2016 Ingredients for Health Guide: Immunity
Commercially available ingredients that help developers and formulators target various health benefits
Prepared Foods and its NutraSolutions brand present this annual “Ingredients for Health” guide. It profiles commercially available ingredients and helps developers and formulators 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 presents a comprehensive range of new offerings.
Lonza’s ResistAid is 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; to support both the innate and adaptive immune responses, as well as gastrointestinal health. Clinical study results indicate that ResistAid larch arabinogalactan has the ability to modulate and support both arms of the immune system and provide benefit from antioxidant capacity. ResistAid is certified kosher and self-affirmed GRAS.
— Lonza Inc., www.lonza.com
Wellmune is a 100% natural food, beverage, and supplement ingredient clinically proven to help strengthen the immune system, making it easier for consumers to be well and stay well. This proprietary yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan has regulatory approval in major markets around the world, including GRAS status in the US and novel food approval in Europe and China. Safe for everyday consumption, Wellmune is available in more than 60 countries. A recipient of numerous food industry awards for scientific excellence, Wellmune is patented, kosher, halal, non-allergenic, GMO-free, gluten-free and Informed-Sport Certified.
— Kerry Functional Ingredients & Actives, www.wellmune.com
Gut Health, Immunity
Clasado Biosciences and the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, The University of Reading, UK, announced results of human research demonstrating the positive effects of an advanced prebiotic (Bimuno) on the immune system of the elderly. The study also produced further evidence of the inter-relationship between the microbiota in the human gut, specifically bifidobacteria, and the immune system. B-GOS (Bimuno) is the only prebiotic to have demonstrated an immune modulating effect on the immune system of healthy elderly subjects. In the elderly, both the immune system and the gut microbiota weaken and deteriorate with age. Reversing those changes in gut microbiota can therefore support the immune system and boost gut health. Bimuno is a non-digestible carbohydrate (fiber) with GRAS status for both conventional foods as well as infant formula.
— Clasado Biosciences Ltd., www.clasado.com
HOWARU Protect EarlyLife from DuPont Nutrition & Health is a probiotic formulation for pregnant and lactating women that supports development of long-lasting immune health benefits in infants. This unique prenatal and postnatal supplement contains the probiotic strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and is designed specifically for pregnant women and children (0 to 2 years). A long-term trial demonstrated a significant protective effect against eczema during the first six years of an infant’s life. The study also demonstrated a protective effect on allergic sensitization at six years of age. It’s available in a range of formulations to facilitate daily consumption.
— DuPont Nutrition & Health, www.danisco.com