Why Yakult



Yakult's exclusive Probiotic strain is known as LcS (Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota)

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.

How does LcS work?

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The Story behind LcS

Prevention is better than Cure

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 name of a bacterium is packed with information.

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The name "L.casei strain Shirota" tells us that
"Lactobacillus casei" is a small rod-shaped microorganism first
discovered in cheese, and "strain Shirota" is the strain of bacteria
named after Dr. Minoru Shirota.

Uniqueness of Yakult - LcS


Safety and trust

  • 80 years of safe use in the world since 1935.
  • Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) certificate from US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) authority.
  • Food for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU) label from the Consumers Affairs Agency in Japan.
  • Certified by HACCP, ISO and OHSAS.
  • Product Approval from Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Strength of LcS

  • Isolated from more than 300 Lactic acid bacteria.
  • Resistant to gastric acid and bile juice.
  • Helps improve digestion and helps build immunity.

Science behind it

  • There are more than 100 human studies done on LcS in the world.
  • Two state-of-the-art Yakult Research Institutes - Europe and Japan where more than 200 Scientists are researching on LcS and its benefits.