Immuno Gum® was developed by Terry O’Neil M.D., a Board Certified practicing Emergency Room physician, and a graduate of the Ivy League’s Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Growing up Dr. O’Neil’s passion for health and fitness began at a young age by trying various protein powders, and vitamin solutions.
In medical school and residency training he was always interested and intrigued by what could make the body better and healthier. Dr. O’Neil felt that preventing a cold and keeping one’s body healthy, is much more important than trying to treat a cold you already have. As Ben Franklin stated, “An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure.”
Working in the ER, Dr. O’Neil witnessed that most immune-supporting products required the administration of tablets, or liquid-mixed powders several times a day. They are inconvenient to use and many don’t contain proven ingredients.
In a fast-paced world people need a product that is not only effective, but also easy to use – something they can keep handy in their pocket or purse, and pop into their mouth when they are exposed to a cold, or in a space where they think they may be exposed to a cold.
Dr. O’Neil concluded that the solution is to put quality immune-supporting ingredients in a pleasant-tasting product already used by millions everyday: chewing gum. Gum is convenient and, as Dr. O’Neil points out, “gum offers superior absorption advantages, as many of the ingredients can be absorbed directly through the mouth. In contrast, tablets and drinks need to reach the stomach before they can be digested and absorbed.”
Since no product currently existed that met his needs, Dr. O’Neil set out to find a superior gum manufacturer, which eventually led him to Italy. There he met with the world’s best confectioners, and developed a product that tasted delicious, had a health advantage, and was convenient for every day use.