A strong link between the structure and the biological function of beta-glucans
are glucose polymers derived from a variety of sources including yeast, grain, or fungus.
are glucose polymers derived from yeast, fungi, or from oats.
While you may have heard more about beta-glucans
from mushrooms, yeast-derived beta-glucans
are the most extensively studied form.
So, for both hull-less and hulled varieties, beta-glucanase enzymes are used in fermentation to dramatically break down high-viscosity beta-glucans
into low-viscosity oligosaccharides, solving the beta-glucan
problem, according to Dennis O'Brien, an ERRC chemical engineer.
Among their topics are the epidemiological evidence, glucan-induced pulmonary inflammation in rats, organ distribution and degradation mechanisms of fungal beta-glucans
in the body, and detecting and measuring the glucans with limulus amebocyte lysate-based reagents.
Aventure says the patented brewing process uses oats rather than barley and employs a special enzyme technology results in a product rich in beta-glucans
, fibres shown in research to have a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels.
The substance, a white powder called Nu-Trim, contains high concentrations of beta-glucans
, soluble fibers that have been shown to lower cholesterol (SN: 5/26/90, p.
The benefits of beta-glucans
include energy/ glucose control, cholesterol control and immune boosting capabilities.
In the case of coffee, it results in a sweeter and more full-bodied product that contains Beta-Glucans
which are known to help fight cancer and activate the human immune system.
High Vitamin D Mushroom Powder provides vitamin D2 as well as viable levels of riboflavin, niacin, copper, beta-glucans
, chitan-glucan, and is an excellent source of the antioxidant er-gothioneine.
The most common source of beta-glucans
are higher fungi, baker's yeast cell walls and grains of some cereals.