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Whatever the day throws at you, Actimel is here to support your immune system and help you give the day your best shot.

Actimel is a delicious fermented milk drink. Each shot is full of L. casei cultures and contains Vitamins B6 and D which support the normal function of the immune system. 

Actimel is available in a wide range of fabulous flavours, including five delicious fat free varieties, a specific range for kids and our Fruit & Veg range.

*Enjoy as part of a balanced breakfast.



In short, almost everyone! When consumed as part of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle, Actimel is suitable for people among the general healthy population – and that includes children over 3 years and older people. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your GP/Dietitian


An incredible journey. The story of Actimel.

Actimel’s story begins way back in the 1980s when the first steps to developing a fermented milk based on L. casei Danone were taken. But it wasn’t until much later in 1994 that it received its first full commercial launch in Belgium. Actimel contains classical yogurt cultures (Lactobacillus bulgaricus, another called Streptococcus thermophilus) and a specific Danone strain! This third rather special strain is called Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei CNCM I-1518. Or just L. casei Danone® for short.

Actimel is a delicious yogurt drink which contains different cultures

2 traditional yogurt cultures

1 exclusive culture

  • Lactobacillus Bulgaricus Culture in Actimel drinking yoghurt

    lactobacillus bulgaricus

  • &

  • Streptococcus Thermophilus Culture in Actimel drinking yoghurt

    streptococcus thermophilus

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  • L. casei Danone - special culture Actimel drinking yoghurt

    l.casei danone

Actimel strawberry drinking yoghurt



Each Actimel shot also contains Vitamins B6 & D which support the normal function of the immune system.

So as you can see, Actimel has come a long way since 1994. Now with 24 delicious flavours in Europe, 7.2 million bottles are drunk every day by people across more than 30 countries.

Join us in raising a little bottle to that.

Who are we and what’s our expertise?

Were all passionate about our products and there’s a whole lot us. In fact, 1,474 people work for Danone Research & Development world-wide; they cover a wide variety of domains and innovate in 4 main fields of research:

Reliability: Committing to nutritional quality and managing natural resources sustainably, by working on Healthier Alternative, Safe & sustainable foodchain or Cutting edge packaging material expertise.

Progress: Building bridges between science and nutrition to contribute to people’s health, by Discovering each day the source of benefits of food or through Intensive research programs throughout the lifespan.

Cultures: Rooting food-styles to address local needs and create a unique consumer experience, through A local approach to health and eating practices, Adapting forms, flavours & textures or Innovations for new socio-economic models.

And well-being: Promoting our categories to support daily health and well-being for all, with A positive take on nutrition: 84% of our products are part of Public Health Recos, Increased awareness of categories impacts, or Nutrieconomics initiatives.

The Daniel Carasso Centre (shown above) near Palaiseau, France, is the Group’s main research facility for dairy products.

* Actimel contains Vitamin B6 that contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. It also contains Vitamins B6 & D to support the normal function of the immune system.
** Contains naturally occurring sugar