News of Taiyo and NutriScience Innovations’ novel elderberry formulation, ElderMune, is resonating throughout the food, beverage and nutritional supplement industries. The combination of Sunfiber and TRU-ID certified elderberry juice concentrate is ideally suited to meet consumer demand for immune health and digestive health applications. 

Taiyo, NutriScience Help Food & Bev Brands Capitalize on Elderberry’s Popularity,” proclaimed the WholeFoods Magazine headline. Reporter Julie Peterman informed readers that, “Sunfiber supports absorption of the elderberry, while replacing some of the natural elderberry fiber lost during the juicing process.” She quoted NutriScience Innovations President and CEO Alan Yengoyan, who said that ElderMune will enable “more brands and consumers to benefit from this versatile and functional elderberry ingredient.”

Nutraceutical Business Review reported that, “ElderMune can be formulated with ingredients that support eye, joint, cognitive, cardiovascular health and in multivitamins.” The story also reported, “By using Taiyo’s Sunfiber instead of carriers or additives such as maltodextrin, the company says, ElderMune delivers both immune and digestive health benefits. The ingredients work to enhance the absorption of elderberry’s immune-supporting phytonutrients in the digestive tract. Sunfiber also reportedly replaces some of the natural elderberry fiber lost during the juicing process. Both the elderberry juice and Sunfiber that comprise ElderMune are GRAS.

Nutraceuticals World readers learned that solvent-free ElderMune 65:1 juice powder is also water soluble. It is created with a low-temperature drying process that helps maintain high levels of key antioxidants—polyphenols and anthocyanins—which are fundamental to elderberry’s activity. 

The magazine quoted Taiyo International Vice President Scott Smith: “Another reason why ElderMune is a good fit for Taiyo’s expertise is that the supply chain is controlled from the farm to the verified contract processor,” said Taiyo International Vice President Scott Smith. “And, as with our other premium ingredients, it is non-GMO, vegan, gluten free and Kosher. These are premium qualities our customers expect from Taiyo’s ingredients.”

Nutritional Outlook reporter Sebastian Krawiec ensured that his readers understood that under the partnership agreement, Taiyo will supply organic and conventional ElderMune to food and beverage companies in North and South America. 

ElderMune is part of an exclusive portfolio of proprietary ingredients from NutriScience Innovations LLC and partner Taiyo International, Inc. ElderMune is a product and trademark of Innovative Natural Solutions, LLC (INS Farms). Sunfiber is a product and registered trademark of Taiyo International, Inc.