β-glucan (beta-glucan) is a class of polysaccharide garnering attention for reported immune health benefits. Beta-glucan can be found in a variety of natural sources such as mushrooms, yeast, algae, cereal grains and bacteria. Not all beta-glucans are equally effective at triggering an appropriate immune response. The biological activity attributed to any one specific beta-glucan molecule may be affected by several factors. These factors include molecular structure, degrees of branching and solubility, differences in molecular weight and solution conformation, and methods of production, extraction and purification. Beta-glucan extracts are preferred since this form can pass through the epithelial barrier in the intestine with the help of specialized M cells, where it is free to interact with other cells of the immune system. The two types of beta-glucans we use in all our nutraceuticals are mushroom and yeast beta-glucans.View Beta-Glucan In Action
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