A. Regular consumption of Yakult is important. We recommend drinking one or two bottles daily as part of your regular diet.
A. From young to old, everybody can enjoy Yakult's refreshing and delicious citrus taste! For adults, drinking one or two bottles every day, either with or after meals, is recommended. For children, one bottle a day is recommended. For infants over the age of 8 months and toddlers, one bottle a day is recommended. We suggest introducing Yakult into their diet slowly by first giving small amounts and gradually increasing to a full bottle.
A. Because everyone's biological make-up is unique, each one of us may experience our own unique health benefits. Generally speaking, Yakult may help balance your digestive system.
A. Yes. Probiotics stem from the concept of yogurt - certain "friendly" bacteria that prove to have a health benefit beyond basic nutrition. People have been consuming yogurt for thousands of years. Yakult also has a strong record of safety that spans more than 80 years. In fact, our company is recognized as the pioneer of probiotics after introducing the world's first consumer packaged probiotic shot, Yakult, in 1935.
A. No. Yakult is a fermented dairy drink that contains probiotic cultures rather than yogurt cultures. The main difference between yogurt and probiotic cultures is that probiotics must have scientifically proven health benefits while yogurts do not. Another point of distinction is the type of cultures; probiotics are typically various species and strains of lactobacilli or bifidobacteria, while yogurt starter cultures are specifically Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, according to the National Yogurt Association.
A. Yakult is a fermented dairy product containing small amounts of naturally-occurring milk sugar (lactose). Lactose intolerant individuals who may safely consume yogurt, may also enjoy Yakult. Those who have more severe lactose intolerance may be unable to drink Yakult. If you are uncertain about your reaction to dairy, we recommend you discuss with your physician before trying.
A. No. Yakult is a food product and does not have any harmful side effects. For those trying Yakult for the first time, you may experience increased bloating (usually within the first week) while the body establishes a better balance.
A. Each 2.7-ounce bottle of regular Yakult contains 11 grams of sugar, which is approximately one serving of sugar, or one piece of fruit or a single slice of bread. Yakult Light, on the other hand, contains only four grams of sugar. If you have diabetes, be sure to consult your physician on how to best incorporate Yakult into your daily diet.
A. Yakult is usually located in the dairy aisle of grocery stores, typically in or near the yogurt section. If you still cannot find our product at your local store, please send us an email through our contact form and we will search for the nearest market to you that carries Yakult.
A. The "best if used by" date indicates that after the specified date, the number of bacteria found in Yakult will likely decrease. To enjoy Yakult at its premium, we strongly recommend keeping the product chilled and to discard after the expiration date.
A. Yakult U.S.A. Inc.'s headquarters are based in Fountain Valley, CA. Yakult U.S.A. Inc.'s parent company, Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
A. Yakult is available in two types – Yakult (look for red lids) and Yakult Light (look for blue lids). Yakult Light contains 1/3 fewer calories and less sugar than Yakult. Yakult Light contains 30 calories whereas our Yakult product contains 50.
But they both pack the same probiotic power that may help balance your digestive process.
A. Yakult Light offers the same great citrus taste as regular Yakult! The difference is that it's sweetened with Reb A, a sweetener extracted from the stevia leaf, along with a small amount of sugar.