Yakult promises intestinal health and better immunity


Probiotic Giant Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd. conducted an informative and interactive outreach program on the health benefits of Probiotics and Yakult, the globally acclaimed probiotic drink.


“Yakult, a probiotic fermented milk drink that was launched in Japan in 1935 has been validated for its safety and efficacy by more than 100 human trials which have been conducted in different parts of the world. Yakult contains 6.5 billion Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota that has been tested for its ability to improve digestion and build immunity by increasing the activity of Natural Killer cells that attack viruses and cancer cells. One of the largest community based study that was conducted on approx,” said Dr. Hajela, Head of Science and Regulatory Affairs.


“4000 children in the age group of 1 – 5 years at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) in Kolkata showed that consumption of Yakult for 12 weeks resulted in 14% reduction in incidence of diarrhoea. This was a very useful finding especially in country like India where diarrhoea kills 3 lakh children every year,” added Dr. Hajela.


Elaborating on the need to include probiotics in one’s diet Dr. Hajela said, “People living in Andhra Pradesh mostly consume rice which is simple carbohydrates and enjoy very spicy foods which tend to deplete the nutrients. This impacts the digestive health and leaves you prone to many lifestyle diseases. Including probiotics as a part of the daily diet would improve overall health and reduce the risk of these disorders.”


To address the growing demand and in line with the needs of the Indian consumer, Yakult have added Yakult Light which is a sister product of the signature Yakult product and contains the same unique probiotic, Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS), in the same amount (6.5 billion).


LcS has been scientifically proven, through more than 80 years of research, to help improve digestion and build immunity when consumed regularly. With reduced sugar and Vitamin D and E, Yakult Light caters for the daily needs of the health conscious and is suitable for all age groups.

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