Whey proteins contribute strongly to the immune health trend
Immune health is a primary driver on the functional food market, where, according to Mintel, a large proportion of new product launches claim to bolster the body’s ability to fend off infection and disease.
Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a natural defence range with the ability to promote immune health through the immune system and gastrointestinal tract.
“Milk contains many bioactive components that have a positive influence on immune functions, which are believed to decline with age,” says Anja Serena, nutritionist.
The natural defence range includes LACPRODAN® ALPHA-10, LACPRODAN® CGMP-10 and LACPRODAN® MFGM-10, each with a high content of alpha-lactalbumin, caseinoglycomacropeptide and milk fat globule membrane respectively.
“LACPRODAN® MFGM in particular has produced good results in rat trials, where it has been seen to increase the number of beneficial lactobacilli in the gut,” adds Anja Serena.
The ingredients are generally easy to apply in many applications, such as dairy bars, and beverage products.
For more information, contact ANSER@arlafoods.com
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