What is β-Glucans (beta-glucans)?
β-Glucans comprise a group of β-D-glucose polysaccharides naturally occurring in the cell walls of cereals, yeast,bacteria, and fungi, with significantly differing physicochemical properties dependent on source. Typically, β-glucans form a linear backbone with 1-3 β-glycosidic bonds but vary with respect to molecular mass, solubility, viscosity, branching structure, and gelation properties. One of the most common sources of β(1,3)D-glucan for supplement use is derived from the cell wall of baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). The β(1,3)D-glucans from yeast are often insoluble.
Main functions of Yeast Beta D Glucan
1. Yeast Beta D Glucan are known as "biological response modifiers" because of their ability to activate the immune system.
2. Yeast Beta D Glucan enhancing the activity of the immune system.
3. Yeast Beta D Glucan also reportedly lower elevated levels of LDL cholesterol, aid in wound healing, help prevent infections.
4. Yeast Beta D Glucan has potential as an adjuvant in the treatment of cancer.
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