. Its been 1 hour and I have been in there 4 times. My stomach is cramping badly and it feels like I am gonna vomit. Needless to say, I am gonna stop drinking this stuff."

"I suffer from constipation even though I eat lots of fruit. I thought I would try Activia to see if it would help. I started Sunday and by Tuesday I'm having abdominal cramping and almost flu like systems. I know it's not the flu but I feel sick at my stomach, feverish and achy. Hope it goes away. Think I'll quit eating the stuff and go back to being constipated."

John of Gainsville, Florida

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