What makes Akta-Vite so good?

Akta-Vite’s great chocolate flavour has ensured popularity with Australian families and contributed to the brand’s success over the years. It not only tastes great, Akta-Vite is highly nutritious with 16 vitamins and minerals, and gives a boost of folate, calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin C, magnesium, amongst others. Also, Akta-Vite is dairy/lactose free, low in fat, has no artificial colours or flavours and now has 50% less sugar*. Our loyalists rave about the product being great for their health and vitality, but to most it simply just tastes good.

Akta-Vite is perfect for everyone…

Family and kids who enjoy and active healthy lifestyle

We believe that from kids who need the essential vitamins and minerals for development and energy to older Australians who may have specific needs for mental acuity and sustenance, vitality is what we cherish. It’s not about just making do, it’s about making the most of everyday and having the nutritional support required.

Women who are pregnant or just had a baby

Akta-Vite has 43% the RDI of folate and 26% for Iron per serve. Iron moves oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body – and to your baby’s. Getting enough iron can prevent a condition of too few red blood cells that can make you feel tired, called iron deficiency anemia. Pregnant women also have an increased requirement for folate as this helps prevent brain or spine (neural tube) defects in the growing baby.

Lactating mothers can benefit from Akta-Vite’s additional vitamins and minerals, specifically iron, folate, vitamin A and Vitamin C that all contribute to providing the additional nutrients required to support and increase breast milk supply.

Post Workout

It is essential for the body post a workout to repair muscle, replenish energy stores, and reduce muscle breakdown. Akta-Vite with it’s additional vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, Vitamin E and nearly all the B Vitamins, is a great, quick way to refuel. Try adding protein powder to an Akta-Vite smoothie for an additional boost in muscle repair!

Older Adults

Older adults need more Calcium and Vitamin D to help maintain bone health, along with Vitamin B12 for digestion and brain function and Potassium for the function of cells, tissues and organs in the body. Akta-Vite is an easy way to integrate these essential vitamins into the diet on a daily basis, providing you with up to a third of your daily dietary needs.

How to have Akta-Vite

For best results, heat the milk (or milk substitute) to desired temperature, then add 3 teaspoons (15g) and stir, or add Akta-Vite directly into cold milk.
Drink immediately for your pleasure!

Akta-Vite’s Vitamins and Minerals in more detail, including the RDI per serve:


  • Vitamin A, or Retinol (35% RDI) helps form and maintain healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue. It is also important for normal reproduction, immune function and vision.
  • Vitamin B1, or Thiamine (24% RDI) to help the body convert carbohydrates into energy. It is also essential for heart, muscle and nervous system health.
  • Vitamin B2, or Riboflavin (22%) which works with other B group vitamins and is important for body growth and red blood cell production.
  • Vitamin B3, or Niacin (38% RDI) for the healthy function of the digestive system, skin and nerves.
  • Folic Acid, or folate, a B9 group vitamin (43%) helps the body make red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body. Pregnant women have a particular requirement for folate as it helps prevents brain or spine (neural tube) defects in the growing baby.
  • Vitamin B6 (15% RDI) helps support adrenal function, help calm and maintain a healthy nervous system, and are necessary for key metabolic processes – liver function, skin health, eye health, as well as help to boost levels of energy.
  • Vitamin B12 (32% RDI) plays a crucial role in our nervous system, the production of red blood cells, digestion and brain function. It helps to prevent anaemia and helps to enhance mood and energy levels. Vitamin B12 is a crucial B vitamin that our bodies cannot synthesise — hence we rely on receiving it via either food or supplementation.
  • Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid (45%) is needed for tissue growth and repair in the body. It is also an antioxidant, meaning that it blocks some of the damage caused by free radicals eg: from cigarette smoke exposure.
  • Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol (15% RDI) assists with the absorption of calcium in the body to ensure strong bones. The body can also synthesise cholecalciferol from exposure to sunlight. Recent studies have shown Vitamin D3 to be a more potent form of Vitamin D than Vitamin D2 or ergocalciferol.
  • Vitamin E (36%) is important for proper functioning of many of the body’s organs. It helps to maintain healthy skin, good vision, and correct functioning of the immune system.


  • Calcium (37% RDI) which is required for the normal development and maintenance of bones and teeth and also plays a role in the health and function of nerves and muscle tissue.
  • Iodine (13% RDI) plays a major role in the body as an essential component of various thyroid hormones, particularly those involved in growth and energy expenditure. During childhood, these are essential for normal cognitive and physical development and are also important for normal development of a baby during pregnancy.
  • Iron (26% RDI) Iron deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies in Australia. Iron is vital in making and maintaining healthy red blood cells and promoting the transfer oxygen around the body. If there is not enough iron you can be left feeling fatigued, both physically and mentally.
  • Magnesium (27% RDI) is an important mineral for your body and brain. Symptoms of poor magnesium intake can include muscle cramps, facial tics, poor sleep, and chronic pain.
  • Phosphorus (19% RDI) our body needs phosphorus for many functions, such as filtering waste and repairing tissue and cells.
  • Zinc (17% RDI) plays a role in cell division, cell growth, wound healing, and the breakdown of carbohydrates. It is used for boosting the immune system, treating the common cold and recurrent ear infections, and preventing lower respiratory infections. Zinc is also needed for the senses of smell and taste.


  • Potassium is an important mineral for the function of cells, tissues and organs in the body. Potassium also assists heart function, normal digestion and muscular function.
  • Sodium is essential for life. It’s regulated in the body by your kidneys, and it helps control your body’s fluid balance. It also helps send nerve impulses and affects muscle function.

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