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Ingredient Idol @ SupplySide West ’22: Immunity—the finalistsIngredient Idol @ SupplySide West ’22: Immunity—the finalists

Which ingredient is best-in-class for immune support supplements?

Todd Runestad

January 24, 2023

Ingredient suppliers have responded to the pandemic with some new (some old but well characterized and studied) offerings to help downstream shoppers support their immune health. Which is best? We have a split decision—the People’s Choice winner diverged from the official judges! Put yourself in the chair of Idol judges Petra Erlandson from Alkemist Labs, Diana Morgan from Nutrabolt and What’s Up With Supps, and Ola Lessard, a chief marketing officer for hire (hire her!). Which is best? See for yourself here.

  • Balchem: Z Life Zinc Max

  • Cargill: Epicor Postbiotic

  • Stratum Nutrition: BLIS-K12

About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director, NaturalProductsInsider.com, Sr. Supplements Editor, Natural Products Insider

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. I'm The content director for NaturalProductsInsidercom and digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for newhope.com, Delicious Living and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still cover raw material innovations and ingredient science.

Connect with me here https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddrunestad/

My daily vitamin regime includes a morning smoothie with a range of powders including protein, collagen and spirulina; a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, PQQ, choline, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

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