A lucky group of our Go2Girlz recently had the opportunity to try samples of Astro BioBest Maximmunité probiotic drink. As you know, we never give any product the urbanmoms.ca seal of approval until it has been tested and approved by our Go2Girlz product testers. And Astro BioBest Maximmunité was a resounding hit!
Astro BioBest Maximmunité is a concentrated probiotic drink, containing the exclusive Immunofit blend of two unique probiotic cultures. Maximmunité specifically targets your body’s natural defences in your digestive tract, where 70 per cent of the immune system is located. Each 94 mL bottle contains 10 billion active probiotic cultures – 10 times more probiotic cultures than 100g probiotic spoonable yogurt products, and is available in three great tasting natural flavours: classic vanilla, delicious strawberry and exotic açai berry. Maximmunité probiotic drinks are a source of calcium, and are low in fat, saturated fats and cholesterol. They are also trans-fat free.
Our testers each had the opportunity to try two of the three flavours, and the consensus is clear…they’re all delicious! All of our testers felt this beverage was a great way to grab a nutritious snack or breakfast on the go, and the added probiotic benefit was a definite plus for them. The Go2Girlz reported that their families also enjoyed Maximmunité, with the Strawberry flavour coming in as the Go2Kidz fave. As always, our panel of testers was thrilled to be able to test a new product, and most of them said they would buy Maximmunité again, and would definitely recommend it to a friend.
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My apologies for the delay in responding but I want to share our thoughts.
My family really enjoyed testing Astro BioBest Maximmunite Probiotic drink. With our free coupon (thank you) we tried the Vanilla flavour and the drinks were quickly finished. I purchased a different flavour (I forget now what it was) but we didn’t like it nearly as much. We’ve since gone back to the Vanilla as our preferred choice.
Myself, my husband, and our 8-year-old son agree that this is a convenient choice for when we are “on the road” or “running around town”. I agree the size is a little on the small side but the biggest reason why this is considered a “treat” is due to cost. It is in the high-range so we do use the product on a limited basis.
I am not clear on the health-benefits of this drink but what I can say is that we enjoyed it and would recommend it for the taste and convenience.
Andrew Kinnear says
Just did 5 minutes of research into the “10 billion active probiotic cultures”. It seems to me that Astro and Danone and the other yogurt companies take some pretty steep liberties with their claims. These are the four different bacteria found in the “MaxImunnite”:
-Streptococcus Thermophilus: Found in milk, not probiotic, does not survive in the stomach, used in production of the product.
-Lactobacillus bulgaricus: Feeds on milk to produce lactic acid (a preservative)
-Lactobacillus acidophilus: Occurs naturally in Humans. Acidophilus is often sold in pill form on the claim that you are restoring your body’s natural defences, “However, despite popular belief, most researchers agree that the present knowledge on the nutritional benefits of taking L. acidophilus supplements is inconsistent and inconclusive, and that further study is needed before substantiating many of these claims.”
-Bifidobacterium lactis: Several companies have attempted to trademark specific subspecies as a marketing technique, renaming the subspecies with scientific sounding names. Danone (Dannon) have claimed trademark status on the subspecies strain DN 173 010 and markets the organism as Bifidus Digestivum (UK), Bifidus Regularis (US and Mexico), Bifidobacterium Lactis or B.L. Regularis (Canada)…
Seems like a bunch of marketing mumbo jumbo to me. Make up your own mind…
And I second the comment about $$$. It’s basically $1 per mouthful and there are no substantiated studies proving these bacteria actually improve health. Lot’s of conflicting views.
I had trouble finding this product, had to go to a number of stores before I found it. I really like it. I like the two flavours, vanilla and strawberry. Great for small hands and on the go. The sugar content is high. These are good for the occasional treat. My hubby likes the thicker yogurt drinks better.
Mary Hietkamp says
My family (which includes 4 teenagers) all enjoyed this product. the only complaint was “is that all?” I found the containers very small.
Loved the product, taste and texture was really good! but…..pricey. Kids love the fact that they are drinking their yogurt! The grab and go convenience is great too! But the price point will keep me away unless I get a coupon!
I was fortunate enough to be picked to try out the free sample of Astro BioBest Maximmunite Probiotic drink (wow what a mouthful!)
We were heading out on our vacation when the coupon arrived so we picked up an 8 pack from our grocery store and hit the road.
The baby (15 months old) did not care for drinking his yogurt (he has texture issues, weird kid!) however our preschooler LOVED IT! She drank three in no time flat and I was happy that she was consuming something nutritious on the road. We are happy to eat plain old yogurt at home with way less sugar and less cost.
Thanks for the opportunity!
Shirley Hill says
I was pleased to try the Astro BioBest Maximmunite Probiotic drink. We just loved it. I’m always happy when a coupon leads me to try something new and I discover something my family really enjoys. Kudos to Astro for another great product that Moms can feel good about sharing with the family.
These were a huge hit in my house. My feeling is, sometimes you have to pay a bit more for quality and to satisfy your family. Definitely on my shopping list!
I love this! It’s my favourite breakfast on the go when I am busy.
While I liked the taste of the vanilla drink, I dont think that I would buy it. I found the price to be over the top.
There are much better probiotic products out there with less sugar and that cost way less.
Loved the coupon to try the product for free. I have a large family and am always trying to make sure we eat healthy and buying this product on a regular basis would be a bit expensive. However, like the idea and taste if it was just for me!
While this product did taste good, the amount of it in the bottle was extremely small. I thought that it was very expensive $6.49 for 8 bottles which were 94 ml.
If I didn’t have my free product coupon to try this, I would have never bought it. I do not think I would ever purchase this product simply for that reason, it just doesn’t add up.
My advice is don’t waste your money on this, I think it’s a lot wiser to go to Costco and buy probiotic yogurt there, they carry a few different varieties like Danone Activa and Yoplait Yoptimal immuniti+ . Same benefits, and a lot cheaper.
This past the taste test in my household, espcially with my 18 year old son. I personally found that it was like drinking liquified yogurt. I like yogurt, but prefer eating it with a spoon. The one thing I did do is, I used it as a base in my fruit smootie (instead of yogurt). This worked quite well and made my smoothie very tasty. It’s a thumbs up in my household.
Irene S says
To give a comparison, I tried DanActive blueberry probiotic drink and astro max immunite strawberry flavour. The price was almost identical for both. In taste, DanActive blueberry won, although they put even more sugar than Astro (16 g). Astro max Immuite also taste yummy, but wasn’t the most tastiest out in the market.
Personally, I am on the fence on probiotic drinks because the health benefits are not clear (they never actually say what the benefits are). I would buy it again…also only if it was on sale.
Personally I am not too keen on it, and neither were the kids that tried it. I too was a bit concerned about how much sugar was in it.
I also found it to be a bit expensive for what it is.
Would I buy it again……..only if it was on sale, it would be an easy snack for on the go.
Sarah M says
I really enjoyed testing Astro BioBest Maximmunite . I tried the Vanilla flavour and loved it. As a new mom this product was a great choice in terms of convenience , ease of preparation and portability.
I drank the Astro BioBest Maximmunite everyday for 8 days and found that after day two I was experiencing some gassiness but after some research online i learned that this meant the pre and probiotic were cleaning out my system.
From a price perspective this product is $5.99 for 8 bottles at my local grocery store which is 75 cents a bottle. I pay more then 75 cents for a coffee, a chocolate bar or an ice cream and Astro BioBest Maximmunite is a much better health choice then any of those.
Overall I see Astro BioBest Maximmunite as a very good choice from a taste, convenience , nutrition and cost perspective. Consider me a new customer.
I loved the taste of it! I have tried other probiotic drink brands and they did not compare. The price is somewhat higher than the other brands though. This is something I would buy for me and not anything that my kids or hubby would like.
It was quite yummy- VERY small portions with lots of sugar. I’m not so sure that it goes in the Healthy column on the snack board
Emily B says
I had a chance to try this, too, it tastes great and the family loved it. I also thought it was pretty high in sugar, maybe this will be something for a once-in-a-while, semi-healthy treat, but not something I would feed them every day. All the same it was fun to try something different and I can already hear the requests for more…
I like this product, it’s very tasty, of course, but I would be concerned about the amount of sugar in it. (11 grams) That’s quite a lot! I just wonder if all that sugar counters the good effects of the probiotics.