On May 10, the online event hosted by NutraIngredients ‘Immunicity and Clinical Trials: Emerging Research‘ will take place from 3 CEST till 4.30 CEST. We are happy to announce that Alwine Kardinaal, Expertise Group Leader Nutrition & Health, will join as an expert panellist.

This webinar kicks off with a presentation from Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer, Professor for Healthy Ageing, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) on Optimal nutritional status for immune health – supporting the body´s fist line of defence. Viral infection outbreaks have been and will remain a regular challenge all along evolution. The current coronavirus pandemic stimulated scientists to re-assess the role of optimal nutritional status for a well-functioning immune system. A wealth of scientific papers shows that vitamins, including vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and folate; trace elements, including zinc, iron, selenium, magnesium, and copper; omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics and poly-phenols play important and complementary roles in supporting the immune system.

Key Learnings:

  • Low nutritional status suppresses the immune response.
  • Key nutrients of concern are the vitamins C,D, and K, and the trace minerals zinc and selenium.
  • More than 130 intervention studies with nutrients in COVID-19 are ongoing.

This will be followed by a presentation by Dr. Andrew MyersCo-Founder, CEO & Chief Scientific Advisor, NutraGenetics. 

After these 2 presentations, a panel discussion and audience Q&A will start, titled ‘What’s next? Probing the gaps in research and opportunities for the future‘. Together with 3 other expert panellist, Alwine Kardinaal, will join this discussion.

Any questions?

Alwine Kardinaal is happy to answer all your questions.

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