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beta-glucan

, β-glucan (bāt′ă-gloo′kăn)
Any of a class of complex carbohydrate nutrients, derived from yeast, with immune-stimulating and antimicrobial activity in laboratory experiments. They are promoted as dietary supplements.
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"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."
"By keeping the innate immune system functioning at peak capacity, beta glucans can help give you the best chance of fighting off viral infections through the winter."
JRBiomedical has launched Finvita Beta Glucan, which has been clinically proven to support the body's immune system.
After a century and a half of research, (1) studies have shown that beta glucans act as immunomodulator agents, meaning they trigger a cascade of events that help regulate the immune system, making it more efficient.
In an earlier Japanese study, mice with tumors that received beta glucans, including lentinan, experienced a rapid decrease in the number of tumor cells as well as a notable increase in neutrophils in solid tumors.
Beta glucans also appear to mitigate the symptoms of the common cold--or at least reduce the number of days people call in sick to work.
When you increase beta glucans, you significantly enhance your immunity.
This confirms what others have pointed out--not all beta glucans are alike.
(23) Maitake mushroom, because of the presence of beta glucan fibers, represents another natural alternative supplement to treat diabetes and associated disorders.
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Products launched included OatWell[R] a market-leading brand of oat beta glucan that DSM has recently acquired from CreaNutrition, following an agreement with Swedish Oat Fiber.
Following its successful US launch at Supply Side West, Biovelop's PromOat beta glucan received an equally enthusiastic response from Madrid audiences when it appeared in the New Business Pavilion at the Health Ingredients Europe show.