Confectionerynews.com informs about a new gum designed by the Danish company Fertin which claims to enhance immunity and so preventing common cold.
The gum contains:
30mg of vitamin C
3,3 mg zinc
13,56 mg Echinacea
The first two ingredients have claims for immunity accepted by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), but not the last one.
Fertin is the leading company worldwide in functional and pharmaceutical gum. They are fully specialized in this attractive niche market since many years and have done a lot of research and patents. In this case, this product is presented in the dry version, this is tabletted (compressed) gum instead of the extruded way. Tabletting gum has certain advantages (lower processing temperature, no interaction with water, etc.) versus the more traditional production method via extrusion. In general this is the most viable way for many functional gums because the tableting process is less aggressive to the sometimes fragile active ingredient.
Those of you that have been reading my web for a while know that I have a special interest on any functional gum that appears on the market and any research around that. So i am happy each time I can share one of these with you. You can read the article in this link