Biothera announced that its clinically proven immune supporter Wellmune® is a key ingredient in a new infant formula created by one of the largest dairy producers in South Korea, Nam Yang Dairy Products Co. LTD. Imperial Dream XO (Step 3) was developed to support health and wellness in infants ages 6 to 12 months.
Strengthening the immune system is beneficial for all age groups, but especially for young children whose immune systems are still developing. Numerous clinical studies—including one recently published in Pediatrics—demonstrate the ability of Wellmune to activate innate immune cells that help keep the body healthy. The study with Wellmune, a beta glucan that acts as an immune super fiber, found that toddlers consuming a formula containing Wellmune had better respiratory health than children consuming an unfortified cow’s milk-based beverage.
“We created Imperial Dream XO formula for parents who want to feed their babies a formula that would specifically help support the development of a healthy immune system,” said a senior spokesperson for the company. “We selected Wellmune because it is 100 percent natural, supported by strong science and delivers real immune health benefits.”
Wellmune is available today in products in more than 60 countries on nearly every continent. In Korea, Wellmune has earned a Certificate of Functional Ingredient for Health/Functional Food from the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, signaling that the ingredient has met all standards for safety and efficacy. “There is a limited number of ingredients approved for immunity by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and we are proud that Wellmune has been added to this exclusive list,” said Richard G. Mueller, Biothera chief executive officer.
“Imperial Dream XO represents a significant step for Wellmune and infant nutrition in Korea and across Asia,” added Mueller. “It also reflects the commitment of Nam Yang Dairy Products to children’s immune health.”
Imperial Dream XO (Step 3) is sold in South Korea can be found in grocery and specialty stores as well as online. The recommended daily consumption for children consuming the formula is four to five times a day.