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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…

Scientific Claims Key to Standing Out in Crowded Supplement Markets

Scientific claims can help manufacturers create supplements consumers value. Kerry’s 2021 global research shows that believability of claims and uniqueness of a product are important to consumers. As consumers become more aware of the multitude of benefits offered by a growing variety of products, clearly communicating an ingredient’s well-substantiated benefits is key to meeting demand. Continue reading…

Building Quality Immune Health Products with Research Supported Ingredients

Interest in maintaining immune health has been steadily rising, even before the pandemic. Between 2015 and 2020, global food and drink launches with immune health claims increased by a CAGR of 8.2%. For vitamins and dietary supplements with immune health claims, the figure was 13.6%.1 Consumers are taking a self-care approach to their health and Continue reading…

Scientific Support for Immune Health Ingredients Clarifies Mixed Messaging

In today’s health climate, consumers are increasingly conscious of their immune system as a critical component of their overall wellness. With access to more data from health professionals, regulatory agencies, internet searches, and sometimes anecdotal information from family and friends, consumers often receive conflicting information on the safety and efficacy of products touting immune health Continue reading…

[Infographic] What’s Driving Consumer Interest in Research Supported Immune Health Ingredients?

While interest in products that support immune health is stronger than ever, a multitude of products with varying claims is introducing market confusion. Yeast beta glucans, which represent some of the newest research supported immune health ingredients, can help provide manufacturers with formulation opportunities, and clarify consumer choice. Demand for immune health products is growing. 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…

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