Developed using its patented probiotic strain GanedenBC30, Ganeden announced a new immune health ingredient: Staimune. The new ingredient utilizes the cells of GanedenBC30 probiotics to support immune health at cost-effective inclusion levels, the company says. Officially identified as Inactivated Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086, Staimune’s ease of formulation opens up new opportunities in functional foods and beverages — most notably in shelf-stable beverages and high-water-activity products, it says. Staimune is Food and Drug Administration generally recognized as safe, non-GMO, organic compliant and kosher. With an inclusion rate of 50 mg, Staimune does not alter the flavor or texture profiles of finished goods, it adds.

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