Yakult Know Your Probiotic Strain


Thank you to Yakult USA for sponsoring this article. Learn why Yakult’s exclusive L. casei Shirota probiotic strain can make all the difference for digestive health.

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If I told you I was drinking something called Yakult, what would you think?  Perhaps your mind would wander to a scene in a yurt in Mongolia, or that I had made up my own language and it was a code word for coffee.  In actuality “Yakult” is a probiotic drink that helps to promote healthy digestion.  These tiny 2.7 oz. bottles pack a probiotic punch to my daily routine.

Around our home I try to keep our meals nutritionally balanced, but I often fall short of the benchmark.  That can wreak havoc on our digestive systems, especially for our daughter, who has a sensitive stomach. 

It’s All About the Strain Folks!

Most of the probiotics I’ve been familiar with have been yogurts but when looking at the containers I rarely see what kind of probiotics are in them; Yakult is a cultured probiotic drink with dairy that contains live and active Lactobacillus casei Shirota.  And that’s what makes Yakult unique.

You see how I have the ‘Shirota’ underlined above?  That’s because the third part of a probiotic bacteria’s name-The Strain-is important. It’s that part of the probiotic that benefits you, and the benefits are strain-specific.  If you’re buying probiotic drinks for a boost to your health, it isn’t enough to just pull something off the shelf because it says, “Contains probiotics”, you should know what kind they are and how they can help you.  Different strains of probiotics perform different functions for your body.

With 75 years of research behind it L. casei Shirota is exclusive to Yakult.  This strain is like a superhero probiotic as it’s powerful enough to reach your digestive system alive.  The research shows that one or two servings a day can help keep you healthy.

Yakult has a tangy, yet sweet taste to it, and comes in two varieties, Regular and Light.  I actually preferred the Light, which is sweetened with Stevia and I found it to be not quite as sweet.

You can take Yakult‘s Probiotic quiz at http://yakultusa.com/probitoics-quiz.com to receive a Free Trial Offer!

While Yakult might be new to you and me, it’s been a staple in family homes all over the globe for decades.  I’m excited to keep using it over the fall and winter months to see if these ‘friendly’ bacteria can bolster my immune system and keep the colds and flu away, because you know mommas just don’t have time to be sick!

This is a paid post sponsored by Yakult USA and Technorati. I received a free 10-day supply of Yakult Probiotic Drinks to complete my review. Although I have been compensated to help spread the word about strain-based probiotics, all opinions expressed here are genuine and my own.

9 thoughts on “Yakult Know Your Probiotic Strain

    1. Not for us, but can’t speak for the general population 🙂 That may be something to ask the company directly.

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