Wellmune® is a patented form of beta-glucan sourced from baker’s yeast, although you may be familiar with beta-glucan as the cholesterol lowering component found in oats. Beta-glucans, found in complex carbohydrates such as wholegrains, have beneficial effects on both the immune and digestive system.
In a clinical study of toddlers (1-4 years) in a daycare setting, Wellmune® reduced the incidence of respiratory symptoms and the number of sick days by about 50%! As if this wasn’t enough, Wellmune® also reduced the need for antibiotics by more than 60% [1-3].
For digestive health, beta-glucans have a prebiotic effect, meaning they stimulate the growth of beneficial microbes, helping to support a healthy microbiome and digestive function.
*Wellmune® is a registered trademark of Kery Group.
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- Li et al. Pediatrics. 2014 Jun; 133(6):e1533-40
- Pontes et al. Nutr J. 2016, 15:19