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Supplement information: BETA GLUCAN
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General description Indigestible fibers with imunostimulatory effect.
Found - shiitake, reishi and maitake mushrooms
- yeast
- barley
- oats
- algae
Anti-aging role - lowering blood cholesterol (inhibits absorption)
- inhibit absorption of glucose and lipids
- slow food movement in digestive tract
- slow defecation
- reduces insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and hypertension
- reduce appetite
- boost immune system (stimulates macrophages)
- stimulate hematopoiesis
- antioxidants
- release symptoms of chronic fatigue and physical and psychical stress
- reduce allergy, common cold and flu symptoms
- IV - boost immune system of patients with HIV and cancer
Deficiency symptoms Not possible.
Therapeutic doses - reduce appetite - 4-6 g/day
- high cholesterol - 3-10 g/day in divided doses
Maximum safe level Not established.
Side effects Not recorded.
Interactions - immunosuppressives
Other remarks - beta - glucans are indigestible and high fermentative
- bigger molecules of beta - glucan has a better activity
- physiological effect of beta glucan is the result of their solubility and possibility to make a gel structure
- beta - glucan is fermented by colon bacteria making short-chained fatty acids that stimulates greline releasing
- there are beta (1,3), (1,4) and (1,6) glucans