Digestive wellbeing is important to health. That is why Dannon® has dedicated 20 years to researching digestive health.
Research into the beneficial effects of Activia® began in the 1990s. While the first studies aimed to find out Activia's effects on transit time, it quickly became known that improvements on overall minor digestive issues were an even more pressing concern for consumers. Around 50 percent of people living in the United States suffer from minor digestive issues. While the frequency of minor digestive issues depends on the individual, however, they can significantly affect daily life.
Danone Nutricia Research has conducted two clinical studies on Activia, using more than 500 subjects experiencing minor digestive issues like bloating, gas, rumbling, and discomfort, when consumed twice a day for two weeks as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
In additional studies, Bifidobacterium animals lactis DN-173 010/CNCM I-2494 was scientifically shown to survive passage through the gastrointestinal tract and reach the large intestine in sufficient numbers.
Perhaps due to growing knowledge about feeling good with Activia, consumers have expressed that their main reasons for consuming this probiotic yogurt were its benefits on digestive health.
Activia yogurt has benefited from 20 years of research, which has been recognized by the international scientific community. Activia may help reduce the frequency of minor digestive issues like bloating, gas, rumbling, and discomfort when consumed twice a day for two weeks as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
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