IMMUNE HEALTH INGREDIENTS
Optimal Immune Health
It goes without saying that immune health has become the primary health concern in recent years due to the COVID-19 crisis. And while it appears that the worst has already passed, post-pandemic health trends are still expected to include immunity as one of the top concerns of consumers. Furthermore, maintaining optimal immune health will not be limited anymore to over-the-counter capsules and tablets; consumers will be looking for immune health solutions in products that can be conveniently integrated into their daily lifestyle. Our ingredients offer the flexibility for creating products, whether it’s the traditional dietary supplements or innovative functional foods & beverages.
Postbiotics for better immune response
Probiotics is one of the classes of ingredients often used for immune-boosting products. However, the nature of these ingredients makes them unsuitable for several applications due to stability issues. But postbiotics – probiotics that are killed, usually by heat treatment, without negatively affecting their efficacy – do not have this limitation. As a result, they have a wider array of applications, from OTC capsules and tablets to functional food and beverages
Our postbiotic solution helps support immune health by increasing the production of certain immune factors. Studies have shown that consumption of this postbiotic strain can help increase the response to flu vaccines in the elderly and can prevent the occurrence and reduce the severity of common colds.
Botanicals for cough and colds relief
Medicine and supplements for cough and cold relief are well-established products in the Philippine market. However, much of these are synthetic and only a few are from natural sources. While products such as those from lagundi are available, there are other botanicals that can be used especially since the trend for plant-based products are expected to increase.
For this category, we offer an ingredient that is sourced from an herb commonly grown in South and Southeast Asian regions. Like lagundi, it was also shown to significantly reduce the severity of several symptoms associated with cough and colds to provide relief. However, it also offers additional advantages such as having a standardized composition of the bioactive compounds and lower dosage requirements. This ingredient can also be used for immune health supplements to help boost the immune health of your customers.