NOW Foods Beta Glucan

90 capsules
NOW Foods Beta Glucan 100mg 90 Vege Caps

NOW Foods Beta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucan (Beta-Glucan) is a naturally occurring carbohydrate in the cell wall of the Baker’s yeast or Saccharomyces cerevisiae, with powerful bioactive properties. In scientific studies, Beta-Glucan demonstrated potential for cholesterol balance, blood sugar control, and support for immune health. Now Beta-Glucan is added with Maitake Mushrooms for improved benefits.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Beta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucan Powder

(from Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

100 mg


Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa)

160 mg


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), magnesium stearate (vegetable source), rice flour and silica.

Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule daily.

  • Beta-glucan is considered an immunomodulator, a substance that heightens the immune system’s response to foreign invaders. Beta-glucan is in fact, thought to be the most studied immunomudulator on earth. This carbohydrate helps keep the immune system intact for improved defences against viruses, bacteria, and fungi that may cause infections. Scientific studies also suggest the posibility that the immunomodulating activities of Beta-glucan may interfere with the progression of some cancers.
  • Beta-glucan has cholesterol-balancing effects that may reduce the risk for cardiovascular diseases. In fact, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the heart-healthy benefits of Beta-glucan.
  • Beta-glucan can help with effective blood sugar control. Heart UK says that it works by delaying the absorption of glucose from the diet that may prevent high blood glucose levels. Scientific studies suggest that beta-glucan can diminish the glycemic responses to carbohydrates, which is directly linked with effective diabetes management. Glycemic response is the potential of the carbohydrates to raise blood glucose concentrations.
  • Studies link beta-glucan with normalising blood pressure levels in people who are obese or already diagnosed with high blood pressure. This benefit is being linked to its positive effects on blood cholesterol and triglycerides levels.

Beta-glucan is a carbohydrate or sugar found in the cell walls of algae, bacteria, yeast, fungi, lichens, and some plants including barley and oats. NOW Foods Beta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucan is derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae also known as Baker’s yeast, which is one of the most concentrated source of this carbohydrate. It is fortified with Maitake Mushrooms for improved results.

In clinical studies, scientists found that Beta-glucan can provide powerful immune system support. It can also promote healthy macrophage activity that makes fighting off infectious microorganisms more effective. Having an intact immune system significantly reduces the risk for bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. More so, beta-glucan may be useful for people, whose immune functions are suppressed due to chronic fatigue syndrome, emotional and physical stress, or by treatments like radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Another action of Beta-glucan is that it can work as a soluble fiber in the digestive tract. It appears that it  may have the potential to delay the absorption of both cholesterol and carbohydrates in the digestive tract. This is why, some scientists connect blood sugar balance and healthy cholesterol levels with regular use of beta-glucan supplements.