A. We recommend drinking one or two bottles daily as part of your regular diet.
A. From young to old, everybody can enjoy Yakult's refreshing and delicious citrus taste! For adults, drinking one or two bottles every day, is recommended. For children, one bottle a day is recommended. For infants over the age of 8 months and toddlers, one bottle a day is recommended. However, since each person’s digestive system is unique, we suggest speaking with your doctor before incorporating Yakult into a child or infant’s diet.
A. Yakult can be enjoyed at any time of the day. We recommend drinking Yakult regularly every day so that Probiotics are always present in your intestines.
A. Please see the package. Yakult contains water, sugar, nonfat milk, glucose, natural flavors and L. paracasei strain Shirota. Yakult Light contains water, nonfat milk, corn dextrin, sugar, glucose, pectin, natural flavors, Reb A (Stevia Extract) and L. paracasei strain Shirota.
A. Because everyone's biological make-up is unique, each one of us may experience our own unique health benefits. When you drink Yakult, you consume billions of probiotics, or “good” bacteria.
A. Yes, we do! Except on holidays, our tours run from Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. They last for sixty minutes. See further information here.
A. Yes. You can get a free guided tour of our plant in Fountain Valley, California. See further information here.
A. Yes. Probiotics stem from the concept of yogurt - certain "friendly" bacteria that prove to have a health benefit beyond basic nutrition. People have been consuming yogurt for thousands of years. Yakult also has a strong record of safety that spans more than 80 years. In fact, our company is recognized as the pioneer of probiotics after introducing the world's first consumer packaged probiotic drink, Yakult, in 1935.
A. No. Yakult is a fermented dairy drink that contains probiotic cultures rather than yogurt cultures. The main difference between yogurt and probiotic cultures is that probiotics must have scientifically proven health benefits while yogurts do not. Another point of distinction is the type of cultures; probiotics are typically various species and strains of lactobacilli or bifidobacteria, while yogurt starter cultures are specifically Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, according to the National Yogurt Association.
A. Yakult is a fermented dairy product containing small amounts of naturally-occurring milk sugar (lactose). Lactose intolerant individuals who may safely consume yogurt, may also enjoy Yakult. Those who have more severe lactose intolerance may be unable to drink Yakult. If you are uncertain about your reaction to dairy, we recommend you discuss this with your doctor before trying.
A. Yakult is a food product and does not have any harmful side effects. For those trying Yakult for the first time, you may experience increased bloating (usually within the first week) while the body adjusts to the probiotics contained in Yakult.
A. Each 2.7-ounce bottle of regular Yakult contains 10 grams of sugar, which is approximately one serving of sugar, or one piece of fruit or a single slice of bread. Yakult Light, on the other hand, contains only 3 grams of sugar. If you have diabetes, be sure to consult your doctor on how to best incorporate Yakult into your daily diet.
A. Yakult is usually located in the dairy aisle of grocery stores, typically in or near the yogurt section. If you still cannot find our product at your local store, please send us an email through our contact form and we will search for the nearest market to you that carries Yakult.
A. To fully enjoy Yakult, we recommend that all of our customers drink our products before the “best if used by” date in order to receive the best taste and quality of the product, and to discard any remaining product after the “best if used by” date.
A. Yakult U.S.A. Inc.'s headquarters are in Fountain Valley, CA.
A. Yakult is available in two types – Yakult (look for red lids) and Yakult Light (look for blue lids). Yakult Light contains 50% fewer calories and less sugar than Yakult. Yakult Light contains 25 calories whereas our Yakult product contains 50.
But they both are packed with live and active probiotic L. paracasei strain Shirota.
A. Yakult Light offers the same great citrus taste as regular Yakult! The difference is that it's sweetened with Reb A, a sweetener extracted from the stevia leaf, along with a small amount of sugar.