Yakult Light

The little bottle with the blue top known as Yakult Light is packed with 20 billion L. casei Shirota bacteria  – on a mission to reach your gut alive – and scientifically proven to succeed. The good news doesn’t stop there.

Yakult Light 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?


Great Taste

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

Happiness – delivered in a little bottle

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!

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 Light, 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 100ml
per bottle
171 kJ /
41 kcal
111 kJ /
27 kcal
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
13 . 5 g
4 . 4 g
8 . 8 g
2 . 9 g
1 . 3 g
0 . 8 g
0 . 04 g
0 . 03 g
1 . 15 µg (23%*)
0 . 75 µg (15%*)
2 . 77 mg (23%*)
1 . 80 mg (15%*)
*The reference values ​​for daily intake

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

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

How do we make Yakult?

With lots of love and care. Did you know that it takes nearly a week of fermentation to make a bottle of Yakult?

Can I enjoy Yakult Light?

You're never far from a little hit of happy

Available nationwide in Ireland:

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 and Yakult Light?

Yakult Original (red top) and Yakult Light (blue top). Both contain the same number of our unique bacteria; however, Yakult Light is enriched with vitamins D & E, contains 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 and Yakult Light are both 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 Light?

Yakult Light 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 Light contains maltitol syrup and steviol glycosides, extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant. The flavours used in Yakult Original and Yakult Light are citrus and vanilla. Yakult Light 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.