IRELAND – Kerry, a global leader in taste and nutrition solutions, has unveiled its latest innovation, “Wellmune Adapt,” a cutting-edge ingredient, designed to offer benefits such as supporting the immune system and targeting stress factors.

Currently available in the US market only, this groundbreaking product combines the power of yeast beta-glucan with Kerry’s proprietary Sensoril ashwagandha root and leaf extract, offering consumers a unique and potent approach to supporting their immune systems.

The immune system is the body’s natural defense against infections and illnesses, and now more than ever, people are seeking ways to bolster their immunity.

In response to this growing demand for natural and science-backed solutions, Kerry’s team of experts has developed Wellmune Adapt to address the diverse needs of health-conscious individuals.

The two-in-one blend, combined with vitamin C, aims to target both immune health and stress management, according to the company.

The Yeast Beta Glucan, derived from a specific strain of yeast, beta-glucan is renowned for its immune-modulating properties. Studies have shown that beta-glucan helps activate and support immune cells, enhancing the body’s defense mechanisms.

Sensoril Ashwagandha, extracted from the ancient adaptogenic herb, ashwagandha, Sensoril is known for its stress-reducing and rejuvenating effects. By combating stress, Sensoril helps optimize immune function, fostering a holistic approach to well-being.

Kerry said Wellmune can be used in a variety of food, beverage, and supplement products, ranging from coffee and tea to snacks and gummies.The Wellmune Adapt solution is only available in the US.

“We are excited to introduce Wellmune Adapt to the market, as it represents the epitome of innovation in immune health,” said Dr. Amanda Williams, Vice President of Nutrition and Wellness at Kerry.

“Our team has poured extensive research and dedication into this product, leveraging the natural benefits of yeast beta-glucan and Sensoril ashwagandha to create a true game-changer.”

Spore-forming probiotic ingredient

As the probiotic market is growing in size as well as scope, with probiotics being added to products ranging from yoghurts to muffins, the Irish taste and nutrition company has formulated BC30, a highly stable spore-forming probiotic ingredient that supports digestive and immune health and protein absorption.

The company explains that its stable and spore-forming ingredient can survive harsh manufacturing processes such as shear, HTST, and HPP pasteurization as well as the journey through the digestive system.

It is easy to formulate into functional foods, beverages, and companion animal products without changes to composition or taste. In addition, BC30 is shelf-stable for up to three years, requiring no refrigeration.

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