Wellmune rolls out into toddler drinks with Mead Johnson Nutrition

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Biothera’s beta glucan branded Wellmune WGP ingredient is being used in toddler drinks in Thailand and Mexico by Mead Johnson Nutrition, the company has announced.

The ingredient – derived from the cell walls of a proprietary strain of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae​) via​ a patented manufacturing process – is a natural carbohydrate that activates key immune cells.

“Nothing is more important than the health of children, and we are very pleased that Mead Johnson has introduced Enfagrow Premium 3 with Beta Glucan in Mexico and Enfagrow A+ and Enfakid A+ with Beta Glucan in Mexico and Thailand,”​ said Richard Mueller, Biothera president and chief executive officer.

The ingredient is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS), Halal, non-allergenic and GMO-free, and designed for a range of functional food, beverage and supplement applications.

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