Healthy participants who had at least four common colds over the preceding 12 months received 30 mg of Immudyne Nutritional’s yeast-derived beta-glucan for 90 days
A breakthrough new pilot study has now been published, adding to the established immune-support benefits of Immudyne Nutritional’s PureMune beta-glucan ingredient.
In an open-label trial, healthy participants who had at least four common colds over the preceding 12 months received 30 mg of Immudyne Nutritional’s yeast-derived beta-glucan for 90 days.
The researchers found that 30 mg daily of PureMune consistently supported the production of immune cells, significantly increasing the levels of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) and interleukin-2 (IL-2) and yielding a higher IFN-γ/interleukin-4 (IL-4) ratio, which together contributed to reduced incidence and duration of symptomatic episodes compared to the same winter period the year before.
“These study results suggest that a daily intake of PureMune augments acquired immunity, especially Th1-related immune functions in healthy subjects,” the study authors wrote.
Conventional beta-glucan ingredients need anywhere from six to 12 days to produce a clinically relevant response in only one immune pathway—plus a dose of 250 mg or more a day is needed to yield any effect.
PureMune, on the other hand: offers a rapid onset of action—within three hours supports three components of immunity—dectin-1 receptors, toll-like receptors (TLRs) and complement receptor 3 (CR3); and does all this for a lower cost of dose, as only 30 mg a day is needed to support immunity.
“Our research has shown best-in-class PureMune to be a very fast-acting and high-performing beta-glucan ingredient for immune support,” said Mark McLaughlin, CEO of Immudyne Nutritional.
“PureMune’s low dosage offers many benefits when developing immune health products as companies can now blend in other science-based immune ingredients—such as probiotics, vitamin C or elderberry—to create optimal immune formulations using different delivery systems.”
The ingredient is manufactured in a company-owned US FDA-registered facility. On every batch, Eurofins Scientific uses carbon-13 high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (HR-NMR) to validate PureMune’s purity, authenticity and freedom from common allergens. PureMune is Certified-Organic, Halal and Kosher.
PureMune can be formulated as a stand-alone ingredient or featured in a wide variety of combination formulas. Odourless and tasteless, PureMune is perfectly suited for dietary supplements—including gummies and rapid-dissolve strips—in addition to baked goods, beverages and soups, energy bars and cereals, frozen treats, milk products, and more.