Wellmune Helped Stressed Women Stay Healthy, According to Study Published in Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Wellmune®, a natural immune health ingredient, may help stressed women stay well, according to results of a new study just published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
The study found that moderately to highly stressed women experienced fewer upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) symptoms and higher energy levels while taking Wellmune, a functional ingredient in foods, beverages and supplements in more than 50 countries. At 12 weeks, there was a 58% reduction in URTI symptoms among women taking Wellmune. Click here for a link to the abstract.
Wellmune, a baker’s yeast beta glucan, is clinically proven to safely boost the immune system to help keep the body healthy. Numerous peer-reviewed studies demonstrate that Wellmune activates key innate immune cells that are part of the body’s natural defenses without stimulating the immune system.
Study Design and Results
Seventy-seven healthy women (age 38 + 12 yrs) pre-screened for moderate levels of psychological stress were given either a placebo or 250 mg of Wellmune daily for 12 weeks. Only 10% of the Wellmune group reported upper respiratory tract infection symptoms (sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, and cough) compared with 29% for the control group (p value ≤ 0.05). In other words, the Wellmune group had a 58% reduction in reported URTI symptoms.
The study used the Profile of Mood States (POMS) psychological survey to assess changes in mental/physical energy levels (Vigor) and overall well-being (Global Mood State). Vigor improved 41% in women taking Wellmune compared with 7% in the control group (p value <0.05). Similarly, the Global Mood State of women taking Wellmune improved 29% compared with 16% in the placebo group (p value <0.05).
“This is the first published study exploring the effects of Wellmune on women, a population that arguably faces stressors,” Richard Mueller, chief executive officer of the Wellmune brand. “This is actionable information for women who are seeking more and better ways to keep pace with their daily lives.”
“Daily supplementation with Wellmune made a noticeable difference in maintaining health and a positive mental attitude among psychologically stressed women,” said Shawn Talbott, Ph.D., research director at SupplementWatch and lead investigator on the study. “The regimen resulted in reduced incidence of upper respiratory symptoms and improved psychological well being.”