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What is Yakult?

Yakult is a fermented milk drink containing Lactobacillus casei Shirota, widely acknowledged as a good quality probiotic with substantial evidence, recommended and used by healthcare professionals.

This section gives a brief overview of the product's evidence and history.

Product Info

Yakult (red top) and Yakult Light (blue top) contain the same high number (6.5 billion) of live cells of the unique strain Lactobacillus casei Shirota.

They are both fat-free, gluten-free and have the same flavour and benefit.

This section gives full nutritional information for both varieties of Yakult.


This section contains the most frequently asked questions about Yakult and its unique strain Lactobacillus casei Shirota.

If you cannot find the answer you want here, please speak to a member of our Science Team on 020 8842 7600 or email us on


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