What are lactococci?

What are BRMs?

What are white blood cells?

What is a TNF?


Lactococci and health

  • 1. There are two major types of lactic acid bacteria: cocci (round bacteria) and bacilli (rod-shaped bacteria).
  • 2. There are many lactic acid bacteria in the human intestinal tract and they contribute to maintaining our health.
  • 3. They are abundant in many foods that have long been part of people’s diets, such as miso, soy sauce, pickles, yoghurt and cheese, and have positive health effects.

Typical lactobacilli include Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei; these are found in yoghurt.

While lactococci have not drawn much attention to date, it has become known that they are actually outstanding in terms of their health effects.

For instance, a study on the degree to which lactic acid bacteria boosts immunity and white blood cells showed that EF-2001 was the strongest Enterococcus faecalis lactococcus. (See diagram at right).

Entero means intestine, while coccus means round, or round bacteria.

Current studies on ‘lactic acid bacteria and health’ have been undertaken by scholars in the fields of medicine, pharmacology and nutrition. Much attention has been drawn to a new area of study examining the health benefits of new biological response modifiers (BRMs) containing lactic acid bacteria.


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