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REVIEW: 5 Families Trialled Yakult LIGHT for a Month. Here’s What it Did for Their Digestive Health

Say hello to a happy gut thanks to Yakult LIGHT – the reduced sugar version of the original Yakult. We recently asked five families to test it out for four weeks to see what they thought.

Our families all have children ranging from 2 to 22 and everyone in the household took part in the campaign. Mums, dads, teens, toddlers. After all, this yummy probiotic drink is beneficial to everyone in the household.

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Big smiles (and two thumbs up)! Source: Supplied

Check out their full video review below and why ALL five families gave Yakult LIGHT two happy – and healthy – thumbs up!

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Yakult LIGHT contains all the goodness of the original Yakult with less sugar. Source: Supplied

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Aussie Families Review Yakult LIGHT Probiotic Drink

If you are looking for something that can keep your family’s gut health on track, then Yakult LIGHT might be just that!

It contains the unique bacterium Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain (LcS) which can help to maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.

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A drink a day keeps the tummy ready to play! Source: Supplied

Probiotics assist in maintaining the balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system which can help to:

  • Stimulate digestion and aid in the absorption of nutrients from the food we eat
  • Reduce the number of potentially harmful bacteria in the gut, and
  • Enhance the immune system.

Made in Australia, Yakult LIGHT is produced in Victoria using high-quality ingredients. It’s also gluten-free and contains no artificial colours or preservatives.

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Great for stacking games too! Source: Supplied

However, the difference is that Yakult LIGHT has 40% LESS CALORIES than Yakult Original and less than 3 grams of sugar per bottle. Yakult LIGHT uses the natural sweetness of the Stevia plant instead. 

This is especially ideal for mums who prefer to reduce their (and their family’s) sugar intake to a minimum.

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Yakult LIGHT is the perfect size for little tummies. Source: Supplied

What did our reviewers think of the product*? 

✅  100% enjoyed the taste
✅  100% of our mums said their kids also enjoyed the taste
✅ 100% were likely or very likely to continue drinking Yakult LIGHT
✅ 100% would recommend this product to others

*The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the videos and comments belong solely to each individual reviewer, and not necessarily the views of the Editor, Mum Central or Yakult as a company.

mum centralSarah Ng
Mum of 2, aged 6 & 2  

She said:

“As a pharmacist, I am fully aware and supportive of the benefits of probiotics. Yakult LIGHT makes it much more rewarding and fun to have probiotics.

It tastes great and it does not cause any mess!

My mouth is happy, my kids are happy, our guts are happy.” 

mum centralJessica Taylor
Mum of 3, aged 6, 5 & 2

She said:

“My family enjoyed the taste and benefits of Yakult LIGHT. The good gut health in cute little packs was ideal for kids, breastfeeding mum and even dad enjoyed the taste. 

For my kids, they were not a chore but more of a reward. That’s the nice thing about giving them Yakult LIGHT in these cute bottles and beneficial contents. In fact, they request their daily one now.” 

mum centralSamantha Tan
Mum of 2 – aged 3 & 5

She said:

“My boys asked for one every day, whether it was breakfast or afternoon.

I loved that they were an easy, no guilt go to and something the kids actually asked for. 

Personally, I also loved them as part of my daily intake and the low sugar and calories is a total bonus!”

mum centralJocelyn Lambert
Mum of 3, aged 22, 17 & 11

She said:  

“I loved the versatility! I enjoy it first thing in the morning to help my gut health since I am low in iron and have to take supplements which make me constipated.

I especially liked moulding Yakult LIGHT into ice blocks. Also used in fruit smoothies.”


mum centralEstela Arenas
Mum of 2, aged 4 & 7 

She said:

“Yakult LIGHT is a very tasty and healthy drink that every family must have in their fridge.

The best thing I love about Yakult LIGHT is that it has 40% less calories and 75% less sugar. That means we can still enjoy the taste of this amazing probiotic drink with less sugar intake.

Ever since my family tried it, we definitely felt the benefits that probiotics give to our gut health. It also comes in a very convenient pack, we usually bring it in our picnics and lunch boxes!”


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Great for kids of all ages. Source: Supplied

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Yakult LIGHT *Source: Reader's Survey

Yummy Taste 9.0
Great for Digestion 9.0
Easy to Drink 9.0
Value for Money 9.0
Recommendation 10.0

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Smoothies, lunch box and so much more!

One of the things our reviewers all especially loved about Yakult LIGHT is how versatile it is. You can drink it as a stand-alone little treat or add it to smoothies, make icy poles, spoon it on top of ice cream and so much more.

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Another great thing about it – it’s suitable for most children and adults. If your child can safely consume cow’s milk and citrus fruits without any allergies or sensitivities, then this probiotic drink can become part of a child’s normal diet once on solids and as part of a healthy varied diet.

It’s even safe to drink during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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The perfect snack for after a play at the park. Source: Supplied

But perhaps the best thing about this drink – the benefit to our guts! A daily bottle of Yakult LIGHT can help keep the balance of beneficial bacteria on track.

Try it for a month and see for yourself! 

Give it a try for four weeks and see if it impacts your family’s gut health. All of our reviewers were more than pleased with the result, the taste and the benefits of incorporating Yakult LIGHT into their families’ daily diet.

Definitely a gut-game changer!

You can find Yakult LIGHT in the refrigerated section of the supermarket.

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This is a sponsored review. 

*The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the videos and comments belong solely to each individual reviewer, and not necessarily the views of the Editor, Mum Central or Yakult as a company.

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