We answer some of the most common questions we receive about Akta-Vite.
Where do I buy Akta-Vite?
Akta-Vite is available at Coles (including online shopping), Woolworths (including online shopping) and selected IGA and independent supermarkets. Akta-Vite is usually found in the milk additive section, near tea and coffee. You may need to look at the higher or lower shelves for Akta-Vite. If you can’t find Akta-Vite at your local supermarket, ask them to get it in for you – most supermarkets will be happy to. If you still have trouble purchasing Akta-Vite, please call us Freecall 1300-AKTAVITE or 1300 2582 84 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it okay to give Akta-Vite to my toddler?
If your little person is older than 12 months and eating solid foods, Akta-Vite can be a great way to help increase dairy intake. Try adding a small amount to milk or non-dairy beverage, sprinkling over ice cream or yoghurt, or making Akta-Vite fairy bread. Akta-Vite contains no milk powder and can be mixed with soy or other non-dairy milks. Check with your Infant Health Centre professional for further guidance.
I’m following a lactose free diet, can I have Akta-Vite?
Unlike many other milk modifiers, Akta-Vite contains no milk powder so it can be enjoyed with nondairy beverages and foods. Many of our customers love to enjoy Akta-Vite with soy or almond milk.
I’m following a gluten free diet, can I have Akta-Vite?
If you are coeliac or following a gluten free diet, please don’t consume Akta-Vite as it contains wheat starch and barley malt extract.
I’m vegan, do any of the vitamins or minerals in Akta-Vite contain animal products?
Akta-Vite is fortified with Vitamin D3 to assist with calcium absorption. Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol, uses a carrier oil that is derived from lanolin. Depending on your view, as the sheep are unharmed during shearing, you may be happy to consume Akta-Vite. Recent research points towards Vitamin D3 being up to three times more potent than Vitamin D2 (the plant derived Vitamin D that is vegan friendly). On balance, we feel that Vitamin D3 provides the best fortification for Akta-Vite.
I’ve heard Akta-Vite can increase milk supply while breast feeding. Is this true?
Over the years we have received many letters and emails from mums who tell us that Akta-Vite helped boost their milk supply while breast feeding. While we don’t have the studies to prove it, it seems anecdotally many mums use Akta-Vite while breast feeding to boost milk production. Try for yourself and let us know whether it works for you!
Why is there so much sugar in Akta-Vite? Why don’t you use a sugar alternative?
Akta-Vite contains 17% pure cocoa and if you’ve ever tasted even a pinch, you’ll know how bitter cocoa is. We add natural cane sugar to Akta-Vite for palatability. Whilst there are now some natural sugar substitutes on the market, they are at present incompatible with the unique formulation and manufacturing process of Akta-Vite.