EAGAN, Minn.—Groupe Biscuits Leclerc extended its line of Praeventia bars containing Wellmune WGP® (from Biothera) by launching two new products. Praeventia Nut Burst bars and Praeventia Nuts & Dark Chocolate Chip 70-Percent Cocoa bars each contain 100 mg of Wellmune WGP and 5 g of protein.
Leclerc first introduced products with Wellmune WGP in 2010 with the launch of two flavors of Praeventia Cookies, an innovative line of functional cookies that contained healthy ingredients including inulin and polyphenols.
Wellmune WGP is a beta 1,3/1,6 gluco polysaccharide derived from the cell wall of a proprietary strain of baker’s yeast. Wellmune activates neutrophils, which are the largest population of immune cells in the body and part of the body’s first line of defense. Peer-reviewed clinical research has demonstrated the ability of Wellmune WGP to reduce upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and improve overall health even during periods of high physical and lifestyle stress.
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