Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe AM

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Good habits taste better

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Why drink Yakult?

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Good habits taste better

Yakult is a refreshing way to include a source of probiotics in your diet. Yakult contains the unique probiotic bacteria, Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain, with 6.5 billion beneficial bacteria in every 65mL bottle.

Yakult can be consumed daily. Drinking one bottle each day is an easy way to restore and maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in your gut.

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Each 65ml bottle of Yakult contains
6.5 billion beneficial probiotic bacteria

What is a probiotic?

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Probiotics, as defined by the World Health Organisation, are “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer, a health benefit on the host”.

Some of today’s common lifestyle factors such as stress, ageing, medications like antibiotics, and unhealthy eating habits can upset the balance of bacteria in your gut. Probiotics can assist by increasing the ratio of good to potentially harmful bacteria in your gut.

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What makes Yakult different?
Our unique Shirota strain!

What is the Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain?

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In 1930 Dr Minoru Shirota discovered a lactic acid bacterium that is able to survive our digestive juices and reach the intestines alive, to help maintain digestive balance. It was subsequently named in his honour, the Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain.

LcS is known to increase beneficial bacteria (i.e: bifidobacteria) inhabiting the intestines.

Number of viable bacteria per gram of stool(Billion) graf
Increase of intestinal bifidobacteria
by drinking lactic acid bacteria Shirota strain
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Yakult believes in the value of research
in illustrating the benefits of
our fermented milk drink

Why does Yakult invest in research?

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Yakult’s global corporate philosophy is:
We contribute to the health and happiness of people around the world through the pursuit of excellence in life sciences in general and our research and experience in microorganisms in particular.

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Yakult was the first probiotic drink
available in Australia

How long has Yakult been in Australia and New Zealand?

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In 1994, Australia became the first English speaking country to produce and sell Yakult. Established in Melbourne, Yakult progressively launched across the country and had a presence in every State by 1999. Yakult Australia began exporting to New Zealand in 2004. The Yakult you drink is produced, bottled and packaged in Australia from the finest ingredients.

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Come and see our factory's new look!
Discover how Yakult fermented milk drinks
are made from start to finish

How do I book a free tour?

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Everyone is invited to join a free guided tour of our newly renovated and improved Yakult factory tour space in Dandenong South.

The hi-tech facility includes food processing equipment designed specifically for manufacturing our distinctively-shaped bottles, filling and packaging lines, culture and quality control rooms. All visitors will also have the opportunity to taste refreshingly delicious Yakult.

Tours are conducted from Monday to Friday and run for approximately 1 hour. Bookings are essential and are subject to availability.

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There are two different types of Yakult available,
Yakult Original and Yakult LIGHT

What is the difference between Yakult LIGHT and Original?

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Yakult Original is available in a 5 and 10 bottle pack, with each bottle containing at least 6.5 billion live beneficial bacteria.

Yakult LIGHT is our reduced sugar version of Yakult with 40% less calories and less than 2.9g of sugar per bottle. It is made with Stevia and offers all the same benefits as the Original, including the same high number of beneficial bacteria.

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CM Gallery

  • Introducing Ian Thorpe, Yakult Australia’s Brand Ambassador

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