Solabia-Algatech Nutrition launches algae sourced β-glucan

BioGlena is produced using proprietary fermentation technology designed to ensure a β-glucan content of 55% or above

Solabia- Algatech Nutrition is launching 100% natural whole Euglena gracilis algae BioGlena for immune support. This unprocessed source of β-glucan is suitable for daily use for any age.

BioGlena is produced using proprietary fermentation technology designed to ensure a β-glucan content of 55% or above, in addition to protein plus essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. The ingredient is reportedly 100% natural and processed without solvents or additives.

β-glucan polysaccharides help to prime immune cells and support natural immunity. E. gracilis’ naturally occurring content of a β-1,3-glucan (called “paramylon”) is specifically recognised by immune-cell receptors. Preclinical and clinical studies support the positive impact of this microalgae and it’s β-glucan on multiple aspects of immunity.

The algae’s β-glucan content is variable and largely dependent on growth condition and medium composition. Solabia-Algatech has developed a multi-patented process for growing the E. gracilis , however, that achieves a consistent concentration of over 55% β-glucans in the final product.

According to new data from Innova Market Insights, the COVID-19 pandemic spurred increased concern over immune health globally, especially among Millennials and young Generation-X. Supporting immune health is the leading claim in supplement product development, constituting 30% of dietary supplement launches in 2020. It’s the second-most important health claim in food and beverage NPD.

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