Meiji LG21 Yogurt: Effective in Inhibiting H. Pylori Activity

It is said that one in two Japanese is infected with Helicobacter Pylori. As you know, the bacteria infects the stomach and not only causes chronic gastritis and gastric ulcers but also brings about stomach cancer. 

Meiji Probio Yogurt LG21

Meiji Probio Yogurt LG21

But now, Japan has a super-food-like dairy product against Helicobacter Pylori. In 2000, the leading Japanese food company Meiji introduced an epoch-making yogurt product called “Probio Yogurt LG21” which actually is effective in inhibiting H. Pylori activity.

The probiotic yogurt comes in several flavors and is also available in sugar-free and drink bottle varieties, and thanks to the health benefits, now the Meiji LG21 Yogurt is said to sell more than one million every day. 

Health Benefits  

Meiji LG21 Yogurt

Actually, the product name, LG21 is derived from the name of the lactic acid bacteria “Lactobacillus gasseri OLL2716” and the 21st century. In addition to multiplying rapidly, the special lactic acid bacteria are resistant to gastric acid and work well even in the stomach.

Meiji LG21 Yogurt

In fact, according to this article on J-Cast News, recent research has proved that the success rate of the eradication treatment for H. pylori increases in combination with the intake of the LG21 Probio yogurt.

However, by eating the yogurt only a couple of times, you can’t get its benefits. As with Meiji R1 Yogurt, in order to have the Lactobacillus gasseri OLL2716 bacteria permanently stay in your stomach, you need to take the LG21 yogurt on a daily basis.

(Reference Pages: meiji.co.jp, j-cast.com )

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.

2 Responses

  1. Pam says:

    Tomo,

    Is there any way to buy some LG21 yogurt or purchase the culture for it here in the united states?

    • Tomo says:

      Thank you for the comment!
      I did some research online. But unfortunately, in the current situation, the chances are it is difficult to obtain LG21 and the culture for it outside Japan.

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