Developing Products That Support Immune Health Naturally
During and post the recent Covid-19 pandemic, issues around immunity and ways to boost the body’s natural defenses have come to the fore.
While no one diet, lifestyle change, or supplement can protect us from contracting a virus, boosted immune health can help the body cope with and eliminate viruses and other illnesses faster and more successfully.
As such, diets, exercise, and lifestyle modifications can strengthen natural immunity, increasing the body’s defenses and warding off viruses, bacteria, and other disease-causing pathogens.
These changes can include getting enough sleep, more moderate exercise, reducing stress, limiting sugar intake, staying hydrated, supplementing with probiotics, eating more fermented products, superfoods and fruits and consuming more whole plant foods and healthy fats such as omega-3-fatty acids.
What Are Superfoods?
Superfoods are more than a marketing term or a passing diet trend.
Identified natural molecules – from super fruits and foods – are scientifically accepted as offering potent benefits – highly nutritious and rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and flavonoids, helping to protect the body and neutralize oxidizing free radicals.
- Among these immune-boosting ingredients are zinc, vitamins C and D, echinacea, elderberry, and garlic, with acknowledged superfoods and fruits including flavonoid-rich berries such as goji, acai, and blueberries offering anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-mutagenic properties.
- Another superfood group is oily fish, notably salmon, herring and tuna, offering abundant cardiovascular-protecting omega-3 fatty acids. Avocadoes, too, are high in healthy fats, including polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, and Oleic Acid, helping boost cardiovascular functioning and reduce inflammation.
- In addition, it’s no surprise that many vegetables are also described as superfoods, including carotenoid-rich and fiber-rich leafy greens such as spinach, collard greens, and kale, and protein and fiber-rich legumes such as lentils, beans, and chickpeas.
The list of superfoods and substances goes on, including catechin-rich green tea, potassium-filled sweet potatoes, protein-packed nuts and seeds, gut-friendly yogurt, and other fermented foods and beverages.
Hence, consumers demand higher quality, healthier food and beverage ingredients – functional products comprised of more natural molecules – super fruits and foods to help boost well-being and immunity while still offering taste, texture, and satisfaction.
At the same time, with climate, environmental, and animal welfare concerns on the increase, taste and aroma ingredients must also be plant-based, sourced naturally from trusted, certified superfood origins, and extracted and produced using safe and approved technology and techniques.
So, what does this increased consumer emphasis on health, immune boosting, and plant-based eating mean for food and beverage manufacturers?
Rely on Natural Molecules – Super Fruits and Foods
Clean-label foods and beverages warrant natural, plant-derived flavors and aromas.
Relying on natural molecules yields tasty and healthy functional and fortified offerings with the innovative inclusion of anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic goji berry, green tea, ginger, hemp, seafood, seeds, nuts, and probiotics.
In addition, natural, often organically-grown ingredients help keep harsh or harmful chemicals and synthetics out of your products. They also help reduce the impact of toxins entering the environment and limit waste through more sustainable and greener sourcing and production methods.
Trust Advanced Biotech’s Natural Ingredient Range
An established and reputable supplier of natural ingredients, Advanced Biotech offers an extensive range of pure, plant-based, EU-certified flavor and aroma molecules.
Our range of natural molecules – super fruits and foods, includes acai berry, elderberry, garlic oil, hemp extract, green tea concentrate, ginger, cocoa, oleic acid, and more.
So, contact us today to place your order, whether you require distillates, extracts, oleoresins, natural pyrazines, or thiazoles.