Attention to the care of the immune system has now become an integral part of the lifestyle of many people who are increasingly conscious of their health
Consequently, people take much more care of their eating habits, follow healthy and balanced diets and often accompany the diet with the intake of food supplements useful to better support the immune system. The market of food supplements for immune health is therefore of great interest and, in this context, the search for valid and sciencebased ingredients as well as innovative delivery format for the development of new products is fundamental.
Gummies and jellies are an innovative, more attractive alternative of delivering vitamins and functional ingredients, while still maintaining the effectiveness of the traditional pills. Even though they continue to remain strong in the children’s market, the gummy delivery platform shows even greater increases in demand in the adult and senior market.
Probiotics are widely consumed in various foods and food supplements by people worldwide for a range of health benefits, including their positive effect on immune function. However, there are application challenges when formulating with probiotics, since live bacteria often do not survive at high temperatures or under high wateractivity environments. Our own proprietary formula is more than just a vitamin and traditional probiotic gummy supplement. It includes a patented clinically proven heat-killed beneficial lactic acid bacteria that possess specific immune-enhancing activity while does not pose the stability issues of traditional probiotics.
ShielDEFENCE, immunobiotic jellies containing Lactobacillus paracasei MCC1849 (classified as Lacticaseibacillus paracasei MCC1849) and vitamins, is specifically designed for consumers looking for ways to enhance their immune system and stay healthy throughout the year. Unlike common lactic acid bacteria found in a variety of supplements, MCC1849 is a heat-killed strain of L. paracasei (also known as postbiotic) which showed powerful stimulating effect on the production of IL-12, an important factor in immune system function. Postbiotics share properties of probiotics but work through specific mechanisms to promote immune function that begins in the gut and impacts the entire body. MCC1849 is a clinically proven immune activator, stable and heat resistant which means no refrigeration is required.