Frequently asked questions
Activate Body Boost Shots
What is the probiotic in Activate Body Boost Shot?
The probiotic in Activate is called Bifido-Defensis™. This probiotic has been chosen for its proven ability to support the immune system and beneficial health effects.
What are the vitamins and minerals in Activate Body Boost Shot?
Activate Body Boost Shot contain 25% of RDI for most adults of vitamins A, E and C. It is also a good source of vitamins B1, B3, B5 and B6 and the mineral zinc. These vitamins and minerals help with the digestion of food and the release of energy.
What other ingredients do Activate Body Boost Shots contain?
Activate Body Boost Shots also contain fruit juice and skim milk.
What do Activate Body Boost Shot taste like?
Activate Body Boost Shot taste similar to a yoghurt drink. It comes in three great tasting fruit flavours: Strawberry, Peach & Apricot and Mango Passion.
Why are the Activate Shot bottles so small?
Each Activate Body Boost Shot bottle contains a single serve, so it’s easy to make sure you and your family are getting exactly the right amount of good bacteria each day.
Can I take too much of it?
We recommend you only consume one serve daily of Activate Body Boost Shot for best effects. One serve of Activate Body Boost Shot will provide the right levels of Bifido-Defensis™ to promote good intestinal health.
Activate Body Boost Shot contains soluble fibre which at high intakes may cause side effects (like stomach discomfort) in sensitive people. Young children should ideally have only one serve per day.
Is Activate Body Boost Shot suitable for children?
Yes. However, due to the level of vitamins and minerals in Activate we do not recommend feeding Activate to children three years of age and under as their nutritional needs are different from older children and adults.
Should I take it with food?
Activate Body Boost Shot can be taken on its own or as part of a meal.
Are there any foods it will react with?
No. Activate Body Boost Shots are perfectly safe to consume with food.
Is it okay to take Activate Body Boost Shot with antibiotics?
Drinking Activate Body Boost Shot while you’re on antibiotics won’t do you any harm, but the antibiotics are likely to work against the benefits of Activate Body Boost Shot. This is because antibiotics kill ‘good’ as well as ‘bad’ bacteria.
What about after a course of antibiotics?
A daily dose of Activate Body Boost Shot after you’ve finished a course of antibiotics is the ideal way to re-establish the balance of bacteria in your digestive system. Antibiotics strip your system of good and bad bacteria.
Why do I need to take Activate Body Boost Shots every day?
While Bifido-Defensis™ can live in the gut, they need to be replenished daily to maintain them in sufficiently high numbers to deliver health benefits.
Is there a particular time of day I should take it?
No, but we suggest making it part of your breakfast or early morning routine. Taking Activate Body Boost Shot at the same time each day may help everyone in your family remember their daily probiotic shot.
How should I store Activate Body Boost Shot?
Like all fresh dairy products, Activate Body Boost Shot should be stored in the fridge at 4°C. Freezing Activate Body Boost Shot will harm the live bacteria it contains.
Who benefits most from having Probiotics?
Adolescence, adults and older adults all benefit from probiotics because the Bifidobacteria levels in the gut decline as we get older and even more rapidly in old age.
Additionally, people under stress, following a course of antibiotics, individuals consuming alcohol or with a poor diet or irregular eating habits will benefit most as these factors can also reduce the level of healthy bacteria in our systems.
Where can I get Activate Body Boost Shots?
Activate Body Boost Shots are available at leading New Zealand supermarkets. If your store doesn’t stock it please ask to speak with the chilled foods manager who will be able to order it in for you. You can usually find Activate Body Boost Shots in the Milk Chiller or near the yoghurts in-store.
Please feel free to contact us if you have a question about Activate Body Boost Shot that is not answered here.