• Buster dog Dental Sticks Beta-Glucan ingredient

Beta-glucan is a partly naturally occurring polysaccharide;  more subtypes are differentiated depending on the number of carbon atoms connected to the molecule. Beta-glucan is a component of the cell walls of mushrooms, plants and bacteria. It exists in soluble and insoluble forms: insoluble beta-glucan has a much greater biological activity than soluble.

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Beta-glucan can be found in the cell walls of plants, mushrooms and bacteria. The most common (and most effective) source of this is the simple yeast cell wall (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), but there is beta-glucan in the cereal grain (e.g. oat and barley), in sea grass, and in some mushrooms.

  • Benefits of Beta-Glucan

For strengthening the body’s natural resilience by preventing and supplementing infectious diseases. By enhancing the natural reactivity of the immune system, it supports the efficacy of vaccines. Furthermore, it can also be used for supplementary treatment of allergic symptoms, for enhancing physical activity and vitality, and for the supplementary treatment of tumour diseases.

  • It is primarily used to strengthen and stimulate the immune system. Because macrophages and other cells of the immune system play a major role in its processing, the body’s defence system has such a ”boost” after which it can help overcome the disease and counteract the infections more effectively.

  • It can be used to strengthen the immune system of chronic patients, people with persistent stress, and people after chemotherapy.

  • It is effective in treating certain tumour types. Beta-glucan processing macrophages select substances that activate and enable white blood cells with the CR3 receptor to kill the tumours labeled with the same markers.

  • It can improve the condition of people suffering from chronic skin diseases (e.g. eczema, atopic dermatitis).

  • For high cholesterol levels, beta-glucans produced from yeast extract may reduce cholesterol levels by preventing the absorption of cholesterol in foods.

  • Research Results

  • Scientists from Sri Lanka have been shown by animal studies that beta-glucan (mixed with drinking water for chickens and mice) can increase vaccine efficiency, helping to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. 

  • Its immune-boosting effect also manifested in its antimicrobial and antibacterial effects. Several studies have shown that beta-glucan has improved the status of mice infected with E.coli, Candida Albicans, and other bacteria, and fungal diseases.