How Immune Health Benefits Help Probiotic Beverages Appeal to Diverse Consumer Groups with Imbibe
Assortment, pricing can help probiotic drinks reach more households
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Within the beverage industry, as COVID-19 brought heightened awareness of immune health and a shift toward self-care, interest in probiotic beverages has spiked considerably, experts note.
Immunity, gut health remain top of mind
With a heightened focus on health and immunity, probiotic beverages are proving to be an important part of consumers’ routines, experts note.
“Consumers have embraced the use of probiotics since they help restore the natural balance of the gut and with 70-80% of immune cells being present in the gut, the focus on keeping the body protected has undoubtedly boosted this beverage category,” says Erin Costello, communications and events associate at Imbibe, Niles, Ill.
Further, “the relationship between probiotics and immunity is so strong that 71% of surveyed consumers stated that their reasoning for using probiotic products is to help boost their immune system,” Costello says, citing FMCG Gurus: Probiotic Surveys, 2022.
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