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Zinc, Vitamin C and Echinacea are the only immune supporters
As more consumers strive to adopt a healthier lifestyle, demand for products that can support immune health continues to skyrocket. Often though it seems the immune health market is cornered by the traditional players that include zinc, vitamin C and Echinacea. While manufacturers, retailers and consumers look for ways to integrate immune supporting ingredients in their products and lifestyles, there is no doubt that there are other novel immune-supporting ingredients with credible science behind them out there.
One area receiving more attention for its link to immune health is the human digestive system. Not a big surprise considering that 70 percent of the immune system resides in the gut and select probiotic strains have been shown to provide immune benefits. For this reason, more researchers are looking to probiotics and probiotic related technologies as a way to provide consumer friendly immune health benefits.
Ganeden, maker of the probiotic GanedenBC30, has numerous studies supporting the immune benefits of its probiotic which prompted the company to take a deeper dive into its bacteria’s relationship to immunity. “After seeing the impressive immune supporting benefits of GanedenBC30, we decided to dive further into the mechanism of action,” said Michael Bush, president and CEO of Ganeden. “We discovered, and ultimately patented, this novel format which provides the opportunity to share the immune benefits of the probiotic in product formats that do not support the use of the live organism.”
The result is a new probiotic-derived immune ingredient -- Staimune™. The ingredient has been clinically studied to support immune health and required remarkably low inclusion rate of just 50mg into a product.
Staimune is made with the inactivated cells of the company’s patented probiotic strain GanedenBC30. Officially identified as “inactivated Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086”, Staimune’s ease in formulation opens new opportunities in functional foods and beverages—most importantly in shelf-stable beverages and high-water-activity products. Patented Staimune is FDA GRAS, non-GMO, kosher and provides for the “Supports Immune Health” claim.
Staimune provides the option for manufacturers that want to focus specifically on immune health, and for those with processes that pose formulation challenges for live probiotics.
Ganeden’s flagship probiotic, GanedenBC30 is also a great choice for an ingredient that supports a healthy immune system. When the body is presented with various immune challenges, GanedenBC30 has been shown to help the body make the right choices to defend itself. Multiple studies also show that GanedenBC30 positively affects blood markers in the body related to immune health. As with Staimune, GanedenBC30, is approved for the Supports Immune Health claim, is formulation friendly, FDA GRAS, non-GMO, and kosher.
Contact Ganeden to find out more.