How does Yakult work?

Yakult is a probiotic; it contains billions of live and active "good bacteria." Your digestive system naturally contains trillions of all kinds of bacteria -- some are helpful, some are harmful. When you drink Yakult daily, it makes it difficult for the bad bacteria to take over. Yakult also gives you more of the beneficial bacteria that may help balance your digestive system.

Yakult is known for it’s unique bacteria strain known as Lactobacillus casei Shirota. This good bacteria is very resistant to harmful stomach acid and bile. Because of this resistance, it is able to reach the intestines alive. This probiotic strain mostly lives in the small intestine where it breaks down lactose to form lactid acid and helps promote the growth of other good bacteria. When there are more good bacteria in the digestive system, it helps prevent the bad bacteria from taking over.

What is the main benefit of Lactobacillus casei Shirota?

Lactobacillus casei Shirota promotes the improvement of digestive health. When good bacteria starts growing, it balances out the digestive system, which helps to break down lactose in the small intestine. Did you know that a majority of the immune system is located in the digestive tract? An unbalanced digestive system may cause problems such as constipation and diarrhea. The exclusive L. casei Shirota strain found in Yakult and Yakult Light may help balance the digestive system, which can improve overall wellness.

Since Yakult contains a quality strain of beneficial bacteria, drinking Yakult daily may help reduce the chances of harmful bacteria taking over. Yakult is the only probiotic product in the world that contains our exclusive probiotic strain, Lactobacillus casei Shirota. Help promote a balance of digestion by drinking Yakult daily!