19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The global yeast extract and beta glucans
market has grown steadily over the past few years.
The European Commission has approved several Article 13 and 14 health claims for the use of beta glucans
for cholesterol reduction and the associated reduced risk of developing heart disease, as well as for digestive health and blood glucose control.
This makes PromOat an extremely versatile ingredient and opens up opportunities for the wider application of oat-based beta glucans
in a range of food and drinks not previously associated with oats.
A series of structure-activity relationship studies compared the activity of three soluble beta glucans
(scleroglucan, a fungal derived glucan; Imprime PGG, a yeast-derived glucan from Biothera; and laminarin, an algae-derived glucan) for both binding and immune activation studies.
Found in the cell walls of fungi and yeasts, beta glucans
are no longer naturally prevalent in our diet, so beta glucan
supplements work with our bodies and stimulate our innate immune system's natural killing mechanism for eliminating fungus and yeast, which is then harnessed to destroy other invading viruses or bacteria such as colds or flu.
When it comes to naturally boosting the immune system by optimizing its response to diseases and infections, beta glucans
are crucial weapons in the fight to stay healthy.
are molecules that activate a strong response to the immune system.
ARS researchers attribute Oatrim's antioxidant function to something other than its beta glucans
-- soluble fibers known to lower cholesterol.
A new study published today as the cover story in the journal Nature features Biothera's beta glucans
and new discoveries about how these unique immunodulating compounds prime the innate immune system to protect the body.
PromOat is neutral in both taste and colour and is now set to open up opportunities for the wider application of oat-based beta glucans
in a range of food and drink products.
This ancient variety has a very high content of cholesterol-lowering beta glucans
Derived from the cell walls of yeast and fungi, beta glucans
can vary in terms of molecular weight, frequency of side chain branching, and the length and composition of side chains.