2. Sometimes there are sediments in the bottle. What are they?
It is the natural settling of the skimmed milk solids. This happens occasionally as we do not add any food stabilizers in Yakult. So, shake before you drink!
3. Why is the Yakult bottle quite small in size?
One small bottle of Yakult contains over 30 billion live Yakult bacteria. Yakult is not a ‘thirst-quencher’. It is comfortable to have Yakult in small bottle so you can enjoy Yakult everyday as part of your balanced diet.
4. How often should I drink Yakult?
At least one bottle a day. If you’d like to drink more, that’s fine. But keep in mind, it’s not about drinking a lot at one go – what’s important is to drink Yakult regularly every day so the Shirota strain good bacteria is always present in our intestines, regulating our gut function.
5. Why does Yakult comes in only 1 flavour?
As a probiotic drink, Yakult only contains the ingredients necessary to deliver the live Yakult bacteria into our intestines. Therefore, it does not contain any unnecessary additives such as colouring substances. Different flavours usually require you to add in colouring and preservatives.
6. What is the best time to drink Yakult?
Yakult is a food, not a medicine, basically you can drink it anytime. It is meant to be taken daily, so please consume it at a time that is convenient for you to consume during your daily routine. Many people find it easy to drink regularly if taken during breakfast.
7. How long can Yakult be kept after taken out from the fridge?
It is not a problem to keep Yakult outside of the fridge for a while, even up to 4-8 hours. The Yakult bacteria will start to become active at temperature between 15°C to 40°C and will slowly begin to die after that as they run out of nutrients to stay alive.
8. Can I drink more than 1 bottle of Yakult daily?
Yes, there is no limit to how many bottles you can drink in a day, because Yakult is a functional food, not a medicine. At least one bottle a day is enough to provide the benefits. What is important is not to drink many bottles at one time, but to continue drinking at least one bottle of Yakult every day.
9. Is Yakult Halal?
Both Yakult Ace and Yakult Ace Light are certified halal by Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM). At Yakult, a special Halal committee is formed to scrutinise every aspect of the Halal regulations and to ensure that all requirements are stringently adhered to.
10. How is Yakult made?
A solution of skim milk powder, sugar and water is ultra-heat treated, then fermented using our unique live good bacteria, Shirota strain. Syrup, vitamins, calcium and flavours are added, and Yakult is then bottled and packaged. For full details, please place a booking and visit our factory
Everybody! People from different lifestyles and ages drink it every day to help maintain a strong gut. The gut is home for immunity, strengthen the gut which leads to stronger immunity.
2. Can pregnant women consume Yakult?
Pregnant women can consume Yakult as part of a normal balanced diet. One of the main functions of Yakult is to help prevent constipation. Pregnant women often suffer from constipation, so taking Yakult may help. Click here for reference
3. Can babies below 1 year old consume Yakult?
Babies older than 1 year old can already consume one bottle of Yakult a day. For enquiries relating babies below 12 months of age, kindly contact us »
4. Is Yakult suitable for those with gastric problems, since it is very sour?
Please consult your doctor before drinking Yakult if you have any serious gastric problems.
5. Is Yakult suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, it is based on skimmed milk with no other animal products.
6. Can those with lactose intolerance drink Yakult?
However, the tolerance varies among individuals.
7. Is Yakult suitable for people with diabetes?
Yakult Ace Light is our less sugar variant product. In our new recipe for Yakult Ace Light introduced in January 2022, the total added sugar in every bottle has been reduced from 5.1g/bottle to only 3.4g/bottle.
The type of sugar used has been changed from fructose to sucrose and glucose. The carbohydrate content remains the same at 9.5g/bottle.
(Note: The lactose naturally occuring in milk is not included in the added sugar amount).
For diabetics, sucrose-containing foods may be incorporated into a healthy meal planning, up to 10% of your total energy intake when counted as a part of your carbohydrate allowance that is approved by your doctor /dietitian.
If you are diabetic and would like to try Yakult Ace Light for the first time, please discuss with your doctor/dietitian before consuming.
8. Is Yakult beneficial for people taking antibiotics?
Yes. Antibiotics can sometimes disrupt your gut bacteria. Drinking Yakult with its unique strain of bacteria has been shown to be most helpful in re-establishing a balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system during and after antibiotic treatment.Click here for reference
1. How much sugar does each bottle of Yakult contain?
Yakult Ace contains 11.2g of sugar while Yakult Ace Light contains 5.0g of sugar. The reason we include sugar is to provide essential ‘food’ for the good bacteria, keeping them alive during shelf life.
During fermentation, good bacteria produce organic acids, such as lactic acid which taste sour. Because of high concentration of good bacteria in Yakult, the taste becomes very sour. Therefore, sugar is also needed to balance the taste, otherwise it may be too sour for us to drink.
2. How many calories are there in Yakult?
Yakult Ace contains 48kcal while Yakult Ace Light contains 45kcal. Both products only takes up 2% of your total calorie intake per day while maintaining your daily recommended calorie intake.
3. What is the fat and cholesterol content in Yakult?
Yakult is practically fat free and contains no cholesterol.
4. Has Yakult got any artificial colouring in it?
Yakult does not contain any preservatives and colourings. The brownish colour of Yakult develops naturally during the production process when caramelization occurs as a result of heating of milk and sugar
5. What are the nutritional values of Yakult?
Per bottle or per serving of 80ml, Yakult Ace contains: