Biothera has named Ryusendo Co. Ltd. as its exclusive distributor in Japan of Wellmune WGP® and the company’s other immune health ingredients for foods, beverages and supplements.
Wellmune WGP is a natural ingredient that is clinically proven to enhance key immune cells that help keep the body healthy. This natural beta 1,3/1,6 glucan from a proprietary strain of baker’s yeast is an ingredient in foods, beverage and supplements in more than 50 countries. Numerous peer-reviewed clinical studies provide strong support for the safety and efficacy of Wellmune WGP, which is widely recognized as the leading immune health ingredient.
“Ryusendo is well established in the Japanese marketplace with strong customer relationships and highly trained sales force that excels at representing science-based specialty ingredients,” said Richard Mueller, chief executive officer of Biothera. “Ryusendo is a great fit for Biothera and for Wellmune WGP.”
“Immune support is rapidly growing category spanning a broad range of consumers—from infants to the elderly—and we are excited to make the immune health benefits of Wellmune available to the Japanese people,” said Yoshiaki Shiojima, CEO of Ryusendo Co. Ltd. “Wellmune is an excellent addition to our portfolio that provides new opportunities for formulating in beverages and conventional foods as well as health foods.”