An Interest with the Gut

Our gut and the bacteria that live there play a bigger part in our health then we ever imagined! Research is beginning to uncover that our gut bacteria is an organ which can influence many of our body systems.

More than 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates the father of modern medicine suggested that ‘all disease begins in the gut’

Similarly, Yakult’s founder Dr Minoru Shirota began investigating lactic acid bacteria because he was convinced that beneficial bacteria were the key to a long and healthy life. The very foundation of Yakult was built around the research into micro-organisms in the gut and Dr Shirota’s founding principles one of which includes strengthening our gut with good bacteria leads to improved health.

Over 85 years on, our Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain remains the core of what we do at Yakult. The science and research behind our probiotic are incorporated into each and every bottle of refreshing Yakult.

Today, we would like to place in your hands a bottle of Yakult, the result of a body of research that continues to grow, and to think,

this little bottle all began with an interest in the gut.