Yakult Original

Increases Friendly Bacteria in the Gut

Scientific Expertise

Great Taste

Scientifically Proven to Reach the Gut Alive

Yakult Original is a delicious, fermented skimmed milk drink developed over 85 years ago. Every little bottle is packed full of science – 20 billion L. casei Shirota bacteria in fact. These clever and unique friendly bacteria are scientifically proven to reach the gut alive and increase the bacteria in the gut*. It’s no wonder that millions of people around the world enjoy a Yakult Original as part of their daily routine. Bottoms up!

Great Flavour

Trust us, your taste buds will enjoy Yakult Original as much as your gut. It’s a unique blend of silky citrus and vanilla flavours. Try it, and soon every day will start with a little hit of happy from Yakult Original.

Happiness is reaching the gut alive!

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 bacteria?

On a mission for over 85 years

In 1935,  L. casei Shirota bacteria were first used to create our iconic milk drink. Fast forward 85 years and these unique bacteria are still on their joyful mission to reach the gut alive. Millions of people around the world enjoy a little bottle of Yakult every single day.

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?

What’s in a bottle?

Yakult Original, fermented skimmed milk drink with L. casei Shirota bacteria. Ingredients: water, skimmed milk (reconstituted), glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, maltodextrin, flavourings. Contains L. casei Shirota. Yakult contains 30 billion L. casei Shirota per 100ml when refrigerated (20 billion per bottle).

per 100ml
per bottle
280 kJ /
66 kcal
182 kJ /
43 kcal
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
15.4 g
13.6 g
10 g
8.8 g
1.3 g
0.8 g
0.04 g
0.03 g

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

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