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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.

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…

What to Know about Beta Glucans for Immune Health Benefits

More consumers are looking for beta-glucan-fortified food, beverages and supplements to support their immune health. But what are the differences between beta glucans, sourced from cereal grains , mushroom and yeast? What makes a quality beta glucan? And how can it help differentiate your product? We’ve created a checklist that will answer these questions and Continue reading…

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 proven to support immune health, but not all. The specific source organism (e.g., strain of yeast) of a particular beta glucan makes Continue reading…

Kerry’s Branded Functional Ingredients Exhibited at Expo West 2018

  For the first time, GanedenBC30®, a market-leading probiotic, and Wellmune®, the natural immune-health ingredient, will be featured together at Natural Products Expo West on March 9-12, in Anaheim, California. Brought together by Kerry, the taste and nutrition company, the two branded ingredients provide natural product manufacturers the opportunity to meet growing consumer demand for 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…

What Makes a Quality Immune Health Product?

We spoke with Dr. Roger Clemens, an expert in nutrition, food science and toxicology and Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute advisor about what makes a quality immune health product. Here is what he had to say… What makes a quality immune health product? Simply put, research, efficacy, and safety are essential. More and more we see people Continue reading…

10 Questions to Help Evaluate an Immune Health Ingredient

Demand for  immune health benefits from functional food, beverages and supplements continues to grow with consumers. But the challenge for many product manufacturers is understanding the true efficacy of a functional ingredient and its benefits. Here’s where to start: When evaluating an immune health ingredient, focus on the research. Quality research is the key to understanding Continue reading…

5 easy health hacks to keep you and your family feeling merry and bright

There is something magical about the transition from fall to winter. Despite the bare trees, the doom-and-gloom skies, and the short days, the world feels very much alive with festive tidings galore and a spirit that’s undeniably contagious. We welcome the holiday season with an unparalleled zest for life, and although stress remains, we find 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…

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