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BetaVia™ Nature's Immune and Gut Promoter

BetaVia™ is a naturally sourced, algae-based beta glucan dietary ingredient that supports both the immune and gastrointestinal systems, providing benefits for immune, digestive, and respiratory health.

This natural and clinically studied ingredient is sustainably produced from a proprietary strain of Eugena gracilis1 algae. BetaVia is a rich source of beta 1,3 glucans available in diverse product forms suitable for different applications including water dispersible.

Science-Backed Benefits2-24

  • Postbiotic for immune and gastrointestinal health
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Encourages optimal immune function
  • Supports/maintains respiratory tract health
  • Supports/maintains digestive tract health
  • Supports/maintains gastrointestinal comfort
  • May protect against oxidative stress

BetaVia’s proposed Mechanism of Action : a Triple-Action Protection10,11,25,26

  • Priming key immune cells
  • Protecting intestinal barrier integrity
  • Shaping the microbiome

How Does BetaVia work in the gut?

BetaVia is a postbiotic for your gut. By interacting with gut microbiota, BetaVia can serve as an energy source to promote the growth of “good” bacteria helping to shape the microbiome. Finally, BetaVia can interact with and prime innate immune cells which impacts your gastrointestinal health since a large portion of the immune system is located within your gut.27

How Does BetaVia work for immune health?

Check out our video below to learn how BetaVia works for your immune health.

Sustainable, Patented Algae-Based Beta Glucan Production Process

BetaVia has a high concentration of unique algae-sourced beta 1,3 glucans available for high effectiveness in supporting the innate immune system and digestive health. Kemin’s BetaVia ingredients are sourced from proprietary Euglena gracilis algae andmade through a patented and sustainable fermentation process in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) to ensure quality and consistency. This algae-based ingredient supports the immune and digestive systems making it stand apart from other immune and gastrointestinal support ingredients.

Formulation and Innovation to Boost Immune and Gut Products

Formulate BetaVia into a variety of finished products, including functional foods, beverages, and supplements. Kemin’s experience in prototyping products with BetaVia can help speed up your development of these products. Complement with other immune support ingredients for a competitive advantage and differentiation in the market. In some formulations, slight flavors or aromas are easily masked. 

Applications include: 

  • Tablets and capsules
  • Powders and stick packs
  • Beverages, syrups and liquids
  • Bars and baked goods
  • Hard candy and lozenges
  • Gummies and chews
  • Softgels
  • Effervescents
  • Chocolate

BetaVia ingredients are natural and safe immune and gut supporting ingredients with an established regulatory status on a global basis.

GRAS, Kosher, Halal, Vegetarian, Gluten free, Allergen free, GMO-free, naturally and sustainably-sourced


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  4. Kemin, BetaVia Complete can prime key cells in the innate immune system. KHTL-017-150.
  5. KHTL-017-162 BetaVia Pure Can Prime Key Cell sin the Innate Immune system. KHTL-017-150.
  6. KHTL-017-160 Paramylon Improves Antioxidant Status and Metabolic Health-TL-20-18529
  7. KHTL-017-149 Characteristics and Prebiotic like Properties of BetaVia Complete
  8. Kemin, Characteristics and prebiotic like properties of BetaVia Complete. KHTL-017-149.
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  17. KEMIN internal document: SD-18-00083
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  19. Nakashima, Ayaka, et al. “The alga Euglena gracilis stimulates Faecalibacterium in the gut and contributes to increased defecation.” Scientific reports 11.1 (2021): 1-8.
  20. Nakashima, Ayaka, et al. “Effects of Euglena gracilis Intake on Mood and Autonomic Activity under Mental Workload, and Subjective Sleep Quality: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.” Nutrients 12.11 (2020): 3243.
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  22. SD-17-00243 Kemin Internal Document (Effect of 50%BG on the immune and intestinal health status of weaned piglets)
  23. SD-9-21271 Kemin Internal Document (Effect of 50% BG on IgA in piglet feces)
  24. TD-17-0322 Kemin Internal Document (Effect of 50% and 95% BG on gut and systemic immunity in mice)
  25.  KHTL-017-159 BetaVia Complete Supports Gut Health after Induced Colitis in Mice
  26.  Kemin Proprietary Data TD-20-6867
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