Beta-Glucans, Beta-Glucan, Beta Glucan
Beta-glucans are a form of natural soluble dietary fiber found in foods, including grains (such as barley, oats, and corn bran) and mushrooms (such as Agaricus blazei, maitake, reishi, and shiitake).
One of the richest concentrated sources of beta-glucans is found in the cell walls of baker's yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisae).
Agaricus blazei murell is a mushroom that contains significant amounts of beta-glucans.
Beta-glucans are carbohydrates formed by a string of glucose molecules. They are then absorbed into the body through the intestines.
Beta-glucans have been shown to:
Lower cholesterol levels
Enhance immune function
Protect against cancer
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