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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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BETA-GLUCANS are glucose polymers derived from a variety of sources including yeast, grain, or fungus.
The exact pathway through which beta-glucans interact with the immune system is unknown.
The researchers injected beta-glucans into their tumors.
High starch content is needed to produce ethanol, while soluble fibers such as beta-glucan and other types of fiber have been found to possess health benefits for people.
Potentiation of host-mediated antitumor activity in mice by beta-glucan obtained from Grifola frondosa (maitake).
The processing probably liberates the beta-glucans from the oat cell walls, he suggests, making them readily available to the body.
Beta-glucan is the most soluble fiber found in oats; after the enzymes are inactivated, the soluble materials containing the maltodextrin and the soluble fiber beta-glucan are separated from the insoluble components by centrifugation and then dried.
Fiber: Contains an abundance of Beta-Glucans, boosting the immune system, lowering cholesterol levels and helping to regulate sugar levels.
M2 PHARMA-August 6, 2014-Biotec Pharmacon gets US patent for monoclonal antibodies, beta-glucan combo as cancer therapy
0) and FDA (qualified heart health claim) are among the major health authorities that have approved I health claims for the beta-glucans for cholesterol reduction and the associated reduced risk of developing heart disease.
The most common source of beta-glucans are higher fungi, baker's yeast cell walls and grains of some cereals.
And now, promising research on beta-glucans, a type of soluble fiber, helps explain why incorporating it into your diet could be beneficial.