Is Beta Glucan a New Discovery?

Beta Glucan is not a new discovery. Glucans have been clinically studied for the past 50 years at numerous universities and teaching hospitals. However, it is just now gaining significant popularity in the public because of its availability as a supplement.

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Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka

Well, we have to remember that the glucan is polysaccharide and the use of similar substances in medicine started somewhere around 1890. But in that time, people didn’t know what they had, or, what they were trying to do so really glucan show up on the scientific radar somewhere around 1960.

And It came in several waves; five years of intensive research and people stopped thinking about it and started again in the 70s and 80s so it and it keeps coming.

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Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka is a Professor and Vice Chairman, Director of Research at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville. Dr. Vetvicka graduated in 1978 from Charles University in Prague with a doctorate degree in biology and obtained his Ph.D. in 1983 from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Microbiology.