Let’s Learn About Yakult Together!

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Let's Learn About Yakult Together!

With over 85 years of experience in scientific research, Yakult is committed to delivering highest quality probiotic products to people all around the world.

Born from the idea of a medical doctor, Dr Minoru Shirota, the Yakult probiotic cultured milk drink was created in 1935 using its key ingredient – the live Shirota strain bacteria. The Shirota strain is able to reach the intestines alive and helps maintain the balance of the intestinal flora, which in turn, contributes to keep people healthy. This strain of lactic acid bacteria was cultivated or ‘cultured’ in a skimmed milk which was then named Yakult.

In the beginning, the Yakult drink was only distributed locally. But Dr. Shirota had a vision – he was determined to distribute the drink worldwide so he could share his discovery with people all around the world.

Today, Dr. Shirota’s dream has come true. Forty million people from 40 countries and territories worldwide enjoy its goodness every day, from Japan to Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.

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What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live, good bacteria that when consumed in high numbers are scientifically proven to positively affect our health by improving the balance of our intestinal flora.

Probiotics must be able to meet the following criteria:

What is Gut Microbiota?

Gut microbiota, also called “intestinal flora,” refers to the entire ‘population’ of microorganisms living in our digestive system, which includes both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria.

A balanced intestinal flora, where the number of good bacteria is higher than the number of harmful ones, is necessary in order for us to remain healthy.

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Benefits of Drinking Yakult

Why Yakult?

About Yakult Ladies

Did you know that besides supermarkets and stores, you can also buy Yakult from Yakult Ladies?

Yakult started their special Home Delivery System in Malaysia in 2008. The Home Delivery Service is a distribution method unique only to Yakult. It is supported by a friendly team of Yakult Ladies, who are independent distributor-agents. They are well equipped with coolers bags and other paraphernalia to ensure the Yakult drinks are stored at proper temperature during delivery.

The delivery service is free, with no minimum ordering quantity. However, it is currently only available in certain areas. Visit the Yakult website to check if there is a Yakult Lady covering your housing area: Go to www.yakult.com.my and Click “Buy Now” > “For Consumer” > Via Yakult Lady.

If you are interested to be a Yakult Lady, please send us your details: Go to www.yakult.com.my; click “Career” > “Be A Yakult Lady”

Experience Yakult’s Interactive Virtual Factory Tour

In year 2020, Yakult has initiated an interactive virtual factory tour so that everyone, near or far, can have a chance to ‘visit’ the factory. Those interested can make their booking at the Yakult website www.yakult.com.my/factorytours/ or just scan the QR code above. Slots are available every day from Monday to Saturday, between 8.30am to 4.00pm. Best of all, its free of charge!

The knowledgeable Yakult PR officers will guide you through and moderate the virtual tours live from Yakult factory in Seremban. The whole tour takes between 20 to 30 minutes. During the virtual tour session, the guide will take you through the production process, a fun quiz session and answer any questions you may have. Participants can even request their preferred language at the time of booking. So why not take this chance to join the virtual tour for an enjoyable and productive time with your family and friends!

Fequently Asked Questions

① Who can drink?
Yakult is recommended for all age groups including babies who have started to wean and pregnant women.

② How many bottles should I drink?
For babies who have started to wean, you can introduce 1 teaspoon of Yakult diluted with water. For children, adults and elderly, we recommend at least one bottle a day. Although its safe to take more, but Yakult isn’t meant to be a thirst quencher. What’s important is to drink Yakult regularly everyday for long term benefits.

③ When is the best time to drink?
Whenever you like! Tests have proven that the Shirota Strain can reach the intestines alive in high numbers, no matter whether you drink Yakult in the morning or at night, before or after meal.

④ How is Yakult different from Yogurt?
Yakult contains at least 30 billion unique probiotic Shirota Strain which has been scientifically proven to deliver benefits. It meets the requirements in Food Act & Regulations to be labelled as Probiotic. Yogurt do not usually contain probiotics. Check the label for the word Probiotics.

⑤ How long can Yakult last after you take it out from the fridge?
It is not a problem to keep Yakult at room temperature for a while, even up to 4 – 8 hours.

⑥ Sometimes there are sediments at the bottom of the bottle, what are they?
They are the natural settling of skimmed milk solids. This happens occasionally as we do not add any food stabilizers in Yakult. So, shake before you drink!