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Kids and Colds - Tips for Looking after the little one’s immune systems: Published on 20 January 2012 by Wellmune in From the Experts - If you’ve got kids, you know that frequent sniffles and coughs go with the territory. The average preschooler brings home around nine colds each year. Kindergarteners have around 12 colds per year. While you can’t (and shouldn’t) protect your child from every bug they encounter, there are things you can do to reduce the number of infections they get every year.  Read On Externally

Resolve to have a healthier immune system - Published on 12 December 2011 by Wellmune in Blog - As we head towards the new year, many of us will resolve to lose weight, stop smoking and exercise more. This year, why not pledge to be kinder to your immune system? Every goal requires action steps, so here are a few to get you started.  Go ahead, giggle. In fact, find a reason to laugh out loud every day. Researchers say laughter decreases stress hormones while enhancing your immune response.  Be responsible about antibiotic use. Take antibiotics only under a doctor’s supervision because improper use may suppress your immune function. Always finish the prescribed course of treatment unless advised by our doctor. Never save antibiotics or share ...... Read On externally

Little known facts about the common cold - Published on 07 December 2011 by Wellmune
Statistics say that the average person will get 200 colds in her or his lifetime. So you might think that, by now, you know just about everything there is to know about colds. Not so fast. Here are some little known facts about the virus that makes us all miserable from time to time.  Common colds are caused by viruses, and can’t be treated with antibiotics. There’s no cure, but most colds do go away on their own within 10 days.  Read on externally

30 November 2011 - Wellmune’s position is strengthened by the Novel Food Approval in the EU - “For years the food and drinks industry has shown great interest in our immune enhancing ingredient. The European Commission’s decision to allow the use of our unique ingredient in food and beverage applications, has further increased this interest”, says Jan Oddvar Johansen, Chairman of ImmiCare, the European distributor of  the world`s leading immune enhancing ingredient; Wellmune WGP. “Immune health products are among the fastest growing segment of the functional food and beverage marketplace, and the recent approval of Biothera`s Wellmune WGP will enable the industry to meet these market demands”, says Johansen.
Better Nutrition highlighted Wellmune WGP in its November 2011 issue. This article focuses on natural ways to boost your immune system – just in time for cold and flu season. Wellmune WGP was the only ingredient mentioned by brand name. This article mentions studies published in the Journal of Applied Research. One such randomized, placebo-controlled study, of 40 healthy adults over a 12-week period during cold and flu season, found that Wellmune WGP may reduce the severity of your cold and flu symptoms even if you do get sick. In this study, none of those in the Wellmune group missed work or school due to colds. Meanwhile, the people with colds in the placebo group missed an average of 1.38 days. That’s the kind of welcome news we like to hear this time of year!
Wellmune Trials with Athletes - A recent article on the importance of immune health to athletic performance appeared in the latest issue of Nutraceutical Business and Technology magazine.  It focused on Wellmune WGP and clinical trials involving athletes at the University of Houston (2011) and runners at the Carlsbad marathon (2009). Link to the article
ImmiFlex is tested by HFML, a laboratory accredited by WADA/IOC - OCTOBER, 2011 - ImmiFlex is proud to be tested by HFML, accredited by Informed Sport and to be part of an on-going testing programme to ensure that it’s free of any contaminants. NutraIngredients.com is the world's premier website for the latest breaking news on every aspect of Supplements & Nutrition in Europe. They recently brought an article about athletes … continue reading this press release
10 questions to ask when evaluating an immune health ingredient - October 2011 -Immunonutrition is an emerging and dynamic arena that stands at the interface of food, medicine and health. Numerous consumer surveys indicate approximately 80% of respondents continue to seek information and food products that are evidence-based, and products that will deliver and improve personal immune health.. Continue reading this press release
Wellmune WGP® Wins SupplySide West Scientific Excellence Award - September 13, 2011 — Wellmune WGP®, the immune health ingredient for foods, beverages and supplements from Biothera, has been named a recipient of a 2011 SupplySide West Scientific Excellence Award. - Continue reading at biothera.com

Five natural sinus remedies that work - Published on 04 October 2011 by Wellmune in Blog

Celebrity fitness expert talks about staying healthy - Published on 29 September 2011 by Wellmune in Blog, From the Experts

Research: Molecular Differences in Biothera β-Glucans impact Immune Cell Responses  September, 2011 — New in vitro and in vivo studies of ImmiCare/Biothera β-glucans published the journal Blood (25:2011- June 23) demonstrate the importance of molecular structure in designing effective immunotherapies.  The paper confirms research published in the April issue of Nature that found that differences - download full release

The Wellmune WGP webinar is now available for replay on the NutraIngredient-USA.com website and will be accessible for the next three months. A previous Wellmune webinar, "10 Questions to Ask When Evaluating an Immune Health Ingredient," is also available for viewing.  To watch either webinar, follow the link below. http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Product-innovations/(filter)/Webinars

Beta Glucan Monograph - Press Release - September 2011
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP), in collaboration with Biothera, has developed the first official monograph for beta glucan from bakers yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae), a natural food, beverage and dietary supplement ingredient widely recognized for its immune health benefits.  The monograph was recently issued …. download press release

Wellmune WGP® Reduces Immune Suppression associated with Strenuous Exercise - Clinical Study Conducted by University of Houston
Results Presented at International Society of Exercise Immunology
Tønsberg - September, 2011 — A new clinical study indicates that Wellmune WGP®, a natural functional food ingredient and active ingredient in the food supplement ImmiFlex, may enable both recreational and elite athletes to exercise longer and harder with less risk of immune system suppression that normally occurs following high intensity exercise. The effectiveness of the immune system drops sharply below its normal state two to six hours after strenuous exercise.  Read The full release  

Baker’s Yeast Beta-Glucan Supplement Reduces Allergy Symptoms and Improves Quality of Life in Ragweed Sufferers
Shawn M. Talbott, Julie A. Talbott, Tracy L. Talbott, and Elaine Dingler.from SupplementWatch (April 2011), Draper, UT Click here to read the article or click here for the original press release

Why Not All Beta Glucans are the same - a Biothera press release about the article in Nature.  This research confirmed that not all beta glucans are alike. Researchers led by David Underhill, Ph.D. demonstrated that beta glucan size and molecular structure is critical to receptor binding and the resulting innate immune cell response. Dr. Underhill and his research team found that specific beta glucan structures bind to a particular receptor (Dectin-1)
while other beta glucans structures did not. Read The Article

Wellmune WGP Reduces Duration of Cold/Flu Symptoms n Study of 100 Medical Students - December 13, 2010 — Wellmune WGP® significantly reduced the duration of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) symptoms in a healthy population of medical students during the peak of the cold-flu season. The research was presented last week at a British Society for Immunology conference in Liverpool, UK.  During the 90-day study involving 100 fourth-year medical students of the Southampton University Medical School. Read The article

Women Experience Fewer Cold/Flu Symptoms, Higher Energy Levels with Wellmune WGP - Study presented at American College of Nutrition Annual Meeting  — October 7, 2010 — Moderately to high stress women experienced fewer cold/flu symptoms and higher energy levels while taking Wellmune WGP®, a natural food and supplement ingredient that activates the body’s immune defenses,
according to research presented today at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American College of Nutrition. Several studies show that psychological stress can suppress both immune system function and mood state.  Read The Press Release

Immune Health Benefits of Wellmune WGP Improve Psychological Well-Being
Peer-Reviewed Research in Japan Confirms U.S. Study Results — August 24, 2010 — Highly stressed hospital workers in Japan reported improved psychological well-being after taking Wellmune WGP® for two weeks, according to a new peer-reviewed study published in Biotherapy, the official journal of the Japan Society for Biological Therapy.  The research, which was conducted at a hospital specializing in dialysis, found that staff   ...read the full release

New Research Boosts Yeast Products Immune Health Credentials - In May 2010, Mike Stones reported for NutraIngredients-USA.com.  Read The article

Hot or Cold - University of Houston Magazine: Researchers Examine Extreme Temperatures and the Body’s Immunities.  Published in May 2010 on Professor Brian MacFarlin’s investigations into heat and cold related illnesses.  Download the article

Wellmune WGP® Reduces Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Symptoms and Improves Mood States, Study Finds - A Biothera press release from April 2010 - Click here to read
TØNSBERG – February 6, 2012: A proper diet may contribute to strengthened immune function and make us healthier. The EU is now investing 6M Euros in an international project aimed to study the health effects of specific dietary fibres. Together with renowned European research institutes, universities and private enterprises, a research team at Nofima, Ås and two Norwegian companies are involved in development of future functional foods......
In addition to Nofima, two Norwegian companies are key partners in the study; GA Analysis AS (GA) and Immitec Norway AS. GA will contribute with expertise in profiling the gut bacteria and correlating various bacterial profiles to different health conditions. Immitec Norge AS contributes with their well documented and EFSA approved Novel Food compound Wellmune WGP, which is the active ingredient in ImmiFlex, ImmiMarine and ImmiNexin. Our gut is an important part of the human immune system, and our diet can have a major impact on our defence against diseases. The research will study different dietary fibres based on non-digestable polysaccharides. Dietary fibres are primarily related to gut function, lowered cholesterol and reduced risk of cancer. However a growing body of research shows that fibres from yeast has a more common, positive effect on the immune system, and may therefore be of great importance to public health.  Download the Release
Research on dietary fibre and health recieves 6M euros from EU