Hi, there. It’s Eric Bakker, naturopath from
New Zealand and author of Candida Crusher. I’m also the formulator of a range of products
called Canxida, which are excellent products for Candida patients. I’m going to talk about
a product called Actimel. It’s basically a probiotic drink made by a company called Danone.
It’s similar to a product called Yakut that was released in Europe in 1986. And of course,
when a company releases a product, competitive companies come in and release their own take
on that product. It’s a bit like what happened with Coke. Coke came out, and then Pepsi came
out. These Yakut kind of drinks, I think they use
the lactobacillus casei, the shirota strain for Yakut. The Actimel is also using the lactobacillus
casei, their own particular take on it. It’s probably a good drink to have on a regular
basis, but it does contain just one particular probiotic, the lacto casei. I believe it’s
more beneficial to take multiple lactobacillus strains and bifida strains at the same time
in a probiotic rather than to take one strain. But it’s better than nothing. If you’re not
going to have anything fermented or cultured in your diet, you can have one Actimel, or
Yakut drink per day, it’s certainly a heck of a lot better than not having any at all.
Yes. I think it is a good product. I’m in favor of these drinks. If you’ve got a bad
yeast infection, though, make sure you go really slowly with Actimel or Yakut. Don’t
go crazy on it to start with. Some patients may only even tolerate a teaspoon or a tablespoon,
a small amount. Also, be aware that I think there is 3.3 grams of sugar in the Actimel
from Danone per container, and I believe there is about 10 grams of sugar in the plain Actimel.
And they’ve got a fruit one that’s got 13 grams of sugar in it per container. Just be
aware that some of these off the rack probiotic drinks can contain sugars, and that defeats
the whole purpose of having a product with beneficial bacteria that has additional sugar
that you’re consuming as well. Am I a fan? Yes, I am. If you get a good quality Actimel
and only have a very small amount and see how your digestive system feels.
Check out my other video I recently did on lactobacillus acidophilus if that is any good
for you to have. That is a frequently asked question I get. Be sure to subscribe to my
channel because I love to make videos and give me some feedback on the kind of videos
I’m producing. Let me know what kind of topics you want. And don’t forget Canxida Restore.
It’s my own take on a probiotic enzyme formula that I developed after many years of practice.
Six strains of the best probiotics, seven of the best enzymes put in a special capsule
call Capsugel, which is going to be of enormous benefit for people with any kind of a gut
problem. Thanks for tuning in.