Beta-Glucans are becoming more and more popular supplements for their promising pharmacological activities such as immuno-modulatory, anti-tumour, and cholesterol lowering properties. High content of polysaccharide, as well as purity and cost effectiveness of the isolation and purification process makes Beta-1,3-Glucan derived from Pleurotus ostreatus very attractive in terms of price and quality.
Having been studied since the 1950s for its anti-tumour and immuno-stimulating properties, Beta-1,3-Glucan was observed during its clinical studies that the immunological parameters of the patients improved, and the survival periods were considerably prolonged. No known side effects associated with Beta 1,3-Glucans in humans have been reported.
Natural Beta 1,3-Glucan powder can be used for dietary supplements and health foods.