Beta-glucans are complex indigestible carbohydrates, branched polymers built from glucose molecules. Beta-glucans naturally occur in yeast, fungi, grains, algae and bacteria.
Beta-glucans from different sources
Although made from the same building block, namely glucose, the molecular structure of beta-glucans varies significantly depending on the source. Since the molecular structure plays a vital role for the function, the different beta-glucans can have different effects or no effect at all on the human body. Beta-glucans from yeast have a beta-1,3/1,6-glucan structure and can boost the immune response.
Nutramunity™ Beta-Glucan for immunity
Nutramunity™ is a beta-1,3/1,6-glucan, a potent immune-modulating ingredient isolated from baker’s yeast. In its purified form, this beta-glucan acts as a signal that alerts the innate immune system and prepares it to respond quickly.