NutraQ to present NBG® Sport at Vitafoods Europe 2016

NBG Sport

After a brilliant launch at SupplySide West last year, NutraQ will present its new yeast beta-1,3/1,6-glucan ingredient, NBG® Sport, at Vitafoods Europe on 10-12 May.  Our booth (#J84) will feature numerous products containing Nutramunity™, educational videos and an opportunity to speak with our scientists and sales people. NBG® Sport will also be featured at the exclusive Vitafoods New Product Zone located by the main entrance.


vitafoods2“We look forward to showcasing our new yeast beta-glucan ingredient for the sports nutrition market at Vitafoods,” said Simon Seward, Commercial Director at NutraQ. “NBG® Sport is a valuable addition to sports nutrition formulations, supporting healthy immune function to keep performance at peak levels.” 

A Well-Balanced Immune System is the key to Better Performance

A well-functioning immune system is crucial for athletic performance as well as for an active lifestyle. Yet, exercise in itself has impact on the immune function. Research has shown that intensive exercise suppresses the immune system, compromising the body’s ability to defend itself.

Nutramunity™ Beta-Glucan (NBG®) helps support healthy immune function, so athletes and recreational users can recover faster from exercise stress. Studies have demonstrated the oral intake of beta-1,3/1,6-glucan:

  • Improves immune function
  • Promotes healthy inflammatory response
  • Supports mucosal immunity and promotes respiratory health

Product Description & Application

NBG® Sport is a dry, light, fluffy powder with minimum purity of 75 %. It disperses well in foods and beverages and has a 5-year shelf life. The ingredient is stable under physical and chemical conditions relevant for use in supplements, foods & beverages.

NBG® Sport is extremely versatile and can complement any sports nutrition range. The ingredient is suitable for all sports nutrition product formats including dietary supplements, pre-mixed and powdered beverages, capsules, stick packs, gels as well as functional sports foods and bars.

Quality & Safety

NBG® Sport is naturally-derived, non-GMO, kosher- and halal-certified, non-allergenic, GMP-produced, GRAS, EU Novel Food authorized. The ingredient is certified by Informed-Choice® and Informed-Sport®. This assures manufacturers that NBG® Sport is tested for banned substances and can be safely added to sports nutrition products.

Pricing and Availability

NBG® Sport is exclusively marketed and distributed around the world by NutraQ and its partners. Learn more at:

About Nutramunity™

Nutramunity™ Beta-Glucan (NBG®) is a versatile immune health ingredient for sports nutrition, food & beverages and dietary supplements. Nutramunity™ may also be used as a cosmetic ingredient in personal care products. Nutramunity™ is a beta-1,3/1,6-glucan, a potent and safe immune-enhancing component isolated from baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) that helps support healthy immune function. Nutramunity™ is naturally-derived, non-GMO, kosher and halal-certified, non-allergenic, GMP-produced, Informed-Sport® and Informed-Choice®-certified, and EU Novel Food-authorized. Yeast beta-1,3/1,6-glucan is US FDA GRAS-recognized. Learn more at

About Vitafoods Europe 2016

Vitafoods is one of the leading dedicated trade fair and nutraceutical market worldwide. Based in Geneva Palexpo, Switzerland the fair attracts more than 13,000 dedicated professionals looking to secure substantial new business deals right in the heart of Europe. The latest edition will be held between 10 and 12 May. Learn more


Gilbia Portela, Marketing Manager, NutraQ, +47 21950748,