General

Yakult provides a source of probiotics in your diet. Each bottle of Yakult contains more than 10 billion of unique probiotics, L. casei strain Shirota which have been scientifically proven to withstand gastric juice and bile to reach the intestines alive. Drinking one bottle daily is an easy way to help maintain a healthy digestive system.

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

Drinking Yakult everyday helps to ensure a regular supply of good bacteria in your intestines.

You can drink Yakult anytime at your convenience! Yakult probiotic has been biotechnologically strengthened and cultured so that it can withstand gastric acid and bile to reach the intestines alive. Hence, helping to maintain a healthy digestive system.

Every bottle of Yakult contains at least 10 billion of  L. casei strain Shirota. Yakult Ace Light® is a lighter version of Yakult Original. It contains 30% less sugar and 30% fewer calories, yet with 30 billion L. casei strain Shirota. Yakult Ace Light® provides a boost of good bacteria for people who need more probiotics in their digestive system.

It is advisable to store Yakult in a refrigerator between 5-10°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. 

 The sediment at the bottom of Yakult bottle is non-fat milk solids. We recommend you give your bottle a shake before drinking.

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Health and Nutrition

Daily intake of Yakult's unique probiotic L. casei strain Shirota provides the following benefits:

  • Increases the number of good bacteria in our intestines
  • Helps to suppress the growth of bad bacteria
  • Helps in digestion
  • Helps to maintain a healthy digestive system

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.

No. Yakult is a functional food and not a medicine. Thus, it does not produce any side effects. Yakult has a record of product safety for more than 80 years. In fact, the strong probiotic, L. casei strain Shirota in Yakult helps to increase the number of good bacteria and decrease the harmful bacteria in the intestines. This helps to promote a healthy digestive system.

No. Drinking Yakult ​will not cause phlegm or cough. However, if you have been advised by your doctor not to consume cold drinks, we we suggest that you take out Yakult from the refrigerator and leave it to stand for 15 - 20 minutes at room temperature before consuming it.​

There are many types of diabetes and the treatment varies according to the condition of each patient.  Thus, it is advisable for a person with diabetes to consult his doctor before drinking Yakult.

No. Yakult is fat and cholesterol free 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. 

Yakult is a fermented dairy product containing small amount of naturally-occurring milk sugar (lactose). Lactose intolerant individuals who may safely consume yoghurt, may also enjoy Yakult. If you are uncertain about your reaction to dairy, we recommend you to discuss this with your dietitian before trying.

There are many types of vegetarian. Yakult contains skim milk but no other animal products. It is suitable for vegetarians who are able to consume milk-based products such as milk, cheese and yoghurt.

A pregnant woman can consume Yakult as it contains natural ingredients such as skim milk and glucose, etc. In addition, Yakult helps to increase the number of good bacteria and suppress the harmful bacteria in the intestines.  Thus, Yakult helps to maintain a healthy digestive system.