After you eat, food travels down your esophagus to your stomach where gastric acids and enzymes break it down. Most nutrients are harvested at this point but the bacteria in Activia, BL Regularis, survive the acid to join your body’s natural bacteria supply in the large intestine. In the duodenum, pancreatic enzymes and bile help digest proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The lower small intestine – jejunum and ileum – helps absorb nutrients and fats.
Activia probiotic yogurt helps improve digestive comfort.*
Some probiotics help digest our food and produce some vitamins. Still others produce organic acids that help to make conditions unfavourable for the growth of harmful bacteria and play a role in the intestinal ecosystem. While all yogurts contain live bacterial cultures, their bacteria may not have the strength to survive the digestive process. In other words, they may not provide the same benefits as Activia yogurt.
To maintain optimal levels of good bacteria in our digestive system and to maximize their beneficial effects in the body, we need to replenish them, every day.