Review : Yakult probiotic good or bad for health ?

Being health conscious has become a trend these days, and for all theright reasons. So, it’s obvious that each and every health product captures our attention. One such advertisement which caught my attention ‘Yakult’ probiotic for your good heath, and I was tempted to use the product, was when I saw Kajol endorsing Yakult, a probiotic drink. A thought crossed my mind that how it actually helps in building immunity and what exactly do they mean by ‘probiotic’, so I went ahead and bought one to find out if Yakult probiotic is good or bad for health ?Yakult

The concept of probiotic foods is not new, but few seem to know about the benefits. Probiotics are live microorganisms that may confer a health benefit on the host.

I tried out Yakult myself. It is sweet to taste, but do not confuse it with any regular health drink. The reason why this product is priced at Rs 10 for such a small quantity is justified for its health benefits.

Yakult is a Japanese probiotic milk-like product made by fermenting a mixture of skimmed milk with a special strain of the bacterium ‘Lactobacillus casei Shirota’. It has been the number one fermented product to be consumed globally. So, even though the product is new to us, globally, people have been using it for decades.


Yakult helps in maintaining the gut flora (good bacteria in the stomach needed for proper digestion) and modulates the immune system. It helps in regulation of bowel habits & constipation and finally helps in healing some gastrointestinal infections. It is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.


The product does contain a lot of sugar (10gms of sugar in 65ml) and if you are a diabetic, it would be best to consult your family doctor before taking it.


Rs 10 for 65 ml.

31 thoughts on “Review : Yakult probiotic good or bad for health ?

      1. Some studies suggest that only some probiotic drinks had the bacteria that could survive after reaching the guts, and Yakult is not one of those.

        1. I concur with Suraj. I’ve read that the bacteria do no survive in the human stomach. They need about 10 days to culture, by which time they have already left the lower intestine. What was the basis of review for this product? What is listed is seems to be merely given by the company. “…healing some gastrointestinal infections” what conditions does this help in?

  1. any proofs that it helps…nah…i guessed so..probiotic drinks are not new they first came to market in the 1990 s in the Uk.the leading scientists and the UK paper guardian say it is useless and manufacturers are using plain publicity.

  2. I am taking it every day in the morning and found that no constipation problem even after unusual eating habits. Its working for me.

  3. Hi smita. Probiotics don’t aid in digestion. If you want a digestive supplement you can look for digestive enzymes. Probiotic bacteria aka lactobacillus acidophilus go to our intestines and secrete acid which kills the bad bacteria.

  4. I’m not sure about the product or the review, I just bought the product recently and I’m trying. I’m hoping for positive results. Thanks for your review Smita, I will return soon to share the tale.

  5. I m trying Yakult drink…It is good in taste and helps in digestion………….It works for me……you should try it once…….healthy piyo…..healthy jiyo…………

  6. After consuming for more than 10 days in evening i am having acidic symptoms ,burn feeling in my stomach & throat.Is yakult acidic in nature

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