Meiji R-1: The Yogurt Boosts Your Immune System

Every morning, when I eat breakfast, I definitely have a yogurt drink called “Meiji R-1”.

Meiji R1 Yogurt

Meiji R-1 Yogurt

Actually, the Meiji R1 yogurt is a kind of superfood from the leading Japanese food company Meiji which comes in 2 types, normal yogurt form, and drink form.

Because of its benefits, Meiji R1 became a topic of conversation several years ago.

Now widely loved in Japan, the probiotic yogurt and its yogurt drinks are available at almost any supermarket and convenience store around the country.

Health Benefits

Meiji R1 Yogurt Drink Type

The reason why Meiji R-1 has gained deep-rooted popularity is that the Japanese probiotic yogurt literally has excellent health benefits.

Actually, the yogurt contains the lactic acid bacteria known for producing lots of exopolysaccharides (EPS), called “OLL1073R-1”, and the EPS has the effect of strengthening the immune system.

Specifically, exopolysaccharides activate natural killer cells (NK cells) that boost the ability of the immune system to fight against cancer, influenza, and common colds, so the most expected effect of Meiji R-1 yogurt is to improve immunity. 

As an actual proof, during the period ranging from September 2010 to March 2011, an extensive study program of the probiotic yogurt was conducted in the town of Arita, Saga Prefecture, where elementary school children were assigned to eat a cup of R-1 yogurt every day.

As a result, their influenza infection rate amazingly dropped to 1/10 compared to the elementary school children who didn’t eat R-1 yogurt at all.

Other Benefits

Not only that, but actually Meiji R-1 yogurt is also effective in improving intestinal environments and preventing arthritis, rheumatism, and skin troubles.

Conclusion

As you can see from the above, the Japanese yogurt Meiji R-1 has such great health benefits, but to see its effects, you need to eat a cup or drink a bottle of the probiotic yogurt on a daily basis. As for me, I have hardly caught a cold since I began eating R1 yogurt every day.

(Reference Page: Mynavi News )

Tomo

Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

6 Responses

  1. Jen says:

    It is recomended for young age, like 5yrs old ? What happen if you drink more than 1 bottle of r1 yogurt drink ?

    • Tomo says:

      Thank you for your comment.
      According to Meiji’s official website, R1 yogurt is recommended for people who are 1 year or older.
      I don’t find consciously that something has changed, but I think something like what I said in this
      article is going on inside the body.
      An important point is to have one R1 yogurt everyday.

  2. Kei says:

    Would there be anywhere that would ship this to the US?

    • Tomo says:

      The yogurt can be kept in the fridge only for 2 weeks after it’s produced, and sorry, I couldn’t find online marketplaces that ship it abroad.

  3. suroj says:

    which is the bed time to drink it?

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