EAGAN, MN – June 24, 2013 – Wellmune WGP®, the natural immune booster from Biothera, will sample all-new applications of its clinically proven ingredient for foods, beverages and supplements at the 2013 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago July 14-16, booth #1333.
Wellmune is a beta 1,3/1,6 glucan derived from a proprietary strain of baker’s yeast. Nine published human clinical studies consistently demonstrate the ability of Wellmune to safely boost key immune cells that keep the body healthy.
Visitors to the Wellmune booth may sample Prodefensis Yogurt from Grupo Gloria that contains both Wellmune and a probiotic, and Prebiotic Freeze Pops with Immune Support made by Fun Treats, Inc. They may also sip milk through Tubulars™ Immunity Straws from Unistraw USA. Several other Wellmune applications will also be available for sampling.
Currently, there are more than 100 products with Wellmune in more than 50 countries around the world.
“The food and beverage industry is responding to strong consumer interest in immune health with exciting, refreshing innovations,” said Richard G. Mueller, CEO, Biothera. “The applications we are showcasing at the IFT Expo are cool treats for a hot summer day. They make it fun and convenient for families to incorporate immune support into their everyday lives.”
He added that the new innovations underscore the versatility of Wellmune as an ingredient to easily incorporate into virtually any food or beverage. Wellmune is stable to heat, pH, chemical and pressure associated with any manufacturing process.
About Wellmune WGP®
Wellmune WGP is a proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan that is clinically proven to prime key immune cells that keep the body healthy. This natural food, beverage and supplement ingredient has regulatory approval around the world, including GRAS status in the U.S. and novel foods approval in Europe and China. Wellmune is available in more than 100 products in more than 50 countries around the world. It is also patented, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic and GMO-free. Wellmune is the 2013 recipient of the NBT Award for Outstanding Application in Health Management. It has also received an IFT Innovation Award, a SupplySide West Scientific Excellence Award and a Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Research Award. Wellmune WGP is a product of Biothera, a U.S. biotechnology company dedicated to improving immune health.
Biothera, the Immune Health Company