Actimel contains not just Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus (the bacteria that turns milk into yogurt), we also add our own unique bacteria, Lactobacillus paracasei. Luckily, when our scientists discovered it they named it something a bit more catchy: L. casei Danone®.
L. casei Danone was selected from a wide collection of cultures and thanks to its association with the two other bacteria, the result was the delicious Actimel taste and texture we know today with 10 billion of live L. casei per bottle***. We also ensure that our little yogurt drinks always maintain the same amount of cultures all along shelf life and when they reach your gut. Indeed, L. casei Danone is a strain able to overcome the acid barrier of the stomach, reaching the gut alive.