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Beta Glucans

Baker’s Yeast Beta Glucan Supplementation May Reduce Days of Cold/Flu Symptoms After Intense Exercise

Posted September 18, 2013

In a two-experiment study in which the first experiment involved 182 men and women, supplementation with Baker’s yeast beta glucan for 28 days in subjects experiencing upper respiratory tract infection post-marathon was found to be associated with a 37% reduction in the number of days having cold/flu symptoms post-marathon, as compared to placebo.

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Yeast beta-glucan shows benefits for stressed women

Posted February 10, 2013

Supplements of the beta-glucan based ingredient Wellmune WGP may help stressed women stay healthy by reducing coughs and colds, says a new study.

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Study: Yeast beta-glucan boosts cold-fighting potential 25%

Posted January 31, 2013

Yeast beta-glucan increases the body’s ability to fight pathogens, and showed a 25% better record of cold-fighting compared to placebo in a new German study.

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Yeast beta-glucan shows benefits for ragweed allergy sufferers

Posted January 7, 2013

Supplements of the beta-glucan based ingredient Wellmune WGP may reducte symptoms and severity of ragweed allergy, and boost overall ‘quality of life’, says a new study.

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Eating oat beta-glucan regularly helps maintain normal blood cholesterol

Posted June 7, 2012

In view of the increasing prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), identifying functional foods that reduce CVD risk factors (including high blood cholesterol) is an important area of research. A body of evidence has accumulated, strengthening the association between oat beta-glucan consumption and a decrease in blood cholesterol, according to a review by researchers from the University of Manitoba, Canada.

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Natural Preservative Bisin may Keep Food Fresh for Years

Posted April 30, 2012

A group of American scientists has discovered a naturally available preservative that can kill a large number of bacteria and keep the food fresh even after many years. Known as bisin, the preservative is produced by harmless bacteria called Bifodobacterium longum which is present in the human gut.

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