Wellmune®* is a unique, patented form of beta-glucan sourced from baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). You may be familiar with beta-glucans from the cholesterol-lowering variety found in oats.
Today, beta-glucan feature as an important functional health ingredient that is used in nutritional supplements worldwide.
How does Wellmune® work?
Wellmune® is made using a special proprietary process that maintains the natural structure of the glucan particles, with minimal disturbance. This results in a form that is stable in storage, easily digested and maintains its activity in the body for longer.
In a clinical study of toddlers (1-4 years) in a daycare setting, children who were given Wellmune® showed a reduction in the incidence of respiratory symptoms, and the number of sick days by about 50%. Wellmune® usage also resulted in a significant reduction in the need for antibiotics by more than 60% .
Similar effects have been reported in two other clinical trials on children [2,3], with benefits such as an absence of diarrhea, reductions in signs of allergies, and fewer sick days absent from school. These trials also included Wellmune® as a milk formula nutritional ingredient, demonstrating its usefulness in liquid nutrient supplements.
Improvement in respiratory infection duration
Reduction in requirement for antibiotics
Improvement in respiratory infection episodes