Mushroom Beta Glucan is a carbohydrate polymer derived from the cell wall of mushrooms. Research has demonstrated that this unique polymer effectively supports the body’s natural defense mechanism by activating the front line immune cells to support a healthy and robust immune response without over-stimulating it.

Beta glucan is known as the biological response modifiers (BRM), which refers to the ability to up-regulate and down-regulate the response of biological systems.  The results of clinical research indicate that the presence of beta glucan is linked to the production and activation of macrophages, NK-cells, T-cells, B-cells from the body’s natural defense system.  This is accomplished by a cascade of biological reactions triggered by the binding of the beta glucan moleculesto the Dectin-1/CR3 receptors presented on cells.


How Does Mushroom Beta Glucan Work?

A 3-Dimensional Drawing of Mushroom Beta Glucan Molecule


The peptides-Lectin

Lectin can be defined as a protein decipher of glycocode, which specifically binds or cross-links carbohydrates.  In basic terms, it is a naturally occurring protein found in plants, viruses, microorganisms and animals that share the common property of binding or cross-linking to specific sugar structures.  Lectins found in some mushroom extracts are also identified to play important roles in the immune system by recognizing carbohydrates that are found exclusively on pathogens, or that are inaccessible on host cells.

Lectin, naturally resistant to the acidic environment from digestion can be produced rather affordably in large quantity and by utilizing novel metabolic processes of natural organic mushrooms.

A 3-Dimensional Description of the Lectins