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Seen One Beta Glucan, Seen Them All?

You hear a lot now about how beta glucans are great for supporting immune health. And that’s true, but only to a point. It is a generalization, as some beta glucans are shown to support immune health, but not all. The specific source organism (e.g., strain of yeast) of a particular beta glucan makes all Continue reading…

Why are the Manufacturing Methods of Beta Glucans so Important?

High-quality beta glucans are supported by a well-developed understanding of an ingredient’s biological activity, its manufacturing processes, and the standardization practices that have been employed to ensure the ingredient is stable and efficacious. Donald Cox, Ph.D., Wellmune’s head of R&D, gives us his firsthand insights into what makes a quality immune health ingredient and why Continue reading…

The Importance of Research on Ingredients for Immune Health

  Sonja Nodland, Kerry ProActive Health Principal Scientist, provides further insight into questions on the role of nutrition in immune system functioning, and the importance of research on immune health ingredients that may be best suited to support our overall health and wellness, raised in Kerry’s webcast titled “On the Horizon”, with Professor Damien McLoughlin, Continue reading…

What is a Yeast Beta Glucan? And How Does it Support Immunity?

When you’re considering ways to support your immune health, the options on the market are vast. From echinacea to zinc, the choices can be overwhelming—and often reflective of the latest trending health news. One trend—oat- and mushroom-derived beta glucans—has been associated with a myriad of health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and improving heart health—and in 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…

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…

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