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. Is there any particular time of the day that I must drink Yakult?
No. Yakult can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Q. Can I add Yakult to other foods?
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.
Q. Are there any preservatives in Yakult?
No. The product is produced under stringent quality and hygiene control, ensuring safety, peace of mind, and high quality.
Q. What is the shelf life of Yakult?
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.
Q. How should Yakult be stored?
Yakult must be refrigerated below 10°C.
Q. Can Yakult be frozen?
We don’t recommend for freezing Yakult because the bottle may inflate and leak.
Q. What does Yakult taste like? Does it taste like milk or yogurt?
Yakult has a refreshing sweet and tangy taste. Enjoy discovering for yourself.
Q. Is Yakult a food or medicine?
Yakult is a functional food. It is a fermented milk drink that is consumed everyday as a part of the daily diet by 39 million people in more than 38 countries.
Q. What does Yakult contain?
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 flavour.
Q. How many calories does Yakult contain?
Yakult contains 60 kcal.
Q. How much sugar does Yakult have?
Yakult contains approximately 14.1 grams of sugars per bottle (80 ml).
Yes, Yakult made in Philippines is halal-certified.
Q. Can Lactose intolerant people drink Yakult?
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.
Q. Is the effect of Yakult the same during its shelf life?
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.
Q. Why is the colour of Yakult like this?
The colour is light cream because of the Maillard reaction of skimmed milk during the manufacturing process.
Q. Why is the Yakult bottle so small?
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.
Q. What is the difference between yakult and yogurt?
YAKULT and yogurt are both fermented dairy products made from milk fermented with live bacteria. YAKULT is unique because it is made using Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain with live bacteria, not the strain of bacteria used in yogurts.
This strain of beneficial bacteria reach intestines alive, which is scientifically proven. YAKULT has been produced for the sole purpose of maintaining a balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.
Yogurt is not a substitute for YAKULT and vice versa. They complement each other as part of a well-balance diet.
Q. Is Yakult is artificially colored?
No, the color of Yakult is naturally acquired when the skim milk powder and sugar are heated together at high temperature (the Maillard reaction).
Q. Is yakult artificially flavoured?
No, the flavors in Yakult are natural, mostly from citrus fruits.
Q. What is lactobacillus casei strain shirota?
Lactobacillus casei are beneficial bacteria. Our unique, patented “Shirota Strain” is exceptionally acid resistant. It easy survive through the gastric juices and bile acids produced during digestion to reach alive in our intestine, helping to keep our digestive system working effectively.
Q. How often should i drink yakult?
It is recommended that you drink YAKULT daily, because the bacteria can’t stay long in the intestines so you need to replenish a fresh one.
Q. Can i drink more than one bottle per day?
Yes, it’s safe to have more than one bottle per day so that you can have more beneficial bacteria in your intestines.
Q. Is this a milk?
No, Yakult is not milk, it is a fermented milk drink that contains skim milk powder and sugar with beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota that promote a better digestive system.
Q. Is it a new product?
Although Yakult is officially new in UAE, it has been available for over 80 years in Japan and is enjoyed by more than 39 million people world-wide every day.
Q. How quickly can i see the effect of yakult?
YAKULT is a daily investment in a healthy life. It can form part of a healthy diet aimed at maintaining our body in optimum condition.
All individuals are different and so the effect of Yakult is likely to vary from individual to individual. Normally it takes about a week to a few weeks.
Q. Do the bacteria in yakult inhabit in the intestine?
No, the Lactobacillus casei Shirota pass through the digestive system with food and are not retained in the body. They therefore leave the body after a day or so and this why we recommend one Yakult every day.
Q. Is yakult suitable for babies and children?
Yes, children 1 year and older can have a bottle of Yakult per day. Children love the fruity taste and it is both safe and beneficial for them. For further information, please visit our website: www.yakultme.com
Q. Is yakult suitable for pregnant and breast-feeding women?
Yes, Yakult is safe to drink during pregnancy. It contains one type of
bacteria only – Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota.
Constipation and indigestion (acid relux) are common during pregnancy.
We have received a lot of positive feedback from people commenting on
the relief that drinking Yakult has provided in maintaining a balanced
Q. Is yakult fat and cholesterol free?
Yakult is virtually fat free and contains NO cholesterol.
Q. What is the difference between yakult original & yakult light?
Yakult light provides the same benefits as original Yakult. The difference is
Yakult light has no added sugars as it uses only natural sweeteners and also
25% less in calories compared to Yakult original.
Q. To whom yakult light is more suitable?
Yakult light has the same beneficial effects as original Yakult and its very
suitable for People on a Diet Routine & People with Diabetes.
Q. How many calories per bottle of yakult light?
Calories – Each bottle contains 45Kcal, about the same as a small apple.
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.
Q. What is the CORPORATE PHILOSPHY of YAKULT ?
Yakult contributes to the health and happiness of people around the world through pursuit of excellence in life science in general and our research and experience in microorganisms in particular.
Q. When did Yakult began its overseas operations?
To spread the ideals of Shirota-ism, that is to promote good health through prevention of diseases to people of all nations, Yakult began its first overseas operation in Taiwan in 1964. Since then, Yakult’s network has expanded to 38 countries and regions worldwide and more than 39 million people drink it every day. This makes Yakult the world’s leading probiotic drink.
Q. When did Yakult start its Middle East operations ?
Yakult set up its regional head office in Dubai Airport Free Zone in September 2015 and officially launched the product in UAE in March 2017.
Q. In which GCC countries is Yakult available?
Yakult is currently available in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.