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Wellmune® | Immune health needs are driving interest inbeta glucans



With the increased interest in immune health, consumers are becoming more familiar with beta glucan. According to GlobalData Global Consumer Survey 2015, immune support has risen to be the second-most desired health benefit that consumers want from the products.


Different structures, different benefits


A leading natural beta glucan clinically proven to help strengthen your immune system.







Wellmune® is a yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan extracted from the cell wall of a proprietary strain of baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cervisiae). This award-winning ingredient is 100% natural and can be added to a variety of products to deliver clinically proven immune health benefits. Wellmune® is a nutritional ingredient within the Kerry Functional Ingredients & Active Business and is supported by more than a dozen clinical studies.






New Study With Wellmune® Further Supports the Ingredient’s Ability to Strengthen the Immune System

A newly published study in the Journal of Dietary Supplements confirms that the consumption of foods and beverages with Wellmune®, a natural immune health ingredient, is a promising strategy for reducing the severity and impact of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) symptoms associated with intense exercise stress.



Beverage containing dispersible Yeast β-glucan Decreases Cold/Flu symptomatic days after intense exercise: A randomized controlled trial¹

Study Design: Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind Population: 202 participants Age: 18-66 years Duration: 91 days (45 days prior to, the day of, and 45 days after marathon) Serving: 250mg Wellmune® vs Placebo Outcome:

  • 10% decreased in total URTI symptomatic days

  • 19% reduction in severity for specific URTI symptoms

  • Decreased number of missed days of post marathon workout days


(Mah et al., 2018)¹




Recommended daily dose: 250mg for adults; 35-100mg for children Origin: Baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) Documentation: More than 10 clinical studies with different focus Safety: GRAS in US and novel food approval in Europe & China


Health benefits:

  • Improve general immune health.

  • Maintain overall physical health.

  • Protect against the harmful effects of stress.

  • Promote healthy energy levels & mental clarity.

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