What are Probiotics


Probiotics are food containing beneficial living microorganisms which we consume to benefit our health by improving the balance of our intestinal flora.


The majority of probiotic bacteria used in food production are ‘Lactic Acid Bacteria’ such as species of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria. Yakult contains Shirota strain, a strain found only in our product. The Shirota strain has been specially selected for its strength – in other words, its ability to survive through our stomach and bile acids to reach the intestines alive to deliver its health benefits.

A probiotic must meet these strict requirements:

for human consumption

in our intestines

from gastric and bile juice
to reach the intestines alive

to have beneficial effects on our health

Remain alive in sufficient numbers
throughout storage

and easy to consume

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