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Seeing a gap in immune health products for kids, Natural Immune Products created a ready-to-drink line of beverages, bringing health and wellness to families across Europe.

 

Natural Immune Products is a functional beverage manufacturer committed to providing solutions that help reduce children’s sugar intake while encouraging healthy habits to support their immunity and wellness.

 

The challenge.

Driven by the challenge for on-the-go families to stay hydrated and healthy, Natural Immune Products founder, Derek Sanders saw a gap in the market for beverages that offer natural immune health benefits to children.

 

The journey. 

According to Derek Sanders, sourcing functional ingredients that are natural, safe and clinically proven to support kids immunity is hard to find. But when the company discovered Wellmune®, he was sold on the breadth of clinical research supporting its ability to help keep kids healthier.

For us, Wellmune’s unique selling point is its science-based functional immune health benefits. And the fact that select Mead Johnson toddler formulas contain Wellmune, it became incredibly appealing.

- Derek Sanders, Founder of Natural Immune Products

Natural Immune Products was also searching for ways to not only differentiate their product but support immunity claims from a European regulatory standpoint. They wanted to make sure they could quickly convey the high-valued health benefits to families with children.

The solution.

Derek and his team created Nurture Fruity Water+, a ready-to-drink beverage made with 45% natural juice and 55% water. The drink includes Wellmune for immunity support and other vitamins and minerals. The product is:

  • Perfect for families and children aged one year +.
  • Naturally low in sugar but full of flavors kids love.
  • Available in a spill proof pouch.

We chose Wellmune to be a key functional ingredient because of its compelling evidence that it is the best beta glucan available. The science of beta 1,3/1,6 glucans, which are derived from 100% natural baker’s yeast, resonate as a natural way to support immunity.

- Derek Sanders, Founder of Natural Immune Products

While there is no approved claim for yeast beta glucans in the EU, Natural Immune Products is using Wellmune as the key immune health ingredient because of its science and clinical research behind the consumer-friendly brand. As Derek Sanders says about the product’s immune health benefits, “we know that Wellmune is doing the heavy lifting.”

 

The results.
  • Initially launched in UK Tesco stores with two fruity flavors, Cherry & Strawberry Fruity Water+ and Orange & Pineapple Fruity Water+, the product is now available in several major retail stores across UK, Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Germany, The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
  • In 2017, expanding sales lead to product expansion with the launch of a new fruit flavor, Apple & Blackcurrant.
  • Backed by excitement from families and children, Nurture Fruity Water+ underwent a brand refresh and launched a new website with Wellmune featured as the key technology for supporting children’s immune health.

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