LcS represents one of the natural lactic acid cultures (bacteria). Lactic acid cultures have been used for more than a thousand years (since the ages of Ramayana and Mahabharata) for better taste and long shelf life of fermented foods. The safety of LcS has been proven with more than 80 years of safe use in the world.
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 39 million people around the globe enjoy drinking it everyday.