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Source: Gut Microbiota, Probiotics And COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  3 years, 9 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 14 hours, 27 minutes ago

Gut Microbiota: Hong Kong Researchers Say That Certain Probiotics Could Enhance The Immune System To Fight Against COVID-19

Gut Microbiota: Hong Kong Researchers Say That Certain Probiotics Could Enhance The Immune System To Fight Against COVID-19
Source: Gut Microbiota, Probiotics And COVID-19  Jun 20, 2020  3 years, 9 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 14 hours, 27 minutes ago
Gut Microbiota and Probiotics:  Researchers from Hong Kong are suggesting that one of the many factors as to why some people are more vulnerable to catching a virus and why some get more severe infection than others could be to the state of the gut microbiota. Maintaining a fine balance between good and bad bacteria which indirectly regulates the immune system is critical. Imbalance in gut microbiota (dysbiosis) will make one more susceptible to infections.


 
The team has created a formulation of probiotics that could help enhance the immune system in the fight against COVID-19.
 
Their research findings are published in the international medical journal: Gastroenterology. https://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(20)34701-6/abstract
 
Prior to  the role of gut microbiota in COVID-19 was identified, the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China had already included the use of probiotics for treatment of COVID-19 in January 2020.
 
A major problem is that currently available probiotic products have ma