In 1930 Dr. Minoru Shirota, a Japanese scientist from the faculty of medicine in Kyoto University, was the first in the world to isolate and culture a probiotic strain which reached the intestines alive in large numbers and imparted health benefits to the host. He used this strain to make Yakult, a fermented milk drink, so as to reach the benefits of the strain to people at large.


Microbiologist and Founder (1899-1982)

Dr. Minoru Shirota was born in 1899 in Japan when people suffered from infectious diseases. He believed that “Prevention is better than cure” and “A healthy intestine leads to a long life”. After long years’ research in the laboratory, he isolated LcS , in 1930, from more than 300 lactic acid bacteria.

LcS helps improve the functioning of the digestive system and helps build immunity. In 1935, he developed the probiotic fermented milk drink “Yakult” with LcS and started to market it in Japan. Now more than 40 million people around the globe enjoy drinking it everyday.

The flagship product Yakult launched in India in 2008 that contains over 6.5 billion beneficial live bacteria Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS) which have proven health benefits. It helps improve digestion and helps build Immunity. It has been scientifically proven to be safe and effective.



Brand Features

Yakult is a Probiotic Fermented Milk drink

You may not think about your digestive system when you think about your overall well-being, but that’s where good health and proper nutrition begins. From children to the elderly, good digestion is important as around 70% of our overall immunity (immune cells) lies there. So, a healthy digestive system is the key to good health and longevity. Yakult and Yakult Light is a delicious probiotic fermented milk drink that contains Yakult’s exclusive probiotic Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS).



Two popular products

1. Yakult

Yakult is a delicious probiotic fermented milk drink that contains over 6.5 billion of beneficial live bacteria, so called Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS).


2. Yakult Light

Yakult Light is also a delicious probiotic fermented milk drink that contains over 6.5 billion of live Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS) with less sugar and lower calories  owing to the use of a sweetener of natural origin, Steviol Glycoside (Stevia) making it suitable for people of all age above one year. The sugar in Yakult Light has been reduced to cater to the needs of the health conscious and elderly. It also contains Vitamin D and Vitamin E for an added health benefit.


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Welcome you all to our factory tour with free of charge to learn on how good health with more than 6.5 billion of beneficial live- bacteria is packaged in such a small bottle and enjoy drinking Yakult just freshly produced as from 1st July 2022!!

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