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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.

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.

Yakult contains sugar, so if you are diabetic, it is best to consult your doctor.

The word “Yakult” is derived from the word “Jahurto”, meaning “yoghurt” in Esperanto.

According to our studies, 80 ml of Yakult contains sufficient beneficial bacteria (8 billion Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota) to favorably 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.

No. Yakult can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Yes. Yakult can be added to cereals, smoothies, milkshakes, cheesecakes or any other cold foods. If the bacteria are subjected to high temperature they die, so do not add Yakult to hot foods or beverages.

No. The product is produced under stringent quality and hygiene control, ensuring safety, peace of mind, and high quality.

The shelf life of Yakult is 45 days from the date of manufacture, when kept under refrigerated conditions below 10° C. Once the Yakult bottle is opened, it must be consumed in one shot for the probiotics to be functional.

Yakult must be refrigerated below 10°C.

We don’t recommend for freezing Yakult because the bottle may inflate and leak.

Yakult has a refreshing sweet and tangy taste. Enjoy discovering for yourself.

Yakult is a functional food. It is a fermented milk drink that is consumed everyday as a part of the daily diet by 35 million people in more than 38 countries.

Yakult contains skimmed milk powder, sugar, glucose powder, water and more than 8 billion Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (our unique strain of bacteria), natural identical flavor.

Yakult contains approximately 14.1 grams of sugars per bottle (80 ml).

Yes, Yakult is gluten free.

Nutritional information (per 80 ml)
Energy: 60 kcal Protein: 0.8grams Carbohydrates: 14.1grams Fat: < 0.1grams

Yes, Yakult is vegetarian.

Yes, Yakult made in Philippines is halal-certified.

Yakult is a fermented dairy product containing small amounts of naturally-occurring milk sugar (lactose). If you are uncertain about your reaction to dairy, we recommend you discuss with your physicians before trying.

Yes, the effect of Yakult is same during the entire shelf life of 45 days. We guarantee 8 billion live beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota when refrigerated under proper storage conditions, till expiry.

The color is light cream because of caramelization of skimmed milk during manufacturing process.

Yakult is not a thirst quencher but a health drink that provides specific health benefits. The size is convenient to consume every day and it contains more than 8 billion beneficial probiotic bacteria even in a small bottle.