Kyowa Hakko Debuts Product at Sports Nutrition Conference

Kyowa Hakko has participated in the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference, according to a press release, highlighting products IMMUSE and EYEMUSE.

IMMUSE is Lactococcus lactis strain plasma (LC-plasma), discovered by Kyowa Hakko’s parent company Kirin Holding Company. It acts by activating plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC), which in turn activate NK, Killer-T, Helper-T, and B cells, providing immune support. IMMUSE is backed by two safety studies and nine efficacy studies.

Dr. Shintaro Ichikawa, Director of Technical Affairs at Kyowa Hakko USA, said in the press release: “It is well known that prolonged high intensity exercise decreases immune function and increases the risk of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI). It is a serious problem for athletes because not only are URTIs unpleasant, they will also reduce training efficiency. There is emerging evidence that has shown oral intake of LC-Plasma activates pDC and provides immune support. This novel approach to enhance the immune system may improve the experience of continuous high intensity training.”

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EYEMUSE debuted at ISSN. It is a heat-treated paraprobiotic, Lacticaseibacillus paracasei KW3110, which has been shown to support healthy eye function by stimulating the immune cells that produce regulatory cytokines such as IL-10, which may help reduce digital stress-related eye fatigue.

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