Mice that ingested Euglena scratched their nose less frequently than did those that did not ingest Euglena. This result suggests that ingestion of Euglena is effective in alleviating some of the symptoms of cedar pollen allergy, of which nose scratching is a typical behavior in mice suffering from this allergy.
Mice that were fed a diet containing an Euglena or paramylon powder for 2 weeks were infected with influenza virus A/PR/8/34(HINI), and then their su
Ten patients with a weakened immune system ingested 1 g of a paramylon powder for 8 weeks. Consequently, an increase in the level of IFN-γ, a cytokine involved in cell-mediated immunity, and a decrease in the level of IL-4, a cytokine involved in humoral immunity, were confirmed in blood lymphocytes, suggesting a possibility that paramylon can regulate the balance of cell-mediated and humoral immunity, preventing the development of diseases caused by an unbalanced immune response.
Atopic dermatitis was induced in mice that had been fed a diet containing a paramylon powder. The results showed that dermatitis scores and serum IgE