Yakult is the world’s leading probiotic drink created in Japan in 1935. It is produced by Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd in Japan – the world’s pioneer in probiotics.
Science and research are the basis of our business. We have institutes in both Japan and Europe that are committed to discovering the endless applications for probiotics as well as the use of intestinal bacteria in human health globally. For more information about our science institutes, please visit institute.yakult.co.jp/index_en.php
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Yakult is a probiotic health drink, which contains more than 8 billion beneficial bacteria (Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota). Many scientific papers have been published and there are many evidences that the bacteria in Yakult are resistant to gastric juices and bile and reach the intestine alive. Daily consumption of Yakult helps improve digestion and helps build immunity.
Q. Who can drink Yakult?
Yakult is recommended for all age groups including children (1 year and above) and pregnant women. Yakult is a health drink which should be consumed everyday as a part of your daily diet.
Q. Can diabetics drink Yakult?
Yakult contains sugar, so if you are diabetic, it is best to consult your doctor.
Q. How did the word Yakult originate?
The word “Yakult” is derived from the word “Jahurto”, meaning “yoghurt” in Esperanto.
Q. Is 80 ml of Yakult enough for both children and adults?
According to our studies, 80 ml of Yakult contains sufficient beneficial bacteria (8 billion Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota) to favourably impact the balance of the gut flora for all age groups. If you wish to consume more than a bottle, as part of a normal balanced diet, you can consume it.
Q. Who is the founder of Yakult ?
Yakult began with the passion of Dr. Minoru Shirota, a doctor of medicine and a researcher who aspired to advance preventive medicine, which aims to help people avoid sickness.
Q. What is the year of origin of Yakult ?
In 1930, Dr. Minoru Shirota succeeded in strengthening and culturing a strain of lactic acid bacteria that can survive digestive juices, such as gastric fluid and bile, reach the intestines alive, and produce beneficial effects. This strain is now known as Lactobaicillus casei strain Shirota named after Dr. Shirota himself. In 1935, Yakult was manufactured & sold in Japan.
Q. When & where was Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd established ?
Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd was established in Tokyo, Japan in the year 1955 and the first research institute was established in Kyoto, Japan during the same year.
Q. What is Yakult Central Institute ?
Yakult Central Institute was established in the year 1967 in Tokyo. All major research & developmental activities in the field of Probiotics are carried each day by hundreds of scientists working there. After a major renovation, the Institute got its new face in 2015.
Q. What is Shirota-ism ?
Dr. Shirota proposed three ideas, including “preventive medicine;” “a healthy intestinal tract leads to a long life,” which stresses that strengthening the intestines, the place where nutrients are absorbed into the body, leads to a health and long life; and “a price anyone can afford.” We call these ideas ‘Shirota-ism’ and they serve as the root of all our business activities.