It has been more than 75 years since the founder of Yakult, Dr Minoru Shirota linked intestinal health to our overall health and longevity.
We’ve all heard about the importance of probiotics for intestinal health, but what we might not know is, that to be effective, probiotics must be proven to have a beneficial effect, proven to survive the journey through the digestive system and have at least 1 million bacteria per millilitre.
It was over 75 years ago that Yakult’s Founder Dr. Minoru Shirota linked intestinal health to our overall health and longevity. He successfully researched a unique lactic acid bacterium scientifically proven to survive the journey through the gastric juices to reach the small intestine alive, where they help maintain an ideal balance of beneficial bacteria. The bacterium was named the Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain in honour of his research.
Dr. Shirota developed a milk-based drink to deliver the Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain to the gut and named it ‘Yakult’, creating the world’s first commercial probiotic drink. Each 65ml bottle contains 6.5 billion of these highly acid resistant beneficial bacteria, which are exclusive to Yakult.
Factors such as the natural ageing process, stress, an unbalanced diet and even antibiotics will affect the healthy balance of your digestive system. This is why probiotics are important to your everyday diet.
Daily ingestion of probiotics may:
Enhance your immune system
Help manufacture vitamins
Assist with the digestion of food and absorption of nutrients from the foods you eat
Help relieve symptoms such as constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and flatulence.
Increases resistance to intestinal infections
Today, Yakult is consumed by more than 30 million people every day!
- Fat free
- Cholesterol free
- Low GI
- Gluten free
- Suitable for those who are Lactose intolerant
- Ideal for infants 12 months +
“Probiotic” is a compound of a Latin and Greek work meaning ‘favourable to life’ – Have you had yours today?
Yakult – The Healthy Family Drink is around $4.50 for a 5 pack and is available at all good supermarkets.