DaVinci Gourmet Launches Beverage Boost Syrup with Wellmune for Immune Support

DaVinci Gourmet Launches Beverage Boost Syrup with Wellmune for Immune Support

  • January 21, 2021

Beloit, Wisconsin — DaVinci Gourmet, an innovative global syrups and sauces brand, is launching in the U.S. market DaVinci Gourmet Beverage Boost, a naturally flavored beverage syrup that can be easily added to many everyday beverages. The syrup is formulated with Wellmune, a natural ingredient clinically supported to help strengthen the normal function of the immune system.

In today’s environment, consumers are continuing to be more proactive with their health by looking to support their immune function through healthy lifestyle products. However, consumer research is highlighting a gap in the foodservice industry. For example, while immune health is the number one benefit global consumers want from healthy lifestyle products, 78% of consumers want restaurants to offer more menu items with functional benefits (source: Kerry Proprietary Consumer Research, Proactive Health, 2019). DaVinci Gourmet Beverage Boost syrup meets the above consumer demand because it can easily be incorporated into their everyday menus and home beverages — items such as smoothies, juices, coffee and other health-oriented drinks.

Kimberly Kurth, Senior Brand Manager of DaVinci Gourmet, said: “Consumers are expecting more from their food and beverages. At DaVinci Gourmet, we saw this as an opportunity to meet our customer’s demands by incorporating Kerry’s own Wellmune ingredient into an easy-to-use DaVinci syrup that can seamlessly add immunity support benefits into beverage creations. It’s an exciting innovation between two global brands, made possible by Kerry’s diverse Taste & Nutrition portfolio, and one that just can’t be matched by competitors.”

Wellmune is a proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan, supported by over a dozen clinical studies that clearly demonstrate its ability to support general immune health, maintain overall physical health, and protect against the harmful effects of stress. The new DaVinci Gourmet Beverage Boost syrup brings together the added functionality of Wellmune and the innovation of DaVinci Gourmet, making it easier to add and communicate immune health benefits to any menu item or home beverage.

John Quilter, VP & General Manager at Kerry, said: “Wellmune helps deliver on consumer demand for safe, effective and research-supported immune health products. Consumer research gives Wellmune’s immune support a high believability rating, with nearly three-quarters of respondents indicating interest in purchasing a product containing this immune booster; in short, consumers understand and trust the benefits. Couple this with the fact that it can easily be incorporated into a variety of products and you now have a perfect partner for food and beverage innovation.”

DaVinci Gourmet Beverage Boost will be available in the U.S. through foodservice distributors and operators beginning in February. It is a simple way for any operator to add immunity support benefits to health- and wellness-oriented beverages. Lightly sweetened with subtle hints of creamy, vanilla sweetness, one serving (two pumps of syrup) is just 20 calories and delivers the recommended daily amount of Wellmune to deliver clinically supported benefits.

Learn more about DaVinci Gourmet’s Beverage Boost syrup at kerryfoodservice.com.

About DaVinci Gourmet

DaVinci Gourmet brings bold flavor across your entire menu. Our extensive selection — from traditional to cutting edge — was crafted to enhance flavor and turn your passion into a lasting impression.

About Wellmune

Wellmune® is a natural food, beverage and supplement ingredient clinically supported to help strengthen the normal function of the immune system making it easier for people of all ages to feel well and stay well. Part of Kerry’s ProActive Health portfolio, Wellmune is a proprietary baker’s yeast beta 1.3/1.6 glucan, and is patented, kosher, halal, non-allergenic, non-GMO and gluten-free. As a global brand available in more than 60 countries, Wellmune has regulatory approval in major markets, including GRAS status in the U.S., and novel food approval in Europe and China. A recipient of numerous industry awards, Wellmune is part of Kerry’s nutrition and wellness portfolio. For more information, visit Wellmune.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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Jetson, The World’s Only Seasonal Probiotic Company, Launches Reformulated Immunity Product to Protect Against Illness during a Critical Sick Season

Jetson, The World’s Only Seasonal Probiotic Company, Launches Reformulated Immunity Product to Protect Against Illness during a Critical Sick Season

  • January 12, 2021


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Immunity, Jetson’s winter probiotic formula, is specifically designed to boost the immune system and protect from illness.



Jetson’s Immunity uses scientifically studied bacterial strains clinically proven to strengthen immune response to viral respiratory illness and decrease inflammation, plus Vitamin C and Echinacea to supercharge the immune boosting power.

CHICAGO, Jan. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jetson, creators of the world’s only seasonal probiotic, today announced the launch of re-formulated Immunity, the winter probiotic formula, specifically designed to boost the immune system and protect from illness. It uses scientifically studied bacterial strains clinically proven to strengthen immune response to viral respiratory illness and decrease inflammation, plus Vitamin C and Echinacea to supercharge the immune boosting power.

“For sure, this is the season to not take chances with the health of your immune system – Immune resiliency is critical for protection from bacteria, viruses, and other non-infectious exposures and we should do all we can,” said. Dr. Ilene Ruhoy, member of Jetson’s Gut Council. “Jetson’s Winter Probiotic, Immunity, has important probiotic strains to maintain gut membrane strength as well as critical vitamins and herbs for immune function. This probiotic, along with a healthy lifestyle, can help keep your immune system strong by ensuring gut integrity and motility and contributing to overall immune health.”

Jetson’s probiotics rotate seasonally, meaning they are constantly reformulated and informed by the latest scientific findings. This year’s version of Immunity contains:

Immunity can be taken in conjunction with other Jetson probiotics. For example, combining Immunity and Mood would provide a diverse dose of bacterial strains – plus Vitamin C, Echinacea and Vitamin D3 and B12 with just two pills.

“As the flu ramps up and COVID-19 persists, doctors are urgently warning that this is not the year to roll the dice and get the flu,” said George Chao, Jetson CEO. “Since 70% of the immune system lives in the gut, improving gut health is more important now than ever.”

Jetson’s probiotics are scientifically-backed and fresher than other probiotic brands, which tend to feature single-strain bacteria and use generic/commodity strains. Jetson also boasts the following unique differences:

  • More specialized strains: a year’s worth of Jetson’s seasonal probiotics provides 20 strains, which is above and beyond the one or two strains offered by market leaders.
  • Better gut absorption: Jetson’s strains are fresher and a proprietary capsule is specifically designed to survive stomach acid during digestion.
  • Seasonal formulations address the body’s unique needs throughout the year.
  • No-fuss monthly subscription option ensures you never forget to take care of your gut.
  • Transparency: Jetson discloses the specific strains used in each of its formulas. Visit wearejetson.com to learn more about the probiotic strains included in Immunity.

Jetson probiotics are gluten-free, Non-GMO, preservative-free, and allergen-free. They’re also free from soy, binders, and synthetic fillers. Jetson also offers a novel prebiotic, Gut Prep, a year-round add on to any Jetson probiotic.

To purchase Immunity, visit wearejetson.com. Jetson products are also available on Amazon and to ship to Canada.

Follow Jetson on Instagram @WeAreJetson, on Facebook @JetsonHealth and Youtube @WeAreJetson.

Jetson is the world’s only seasonal probiotic. Founded by Stefan Weitz and Kiley Taslitz Anderson in June 2019, Jetson is dedicated to helping Americans get healthy through the gut. Delivered fresh each month, Jetson’s seasonal probiotics provide specific formulations tailored to address the body’s unique needs year-round for as little as $30 a month. Non-GMO, preservative-free, allergen-free, and gluten-free, Jetson’s individual seasonal probiotic products include Fit, Mood, Immunity, and Outside, as well as a prebiotic, Gut Prep. They have also recently launched a product line aimed at babies and kids, Jettie, and a probiotic specifically developed to support microbial balance in the gut during and after a course of antibiotics, Gut Recovery. The company was founded after Weitz was diagnosed with an incurable autoimmune disease — Multiple Sclerosis — and learned his overall health and quality of life was inextricably tied to the health of his gut. To keep it fresh and to purchase Jetson, please visit www.wearejetson.com.

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Pakistan Launches Payment System | PYMNTS.com

  • January 12, 2021

Pakistan has debuted a government-run instant digital payment system to help with financial inclusion and government revenue, Reuters reports.

Pakistan has the distinction as a country where only some economic transactions happen on the books.

The new system is called “Raast,” or “direct way,” and will be rolled out in three phases culminating in early 2022, according to the news outlet. The system was developed over a period of years by a collaboration between the State Bank of Pakistan and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

With the new feature, merchants, businesses, individuals, FinTechs and government entities will be able to utilize real-time payments via the internet, mobile phones and agents, alongside government payments like salaries and pensions, Reuters writes. Payments for nationwide financial support programs, like the Benazir Income Support Programme and the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme, can also be made through Raast, Reuters reports.

The Raast system was also supported by the World Bank, Britain and the United Nations. One goal for the company, according to Reuters, is to boost the role of women in the formal economy.

Also, while there are several private-sector digital cash transfer systems like JazzCash, which is operated by telecommunications company Jazz, or Telenor Pakistan‘s Easypaisa, Raast would be the first one to link government entities and financial institutions together.

“I hope that in years to come we will look back and see this new digital public good as an important contribution to our shared goal of giving all people the tools they need to lift themselves out of poverty,” Bill Gates said in a statement read out at the announcement on Monday, according to Reuters.

This isn’t the only digital upgrade Pakistan will be receiving soon, as i2c has been tapped to work on the country’s first digital-native super app, PYMNTS writes. The app, called TAG, will work to provide assistance for the 100 million Pakistan adults who are unbanked.



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Chablé Hotels Launches New Wellness Programs

Chablé Hotels Launches New Wellness Programs

  • December 22, 2020

Chablé Hotels has specifically designed three new wellness programs to tackle areas in which they have seen a substantial rise in demand as a result of the pandemic. The new programs are tailored to boost the immune system, relive stress and anxiety and heal heartache. Chablé says the programs are “the perfect choice for travelers seeking a holiday that has a lasting, positive effect on their physical and emotional health.” 

Here’s what you can expect:

Immune Boosting Program

After months of lockdown and potential ill-health, Chablé Hotels recognized that prospective guests are looking to strengthen their immune system whilst indulging in a dose of winter sun. The specially designed retreats include daily exercise and meditation classes, as well as a nutrition plan using locally sourced, vitamin-rich and superfood ingredients. Participants can expect ingredients such as turmeric and ginger—known for boosting the immune system, combatting cellular damage and aiding digestion—along with dishes rich in vitamin C—instrumental in producing white blood cells responsible for fighting pathogens.


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A “Harmonization” ritual kicks off the retreat; this spiritual greeting uses copal resin to reveal invisible energies, according to Chablé. Copal resin is often used by Mayan healers as a diagnostic tool to help see the deeper dimensions of a person’s energy field to detect energy blockages and diseases. Following this ritual, Chablé’s healers will be able to decipher the state of the guests’ body and immune system and fine-tune the best treatments for the individual during their stay. 

The program will also include a guided water ceremony, where exposure to various temperatures assists with increasing blood circulation and reducing muscle tension, as well as a “Coco Skin Treatment,” which uses ingredients rich in antioxidants that are essential for boosting the immune system. Following treatments, guests are encouraged to enjoy a turmeric tea with lemon grass ginger and local honey to complete the detox.

Stress and Anxiety Program

The pandemic has caused a significant amount of stress and anxiety to individuals around the world. Working from home has caused people to “burn out,” having not managed to schedule breaks and achieve a good work/life balance. Chablé’s program targets travelers seeking a retreat that will help restore their work/life balance and alleviate stress.

Example treatments include “Floatation Therapy” at Chablé Yucatan. Floating is scientifically proven to increase mental and physical wellbeing in as little as an hour, according to Chablé. The therapy is extremely effective in releasing physical tension, as well as stress accumulated over months; it raises endorphin levels and rejuvenates the mind and body.

Meanwhile at Chablé Maroma, the “Tree of Life Massage” soothes an over-stressed nervous system, clears the mind, eases muscle tension and restores internal balance. Further highlights include a “Bio-Energy Remineralizing Facial,” which accelerates cellular respiration, bringing fatigued, overstressed skin back to life. Both hotels also offer a “Stress Relief Treatment;” this massage is designed to work on specific zones with the highest accumulation of stress—the back, shoulders and neck.

The program also includes plenty of mindfulness and yoga/meditation classes, as well as the option for a full digital detox. Chablé also encourages participants to partake in morning breathing classes, which helps to bring awareness to the present moment, encouraging guests to break their usual habit of checking their phones and laptops first thing. The aim is to reset the guest’s routine and create a healthy schedule that can be implemented at home.  

Healing Heartache Program

This program has been designed for individuals experiencing heartache due to the breakdown of a long-term relationship. All treatments and activities have been tailored to focus on finding an inner connection and increasing self-worth. During their stay, guests will learn to put themselves first, treat themselves and experience new things.

The “You are the Love Story” retreat includes daily sunrise and sunset yoga on the beach at Chablé Maroma and in the jungle at Chablé Yucatan. These sessions focus on gratitude and self-love, ensuring guests begin and finish the day in a positive state of mind.

Treatments within the retreat include a “Sound of the Sea Ritual,” featuring a seaweed wrap and a warming sea fennel massage and a “Rain Goddess” ritual designed to refresh and heal the body—both physically and emotionally. This experience includes a full-body exfoliation, symbolizing the scrubbing away of the past, followed by a remedy, which rejuvenates the skin, signifying a new chapter, according to Chablé. Another highlight is the “Chablé Janzu Water Massage;” guests are immersed in the outdoor pool overlooking the cenote, while a therapist works to release blocked energy and promote a state of relaxation.

The grand finale is Chablé’s “Temazcal Ceremony.” Temazcal means “steam house” and it benefits the body’s systems and energies, which promotes an inner connection, creating a transformative effect. The Temazcal promises to reconnect participants with a positive life path, leaving past heartache behind.

Chablé Hotels comprises two hotels: Chablé Yucatan and Chablé Maroma. Chablé Yucatan is set within 750 acres in the Mayan forest near Merida and has 40 casitas and villas, whilst Chablé Maroma lies on a private beach in the Riviera Maya and has 70 villas surrounded by mangroves. Both offer spacious suites, each with its own private pool and ample outdoor space.

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Abbott (ABT) Launches Immunity Boosting Hydration Solution - December 15, 2020

Abbott (ABT) Launches Immunity Boosting Hydration Solution – December 15, 2020

  • December 15, 2020

Abbott Laboratories (ABT Free Report) recently announced the launch of a new Pedialyte formulation, Pedialyte with Immune Support, which contains key nutrients to support immune health. The product is expected to cater to those consumers who are looking for key immune-supporting nutrients in their hydration solution.

For investors’ note, the Pedialyte formulation contains nutrients like zinc, prebiotics and vitamin B12, which plays an important role in boosting immunity.

Pedialyte with Immune Support is one of the four new Pedialyte products designed to meet a range of hydration needs and is available in the pharmacy department in retail locations (including Walmart) or online.

It is to be noted that Pedialyte’s original formulations were created to help children recover from symptoms of dehydration as it contained the required fluids and electrolytes. However, with the focus shifting to rapidly growing hydration needs among consumers (including adults), Abbott leveraged its expertise in nutrition innovation and expanded its suite of products to address the same.

With the recent launch, Abbott aims to strengthen its Nutritional Products business on a global scale.

Significance of the Launch

Per management, modifications in diet are a good way of immunity-boosting nutrient intake. Further, as the majority of the human immune system is in the digestive tract, nutrition becomes a critical aspect of immune health. Intake of Pedialyte with Immune Support is expected to aid people in recovering from illness, prevent dehydration as well as add immune-supporting nutrients to their diets.

Notably, hydration is an often-overlooked element of overall health which can help during one’s recovery from illnesses. Hence, the intake of Pedialyte with Immune Support is expected to meet that requirement.

Industry Prospects

Per a report by Grand View Research, the global dietary supplements market was estimated at $123.28 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 8.2% between 2020 and 2027. Factors like rising health concerns, and changing lifestyles and dietary habits are likely to drive the market.

Given the market potential, the launch is expected to significantly boost Abbott’s business.

Recent Developments in Nutrition Business

Of late, Abbott has been witnessing some developments within its Nutrition segment.

The company, in November, launched Similac Pro-Advance with 2′-Fucosyllactose Oligosaccharide† (2′-FL†) in Canada. Notably, it is the most innovative infant formula yet and is the first product in Canada with this breakthrough ingredient in infant formula.

Abbott, during its third-quarter earnings call in October, confirmed that increase in its nutrition sales was led by well-known adult nutrition brand Ensure. Robust growth in global adult nutrition growth in the quarter resulted from strong demand in the United States as well as the international market. Further, pediatric nutrition sales growth in the United States was led by Pedialyte rehydration brand.

Price Performance

Shares of the company have gained 23.6% in the past year compared with the industry’s 0.2% rise and the S&P 500’s 15.1% growth.

Zacks Rank & Key Picks

Currently, Abbott carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Some better-ranked stocks from the broader medical space are Hologic, Inc. (HOLX Free Report) , Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO Free Report) and ResMed Inc. (RMD Free Report) .

Hologic’s long-term earnings growth rate is estimated at 17.4%. The company presently sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Thermo Fisher’s long-term earnings growth rate is estimated at 18%. It currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

ResMed’s long-term earnings growth rate is estimated at 14.5%. The company presently carries a Zacks Rank #2.

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Promera Health Launches First Immune Product with Creatine, an Ingredient Clinically Shown to Boost T Cells Essential to Fighting Viral Infections

  • December 8, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vireo Systems Inc., the manufacturer behind some of the most trusted and innovative nutraceuticals and health support brands on the market, announced the creation of the first immune product featuring Creatine, an ingredient clinically shown to power T Cells. The body’s front-line defenders against viruses like COVID-19, T Cells are powered by and dependent on Creatine. Part of a newly developed product division, PROMERA HEALTH IMMUNE SUPPORT features CON-CRĒT® Patented Creatine HCl®, the most bioavailable and effective form of Creatine on the market and is now available at Target.com and Amazon.

“Our mission at Vireo has always been to develop innovative products that positively impact the health and lifestyles of customers by delivering the science of wellness. Our patented CON-CRET Creatine HCI has been the top specialty Creatine on the market for more than a decade. And now, new research reveals that Creatine is the key nutrient essential for boosting T Cells and optimizing immune system health. The human body only makes half the Creatine it needs to be healthy and the other half should come from diet or supplements. In an era where immunity and T Cells have taken center stage in public health discussions, I’m enthused to offer this innovation in a formula catered to supporting immune system health,” said Mark Faulkner, Founder and President of Vireo Systems and Promera Health.

PROMERA HEALTH IMMUNE SUPPORT also features a combination of top immune boosting ingredients like Vitamin D, Zinc, Selenium, Black Elderberry and Green Tea extracts as well as Alpha-GEE®, a unique, patented amino acid-based peptide that provides beneficial effects through healthy inflammation responses. Both Promera Health’s patented CON-CRET Creatine HCI and Alpha-GEE are certified drug free, GMP, HACCP and SQF, the highest nutraceutical and dietary supplement certification available.

Promera Health products are produced through the company’s vertically integrated process of managing research and development, molecular synthesis, and in-house manufacturing at their own FDA registered facilities in Tennessee and Nebraska, thereby controlling quality from start to finish.

About Promera Health

Promera Health, one of Vireo Systems multiple innovative brands, features the next generation of immune support with CON-CRĒT® Patented Creatine HCl®, the most bioavailable form of Creatine on the market. The brand’s inaugural product, PROMERA HEALTH IMMUNE SUPPORT, is the first and only daily supplement designed to support immune systems by powering T Cell energy. 

Visit https://promerahealth.com/ or @PromeraHealth on Instagram to learn more.

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Run Gum Launches Immunity Gum

Run Gum Launches Immunity Gum

  • November 18, 2020

EUGENE, Ore.— Run Gum—the Oregon-based functional gum company founded by 2x Olympian Nick Symmonds, along with his coach Sam Lapray—this week announced the release of the brand’s newest line of gum with benefits—Run Gum Immunity.

Run Gum Immunity is the first new function for the brand that came out with its flagship product, Run Gum Energy, in 2014. With the increased awareness of our immune health in 2020, Symmonds wanted to create a product that would enhance his daily wellness routine.

“To help boost my own immune system, I asked the team to create the best immunity product possible,” said Symmonds. “The goal was to create a great tasting piece of gum that was packed with immune-boosting ingredients. It took six months and dozens of trials, but I’m proud to say we did it.”

The new product was formulated to support immune health using a blend of functional ingredients that includes, LifeinU™ BSCU1, a unique and patented strain of the probiotic, Bacillus subtilis; one of the most stable and clinically proven probiotics for immune health. The gum also contains elderberry, B1, B2, B6, and B12 vitamins and features a brand new flavor, mixed berry & cherry. All Run Gum functional gums are zero-calories, have no added sugar, are gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

“From day one our mission has been to fuel and inspire people to make the most of their busy days. It continues to be at the core of everything we do,” says Symmonds. “Our busy lifestyles often weaken our natural defenses, causing us to get sick and miss out on the important things. Run Gum Immunity is a new way to boost your immune system so that you can perform your best and Run Your Day!”

Like Run Gum Energy, Run Gum Immunity uses a unique compression process to infuse functional ingredients into a piece of chewing gum. Gum as the delivery vehicle allows for sublingual and buccal absorption, giving customers a fast boost without the need of any liquids.

Run Gum Immunity is sold in 30-piece resealable pouches with a suggested retail price of $19.99. For more information visit rungum.com

About Run Gum

Run Gum was founded by a 2x Olympic Runner and his coach in 2014 as a way to help maximize their performance on the track. Starting with its flagship product Run Gum Energy, the brand has become one of the leaders in functional gum with nationwide distribution in Walmart and Target. For more information visit rungum.com

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Irish start-up launches range of natural beverages aimed at boosting immune health and easing stress levels

Irish start-up launches range of natural beverages aimed at boosting immune health and easing stress levels

  • November 17, 2020

AN Irish start-up company has developed a new range of mood-boosting beverages aimed at helping people drink themselves well during lockdown and beyond.

The Naked Collective’s new healthy drinks range — Mude — have been designed to help people deal with the stresses and strains of modern life, according to its co-founder Niall Phelan, who set up the Kildare-based firm with Catherina Butler.

Co-founder Niall Phelan said he wanted to make a beverage he would be happy for his kids to drink


Co-founder Niall Phelan said he wanted to make a beverage he would be happy for his kids to drink
The Mude range of drinks are made from plants, vitamins, and water.


The Mude range of drinks are made from plants, vitamins, and water.
Niall and Catherine's tonic promotes healthy energy levels and mental clarity


Niall and Catherine’s tonic promotes healthy energy levels and mental clarity

The Dublin entrepreneur said the venture also aimed to create a beverage he was happy for his own kids to gulp every day.

He also revealed how the company’s alcohol-free range came about due to a mistake he made while fine-tuning the ingredients for the soft drinks range.


The Mude brand consists of five isotonic drinks made purely from plants, vitamins, and water, which are designed to support a positive and desired physical and mental change within minutes of consumption.

The naturally brewed seltzers contain no artificial sweeteners, additives, or preservatives, and come in a range that is custom made for various different elements of the modern-day — Sleep, Chill, Play, Work and ImmunoBoost.

The drinks help to improve immune health and maintain overall physical health, while also protecting against the harmful effects of stress and promoting healthy energy levels and mental clarity.


Speaking to the Irish Sun about the health benefits of the brand, Niall said: “Our product is very simple, clean ingredients.

“When we hit the first wave of Coronavirus back in March, we had been working on how to help with your immune support. We’re lucky that there’s some naturally occurring vitamins and minerals in there, which help your immune system.

“And because they’re naturally occurring, you get a really high absorption level. This is in contrast to most other drinks which just add in the powdered cheap vitamins which just results in the most expensive pee you’re ever going to have because most of it fails to be absorbed so just comes out the other side.”

He continued: “We are very research led, we used a yeast extract that has 46 scientific studies to support its advantages for immune health. We use that yeast extract in all our drinks.

“We then add organic, cold-pressed botanicals, things like organic ashwagandha plant, camomile, green tea etc. We looked at the scientific research to determine how much of these were needed in the product to obtain the physical and mental benefit when you drink them.


“We went through five generations of product to get to the point where we’re happy with the effects of each of the product. It’s been an extensive process to get there. But ultimately, it has produced a better product as a result.”

Niall said the drinks range has been developed with the modern lifestyle in mind, stating: “We are switched on 24 hours a day with the exponential amounts of information in our hands. Younger generations have so much information that they are absorbing on a daily basis that stress levels are up, and it’s very difficult to find those moments in the day to the switch off.

“And I suppose what we’re trying to do is address some of the stress and strain associated with the modern lifestyle by giving the body and mind a helping hand.”

He added: “We wanted to produce something that we would be happy to see our kids drinking every day. So that was the sort of starting point of the product proposition.”


“I would be delighted to see a portion of the population, particularly kids, switching away from energy drinks and other soft drinks that are full of terrible stuff.

“We’ve tried to make the products friendly for all ages and my daughters have converted, they drink it every day.”

The Mude brand — which is 100 per cent vegan — is already in 650 stores across Ireland and the company is on the verge of rolling out in 200 stores in Italy ahead of the Christmas period.

It is also expected to be in roughly 250 stores in Canada by January. And they are in the middle of a launch in California.

The company also has two zero-alcohol lagers in its So.Beer range which Niall is adamant is tasty enough to win over any lager lover.

He said: “It wasn’t actually in the original plans but it just tasted so good. We went on to sort of perfect it. And then we included the yeast extract in there as well to provide that additional immune support.”

ActiKid launches vegan vitamins containing Blackseed oil

ActiKid launches vegan vitamins containing Blackseed oil

  • November 5, 2020

The children’s healthcare brand has launched Happy Appetite to give parent’s a product which can further boost their child’s immune system.

Created by Wildhorse studio, the packaging design is, as with other lines in the company, centred around kids while ensuring parents know its part of a healthcare range.

The bottles feature child resistant lids as a safety measure, and 80% of ActiKid‘s products use recyclable packaging.

Many researchers across the world say that Black seed oil contains an active ingredient thymoquinone, which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that helps in maintaining the natural function of the immune system.

Happy Appetite includes Vitamin B6, C, D3 and also Amino acids L-Lysine and L-arginine.

Zohaib Shariff, founder of ActiKid said: “I take a few drops every other day to keep my immune system boosted and touch wood I have not been ill in a long time. It’s for this simple reason that we are launching this product globally.

Bennett Silverman, Head of Marketing at ActiKid added: “We were looking for a differentiator product to add to the ActiKid range. It is more important now than ever that we think about way’s in which to boost the immune system. Keeping in mind the taste, the ingredients and how it’s administered, we worked closely with our chemists to formulate an amazingly tasting Vegan food supplement for kids.”

Bioriginal launches turnkey, private label product called Immune Enhance

Bioriginal launches turnkey, private label product called Immune Enhance

  • November 2, 2020

Bioriginal launched a new private label offering called Immune Enhance.

Bioriginal launched a new private label offering called Immune Enhance. A turnkey solution, Immune Enhance is a two-piece capsule supplement that contains elderberry (Sambucus nigra), acerola, zinc, vitamins B6, C, and D3, ginger, and BioVin whole grape extract. The supplement is a clinically supported immune formula for both the innate and adaptive immune system.

“We specifically chose ingredients that would provide a boost to immune defense and make the most meaningful impact on health and wellness,” said Rakesh Kapoor, PhD, director of science & technology, in a press release. “Immune Enhance is a unique formulation made with only pure source ingredients, backed by science, to support a strong, responsive immune system.”

Joe Vidal, president of Bioriginal, said in a press release that Bioriginal will continue to develop products that address consumers’ needs. “With a heightened awareness on the importance of a strong immune system for overall health and wellness, the launch of Immune Enhance is an exciting development in direct response to market feedback from our colleagues and customers,” he said. 

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