PRESS RELEASE: Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are top health fears for older men

Press releases   •   Nov 12, 2018 09:33 GMT

Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are the most common health concerns for older men in the west, a new survey by Lycored suggests.

Press Release – New Study With Wellmune® Further Supports the Ingredient’s Ability to Strengthen the Immune System in a Food or Beverage Application

Press releases   •   Nov 02, 2018 09:42 GMT

The study also further validates the capacity of Wellmune baker’s yeast beta glucan to support the immune health of athletes.

Beloit, Wis. – November 1, 2018 – 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.

The study, titled Beverage Containing Dispersible Yeast B-Glucan Decreases Cold/Flu Symptomatic Days After Intense Exercise: A Randomized Controlled Trial,”was conducted to expand the understanding of Wellmune’s positive immune health effects, specifically when formulated into a beverage application. The study examined the benefits Wellmune may have on marathon runners and their health post-race. Results showed that marathon runners consuming the beverage with Wellmune saw a 19% reduction in the severity of URTIs compared to the placebo group. Runners consuming Wellmune also missed fewer post-marathon workouts because of URTI and had a 10% decrease in total symptomatic days compared to the control group.

“The encouraging results of this new study provide us a greater understanding of Wellmune’s ability to help strengthen the immune system when consuming the ingredient through a beverage product,” explains Donald Cox, Ph.D., Director of R&D for Wellmune at Kerry. “The robust body of research around Wellmune expands across various life stages, lifestyles and product formats, and this study builds upon Wellmune’s proven immune health benefits.”

The study was conducted by Biofortis and was fielded with healthy adults running in the 2017 Austin Marathon. This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled parallel study compared a ready-to-drink dairy-based beverage (250 mL/day) containing 250 mg of Wellmune to a macronutrient and calorie-matched dairy beverage control (250 mL) without Wellmune. Participants consumed either the beverage with Wellmune or the placebo (without Wellmune) for 45 days prior to, the day of, and 45 days after the marathon, or 91 days in total. Subjects completed a daily online survey assessing compliance, training status, and URTI symptoms. URTI occurrence and severity were evaluated using the validated Jackson Index and confirmed by the study physician.

Unlike other yeast beta glucans, Wellmune is the only ingredient supported by more than a dozen published, peer-reviewed clinical studies. Research has validated Wellmune’s unique ability to help strengthen general immune health across a variety of ages and lifestyles. Specifically for athletes, previous clinical research found that marathon runners taking Wellmune experienced a 22% increase in vigor and a 48% reduction in fatigue. Another study found that marathon runners taking Wellmune for four weeks experienced a 40% reduction in upper respiratory tract infection symptoms.

“Combined with previous research on Wellmune, this new study further demonstrates the commitment to our clinical research program and underscores Kerry’s dedication to providing functional ingredients that are clinically supported, proven efficacious, and can easily be incorporated across a range of innovative food, beverage and supplement product applications,” says Cox.

About Wellmune®
Wellmune® is a natural food, beverage and supplement ingredient clinically proven to help strengthen the immune system, making it easier for people of all ages to be well and stay well. A proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan, Wellmune is patented, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic, non-GMO, gluten-free and organic compliant. As a global brand available in more than 60 countries, Wellmune has regulatory approval in major markets, including GRAS status in the U.S. and novel food approval in Europe and China. A recipient of numerous industry awards, Wellmune is part of Kerry’s nutrition and wellness portfolio. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Contact: Jordan Miller, Content Marketing Manager – Wellmune® & GanedenBC30®
+1 (608) 436-0735


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.

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PRESS RELEASE Harvest open day showcases Welch’s grape ingredients supply chain and highlights applications in fine foods

Press releases   •   Oct 31, 2018 17:00 GMT

Welch’s Global Ingredients Group threw open the gates to one of its vineyards earlier this month to offer an insight into its family-farmer ownership model and showcase the use of its versatile grape ingredients in gourmet foods.

Press release – “Brilliant” Claus Hviid Christensen, Nexus CEO, receives honorary doctorate from SDU

Press releases   •   Oct 31, 2018 12:14 GMT

One of Denmark’s leading academic institutions has presented an honorary doctorate degree to Claus Hviid Christensen, CEO of Nexus, for his contribution to science.

PRESS RELEASE – Low-yield labneh cheese is a thing of the past thanks to new dairy protein solution

Press releases   •   Oct 31, 2018 08:16 GMT

​A new whey protein ingredient enables dairies to dramatically increase labneh cheese production yields with no drop-off in quality.

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA Mucha proteína en una pequeña botella: Arla Foods Ingredients lanzará el concepto "Proteína extrema" de bebidas tipo shot a base de suero

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2018 15:01 GMT

Un nuevo concepto de Arla Foods Ingredients ofrecerá a los productores la oportunidad de crear la primera bebida tipo shot con proteína elaborada exclusivamente con suero como fuente de proteína.

COMUNICADO À IMPRENSA Uma grande proteína em uma pequena garrafa: A Arla Foods Ingredients lança “Protein Extreme”, o conceito shot do soro de leite

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2018 14:54 GMT

Um novo conceito da Arla Foods Ingredients oferecerá aos fabricantes a oportunidade de criar a primeira bebida shot de proteína produzida exclusivamente com soro de leite como fonte de proteína.

PRESS RELEASE: Big protein, small bottle: Arla Foods Ingredients to launch ‘Protein Extreme’ whey shot concept

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2018 14:36 GMT

A new concept from Arla Foods Ingredients will offer manufacturers the opportunity to create the first protein shot made exclusively with whey as a protein source.

PRESS RELEASE: Palsgaard takes another step towards carbon-neutrality

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 07:55 BST

Emulsifier specialist Palsgaard has taken another step towards worldwide carbon-neutral production.

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE: POLARIS partenaire de Gildas Breton pour la Route du Rhum 2018

Press releases   •   Oct 19, 2018 07:58 BST

Le directeur scientifique de Polaris va booster sa supplémentation en oméga-3, alors qu’il se prépare à participer à l’une des courses à la voile les plus difficiles au monde.

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