Monday, January 30, 2006

Dannon Activia yogurt*

In s’markets now: Dannon Activia yogurt. yogurt, SFW – but this one is pro-biotic, which means it contains special bacteria that can "help regulate the digestive system if eaten daily for 2 wks". (FYI "regulate" = code for "constipation".) Pro-biotics are bugs – bacteria or yeast. activia's bacteria are designed to survive all the way into yr intestine so they can duke it out w/ evil bacteria who want to ahem slow things down. One serving of activia = 1 billion+ bacteria. That’s some battle going on in yr intestine. Yogurt can sposedly stimulate immune system, reduce antibiotic-associated diarrhea, prevent vaginal yeast infections, & lower cholesterol. activia commercials'll start airing in Feb, wherein women will talk about their irregularity problems, so there’s something to look forward to. and of course it's women, not men. six flavors: vanilla, strawberry, blueberry, peach, prune, & mixed berry

WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO HAS TRIED OR IS EVEN CONSIDERING TRYING THIS YOGURT (like, what appeals to you about it, etc.) - email tgubbins@verizon.net. thanks!

*no links, easing back into it. thx to clairevoyant for product pic! and emmjay for props!


86 Comments:

At January 30, 2006 7:53 AM, Blogger Kirk said...

Glad you're back, TG. And I must say I find something fitting in your choice of subjects today ... irregularity.

 
At January 30, 2006 9:52 AM, Blogger Dean said...

Urm, yeah, eveything he said and then some

 
At January 30, 2006 10:48 AM, Anonymous ICECREAMHEAD said...

WOW...I can live again, TG IS BACK!! We sure did miss U.

I like peanuts and raisins in my yogurt.

 
At January 30, 2006 11:16 AM, Blogger BK said...

Prune yogurt?!

That's gotta be some kinda dysfunction at the junction... ;-)


BTW, check out Jimmy John's sandwiches. They beat out Pot Belly any day.

 
At January 30, 2006 11:37 AM, Anonymous Marvo said...

Mmm...Prunes. No, I'm not being sarcastic. I really like prunes. They make me all regular inside, unless I eat a whole package in one sitting, then I'm sitting on the crapper all day producing one of Mozart's symphonies with my ass.

 
At January 30, 2006 11:40 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Nice pic, ClaireV. However, your sheets are wrinkled.

 
At January 30, 2006 11:59 AM, Blogger Ron said...

So Activia offers a billion bacteria to wage war in your guts. Will this be the famed Battle of the Bilge?

 
At January 30, 2006 12:09 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

bk's blog:

Stonyfield Farms made "Prune Whip" yogurt years ago, and it actually was pretty good. Can't find it any more, though.

 
At January 30, 2006 12:09 PM, Anonymous tg said...

marvo, i bow to you sophisticated palate. prunes rock. when i used to live in calif, there was an ice creamery near my house that made an awesome "prune whip" ice cream. read it and weep!

icecreamhead, peanuts & raisins do NOT belong in yogurt!

BK - jimmy john's? izzat a potential NYCE item?

 
At January 30, 2006 12:18 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

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At January 30, 2006 1:05 PM, Anonymous tg said...

hey kirk, way to go on the simultaneous "prune whip"-themed posting. let's hear it for prune whips of all kinds

 
At January 30, 2006 4:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey that's my sheet and my table. don't i get credit??

 
At January 30, 2006 4:57 PM, Blogger BK said...

tg... yup... right across Beltline from Chammps... same strip as Monica's... in the front NE corner.

Some chain that claims founded in '83... obviously not here!

 
At January 30, 2006 5:12 PM, Anonymous tg said...

hahaha, "anonymous" is correct - twisted, those are not clairevoyant's wrinkled sheets! they belong to a certain floridian who used to go by the handle of "emmmjay". how unrighteous of me not to acknowledge the "prop stylist" of that photo shoot!!!

 
At January 30, 2006 5:26 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

WHOEVER owns those sheets needs to iron them. I like nice crisp sheets and nothing under a 400 thread count.

 
At January 30, 2006 5:33 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

I PERSONALLY LIKE TO SLEEP ON DIRTY LAUNDRY. BUT IF IT'S UNAVAILABLE, I'LL TAKE A SCRUNCHED UP DIRTY GREEN BLANKET. THOUGH THE SHEETS LOOK LIKE THEY'LL DO NICELY.

 
At January 30, 2006 5:33 PM, Blogger Paris Hilton said...

It's been proven that high thread count is a myth. The important consideration when it comes to sheets is SOURCE of the cotton. ANY idiot knows that.

Check this out: The word I'm told to enter to post a comment on this pathetic little blog is "gaghev", as in gag. hahaha!

 
At January 30, 2006 5:35 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

OH, LIKE WE CAN TRUST A DOG KILLER THAT DOESN'T EVEN WEAR PANTIES ON THE SUBJECT OF COTTON. IT'S THE WEAVE, BITCH.

 
At January 30, 2006 7:00 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

t link: do you think i have TIME to iron sheets??? i'm too busy predicting future events, like did you know that the rapture is coming in 2007? (i saw it on a bus bench, so it must be true!) and i'm predicting that Tommy will win the Oscar for wotw....what?...what do you mean he isn't nominated???

 
At January 30, 2006 8:11 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

400 count?? what palace do you inhabit???
they don't sell 400 in Walmart so that particular sheet is probably 150.

 
At January 30, 2006 9:03 PM, Blogger BK said...

Uuuummmmmmm emmmjay... better do a fact check, lest Ms. Oprah pounces on you too.

From Bloomberg, this past Dec 30th: Wal-Mart, Target Move Contest for Affluent Customers to Bedroom: "Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in April began selling bed sheets made with 400 threads per square inch. Target Corp. countered in October with 600 threads. Wal-Mart's response: 1,000 thread-count sheets for sale on its Web site."


Now, back to bacteria...

 
At January 30, 2006 9:04 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I'm sorry, ClaireV, I just assumed you whipped that sheet off your bed after a night of heavy action. EM-J, you can get quality 400 count sheets at a Ross store, if if you have a good one in your area. Or, since you're in floridy, perhaps there's a good cuban refugee sweatshop nearby. They're much better than the cheap chinese labor wal-mart uses.

 
At January 31, 2006 9:16 AM, Blogger emmmjay said...

bk and link, I bow to your superior research!
And I will do a search for the nearest cuban refugee sweatshop!

 
At February 27, 2006 7:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried Activia and got a huge education. My stomach and digestive system went haywire for five days. Apparently I didn't need to be regulated! I thought I had food poisoning! Be forewarned, if you don't have indigestion problems, stay away from this product.

 
At May 05, 2006 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I tried Activia and got a yeast infection!!! @#$%/!!
Anyone want seven packages of yogurt?!

 
At May 05, 2006 5:26 PM, Anonymous susu said...

yes, it 'stimulated' me, too. but i needed it. - i only wish it could have waited until i got home from work!
i agreee -- prune yogurt sounds disgusting, but it's my favorite flavor. very creamy, too. mmmm... bacteria.....!

 
At May 17, 2006 5:07 PM, Anonymous Yvonne said...

Hey, I don't have digestive problems and I actually liked the Activia shake. Vanilla is my favorite! I first bought the little 4 oz. bottles and drank it up before I even got home. Yum!

Anybody out there try Haagen-Dazs' Creme Brulee Ice Cream? Oh My God!!! I died and went to Heaven!

 
At June 06, 2006 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've tried it for 3 days, and today it "unleashed the hounds." The website scares me. They tell you all about the billion bacteria, and that it's good, good good for you, but they don't say WHAT is good for you about it. They also say that this is the only kind of bacteria that stay alive all the way to your intestines. Do we think that's normal? I'm a little afraid of the science here and what it's not telling us. I googled it to find someone other than danone who could talk about it, and you're it!

 
At August 13, 2006 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been eating Activia for a week, and feel pretty good. To bad they don't have a lite or splenda instead of sugar.

 
At September 05, 2006 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did the whole two weeks... I felt awesome. Less fatigued, a lot more regular... but when I had my 15th activia yogurt I had a terrible day catching up on my reading in the bathroom... I think that, even though their website suggests you eat it everyday for two weeks and continue, you should take a week off in between "treatments."

 
At October 22, 2006 2:26 PM, Blogger mikeyarmo said...

Since this has yoghurt contains some added probiotics, I think it may be more beneficial. If not, it still tastes great. Me and the members at my forum affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can benefit from pro-biotics (it is believed at least) so it never hurts to increase the intake of them.

My fav flavour is pear :).

Well thats it
-Michael (admin of www.crohnsforum.com)

 
At November 15, 2006 3:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought Activia after seeing it on TV. I don't really like the taste of it compared to normal yogurt.

 
At January 17, 2007 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been eating this on and off since the first of the year and it's been very effecive. I tend to have a slow digestive system and things are regulating. I haven't been eating it every day but maybe 4 out of 7. If you have slow digestion, try this. I agree with the other poster who said it'd be great with splenda instead. I don't like ingesting high fructose corn syrup.

 
At January 25, 2007 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually that splenda you consume is a poison.. read up about it, mostly all of those artificial sweeteners such as antihistamine, splenda, etc are hazardous to the human body.

 
At February 15, 2007 8:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I've only been eating it for about a week and I have not noticed any significant change. One thing for sure it I won't be eating any of their strawberry because they color it with carmine. Yuk!

 
At February 28, 2007 7:34 PM, Anonymous Retired Nurse said...

I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and I have been on Activia for almost 2 weeks and I'm glad I started taking it. I can now "do my thing" which I couldn't before. I've taken probiotic capsules (acidophilus)which are hard to regulate cause you don't know how much to take and I've taken Slow-FE (iron) to help "move things along" but this is by far the best as it has not made me take up residence in the bathroom. By the way, do not be afraid to take the "bacteria" as it is the same as acidophilus which is a good bacteria. I , too, wish it was sugar free.

 
At March 16, 2007 8:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, i thought i had the flu, i tried activa for about a week now, left work b/c i couldn't spend any time working b/c i was in the washroom... i also think i am getting a yeast infection which i don't really ever get unless i am on penicillian, i can't think of anything else it would be, nothing else has changed.... i am not sure activia is for me...

 
At April 30, 2007 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Count me in as an Activia failure. 3 days of Activia and I started feeling sick. 3 days later (no activia) and my digestive tract is in awful spasms. Activia = way too much activity. Hope this all passes soon......

 
At May 14, 2007 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't had a yeast infection in years BUT I switched from my normal yogurt to activia and I have had the worst yeast infection that lasted like 2 weeks. Only now did I put the two together. I was eating one every day and it was like an itchy fire worse than I 've ever experienced. It took 3 boxes of monistat and cranberry pills and nothing worked. Finally I stopped eating activia and voila it is going away. SHAME ON THEM!!! They should reearch what this shit is doing to our crotches!!! Too bad because I loved the taste of it.

 
At August 19, 2007 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried Activia for 8 days and now have a yeast infection...I haven't had one for 20 years, and that was from antibiotics, so I'm almost positive this was from the yogurt.

 
At August 28, 2007 10:30 AM, Blogger Debra said...

Debra
8/28/07
Started Activia 8/17/07 and started feeling weird 8/24/07. My head feels strange - I feel dizzy as though I'm going to faint at times. My head tingles before I have to go to the bathroom. 8/27/07 - diarrhea started, I'm very gasy and bloated as well.
This is just another pop the pill type of product. Don't bother to adjust your diet to enhance excretion function - take Activia!

 
At September 13, 2007 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI,

I hate that some of you are having yeast infection problems. My doctors and I thought I was having yeast infections constantly for over a year and then I discovered The Vulvar Pain Foundation. I had really, really bad burning pain in the vaginal and the rectum areas. I found out that what I was eating had to be blamed. Please see Vulvarpainfoundation.org (Please note .org at the end and NOT .com) where it talks about diet . I felt so much better after doing what they said. ** Another thing I thought of is when you are doing any type of detoxification like with the acidophilus cleansing your digestive tract, some people get much worse than better at first. ie: causing breakouts, rashes and pains in your body. And if you want just plain acidophilus my Dr. recommended Enzymatic Therapy pearls or Natrol Probiotic BioBeads. They have totally helped my 10 year old daughter and I. Especially after taking antibiotics over 5 years ago and still having digestive problems until taking the Acidophilus.

 
At September 16, 2007 7:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ate a 650 g container of Activia yogurt today. Then my friend told me I will get the runs tomorrow and I may feel sick because I "overdosed" lol I didn't believe her but I'm a little curious...will I have the runs in class tomorrow morning? I really hope not lol.

 
At January 10, 2008 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know if TOO MUCh bacteria from yogurt is bad or not. I ate 6 things of it in 2 days and I ended up in the hospital. There was too much bacteria in my system and it caused a severe kidney infection.

 
At February 20, 2008 7:16 PM, Blogger Carissa said...

I'm pretty sure too much bacteria can be bad. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow to see if I have a yeast infection or a bacterial infection. The only thing I have done differently is eat Activia every day. I stopped last week when I found this site and realized Activia might be causing my problem.

 
At March 28, 2008 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dannon Activia is "evil." It is not normal to increase Bacteria in one's system to that exteme. I ate just one small container and had water for a BM. Almost went into dehydration shock, and my appetite is completely gone. I feel horrible, but used to be a healthy individual.

 
At June 21, 2008 6:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on antibiotics for a few days when a doctor told me to eat pro biotic yogurt because I was having diarrhea and some cramping. Over a month later about 10 doctors (including 2 ER docs) just keep telling me to eat the yogurt. I am now starting to wonder if my only problem is this stupid yogurt. Unfortunately, I can't just stop eating it because I am being tested for a bad intestinal infection that needs pro biotics as part of the treatment. But as soon as I find out I don't have that I am stopping the damn activia.

 
At July 09, 2008 10:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought Activia because BJ's was out of my regular Lite & Fit. I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease and after 3 days of eating it I had to to stop. Six days later I had to call my gastroenterologist who has now put me on FloraQ to counteract what the bacteria in Activia had done to my gut. DO NOT EAT this if you have Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis without talking to your doctor!!!!

 
At July 18, 2008 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too had a yeast infection, the first in 30 years. Also, had eye infection, that eye dr did a "biopsy" on my cornea and said that the infection was Yeast based and had to use anti-yeast eye drops. Ate Dannon Activa for 1 year every night. Anyone else experiencing "an overabundance of yeast" after eating this shit?

 
At July 18, 2008 7:50 PM, Anonymous sandi said...

Wow what a relief to see these comments! My co-worker and I both started the Activa program and now both have the nastiest yeast infections imaginable....and I haven't had a yeast infection in about 25 years! Back to my bran muffin in the morning :-)))! Good bye Activa... you should come with a warning!

 
At July 20, 2008 7:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is causing this yeast infection in the Activa? I too had a yeast infection from eating this yogurt. I tried to explain this to doc, but he doesn't believe me. 20 years without any yeast infection. Any one know who shouldn't eat this? Why is this happening and how do we get it out of our systems????

 
At July 25, 2008 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you all who shared about Activia and their yeast infections. I too have decided it is the Activia that is the culprit.

 
At August 03, 2008 5:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too am convinced this activia is the culprit. I did alot of research via google and found scientist who said it's not a good idea to eat live bacteria of any kind if you already have certain diseases. I have fibromyalgia, diverticulitis and didn't even think about it since it is sold at every local supermarket as a "health food". Last august I ate dannon yogurt and got a yeast infection. Maybe a coincidence? But in July I ate activia for 10 days again, and again got an eye infection and yeast infection. Now I am convinced this is a little more than a coincidence. I will never touch this stuff again. I just spent $500 in 2 weeks on meds and doctors. Anyone feel strong enough about this products adverse effects to contact a lawyer? I mentioned to my doctor that I had a suspicion about the activia causing my problem 2x in a year. By the way, I am in my 50's and have never had this problem before this year. My doctor just looked at me like I was nuts. So it would take alot of people with the same problems to convince the med community this can cause problems in certain people.

 
At August 10, 2008 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out http://www.thedeucediaries.blogspot.com

It seems to be working quite well for the guy!

 
At August 28, 2008 9:17 AM, Blogger Liza said...

Currently dealing with the worst yeast infection EVER after trying activa for 3 days. Never again.

 
At August 29, 2008 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a 49-yr-old male who was in good health except for some mild constipation. Tried one container three days in a row, and b.m.'s were greatly normalized. But on 4th day the cramps, gas, and frequent loose stools began. Stopped eating Activia, but these symptoms have persisted for over a week now, plus I'm running a low-grade fever and my joints ache.

 
At September 10, 2008 11:07 AM, Blogger mjc said...

I have had severe bloating for over 2 months now. My nutritionist recommended trying Activia. The day that I began eating it I starting itching all over and broke out in a rash. I didn't think anything of it at first because my allergies had been worse anyway. I didn't connect the itchy rash to the Activia for about a week. When I finally did I didn't stop eating it because I wasn't sure, and the bloating is more severe than the itching. I wanted to give it the recommended 2 week try. Finally the itching got worse and I stopped it after 2 weeks. I really never saw any benefit of the Activia. I stopped it almost a week ago and my rash is nearly gone and the itching is much better. Is it just a coincidence?

 
At September 23, 2008 5:48 PM, Anonymous Larry said...

I've been on it for about 1.5 weeks. It definitely causes cramping and/or bloating. I have IBS and thought I'd give it a try. I'm also on Protonix (proton pump inhibitor) for G.E.R.D. Don't think this has any affect on the GERD or IBS. Just makes me feel that I have to 'go' multiple times a day. I've used other pro-biotics such as bifidus/acidopholus/etc. but they were never this severe. The Flora-Q is supposed to be very good...I've never tried it. Bottom line, if your bacteria concentraion is OK, this will mess it up. But after a while, it'll all go back to normal. If you get abnormal symptoms, stop taking the yogurt. I'm done with Activia. I've failed the challenge. :)

Something that helps with the mild cramping: Valerian Root - taken in capsule form. Seems to help with the stomach area smooth muscles...relaxes them.

 
At September 28, 2008 11:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I found this site. I, too, have a yeast infection and have been suspecting Activia. From what I've read, it appears that Activia is great for some, but not everyone. I don't really have digestive problems, even so, Activia seems to "help things along", but the side effect of the yeast infection tells me that Activia is not for me. Wish I had read this before breakfast - I've just had my last bite of Activia. :)

 
At October 14, 2008 3:12 AM, Blogger HollyHock said...

Well...I apparently dont have problems like I thought I did. I ate one little activia a day for 4 days and have been sick. Nausious, dizziness, cramping. Terrible.
I have been searching the internet to find info but not too much out there.
I guess it works great for people who have IBS but if you don't watch out!
I can eat normal yogurt without any problems but what ever is in this Activia does not like me.

 
At October 18, 2008 10:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ate 1 small Activia a day for 3 days. Friends had told me they tried it and feel better than ever. I have the worst yeast infection now. They should warn people about this stuff!!

 
At November 02, 2008 8:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My eight year old daughter had about a cup of vanilla activia for dessert last night, had diarhea before bed, then around midnight woke us up doubled over in pain complaining of the worst stomache ache ever. Moaned and groaned for hrs, then finally vomited early in the morning. It was all yogurt. Looked like food poinsoning to me. Anyone else experience this problem?

 
At November 13, 2008 2:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad that I found this. I've had the worst, consistent yeast infections for the past two months or so and I had no idea what was causing them. (Sorry if this is TMI) monistat would clear it up some for a few days to a week and then it would come raging back. I took a course of diflucan and should have been clear today and it is as bad as ever. I finally realized that they started when I started eating Activia and that they worsen when I eat it consistently.

I'm going to mention this to my Dr. (who thankfully already wonders if this is a diet-based problem).

I hate to be alarmist, but I think this is a product of misinformation. It is also a huge profit-boon for Dannon so I doubt they will add warning labels or take any real action unless there is more public outcry. Warning people yeast infections could result is not the way to move products.

(BTW, I also experienced gassiness but I daftly didn't put them together. I liked the regularity, but I'll try something more organic and natural.)

 
At November 14, 2008 10:50 PM, Blogger cassandra said...

This might be a stupid question but i wanted to know if Activia can hurt me if I eat it but dont have digestive problems? I am 18 years old and I eat Activia because I like the taste However, my health is already in good condition. Should I continue eating it?

 
At January 09, 2009 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have eaten activia for 5 days now (today i had 2 'cause they taste so darn good) and the only problem i seem to have is that my urine seems "thick" almost like i have a UTI... which is VERY unusual since i drink about a gallon of water a day. i must say it really helps with the evacuation process. i will stop today and see if the urine clears up. good luck to everyone

 
At January 22, 2009 8:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I started eating 1 activia a day for the past 3 weeks and have experience, gassiness, bloating, eye infection and sorry if this is too much info. mucus in my faeces, which made me really worried.
I suspected it could be Activia that is the culprit, as my daily routine and way of eating hasn't changed.
I will stop eating this immediately and see if my system reverts back to what it was. Which hopefully it will.

 
At February 01, 2009 4:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am also so glad to see that everyone else is having the same problem. ive had three yeast infections in my life - one from antibiotics and two others that were milder and i realized they were from eating activia, only two or three small cups and instantly i have a yeast infection.
i was just googling to see if yogurt caused yeast infections, saw that some people suggested it as a cure, i was really confused until i noticed that the yeast infection problem seems to be limited to activia only.
definitely need to get the word out to my close girlfriends! this is not fun..

 
At February 18, 2009 11:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a bout with diarrhea last week and tried Activia in the afternoon. By 8pm that evening, the problem subsided. I can't verify that Activia was the reason, but the problem was stopped cold.

 
At February 20, 2009 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i started itching so bad and also my eyes itched and hurt, couldnot figure out what was going on, only thing different was i was eating three activia, a day finally stopped, itching went away, really.would like to know why the itch., it was like parasites trying to excape,

 
At June 25, 2009 6:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't had any digestive problems before, but started taking the Activia at the insistance of my mother. Within a few days my stomach felt, well, just odd, and after a week I had constipation (which I barely ever get) and severe stomach pain that lasted for three days. I suspected the Activia immediately since it was the only change in my diet that I'd made, so I quick drinking it, stuck to eating a ton of fiber and drinking ONLY water, and the symptoms went away, thankfully. I think there should at least be some warnings about the possible side effects of taking this, and if you don't have any digestive problems, don't take it, no matter who tries to force it down your throat!

 
At July 13, 2009 5:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay away from Dannon Activa Yogurt. Tried it for breakfast and by the third day, my stomach had been hurting like hell-to the point where I couldn’t even stand up or walk. Yes, it was that excruciating. It took about a week for my body to cycle that crap out of my system. That s hit needs to be seriously taken off the market. Shocked they haven't been sued yet. Curious? Google "activia yogurt problems"

 
At August 03, 2009 3:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too would like to add that I got a teast infection after eating this for a few days! I do believe that yogurt is useful in strengthening the immune system but for those of us who get a yeast infection any time antibiotics are taken.... eat this with caution!

 
At August 07, 2009 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I started the new Activia with the fiber already added & have had nothing but problems. Although the taste is great, I have had vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramping, & horrible nausea. I thought I had the stomach flu. Because I was sick, I didn't have any yogurt for a couple of days. Once I felt better, I started eating Activia again & the problems came right back. I am healthy with no problems except for being a little irregular. After reading the comments from this site, I am throwing away Activia today!

 
At August 11, 2009 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took the "Activia Challenge" because I thought that I was irregular. Well, the yogurt has done NOTHING to help my irregularity, and it's given me a YEAST INFECTION!!! I never get those and the only thing that had changed in my diet or lifestyle was that I was eating one of the yogurts each day.

I'm glad I read this and found out that it has caused the same problem with other women.

Shouldn't it have a warning on it??? Caution: May Cause an Itching and Burning Sensation Down Below.

 
At August 23, 2009 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This stuff gave me a yeast infection, too. I got 2 infections in the first month and now have another one. This is the first time in years that I've had yeast infections, let along 3 of them in 2 months!

 
At August 30, 2009 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive been eating activia for 10 days now and on the 9th day i noticed that i was getting a yeast infection! i never get them, and i didnt think it was the yogurt...of all things that would have prevented it..right? until my husband said maybe it is the yogurt? so we searched,does activia cause yeast infections and omg...i guess he was right!! im glad i stopped taking it right away, and the itching went away!!! glad i found these posts!!

 
At November 09, 2009 6:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same, love the taste but 3 yeast infections in 3 months, when I havn't had one in years. it's activia. no more for me.

 
At November 22, 2009 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't know science, people, stop talking like you do. Bacteria are not yeast, and vice versa. Ten times the number of human cells in bacteria accompany us and make up part of who we are.

 
At January 13, 2010 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too bought in to the whole Activia thing and now have a raging yeast infection. I threw the Activia out and went back to good old plain yogurt with acidophilus. That and Monistat seem to be clearing things up. Though I'll have to get an second course of Monistat it seems.

 
At January 31, 2010 8:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I contacted Activia on line and complained that it caused my vaginal yeast infections. They were very professional. I recommend you all do the same. They need to know and link the two issues together. How many other women out there have this medical issue and have not linked it to their activia consumption..

 
At February 28, 2010 12:54 PM, Blogger Marian said...

I ate activia almost daily for about 3 weeks. Didn't realize it was the cause of terrible diarrhea. Finally dawned on me, so I threw the rest away. But since then I've had diarrhea even with a very restricted diet of applesauce, crackers, bananas, rice, and Gatorade. Lab tests came back negative. Any ideas on how to stop this? Doctor stumped and I'm desperate!

 
At March 25, 2010 10:10 PM, Blogger foxflamexsx said...

I have also started eating Activia yogurt since about a month ago and I got a yeast infection that has lasted for about 2 weeks now. I couldn't figure out what caused it but now that I have seen other women posting about how they have gotten yeast infections from eating Activia I have put two and two together.
That is the only thing that has changed since I got the infection.
I have stopped eating it and I am also taking medicine and it is getting better. It's just hard to beleive that yogurt, which is suppose to help prevent yeast infections is capable of giving you one. They do mention on their website that they have created their own special kind of bacteria that is different from other yogurts so it must be something thier putting in it that can be causing the infection or at least making women more prone to getting an infection.
I don't know, it just seems like to much of a coincidence don't you think?

 
At August 30, 2010 9:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://maxbault.over-blog.net/article-danone-engraisse-ses-consommateurs-comme-ses-vaches--38013782.html

 
At August 30, 2010 9:14 AM, Blogger Miose said...

http://maxbault.over-blog.net/article-danone-engraisse-ses-consommateurs-comme-ses-vaches--38013782.html

 
At August 04, 2012 6:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i;v had loose stools and gas for a year after activia, help goat cheese helps but doesnt stop the loose stools need an end to this misery.

 
At February 27, 2013 3:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I know is I ate a yourger (any kind lol0 once a day for yers. Then two months agao I got a lung infecion (broncitus or phnomona not sure withc) and as this yer I had cut way don one ating youert ... BOOM yeast infection!!! Back to youger for me. It's amed at women for a reasion, think about it. ;) Infection is going away took some of that icy creams .. adn now eating a yougert every day gaon. *parys it goes all the way away soon* This is so DISCUSTING! (my first one ..)

 

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