• oats
  • In 1997, the FDA approved of a claim that intake of at least 3.0 g of β-glucan from oats per day decreased absorption of dietary cholesterol and reduced the risk of coronary heart disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • The approved health claim was later amended to include these sources of β-glucan: rolled oats (oatmeal), oat bran, whole oat flour, oatrim, whole grain barley and barley beta-fiber. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, β(1,3)(1,4)-glucans are also extracted from the bran of some grains, such as oats and barley, and to a much lesser degree in rye and wheat. (wikipedia.org)
  • In oats, β-glucan is found mainly in the endosperm of the oat kernel, especially in the outer layers of that endosperm. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1997, after reviewing 33 clinical studies performed over the previous decades, the FDA approved the claim that intaking at least 3 g of β-glucan from oats per day decreased saturated fats and reduced the risk of heart disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • In oats, β-glucan is found mainly in the endosperm of the oat kernel, especially in the outer layers of that endosperm (a marked difference from barley, which contains β-glucan uniformly throughout the endosperm). (wikipedia.org)
  • Most oats contain 3-6% β-glucan by weight. (wikipedia.org)
  • Oats can be selectively bred based on favourable β-glucan levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • fungi
  • Since beta glucans are often a part of bacteria and fungi, the body responds to them by activating and enhancing macrophages and natural killer cell function. (sunwarrior.com)
  • β-glucans form a natural component of the cell walls of bacteria, fungi, yeast, and cereals such as oat and barley. (wikipedia.org)
  • β-D-glucans form part of the cell wall of certain fungi, especially Aspergillus and Agaricus species. (wikipedia.org)
  • cereal
  • Cereal β-glucans from oat, barley, wheat, and rye induce a variety of physiological effects that positively impact health. (wikipedia.org)
  • catalyses
  • This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction Hydrolysis of terminal (1->3)-alpha-D-glucosidic links in (1->3)-alpha-D-glucans This enzyme does not act on nigeran although it has some activity against nigerose. (wikipedia.org)
  • bioactive
  • NOW® Beta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucan (Beta-Glucan) is a bioactive carbohydrate derived from the cell wall of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly known as Bakers' yeast. (totaldiscountvitamins.com)
  • After joining Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in 1969, Peter J Wood played an instrumental role in isolating and characterizing the structure and bioactive properties of oat β-glucan. (wikipedia.org)
  • glycosidic bonds
  • 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, causing diverse physiological effects in animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • starch
  • Usually β-glucan is solubilized in the extraction process with residual starch, which is then removed by hydrolysis with alpha-amylase. (wikipedia.org)
  • synthesis
  • Glucanase Glucans at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Berman, E.L., Gorkovenko A.A., Zubov, V.P., and Ponomarenko, V.A.,"Regio and Stereospecific Synthesis of Polyglucose with Novel Type BondSoviet J.Bioorg. (wikipedia.org)
  • beta
  • Studies indicate that beta glucans are worth considering. (articleinsider.com)
  • The amounts of beta glucans in studies have ranged from about 3,000 to 15,000 mg per day. (articleinsider.com)
  • The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of a yeast beta-glucan product (YBG) as an alternative to virginiamycin in market age broiler chickens. (thepoultrysite.com)
  • Body weight, feed consumption and feed conversion of broiler chickens fed yeast beta glucan (YBG), virginiamycin or a control diet for 38 days. (thepoultrysite.com)
  • Further research is recommended to optimize inclusion rates of yeast beta-glucan in broiler diets to maximize growth promotion, and to determine their effects on the microbiological profiles of broiler digestive tracts. (thepoultrysite.com)
  • Scientific studies have shown that Beta-Glucan supports immune function through its ability to stimulate macrophage activity. (totaldiscountvitamins.com)
  • The term "beta-glucan" refers to a class of soluble fibers found in many plant sources. (grandstrandmed.com)
  • the evidence for benefit is strong enough that the FDA has allowed a "heart healthy" label claim for food products containing substantial amounts of beta-glucan. (grandstrandmed.com)
  • Different food sources contain differing amounts of the various chemical constituents collectively called beta-glucan. (grandstrandmed.com)
  • It is thought that beta-glucan reduces cholesterol levels by increasing excretion of cholesterol from the digestive tract. (grandstrandmed.com)
  • Beta-glucan may also modestly improve blood pressure levels , 12,13 though not all studies agree. (grandstrandmed.com)
  • In addition, beta-glucan may help limit the rise in blood sugar that occurs after a meal. (grandstrandmed.com)
  • In the alternative medicine literature, these effects are commonly summarized as indicating that beta-glucan is an "immune stimulant. (grandstrandmed.com)
  • These intentionally unsensational terms indicate that we merely know beta-glucan affects (modulates) immune function, not that it improves immune function. (grandstrandmed.com)
  • Based on these largely theoretical findings, as well a small number of very preliminary human trials, 29-31 various beta-glucan products have been advocated for the treatment of conditions as diverse as allergic rhinitis , cancer , infections, and sepsis (overwhelming infection following major trauma, illness, or surgery). (grandstrandmed.com)
  • NOW® Extra Strength Beta-Glucans has over twice the Beta-Glucans (250 mg per capsule) as in our regular strength product (100 mg per capsule). (nowfoods.com)
  • "The key findings of the present study demonstrate that beta-glucan may have potential to alter immunity following a strenuous exercise session," ​wrote the researchers. (nutraingredients-usa.com)
  • Hi there, would Beta Glucan be beneficial to take in recovery after a stem cell transplant in AML? (cancertutor.com)
  • Yeast Free Beta Glucans from Paradise Herbs contains no common allergens and is made without fillers or binders. (evitamins.com)
  • Beta glucans are very good at lowering cholesterol , improving the cardiovascular system. (sunwarrior.com)
  • Beta glucans may even help with healthy weight loss, by allowing the body to store less carbs, letting us feel full longer, and giving the blood sugar spikes a rest long enough to let us tap into fat stores we don't need. (sunwarrior.com)
  • Solgar Beta Glucans Immune Complex has combined six key nutrients with a berry blend to provide this comprehensive formula. (bodykind.com)
  • Solgar`s Beta 1,3 Glucans Tablets is one of Solgar`s premium-quality immune support products. (bodykind.com)
  • Viridian Beta Glucan With Vitamins C, D & Zinc provides daily nutritional support for a healthy upper respiratory tract. (bodykind.com)
  • Rated 5 out of 5 by goodhealthsally from Excellent Immune protection I believe Beta Glucan is extremely good for immunie health and I will continue to take it. (swansonvitamins.com)
  • Many beta-glucans are medically important. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prophylactic Anti-Infective Activity of Poly-[1-beta -D-Glucopyranosyl-[1-beta -D-Glucopyranose Glucan in a Guinea Pig Model of Staphylococcal Wound Infection - Kernodle et al. (wikipedia.org)
  • Through wet milling, sieving, and solvent-extraction, oat beta-glucans can achieve up to 95% extraction purity. (wikipedia.org)
  • In July 2009, the Scientific Committee issued the following statements: On the basis of the data available, the Panel concludes that a cause-and-effect relationship has been established between the consumption of beta-glucans and the "reduction of blood cholesterol concentrations. (wikipedia.org)
  • The following wording reflects the scientific evidence: "Regular consumption of beta-glucans contributes to maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations. (wikipedia.org)
  • The systematic name of this enzyme class is ATP phosphohydrolase (beta-glucan-exporting). (wikipedia.org)
  • form
  • Oat β-glucans can form into a random coil structure and flow with Newtonian behaviour until they reach a critical concentration at which point they become pseudoplastic. (wikipedia.org)