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Our passion for helping people be well and stay well keeps us dedicated to providing the latest Wellmune® news, market and industry trends, research, and immune health information.

Dietary Supplements & Functional Foods: Blurring Lines

What’s the difference between dietary supplements vs. functional foods and beverages? Well, functional foods and beverages are becoming more mainstream every year, with new products being launched that offer consumers a means of obtaining health benefits from the foods and beverages they consume daily. This growing industry, now valued at $253 billion globally, has dramatically Continue reading…

The Fast-Growing Functional Food Market

Today’s global functional food and beverage market is a fast-growing category and is valued at $253 billion. Food now stands alongside beverages and supplements as key delivery system for functional ingredients. In fact, 30% of people consume functional foods at least once per week.[1] For manufacturers, it’s important to understand the reasons why consumers turn Continue reading…

New Study With Wellmune® Further Supports the Ingredient’s Ability to Strengthen the Immune System in a Food or Beverage Application

The study also further validates the capacity of Wellmune baker’s yeast beta glucan to support the immune health of athletes. A newly published study in the Journal of Dietary Supplements confirms that the consumption of foods and beverages with Wellmune®, an immune health ingredient, is a promising strategy for reducing the severity and impact of Continue reading…

Added Functionality in Foods

Today’s consumer is taking a hands-on approach to their health and turning to foods and beverages with added functionality to meet their individual goals. Consumers have long turned to supplements and functional beverages as a means of consuming health-enhancing ingredients, but are now utilizing foods as a key delivery system. In fact, of 85% of Continue reading…

Innovation Opportunities In Functional Beverages

Consumers have evolved their approach to achieving health and wellness goals by turning to functional foods and beverages that can deliver specific health benefits. In fact, 55% of consumers think that food or drinks can have the same or better health benefits as prescription medications.[1] Specifically,consumers are seeking immune health benefits from their functional beverages. Continue reading…

New Study with Wellmune® Shows Promise for Intestinal Barrier Function Improvements with Stressed Adults

A newly published pre-clinical study with human donors demonstrated that Wellmune®, the natural immune health ingredient available in food, beverages, and supplements, may protect intestinal barrier function in adults when faced with stress. The study also provided new insights on how the proprietary yeast beta glucan works within the human body and the immune system. Continue reading…

Q&A: How Personalized Nutrition Influences Functional Foods, Beverages and Supplements

Q&A with Satya Jonnalagadda, Ph.D., MBA, RD. Personalized nutrition is on the rise and consumers are turning to products that offer health benefits targeted at their lifestyles and nutritional needs. We asked Kerry’s Director of Global Nutrition Science, Satya Jonnalagadda, Ph.D., MBA, RD, a few questions about some of the trends, challenges and science behind Continue reading…

Published Study Confirms Wellmune® Provides Immune Support for General Fitness

A newly published clinical study with adults at an average fitness level shows improvement in immune health both during and after strenuous exercise when taking Wellmune®, a natural immune health ingredient found in food, beverages, and supplements. The study, titled “Oral Supplementation with Baker’s Yeast Beta Glucan Is Associated with Altered Monocytes, T Cells and Continue reading…

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