Prepared Foods and its NutraSolutions brand present this annual “Ingredients for Health” reference. It offers market data and information about commercially available ingredients that assist developers and formulators with products that target various health benefits. From ingredients such as chia seed and red tomato for antioxidant supplementation, to the colors, flavors and textures that make nutraceutical products attractive and palatable, this section offers a comprehensive range of new offerings.

The categories are as follows:


Immunity Every Day

Wellmune WGP is a natural food and beverage ingredient clinically proven to safely boost the immune system to help keep the body healthy. It is ideal for everyday use year-round for everyone in the family. A beta 1,3/1,6 glucan derived from a proprietary strain of yeast, Wellmune helps mobilize billions of innate immune cells that are part of the body’s natural defenses. Wellmune’s ability to help the body stay well is clinically proven in nine human clinical studies conducted with marathoner runners, wild land firefighters and others experiencing high levels of physical and lifestyle stress. Consumers seeking to enhance their energy and vitality or looking for functional products for stress management, healthy aging, sports nutrition or overall wellness can all benefit from products containing Wellmune. Available in more than 100 products and in more than 50 countries worldwide, Wellmune is patented, Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) under U.S. FDA regulations, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic and GMO-free.

—Biothera, 877-699-5100

Steve Meredith,,


Immunity Plus

Combine an immunity boost and antioxidant effects into one beverage with Watson’s Wellness premix.  In the Health Focus 2010 report, 56% of those between 18 and 29 years old were interested in improving their immunity.  Immunity is also a major health concern for 45% of those ages 30 to 49 and 35% older than 50 years old. Vitamins C and E and selenium enhance beta carotene for protection against free radical damage as the antioxidant feature.  Vitamin C and D, zinc, and lysine in the premix act to strengthen the immune system. Watson uses betaClear, a product that allows beverages infused with beta carotene to have a clear appearance.  Clear-E is used for vitamin E infused beverages where the solution remains clear as well.  Wellness provides 25% daily value for beta carotene, 30% for vitamin E, 50% for zinc, 100% for vitamin C, 50% for selenium, and 200% for vitamin D.

—Watson Inc., 800-388-3481


Immunity Enhanced

HOWARU Protect is a DuPont Danisco probiotic that helps maintain the body’s natural defenses in both adults and children. It is a clinically proven, safe and effective means to help maintain a robust immune system. A condition-specific, patented probiotic formulation, HOWARU Protect combines Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 and Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM. HOWARU Protect is the only documented probiotic solution with proven benefits in children and adults for the reduction of cold & flu symptoms. HOWARU Protect can be delivered successfully in supplements (capsules, tablets and powders); nutritional drinks or milk powder formulas; plain or flavored yogurts; fresh-fermented or non-fermented milks; beverages, such as fruit juices or powder drinks; hard, semi-hard or fresh cheeses; ice cream; and chocolate confectionery or nutritional bars.

—DuPont Nutrition & Health, 800-255-6837, ext. 2640

Peggy Steele,,


Sugar-Free Immunity Drink

Jungbunzlauer used Supply Side West 2013 to sample an all-natural, non-GMO, zero-calorie, sugar-free Immunity Shot, showcasing two exceptional ingredients. The “immunity shot” was  sweetened naturally with ERYLITE Stevia, a unique blend of erythritol and Stevia, which has no additives, provides a sugar-like sweetness and taste, and has a zero glycemic index. Additionally, it was highly fortified with Jungbunzlauer’s fully-reacted Zinc Citrate, providing an excellent source of zinc (50% DV per each 15 ml.), which contributes to the healthy functioning of a normal immune system. Jungbunzlauer provides key solutions with safe ingredients, manufactured utilizing the natural process of fermentation technology.

–Jungbunzlauer, 617-969-0900, www.


Natural Immune Support

Lonza offers ResistAid, a proprietary natural immune support ingredient made from larch trees that grow in abundance in the United States. ResistAid consists of the soluble polysaccharide arabinogalactan and bioactive polyphenolic flavonoids—and thus, has antioxidant capacity. ResistAid is formulated to deliver triple action immune benefits year round.  ResistAid supports both the innate and adaptive immune responses as well as gastrointestinal health. Clinical study results indicate that ResistAid has the ability to modulate and support both arms of the immune system and provide benefit from antioxidant capacity. ResistAid has a number of technical properties that make it easy to incorporate into dietary supplements and functional foods in standalone form or combined with other products to increase functionality.  ResistAid is highly soluble, dissolving completely in hot or cold water.  It is stable at a wide range of temperatures and pH.  In beverages it keeps its functionality and neither degrades or hydrolyzes. ResistAid is certified Kosher and self-affirmed GRAS.

—Lonza Inc., 800-365-8324,


Acerola Extract

Popularly known as Barbados cherry, acerola is widely consumed in Brazil as a natural anti-inflammatory, or stimulant for the liver. In North America, acerola use mostly targets its high content of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. The most frequent traditional use of Acerola is linked to its immunity boosting, anti-aging, and antiseptic properties. Thanks to its agronomic expertise, close partnerships with the growers, and extraction expertise, Diana, Food Division has developed a range of acerola extracts standardized up to 34% of its natural and native vitamin C. The bioavailability of vitamin C depends on the food matrix. This was already known since an in vivo study (Vinson et al.1988) which showed that natural vitamin C was 35% more bioavailable than synthetic vitamin C. This has been confirmed by the study of Ushida et al., in 2011, which indicated that, when consumed from acerola juice, the vitamin C is effective two times longer in the body than ascorbic acid alone. Acerola comes in several forms and may be customized for various finished product uses.

—Diana, Food Division, 845-268-5200,