Eating a well-rounded, balanced diet is crucial for maintaining a healthy immune system. Whole foods provide a complex source of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that work synergistically to support overall health. In some cases, supplements may be necessary to resolve nutrient shortages and boost energy levels. Before taking supplements, it’s essential to have nutrient levels tested by a healthcare provider who can administer a blood test to determine deficiencies and recommend the ideal dosage and product.

Protein Digestion and Immune Health 

Protein digestion begins in the stomach, where pepsin is secreted to break down protein into smaller peptides. Adequate stomach acid is important for protein digestion, and low stomach acid can slow down this process. Protein powder is generally digested in the same way as dietary protein, but absorption rates may differ depending on the type of protein powder and what it’s mixed with. Ensuring proper protein digestion is essential for maintaining a strong immune system.

Immune System Support and Cognitive Health 

Recent consumer surveys show that immune and cognitive health are major opportunities for product development in the supplement space. Kyowa Hakko has launched two new white papers sharing the results of two proprietary consumer surveys on evolving consumer attitudes about immunity support and what’s driving consumers to energy drinks and supplements. Forty percent of US consumers surveyed report taking supplements to support immunity in the last 12 months, and of those, more than three-in-four do so as part of their regimen for long-term immune support

Functional Beverages for Immune and Cognitive Health

Functional beverages are emerging as major opportunities for brands in both the cognitive and immune health markets. Consumers highly value branded or trademarked ingredients like Cognizin® and IMMUSE™, and they are closely linked with trust and clinical studies. Cognizin® citicoline is a nootropic that has been clinically researched to support brain energy, focus, attention, and memory. Kyowa’s IMMUSE™ postbiotic activates immune cells called pDCs (plasmacytoid dendritic cells), which promote optimal function of the immune system.

Ikaria Lean Belly Juice: A Natural Weight Loss Solution

Ikaria Lean Belly Juice is a powdered formula designed to help burn belly fat and lose weight naturally. Made from natural ingredients sourced from Ikaria, known as the “Blue Zone,” the product claims to flush out clogged fat and cleanse organs, boost fat burning, enhance digestive system function, reduce bloating, support healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels, reduce cravings for sugar and carbs, support heart and artery health, and boost metabolism. Ingredients used include Milk Thistle, Turmeric Powder, Dandelion Root Powder, Green Tea Extract, Beet Root Powder, Probiotics, Inulin, and other natural ingredients. The product is made in an FDA-approved and GMP-certified facility, ensuring high quality and safety standards, and is free from gluten, toxic substances, and added flavors.