The story of Actimel
Actimel got its name from the Flemish language, which is widely spoken in Belgium. “Actieve melk” means literally “active milk” in English. So it’s easy to see why Actimel became Actimel.
As a drinking yogurt Actimel contains two traditional yogurt cultures: Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. But it also contains a third, the culture L. Casei (Danone). This is exclusive to Danone and has been studied extensively for more than 15 years.
There are lots of strains of L.casei, some of which are already present in your intestine. Many yogurt products around the world have used L.casei since it was first discovered in 1919, but only Actimel uses L.casei Danone ®. This is the trademarked name for the L.casei culture DN-114 001. It is a specific Danone strain and was selected by Danone's international research centre.
Actimel was first launched in the UK and Europe in 1994 and is now available in more than 20 European countries as well as the United States, South America and the Middle East.