LcS is a unique probiotic bacteria that has been scientifically proven to reach the intestine live to help build immunity and help improve digestion. It is backed by more than 100 human studies that validate its health benefits. The safety of LcS has been proven through more than 80 years of safe use in the world. It can be consumed by everyone above one year of age. Regular consumption of Yakult is important to get its health benefits.
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.