Immune Health

Immunity comes first: a sustainable ally from algae

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Immunity comes first

In national and global surveys, consumers have consistently ranked immune health among the top reasons for purchasing functional foods, beverages and supplements. They recognise the importance of a strong immune system to overall health and wellness, as well as to maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle.

Now more than ever, consumers of all ages are seeking safe, effective immune system support through natural, science-based functional ingredients.

A sustainable ally from algae

A simple group of aquatic organisms may provide promising and versatile solutions for some of the world’s most complex challenges. Certain species and strains of algae possess the ideal composition of essential nutrients and bioactive ingredients that could sustainably benefit human health.

Sourced from the algae Euglena gracilis, nutritionally-rich BetaVia Complete™ is obtained  through an optimized and sustainable patented process, providing a unique composition of >50% beta 1,3 glucans, proteins (>15%), vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and fatty acids. BetaVia Complete is characterized by a triple-action effect which includes priming key immune cells, fueling the growth of “good bacteria” and supporting a healthy GI tract and has been clinically shown to support the immune system:

Priming innate immune cells – the body’s first line of natural defense

Fueling the growth of beneficial “good bacteria” – including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria – in the gut microbiota, which hosts most of the body’s immune cells

Protecting the health of intestinal cells, which are essential in maintaining the integrity of the gastrointestinal tract so it can act as a protective physical barrier and immune shield

These beneficial immune effects translate into health benefits which are supported by clinical and preclinical research on the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract.

BetaVia Complete falls under the scope of the EU Novel Food legislation. EFSA adopted in May 2020 a positive opinion in which the Panel concludes that BetaVia Complete (dried whole cell Euglena gracilis) is safe at the proposed uses and use levels. BetaVia Complete is the first algae-sourced beta-glucan ingredient to receive a positive Novel Food opinion in Europe.

Contact us for more information about BetaVia Complete or join us in our next Kemin Innovation Series live webinar on November 3, 2pm CET –  Immunity comes first: a sustainable ally from algae.

Webinar key learning points:

– Learn the latest European consumer insights on immune health.

– Discover the uniqueness of beta 1,3 glucans with Prof. Philip Calder.

– Get to know Kemin’s proprietary Euglena gracilis.

– Walk through BetaVia CompleteTM’s science-backed immune benefits.

Register here.

About Kemin

Kemin Industries ( is a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services. Kemin is the science inside countless products you interact with every day. The company supplies over 500 specialty ingredients for human and animal health and nutrition, pet food, aquaculture, nutraceutical, food technologies, crop technologies and textile industries. Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries. The Human Nutrition and Health division grows and extracts functional ingredients from natural sources around the world. These ingredients, clinically shown to support the vision, cognition, immune health and weight management platform, are used in a range of dietary nutrition products, including supplements and snack foods.