Yakult Balance

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Increases Bacteria in the Gut

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Supports Your Immunity

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Supports Muscle & Bone Health

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Less Sugar

The little bottle with the blue top known as Yakult Balance is packed with 20 billion L. casei Shirota bacteria  – these clever, friendly bacteria are scientifically proven to reach the gut alive and increase the bacteria in the gut***. The good news doesn’t stop there.

Yakult Balance is also enriched with vitamins D & E. Vitamin D supports your immune system and helps maintenance of bone and muscle function**. While vitamin E helps protect cells from oxidative stress**. Amazing, right?


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Great Taste

These little bottles are sure to tickle your taste buds with their refreshing, light flavour. Enjoy Yakult Balance’s unique blend of citrus and vanilla flavours. Grab yourself a little hit of happiness today.

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Happiness – delivered in a little bottle

How does drinking Yakult increase bacteria in the gut?

Drinking Yakult doesn’t just add billions of these unique L. casei Shirota bacteria to the gut; it boosts the growth of other bacteria too!*** Get sipping and let the gut party begin!

What is L. casei Shirota?

The sunshine vitamin

Vitamin D – it’s a nutrient our bodies need in small amounts to work properly and stay healthy, from supporting our immune system to maintaining our bone and muscle health**. Getting enough vitamin D is essential to keep your immune system running smoothly. Bring on the sunshine!

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Vitamin E, assorted, foods

Why vitamin E?

Vitamin E is an amazing nutrient! Not only does it support your immune system, it also helps to maintain healthy skin and eyes, and plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells. It also acts as an antioxidant – helping protect your cells against oxidative damage**. Go vit E!

What's in a bottle?

Yakult Balance, fermented skimmed milk drink with L. casei Shirota bacteria and vitamins D & E. With sugars and sweeteners. Ingredients: water, skimmed milk (reconstituted), sweetener: maltltol syrup, glucose-fructose syrup, thickener: polydextrose, flavourings, sweetener: stevlol glycosides, vitamin E, vitamin D. Contains L. casei Shirota. Yakult contains 30 billion L. casei Shirota per 100ml when refrigerated (20 billion per bottle).

per bottle
per 100ml
111 kJ / 27 kcal
0 g
0 g
8.8 g
2.9 g
0.8 g
0.03 g
0.75 µg (15%*)
1.80 mg (15%*)
*The reference values ​​for daily intake

*Each bottle of Yakult Balance accounts for 15% of the EU reference intake for vitamins D and E.

** Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system and the maintenance of normal bones and muscle function. Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Enjoy as part of a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle. Recommended consumption: 1 bottle per day.

Yakult Balance contains 67% less sugar and 37% fewer calories than Yakult Original.

***Yakult’s bacteria L. casei Shirota, increase both the lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in the gut.

Can I enjoy Yakult Balance?

Common Questions

How often should I drink Yakult?

We suggest one bottle a day, however it's perfectly ok to drink more than one a day. Many people have theirs at breakfast time as part of their daily routine, but it's really up to you!

What is the difference between Yakult Original, Yakult Balance and Yakult Plus?

Yakult Original (red top), Yakult Balance (blue top) and Yakult Plus (green top). They all contain the same number of our unique bacteria; however, Yakult Balance is enriched with vitamins D & E, Yakult Plus is rich in vitamin C and contains fibre - both contain less sugar and fewer calories.

Where can I buy Yakult?

You can find Yakult (usually in the yoghurt aisle) in all major supermarkets. In the UK, try your local Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose, Ocado or local independent supermarket. You can also have Yakult delivered straight to your door by your milkman! Ireland: Yakult is available nationwide in Tesco, Dunnes, and Super Valu, The Joyce Shops, Galway and Nolans Vernon Avenue in Dublin.

Is Yakult suitable for people who are allergic to milk?

No, Yakult contains skimmed milk and therefore is not suitable for those with milk allergies or intolorances.

Is Yakult suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, Yakult is suitable for vegetarians.

Is Yakult suitable for people who are gluten intolerant?

Yes, Yakult Original, Yakult Balance and Yakult Plus are all gluten-free.

Is Yakult suitable for people who are lactose-intolerant?

Yakult contains very little lactose (approximately 1g per bottle), so may be suitable for some lactose-intolerant individuals. You should ask your GP or healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

What's in a bottle of Yakult Balance?

Yakult Balance contains: water, skimmed milk (reconstituted), sweetener: maltitol syrup, glucose-fructose syrup, thickener: polydextrose, flavourings, sweetener: steviol glycosides, vitamin E, vitamin D and L. casei Shirota. For nutritional information click here  

Does Yakult contain any sweeteners or flavourings?

Yakult Original doesn't contain any sweeteners. Yakult Balance and Yakult Plus contains maltitol syrup and steviol glycosides, extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant. The flavours used in Yakult Original, Yakult Balance and Yakult Plus are citrus and vanilla. Yakult Balance and Yakult Plus also contains a yoghurt flavouring.

Does Yakult contain any artificial colourings?

No. Yakult's colouring comes from the natural caramelisation of milk which occurs when it's heated during the production process.