Beta-glucans are natural polysaccharides, obtained mainly from cell walls of fungi and plants. Beta-glucans are long-chain polymers, the side chains of which are composed of glucose.
These polysaccharides are distinguished by immunostimulating and immunomodulating activity, which it owes mainly to the presence of leukocytes, monocytes and macrophages of beta-D-glucan receptors on the surface of cells. Beta-glucans are recognized by our immune system as stranger substances, which makes the recognition of the receptor by macrophages contribute to the activation of processes of incapacitating pathogens and the immune response.
Not all beta-glucans are characterized by such an ability. The ability to modulate immune functions are demonstrates mainly by glucans, which contain bonds at the position 1.3/1/6. Beta-glucans are available on our website both in the form of mono-preparations and in the composition of immunity boosting complexes, based on fungi extracts.