Immunity booster

What is
immunity?

Immunity is our Natural Defence force that helps us fight infection from viruses and bacteria and even protects us against cancer cells.

The atmosphere we live in is surrounded by Viruses & Bacteria. They easily enter our body through the mouth and nose. So why is it that some people fall sick while others remain healthy when exposed to the same environment.

A person with a Strong Immune System will be able to fight against viruses, bacteria and keep oneself protected.

This is decided by the strength of the immune system. On the other hand, people with a Weak Immune System, may get infected with those enemies and become sick more easily.

Various studies have shown that our immunity becomes weak because of ageing, lack of sleep and exercise, stress and unbalanced diet. So, it is important to improve our lifestyle to strengthen our immunity and stay protected.

  • Ageing
  • Stress
  • Lack of Sleep
    and Exercise
  • Unbalanced
    Diet
  • Ageing
  • Stress
  • Lack of Sleep
    and Exercise
  • Unbalanced
    Diet

Yakult’s unique probiotics Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS) in Yakult helps to build immunity by increasing the activity of Natural Killer (NK) cells which are our natural immune cells, and by increasing the secretion of IgA antibody.

FAQ’s

Immunity is important for a person because it is the first line of defence against harmful bacteria and viruses that enter our body. If we have weak immunity, we will fall sick very often. However, if we have strong immunity we will be well and healthy. Hence, keeping your immunity strong is very important.
A balanced diet, regular exercise and good quality sleep are a must for strong immunity. Foods that provide micronutrients like Vitamin C and zinc also help to build your immunity. Include nuts, citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables in your diet for better immunity.
The intestine is constantly exposed to external enemies like bacteria, viruses and other foreign matter. It has to be geared to ward off the trouble - makers and protect the body from infections. Therefore about 70% of the body’s immunity is found in the intestine. The intestine is our largest immune organ. Keeping the intestine healthy is important for strong immunity.
There are trillions of bacteria in the intestine which consist of beneficial and harmful ones. They weigh almost 1.5 kg. The beneficial ones play a protective role by shielding us from harmful viruses and bacteria. They help to build our immunity by increasing the production of important antibodies in the body and increasing the activity of our natural immune cells which protect us from bacterial and viral infections and cancer.
Yakult’s scientifically tested probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS) can increase salivary IgA, an antibody that protects us from viral infections. It can also increase the activity of Natural Killer cells that protect us from viral infections. Studies done in U.K. and Brazil have shown that regular consumption of Yakult by athletes and marathon runners could reduce the incidence of respiratory infections (Gleeson M et al, International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (2011, Vaisberg M. et al, Nutrients, 2019).