Wellmune WGP Helps Stressed Women Stay Healthy, Study Shows

February 20, 2013

This is the first published study exploring the effects of Wellmune WGP on women, says Richard Mueller, CEO, Biothera.

Immune-health beta-glucan ingredient Wellmune WGP may help stressed women stay protected against symptoms of cold, flu, and everyday stressors, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

“The study found that moderately-to-highly stressed women experienced fewer upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and higher energy levels while taking Wellmune WGP…” says the ingredient’s supplier Biothera (Eagan, MN).

In the placebo-controlled trial, 77 healthy women were prescreened for moderate levels of psychological stress. They were given either a placebo or 250 mg of Wellmune WGP daily for 12 weeks. According to researchers, only 10% of the Wellmune group reported upper respiratory tract infection symptoms compared with 29% for the control group.

Additionally, subjects were evaluated using the Profile of Mood States psychological survey to assess changes in mental/physical energy levels (vigor) and overall well being (global mood state). The women taking Wellmune WGP showed a 41% improvement in vigor compared with 7% in the control group, and a 29% improvement in global mood state compared with 16% in the placebo group.

This is the first published study exploring the effects of Wellmune WGP on women, says Richard Mueller, CEO, Biothera.