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What time of day should I drink Yakult?

Whenever you like! Many people incorporate Yakult into their daily breakfast routine.

How often should I drink Yakult?

We recommend one bottle daily. Yakult isn't meant to be a thirst-quencher.

Is Yakult suitable for people taking antibiotics?

Yes. It is safe to drink whilst taking antibiotics.

What is the difference between the red and the blue top?

The red top is the original Yakult and the blue top is Yakult Light. Both have the same number of unique bacteria however Yakult Light contains less sugar and has fewer calories.

 

Yakult Product Questions

How often should I drink Yakult?

We recommend one bottle daily. Yakult isn't meant to be a thirst-quencher.

What is the difference between the red and the blue top?

The red top is the original Yakult and the blue top is Yakult Light. Both have the same number of unique bacteria however Yakult Light contains less sugar and has fewer calories.

What is the sediment at the bottom of the bottle?

It is a natural settling of the skimmed milk solids (a result of the production process). Its presence will not alter the taste or effectiveness of Yakult.

What time of day should I drink Yakult?

Whenever you like! Many people incorporate Yakult into their daily breakfast routine.

How should I store Yakult?

Yakult should be refrigerated. Bottles can be removed from a fridge for a short time, for example, on a trip home from and event or the shops.

Where is Yakult produced?

Yakult is manufactured in our factory in the Netherlands, which provides all the little bottles of Yakult for Europe.

 

Nutrition Questions

How much sugar does Yakult contain?

Each bottle of original Yakult (red top) contains 9.2g of sugar, whilst Yakult Light (blue top) contains 2.9g of sugar. Sugar is necessary to mask the sour taste of lactic acid, which is produced during the long and natural fermentation process. Sugar also provides food for the bacteria, during fermentation.

How many calories are there in Yakult?

The original Yakult contains 42.9kcals per serving and Yakult Light contains 27kcals per serving.

What is the fat content of Yakult?

Yakult and Yakult Light are fat-free.

Has Yakult got any artificial colouring in it?

No - Yakult's colouring comes from the natural caramelisation of milk when it's heated during the production process.

Does Yakult contain flavourings?

Yakult contains citrus fruit and vanillin flavourings.

Can I add it to other food?

Yes – Yakult can be added to cereals, smoothies, milkshakes or any other cold foods. Don't add Yakult to hot foods and drinks though, the heat may kill some of the bacteria.

How much cholesterol is in Yakult?

Yakult is free of cholesterol.

What are the nutritional values of Yakult?

Ingredients: water, skimmed milk (reconstituted), glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, maltodextrin, flavouring, contains Lactobacillus casei Shirota.

 Per 100mlPer bottle
(65ml)
Energy 280 kJ / 66 kcal 182 kJ / 43 kcal
Fat 0 g 0 g
of which saturates 0 g 0 g
Carbohydrate 15 g 9.6 g
of which sugars 14 g 9.2 g
Protein 1.3 g 0.9 g
Salt 0.04 g 0.03 g

Contains 1010 (10 billion) Lactobacillus casei Shirota per 100ml when refrigerated (6.5 billion per bottle).

Yakult Light

Ingredients: Water, skimmed milk (reconstituted), sweeteners: maltitol syrup, glucose-fructose syrup, thickener: polydextrose, flavouring, sweetener: steviolglycosides. Contains Lactobacillus casei Shirota.

 Per 100mlPer bottle
(65ml)
Energy 171 kJ / 41 kcal 111 kJ / 27 kcal
Fat 0 g 0 g
of which saturates 0 g 0 g
Carbohydrate 14 g 8.8 g
of which sugars 4.4 g 2.9 g
Protein 1.3 g 0.8 g
Salt 0.04 g 0.03 g

Contains 1010 (10 billion) Lactobacillus casei Shirota per 100 ml when refrigerated. (6.5 billion per bottle)

 

Suitability Questions

Is Yakult suitable for vegetarians?

Yakult contains fermented skimmed milk (and is therefore not suitable for those following a vegan diet) but no other animal products.

Is Yakult suitable for people with diabetes?

Yakult is suitable for people with diabetes, as part of a normal balanced diet. Each bottle of original Yakult (red top) contains 9.2g of sugar, whilst Yakult Light (blue top) contains 2.9g of sugar. This should be incorporated as part of your carbohydrate intake.

Is Yakult suitable for people who are lactose-intolerant?

Yakult contains very little lactose (approximately 1g per bottle), so may be suitable for some lactose-intolerant individuals. Please consult your dietitian or doctor.

Is Yakult suitable for people who are allergic to milk?

Yakult contains skimmed milk, and so is not suitable for individuals who are allergic or intolerant to milk.

Is Yakult suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers?

Yes, Yakult can be consumed as part of a normal balanced diet, unless advised otherwise by your doctor or dietitian.

Is Yakult suitable for children?

Children can drink Yakult as part of their normal diet when they start on solid and varied foods; for very small children we advise that it is diluted and a smaller amount given.

Is Yakult suitable for people who are intolerant to gluten?

Yakult is gluten-free.

Is Yakult suitable for people on medication?

Yakult is a food, not a medicine. To our knowledge Yakult does not interact with medicine. If you have any concerns, please consult your doctor.

Is Yakult suitable for people taking antibiotics?

Yes. It is safe to drink whilst taking antibiotics.

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