Consuming IMMUSE™ (LC-Plasma)
How often should I take IMMUSE™?
Your immune system works hard 365 days a year to protect the health of your body, and continues to be challenged by environmental and lifestyle factors regardless of the season. IMMUSE™ is a safe and proactive way to support your immune health year-round, and has been clinically shown to support healthy days when taken regularly.*
What is the recommended dosage for IMMUSE™?
Clinical research shows that a daily dose of 100 billion cells of IMMUSE™ provides comprehensive immune, supporting year-round health when taken regularly.*
What is in IMMUSE™?
IMMUSE™ is the branded form Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma (LC-Plasma), which is a unique strain of lactic acid bacteria (think probiotic) cultivated using Kirin’s pioneering cell culturing technology and heat-treated so that it’s no longer viable. IMMUSE™ is a pure postbiotic that can be used in a single or multiple ingredient formulation; and is a safe and natural way to support immune health year-round.*
Does IMMUSE™ contain dairy, yeast, wheat or gluten?
No, IMMUSE™ does not contain dairy, yeast, wheat or gluten.
When should IMMUSE™ be taken?
Unlike some food and dietary ingredients, IMMUSE™ has not been shown to cause an upset stomach and can be taken with or without food at any time of the day.
Where can I find products with IMMUSE™?
IMMUSE™ is a novel food and dietary ingredient used in a variety of immune health products manufactured by top U.S. consumer health brands.
Does IMMUSE™ have any adverse events?
IMMUSE™ has been the subject of 14 human trials and thoroughly tested for safety without the occurrence of any adverse side effects. However, as with all health supplements, you should speak with your healthcare provider before starting a new supplement routine.
Will IMMUSE™ interfere with prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications?
While there are no known drug or food interactions with IMMUSE™, you should consult with your physician and pharmacist before taking any dietary supplement.
Is IMMUSE™ safe for people with special conditions?
Well-studied for safety, IMMUSE™ has self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe). We strongly recommend you consult with your healthcare provider before taking any dietary supplement, especially those with special conditions.
Is IMMUSE™ safe?
Yes, IMMUSE™ is safe and has self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe). The common species (Lactococcus lactis) to which IMMUSE™ (LC-Plasma) belongs has been commonly used to manufacture cheeses and yogurts for centuries. IMMUSE™ itself has been widely available on the Japanese immune health market in numerous products in the form of tablets, gummies, functional beverages and yogurts since 2012. Individuals should consult with their healthcare provider before taking any nutritional supplements.
How does IMMUSE™ support immune health?
The health of your immune system is vital to the health of your body. IMMUSE™ supports proper immune health by stimulating multiple immune cell types, helping get your immune system ready to respond quickly as needed.
What sets IMMUSE™ apart from other immune health ingredients?
IMMUSE™ is an innovative, award-winning postbiotic with a unique approach to immune health. It is the first food and dietary ingredient clinically shown to stimulate pDC activity for more comprehensive immune support across both innate and adaptive immunity; and is one of the only immune health ingredients backed by 29 research studies, including 14 human clinical trials.
What makes IMMUSE™ an immune activator?
IMMUSE™ activates pDCs, which act as leaders of the immune system, signaling the activation of multiple immune cell types system-wide. Activated immune cells then circulate through the body for an added level of immune support. IMMUSE™ gets your immune system ready to respond effectively when needed, supporting year-round health when taken regularly.*
How does IMMUSE™ support athletes during training?
Evidence suggests that prolonged periods of intense physical exercise can tax the immune system. It’s important for athletes to give their immune system the extra support it needs during periods of high intensity training. IMMUSE™ has been clinically shown to support immune health in athletes, getting your immune system ready for intense physical exertion.*
Why is it important to support your immune system?
Your immune system is constantly being challenged by a variety of environmental and lifestyle factors. Proactively supporting your immune health with IMMUSE™ helps maintain proper immune function for healthy days year-round .*
What does immune strength mean?
A strong, resilient immune system is the foundation for keeping your body healthy and you feeling your best. Immune strength is your immune system’s ability to quickly and effectively respond to different challenges in changing environments. IMMUSE™ helps fortify immune strength by proactively supporting your body’s natural defenses at the cellular level.*
What are pDCs?
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are a rare subset of immune cell types that act as leaders of the immune system, recruiting, stimulating and organizing other key immune cells across both the innate and adaptive immune systems. By directly activating pDCs, IMMUSE™ provides truly comprehensive immune support at the cellular level.*
What does "more comprehensive immune support" mean?
While most immune activators typically stimulate one type of immune cell (belonging to either the innate or adaptive immune system), IMMUSE™ directly activates pDCs, which recruit and stimulate multiple immune cell types, providing more comprehensive immune support across both innate and adaptive immunity.*
What is innate immunity?
Innate immunity is the immune system’s first-line of defenses against anything that doesn’t belong in your body. It’s innate, meaning that we are all born with a generalized level of immune protection.
What is adaptive immunity?
Adaptive immunity is the immune system’s second line of specialized defenses. It’s adaptive, meaning that it learns and evolves as you move through the world and encounter new external stimuli.