21) Beta glucans
and protein-bound beta glucans
are responsible for the medicinal properties of mushrooms and mycelia.
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.
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.
When you increase beta glucans
, you significantly enhance your immunity.
Because of experience with beta glucans
from oats, it is not too surprising that maitake mushroom, which contains an abundance of beta glucan
fibers also affects insulin sensitivity.
It contains significant quantities of soluble beta glucans
and has been used in several commercially available products.
This research confirmed that not all beta glucans
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.
Skanemejerier, a Swedish company, has launched Primaliv[R], a yoghurt with muesli that contains soluble oat fibre, so-called beta glucans
, which provide an even blood sugar level and a lower insulin response after a meal.
5% of all gross sales of beta glucans
for a 10-year period.
In December of 2005, the FDA approved an amendment which added barley as a source of beta glucans
to the "oat beta-glucan health claim" which relates the consumption of beta-glucan soluble fiber in whole oat foods, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and reduced risk of Coronary Heart Disease.