Digestion starts the moment the food enters your mouth as chewing and saliva enzymes begin to break the good down
When you swallow, the food moves down your esophagus ready to enter your stomach
In the small intestine this mix comes into contact with body’s final set of digestive juices, produced by your liver, pancreas and gallbladder. Densely pack ‘fingers’ called villi line the wall of the small intestine and start to absorb the nutrients from the food into the bloodstream
Any undigested food moves to the large intestine where bacteria continue to help break it down. Water is also absorbed here and any residual substances are accumulated, ready to be excreted. Activia works between the colon and large intestine.
Your colon contains a complex ecosystem of beneficial bacteria and other microorganisms including Bifidobacteria. It’s this gut flora that help you digest food that cannot be broken down by your body’s digestive juices – without them you wouldn’t be able to extract as much energy or as many nutrients. Activia starts to act in your colon, and on the large intestine.