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9th January 2020

Wellboost – having a positive influence on the microbiome

Keeping a delicate balance in the immune system by eliminating invading pathogens whilst encouraging the growth of healthy bacteria is critical for the body’s health. The gut microbiota that lives harmoniously in the gastrointestinal tract provides essential health benefits to its host. Moreover, it has recently become obvious that alterations of these gut microbial communities can cause immune dysregulation, leading to autoimmune disorders[1]. Further studies have suggested that the intestinal flora plays an important role in influencing the risk of several chronic diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer[2]. Research has shown that diet and lifestyle choices in particular including some key nutrients in the diet can have a significant affect in shaping the microbiome, improving its effectiveness in protecting the host.

 

Wellboost Immuno plus is a new supplement in the market containing a healthy source of protein, carbohydrate and fat, including 25 vitamin and minerals along with the addition of 3  key nutrients helping to maintain gut homeostasis. These include Lactoferrin, ‘Lactospore’TM , a commercially prepared probiotic preparation from Bacillus Coagulans and a prebiotic fibre, Inulin

Lactoferrin has been shown in recent studies to promote the growth of selected probiotic or beneficial strains of bacteria[3]. Two of these strains include Bifidobacterium[4] and lactobacilli[5], important gram positive anaerobic bacterial strains that naturally and symbiotically colonise parts of the human intestine.

 

Whilst Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are the most commonly used bacteria in probiotic foods, they are not resistant to heat treatment. ‘Lactospore’ Bacillus Coagulans (B. Coagulans) has recently attracted the attention of researchers and food manufacturers, as it exhibits characteristics of both the Bacillus and Lactobacillus genera with the addition of being a spore-forming bacterium that may lie dormant in harsh digestive conditions. It is resistant to high temperatures with its probiotic activity[6] making it particularly robust and able to withstand extreme environments, such as low pH levels of in the stomach. This may make B. Coagulans particularly effective at alleviating stomach distress and other ailments[7].

 

Inulin is a fructans, a type of prebiotic that resists digestion and is used as a food source by the millions of microorganisms in the digestive tract and positively influences health[8]. Inulin is found in small amounts in thousands of plants however excellent sources occur in foods such as chicory root, Jerusalem artichoke, garlic, asparagus, onion, wheat and barley.

Using naturally produced ingredients such as Lactoferrin, ‘Lactospore’ and Inulin to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria may enhance the medical management and treatment of diseases in the future.

 

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3337124/

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5385025/

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6801499/

[4] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24770988/

[5] https://www.healthline.com/health/bacillus-coagulanshttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6801499/#:~:text=Lactoferrin%20(Lf)%20is%20an%20iron,growth%20of%20selected%20probiotic%20strains.

[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6025323/

[7] https://www.healthline.com/health/bacillus-coagulans

[8] https://www.sciencealert.com/inulin-is-being-added-to-many-foods-but-it-could-be-causing-stomach-problems

by Kate Di Prima
B.SC., M, NUT & DIET.,APD
DIETITIAN , ADULT AND INFANT NUTRITIONIST

 

10th December 2020

How does Wellboost Immuno plus with Lactoferrin and zinc to help the body fight infections?

There are many vitamin formulations and supplements on the market these days that are offering immune boosting capabilities however, the reality is these mainstream nutritional products aren’t really offering any benefit and there’s no evidence that they help in fighting disease[1]. This is until now, with the emergence of a few key ingredients that have been scientifically proven to fight infection and help the host immune system.

Wellboost Immuno plus is a new product on the market. It is a complete, dairy based nutritional supplement containing 25 vitamins and minerals, including zinc as well as a number of ‘immune-boosting ingredients, one of which is Lactoferrin, a multifunctional globular glycoprotein, belonging to the transferrin family.

Lactoferrin is a naturally occurring protein found in many mammalian mucosal secretions and fluids including human milk and cow’s milk. The iron-binding properties of Lactoferrin give it antibacterial, antimicrobial and an immune modulating activity[2].  Its primary function is sequestering free iron, removing an essential substrate required for bacterial growth. The other mechanism involves a direct interaction of the Lactoferrin with the infectious agent by binding to the lipopolysaccharide of bacterial walls[3]. This bactericidal activity essentially kills the bacteria and can prevent infections from taking hold.

Another key ingredient of Wellboost Immuno plus is zinc. Zinc affects multiple aspects of the immune system and is crucial in the body’s first line of defence, known as the innate immune system. Insufficient zinc in the diet can affect macrophage development, a type of white blood cell that surrounds and kills microorganisms, removes dead cells, and stimulates the action of other immune system cells[4]. Insufficient zinc may also affect phagocytosis, intracellular killing, and cytokine production as well as the proper growth and function of T and B lymphocytes, the main components in the body’s adaptive immunity[5].

 

[1] https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/can-supplements-help-boost-your-immune-system

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7271924/

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5198036/

[4] https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/macrophage

[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK26827/

by Kate Di Prima
B.SC., M, NUT & DIET.,APD
DIETITIAN , ADULT AND INFANT NUTRITIONIST

 

30 July 2020

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF WELLBOOST™

On Tuesday we invited local media to our manufacturing facility for the official launch of Wellboost and to announce and exciting new partnership with our new Brand Spokesperson Kate Di Prima .

Kate, a leading Queensland dietitian, will be working with the Wellboost team to help us develop new products and specialised variants within the Wellboost range.

A number of publications around Australia and South East Asia ran a story on the launch of Wellboost, including this fantastic report on 7NEWS Gold Coast which shows footage of Wellboost in production.

Nutrition

11th May 2020

Nutrition is important for your Immune System

Right now, and heading into winter supporting your immune system is important!

Some of the key vitamins and minerals which can help support your immune system include Vitamin A, C, D, E plus Selenium, Iron and Zinc.

Wellboost™ Care Plus contains all of these and more….. click on the link below for product and ingredient details > https://www.wellboost.com.au/products/ 

Read more about Nutrition and Immunity in this great article:

https://theconversation.com/5-ways-nutrition-could-help-your-immune-system-fight-off-the-coronavirus-133356

Wellboost-Care-Plus-Vanilla 840g Hospital Grade Dietary Supplement

Wellboost launches in the Australian market!

Recognising a gap in the Australian made nutrition supplement market, we’ve developed  WellboostTM .

WellboostTM products are formulated meal replacements and have been made with the essential vitamins and minerals needed to support the daily health and vitality of users where their nutritional requirements are not being met through food alone.  

The WellboostTM range consists of Care Plus and Immuno Plus.

The formulation of these two products is the same with Immuno Plus having Prebiotic Fibre (Inulin) and Lactoferrin added.

Care Plus comes in natural Vanilla and Chocolate flavours for mixing with water or low fat milk. It also comes in Neutral for adding  to sweet and savoury food. Immuno Plus comes in natural Vanilla and Chocolate flavours.