Yakult contains more than 10 billion of probiotics, L. casei strain Shirota which have been scientifically proven to survive the journey through the gastric juice and bile to reach the intestines alive. There, they top up the good bacteria already present in the intestines and help to normalise the balance of intestinal bacteria by keeping the harmful bacteria in check.  A bottle of Yakult daily can help to maintain a healthy digestive system.

Consuming one bottle a day is enough to enjoy the benefits of Yakult because it contains more than 10 billion of the unique probiotics, L. casei strain Shirota. Drinking more than one bottle of Yakult a day is also fine, as it will cause no harm.  But as a  rule of thumb, consume all food and drinks in moderation.

What is more important, is to drink Yakult everyday in order to ensure a constant supply of good bacteria.

No. Yakult is a functional food and not a medicine. Thus, it does not produce any side effects and has a record of product safety for more than 70 years.  In fact the strong probiotics, L. casei strain Shirota in Yakult help to increase the good bacteria and decrease the harmful bacteria in the intestines.  This helps to promote a healthy digestive system.

There is no specific time to drink Yakult.  But it is more effective to drink Yakult during or after meals when the digestive acid in the stomach is lower. This can result in even more Yakult probiotics reaching the intestines alive where they can function even better.
No.  Drinking Yakult will not cause phelgm or cough.  However, if you have been advised by your doctor not to consume cold drinks, we suggest that you take out Yakult from the refrigerator and leave it to stand for 1 or 2 hours at room temperature before consuming it.

One of the major causes of diarrhoea is due to a disturbance in the intestinal bacterial flora.  Under this condition, the ingestion of good bacteria like Yakult’s L. casei strain Shirota can help to restore the balance between the good and bad bacteria in the intestinal flora.

The sugar in Yakult is about the same amount of sugar found in a medium size apple.  Yakult contains 70 Calories, which is merely 3%-4% of the daily Calories of 1700-2100 we need.  The amount of sugar and Calories in a bottle of Yakult is relatively small which is  a needless cause for concern.  Drinking a bottle of Yakult daily actually helps to maintain a healthy digestive system.

There is no medical evidence to show that sugar intake causes diabetes as generally the causes are:

  • Dysfunction of the pancreas;
  • Age, ethnic background and family history;
  • Gestational;
  • Lack of exercise;
  • Obesity;
  • And certain medications.

There are many types of diabetes and the treatment varies according to the condition of each patient.  Thus, it is advisable for a diabetic to consult his doctor before drinking Yakult.
Yakult is not fattening as fat-free skim milk is used. Yakult contains about 70 Calories which is equivalent to the Calories of a medium size apple. For your information, moderately active adults need about 1,700 ~ 2,100 Calories for energy to carry out a day’s activities.
No. Yakult does not contain cholesterol or fats because it is made of skim milk.
No. The product is preserved naturally by the lactic acid produced by the bacteria, L. casei strain Shirota during fermentation. 
It is advisable to store Yakult in a refrigerator between 5°C ~ 10°C.  However, Yakult will not spoil within a few hours at room temperature. Just remember to keep them in the refrigerator as soon as you can.

A pregnant woman can consume Yakult as it contains natural ingredients such as skim milk and glucose, etc. In addition, Yakult helps to replenish the level of good bacteria and suppress the harmful bacteria in her digestive system.  Thus, Yakult helps her to maintain her digestive system in good condition.

The sediments at the bottom of Yakult bottle are non-fat milk solids.  It will dissolve if you shake the bottle. The non-fat milk solids contain important nutrients, so it is advisable to shake the bottle before drinking.