Immune Health News, Research and Knowledge

Dedicated to improving lives through health sciences, we’re passionate about education. Here you’ll find the latest IMMUSE™ news and research, market trends and insights, as well as helpful immune health information and tips for the whole family.


  • Meet the Experts at IMMUSE™: Dr. Heather Moday

    Kyowa Hakko’s New Educational Partner Weighs in on Immune Health - As part of their ongoing consumer education, Kyowa Hakko partners with passionate affiliates who are experts in their scientific and/or medical fields. The international health ingredients manufacturer recently announced the appointment of Dr. Heather Moday as an educational partner for IMMUSE™ (LC-Plasma). Read More ›


  • What Is an Immune Activator?

    Activating Key Immune Cells for Proactive Immune Support - There are a number of immune health supplements that call themselves immune activators, but what do they really mean? How do they activate your immune system? And what does activating your immune system actually do? Let’s take a closer look. Read More ›


  • Winner of the 1st STOP Infectious Disease Award

    IMMUSE™ - Based Products Continue to Receive Recognition for Contributing to People’s Health and Resiliency - Kyowa Hakko’s parent firm, Kirin Holding’s received the 1st STOP Infectious Disease Award at the 2021 Japanese Resilience Awards held by the Association for Resilience Japan. The company received the award for its discovery of Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma (LC-Plasma) and achievement of “foods with functional claim” registration with the Japanese Consumer Affairs Agency. Read More ›


  • Does Your Immune System Need Extra Support?

    Read Below to Find Out! - Whether it’s fall, winter, spring or summer, your immune system works around the clock to protect the health of your body. However, immune challenges can be unpredictable and a number of lifestyle factors (both within and without of your control) can negatively impact the health of your immune system. Read More ›


  • How Does Good Bacteria Help the Immune System?

    The Gut Microbiome and Immune System Connection - The gut microbiome and immune system are critically interconnected, having evolved together in a mutually beneficial (or symbiotic) relationship over time. In other words, the health and function of your immune system are dependent on the bacteria living in your gut. And the community of gut microbiota is influenced by the health of your immune system (in addition to your diet and environment). Read More ›


  • iMUSE Named Product of the Year for Immune Health

    Winner of the 2021 NutraIngredient-Asia Awards for its Scientifically Substantiated and Successful Health Claims - Out of the surge of new immune health products launched in 2020, Kirin Holdings Company Limited’s iMUSE brand was named Product of the Year for Immune Support at the 2021 NutraIngredients-Asia Awards. iMUSE is the brand of finished product, which is launched by Kirin group companies. IMMUSE™ (as it is known in other countries) is the brand name of LC-Plasma, the dietary supplement and food ingredient. Read More ›


  • Postbiotic Supplements Provide Next-Level Immune Support

    Why You Need to Know About Postbiotics in 2022 - You prioritize your health and wellness, so you want to do what you can to support your immune system. Many people reach for vitamin C, zinc, and elderberry supplements to supercharge their immune health, but there's another option to consider that can directly impact the immune system: postbiotic supplements that provide immune support at a cellular level. Read More ›


  • iMUSE Recognized Nationally for its Novel Mechanism of Action

    Recipient of Japan’s ‘Invention Encouragement Award’ for the Discovery of LC-Plasma - Kirin Holdings and Koiwai Dairy received the 2021 ‘Invention Encouragement Award’ from the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation at the 3rd Annual Kanto Region Invention Awards for their discovery of the world’s first LC-Plasma that acts on plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) — a rare subset of immune cells that act as leaders of the immune system. Read More ›


  • Keep Your Immune System Healthy

    5 Simple Ways to Revamp Your Immune Health Routine - Maintaining a healthy immune system is crucial for your overall health and well-being. Luckily, there are a number of ways to keep your immune system healthy, including nutrition and lifestyle changes you can begin to incorporate over time. Read More ›


  • Say Hello to Functional Foods with Immune Health Benefits

    Japan’s First-Ever Foods with Functional Claims for Immune System Support - In collaboration with Kirin Beverages, Kirin Holdings launch a series of new food products containing the IMMUSE™ Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma (LC-Plasma) in 2021 after receiving the Foods with Function Claims status from Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) the previous year. Read More ›