Wellmune WGP®, a natural immune health ingredient from
Biothera, may help stressed women maintain protection against the
symptoms of colds, flu and stressors of everyday life, according to
results of a new study just published in the Journal of the American
College of Nutrition. Click
here for a link to the abstract. The study found that moderately to
highly stressed women experienced fewer upper respiratory tract
infection (URTI) symptoms and higher energy levels while taking Wellmune
WGP, a functional ingredient in foods, beverages and supplements in more
than 50 countries.
Wellmune WGP, a baker's yeast beta glucan, is clinically proven to
safely prime the immune system to keep the body healthy. Numerous peer-reviewed
studies demonstrate that Welmune WGP mobilizes billions of innate
immune cells that are part of the body's natural defenses without
stimulating the immune system.
Study Design and ResultsSeventy-seven healthy women (age 38
± 12 yrs) pre-screened for moderate levels of psychological stress were
given either a placebo or 250 mg of Wellmune WGP daily for 12 weeks.
Only 10% of the Wellmune group reported upper respiratory tract
infection symptoms (sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, and cough)
compared with 29% for the control group (p value = 0.05). In other
words, the Wellmune group had a 58% reduction in reported URTI symptoms.
The study used the Profile of Mood States (POMS) psychological survey to
assess changes in mental/physical energy levels (Vigor) and overall
well-being (Global Mood State). Vigor improved 41% in women taking
Wellmune WGP compared with 7% in the control group (p value <0.05).
Similarly, the Global Mood State of women taking Wellmune improved 29%
compared with 16% in the placebo group (p value <0.05).
"This is the first published study exploring the effects of Wellmune WGP
on women, a population that arguably faces stressors," Richard Mueller,
chief executive officer, Biothera. "This is actionable information for
women who are seeking more and better ways to keep pace with their daily
"Daily supplementation with Wellmune made a noticeable difference in
maintaining health and a positive mental attitude among psychologically
stressed women," said Shawn Talbott, Ph.D., research director at
SupplementWatch and lead investigator on the study. "The regimen
resulted in reduced incidence of upper respiratory symptoms and improved
psychological well being."
About Wellmune WGP®Wellmune WGP is a
proprietary baker's yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan that is clinically proven
to prime key immune cells that keep the body healthy. This natural food,
beverage and supplement ingredient has regulatory approval around the
world, including GRAS status in the U.S. and novel foods approval in
Europe and China. Wellmune is available in more than 100 products in
more than 50 countries around the world. It is also patented, Kosher,
Halal, non-allergenic and GMO-free. In addition to receiving an IFT
Innovation Award, Wellmune has received a SupplySide West Scientific
Excellence Award and a Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Research Award.
Wellmune WGP is a product of Biothera, a U.S. biotechnology company
dedicated to improving immune health.
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