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Wellmune Baker's Yeast Beta Glucan by Kerry Inc.

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Wellmune® is a proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan that helps strengthen the immune system, making it easier for people of all ages to be well and stay well. This global, award-winning and natural ingredient is clinically proven and can be added to a variety of food, beverage and supplement products. Wellmune has regulatory approval in major markets around the world, including GRAS status in the U.S. and novel food approval in Europe and China. Focused on immune health benefits, products containing Wellmune are available in more than 60 countries. Wellmune is patented, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic, gluten-free, non-GMO and organic compliant.

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  • Q: What is Wellmune?
  • A: Wellmune is a natural food, beverage and supplement ingredient clinically proven to help strengthen the immune system making it easier for people of all ages to be well and stay well. A proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan, Wellmune is patented, Kosher, Halal, non-allergenic, non-GMO, gluten-free and organic compliant.

  • Q: What products contain Wellmune?
  • A: Wellmune is currently in hundreds of foods, beverage, and supplement products in more than 60 countries worldwide. Wellmune can be used in a variety of applications, including yogurt, nutrition bars, juices, smoothies, energy drinks, capsules, gummies, and so much more

  • Q: What is the difference between Wellmune and other immune health ingredients?
  • A: Solid and consistent clinical results support the overall effectiveness of Wellmune across a broad range of consumers (athletes, children, older adults, and individuals with stressful lifestyles), and covers safety, mechanism of action, and human clinical studies.

    The vast majority of Wellmune clinical studies have been published in peer-reviewed science or medical journals.

    The research supporting Wellmune, which demonstrates biomarker outcomes and physical health outcomes, was conducted with on our own ingredient/ biological strain. This is important because the efficacy of functional ingredients is affected by its chemical structure, which varies by biological strain.

    Wellmune is a leading global brand recognized by consumers for its clinically-proven immune health benefits and can meet the growing demand for immune health products.


Click Here for Wellmune® Inclusion Rate Requirements

Adults: 250 mg of Wellmune®
Children: 35 – 100 mg of Wellmune®

☉ 35 mg – children ages 1-4
☉ 50 mg – children ages 5-8
☉ 75 mg – children ages 9-12
☉ 100 mg – children ages 12+
*daily serving requirement may be split into multiple servings per day if communicated on label.


☉ Yogurt
☉ Sports & Nutrition Bars
☉ Meal Replacements
☉ Snack and Granola Bars


☉ Juices & Smoothies
☉ Enhanced Waters
☉ Children's Beverages
☉ Sports & Energy Drinks
☉ Nutritional Beverages
☉ Milk and Other Dairy


☉ Capsules & Tablets
☉ Gummies & Chewables
☉ Powdered Mixes
☉ Shots
☉ Effervescents
☉ Soft Gels

Clinical Research

Unlike other yeast beta glucans, Wellmune® is the only ingredient supported by over a dozen published, peer-reviewed clinical studies. Research validates Wellmune’s unique ability to help strengthen general immune health across all ages. To review the full portfolio of research supporting Wellmune®, click here

A Selection of Wellmune’s Published Clinical Research

β‐1,3/1,6‐Glucans and Immunity: State of the Art and Future Directions

This review offers an up‐to‐date report on yeast‐derived β‐glucans as immunomodulators, including a brief overview of the current paradigm regarding the interaction of β‐glucans with the immune system.

Beverage Containing Dispersible Yeast β-Glucan Decreases Cold/Flu Symptomatic Days After Intense Exercise: A Randomized Controlled Trial

In this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled parallel study, we examined the effect of dairy-based beverages (250 mL/day) containing 250 mg of dispersible baker’s yeast b-glucan (Wellmune®) compared to a macronutrient- and calorie-matched control on upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) in marathon runners.

Oral Supplementation with Baker’s Yeast Beta Glucan Is Associated with Altered Monocytes, T Cells and Cytokines following a Bout of Strenuous Exercise

Exercise and physical labor in extreme environmental conditions causes transient decreases in immune cell and cytokine concentrations, likely increasing the susceptibility to opportunistic infection. Baker’s yeast beta glucan (BYBG) has been previously demonstrated to be an effective countermeasure in athletes, but its effectiveness in individuals of average fitness under similar physical stress is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine if 10 days of oral supplementation with BYBG could modify previously observed suppression of monocytes, T cells, circulating and whole blood LPS-stimulated cytokines due to strenuous exercise.

Baker’s Yeast Beta-Glucan Decreases Episodes of Common Childhood Illness In 1 to 4 Year Old Children during Cold Season in China.

Infections, especially upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) are common in early childhood, which creates a large economic burden on both the healthcare system and individual family. There are many foods and dietary supplement ingredients intended to improve children’s health status and immune function to decrease their susceptibility to common childhood illness. The ability of bakers yeast beta glucan (BYBG) to reduce the number of episodes of common childhood illness in1 to 4 year old children was evaluated in a 12 week randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled study conducted in China.

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What to Know About Beta Glucans when Creating a Product with Immune Health Benefits

Immune support is the 2nd most desired health benefit consumers want from products.1 Increased interest is leading to an increase awareness of the immune health benefits of beta glucans. But not all beta glucans support immune health. And not all beta glucans are suitable for creating functional foods, beverages and supplements that offer the clinically-proven health benefits consumers value most. When sourcing beta glucans for immune health product formulation, here are the key things to understand.

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About Wellmune®

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Product Overview

Wellmune is a natural food, beverage and supplement ingredient clinically proven to help strengthen the immune system. A proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan, Wellmune makes it easier for people of all ages to be well and stay well.


General Details

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Wellmune Baker's Yeast Beta Glucan by Kerry Inc.
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Product Highlights

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  • Starting Material: Saccharomyces Cerevisiae.
  • Appearance: Fine Beige/Tan Powder
  • Processing Method: Spray Drying, Mixing and Sieving


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*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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