Will plasma lactic acid bacteria be a countermeasure against COVID-19?

It continues to mutate with the violent spread of COVID-19, alpha and delta varient, and recently with the omicron varient, casting a big shadow on our life. Isn’t the early COVID-19 silver bullet the invention and discovery most desired by humankind now?

Meanwhile, a few years ago, a lactic acid bacterium that enhances the activity of immune cells that protect the body from virus infection was discovered in recent years, and beverages containing that lactic acid bacterium have become easily available.

It is said that there are 250 types of lactic acid bacteria that have been confirmed at present, but it is a general term for bacteria that produce acid while feeding on sugars such as oligosaccharides. Lactic acid bacteria are divided into those that reach the intestines alive and those that die on the way.

Lactic acid bacteria that reach the intestines alive settle in the intestines as they are, play a role in exterminating bad bacteria and increasing good bacteria, and lactic acid bacteria that died on the way are discharged from bad bacteria that were torn in the fight against good bacteria. Seems to be useful. This kind of effect can be expected by repelling bad bacteria and adjusting the balance in the intestines.

Among such lactic acid bacteria, plasmacytoid dendritic cells ( pCD ), a lactic acid bacterium that enhances the activity of immune cells that protect the body from viral infections , were discovered in 2012.

It can activate all immune cells by activating pDC (plasmacytoid dendritic cells), which can be said to be the boss of anti-virus immunity . As a result, the ability to fight the virus is stronger than that of conventional lactic acid bacteria.

The effects of this plasma lactic acid bacterium are as follows.

・ Prevention of influenza and colds

・ Relieves sore throat and cough symptoms

・ Relief of symptoms when infected with rotavirus

In addition, it is said to be effective for atopic symptoms in children, and it is also said to have anti-aging / longevity effects, diet / constipation improvement effects.

An article was published at the end of last year that Kirin Co., Ltd., which discovered this plasma lactic acid bacterium, started a specific clinical study in collaboration with Nagasaki University because such an effect may also be effective for COVID-19.


I would like to pay close attention to this result in the future, but as a familiar plasma lactic acid bacterium that is currently available, Kirin has released a beverage as a food with functional claims.

You can purchase these 500ml bottles for about 100 yen in Japan. Ingest plasma lactic acid bacteria that make cells resistant to viruses, not just COVID-19, to boost immunity and maintain good health.

Thank you for reading until the end.

Published by Mr.TOMO(トモさん)

初めまして。トモといいます。日本に住んでいる会社員です。日々の出来事や気になったことを世界の方々に向けて発信していきます。日本語・英語とそれぞれ記事を記していきます。Nice to meet you. My name is Tomo. I am an office worker living in Japan. We will disseminate daily events and concerns to people all over the world. I will write articles in Japanese and English respectively.

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