Kerry Group’s Wellmune supports everyday immune health, study finds

Published: 18-Apr-2024

The study has highlighted the Wellmune's ability to positively modulate the innate immune system

Kerry Group, a global supplier of nutritious and sustainable food solutions, has announced that Wellmune, a postbiotic ingredient supported by over a dozen clinical studies documenting its ability to support the immune system, has been confirmed in a study as a trainer of the innate immune system.

Wellmune, a proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan postbioticworks by training innate immune cells at key sites around the body to be ready for action, helping them to find foreign invaders that may harm health.

A newly published iScience research article titled: “Recognition of yeast β-glucan particles triggers immunometabolic signaling required for trained immunity” addresses this demand by unveiling a new way to support immune health through intentionally training the immune system with Wellmune. 


The results 

The research shows that Wellmune influences the inflammatory and antimicrobial behaviour of monocytes and macrophages — cells that are a critical part of the innate immune system. 

When Wellmune is taken orally, it trains immune cells by encouraging them to store energy more efficiently, facilitating the effective safeguarding of the body against potential threats.

Wellmune has been extensively studied for the past 15 years, with clinical research consistently demonstrating its preparation, priming, and training of innate immune cells to provide support for both adults and children facing health challenges. In an unpredictable world where health challenges can arise at any time, a trained immune system is essential in providing support for daily health.

Wellmune has regulatory approval in major markets around the world, including Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status by the FDA in the United States and Novel Food Approval in Europe and China. Immune health products containing Wellmune are available in more than 60 countries.

“With Wellmune’s studied capabilities for immunity defense, we’re providing a solution that fosters overall health and wellbeing.” Said Jordan Dow, Vice President, Kerry ProActive Health.


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