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  • MOST POPULAR QUESTIONS
    • What time of day should I drink Yakult?

      What time of day should I drink Yakult?

    • 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 – antibiotics can sometimes disrupt your gut bacteria.

    • What is the difference between the red and the blue bottles?

      Both have the same flavour and quantity of bacteria. Yakult Light (the blue pack) contains the sweeteners maltitol syrup and sucralose, so has less sugar and fewer calories than the original Yakult (The red pack).

  • 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 bottles?

      Both have the same flavour and quantity of bacteria. Yakult Light (the blue pack) contains the sweeteners malitol syrup and sucralose, so has less sugar and fewer calories than the original Yakult (the red pack).

    • 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 breakfast regime.

    • How should I store Yakult?

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

    • Where is Yakult produced?

      Our 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?

      The original (red top) Yakult contains 9.2 g sugar per bottle and Yakult Light (blue top) contains 3.6 g per bottle. Sugar is necessary to keep our bacteria alive during shelf life, and also 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 42.9 kcals per serving and Yakult Light contains 27.3 kcals per serving.

    • What is the fat content of Yakult?

      Yakult and Yakult Light are virtually 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 natural flavourings?

      Yakult contains citrus fruit and vanillin flavourings. Vanillin is a widely used substance that is responsible for the vanilla flavour.

    • 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?
  • SUITABILITY QUESATIONS
    • Is Yakult suitable for vegetarians?

      Yakult contains fermented skimmed cow’s milk 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 tops) contains 9.2g of sugar, whilst Yakult Light (blue tops) contains 3.6g of sugar.

    • 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. If you can tolerate a yogurt, then it’s likely you would be able to drink a bottle of Yakult.

    • 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 or dairy products.

    • Is Yakult suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers?

      Yes, Yakult can be drunk as part of a normal balanced diet.

    • Is Yakult suitable for babies?

      Yakult is not specially formulated for young babies, and should not be used to replace breast milk or infant formula.

    • 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. There have been no reports of interference with medication from any human trials or from healthcare professionals. If you have any concerns, please consult your doctor.

    • Is Yakult suitable for people taking antibiotics?

      Yes – antibiotics can sometimes disrupt your gut bacteria.