Where Does Beta Glucan Come From?

Our Beta Glucan is highly purified from the cell walls of baker’s yeast. However, beta glucan is found in many other natural sources like mushrooms, oats, and barley. Studies have shown that baker’s yeast is the most effective source of Beta Glucan.

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As Answered By
AJ Lanigan

Again, the generic term is a “Complex Carbohydrate” that can be found, in micro amounts, in just about any kind of plant: starting with bacteria, fungal forms, yeast, mushrooms, cereal grains, oats, and barley. You can find it in micrograms and picograms in all kinds of plant cells and fungal forms.

As Answered By
Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka

From almost anything from the plant part of living things. The most common sources are yeast and mushrooms. But it’s mostly based on, on the geography basically. Because we as a western civilization, we historically drink beer and eat bread. So if there is a lot of mushrooms around, they are very cheap. So we used to (or we are used to) derive glucan from yeast.

People in china and Japan they use mushrooms as old folks’ remedy because they have a lot of mushrooms and it’s common to pick up mushrooms and eat them. So they derive beta glucan from, from mushrooms.

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AJ Lanigan

A.J. Lanigan has over 20 years experience in various disciplines of immunology. He was educated at the University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy from 1971-1975.
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Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka

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.