What other names is Beta Glucans known by?
1-3,1-6-beta-glucan, 1-3,1-6-bêta-glucane, B-Glucane d'Avoine, Barley Beta-Glucan, Barley B-Glucan, beta-1,3-D-glucan, Beta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucan, Bêta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucane, Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan, Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucane, Bêta-1,3 / 1,6 Glucanes, Beta-1,3 / 1,6 Glucans, Beta -1,3-D Glucan, Bêta -1,3-D Glucane, Bêta-1,3-D-glucane, Beta-1,3-Glucan, Bêta-1,3-Glucane, Beta 1,3 Glucan, Bêta 1,3 Glucane, Beta 1,6 Glucan, Bêta 1,6 Glucane, beta-1-6,1,3-beta-glucan, Beta 1,3 Glucans, Bêta 1,3 Glucanes, Beta Glucan, Beta-Glucan, Bêta-Glucane, Bêta-Glucane d'Avoine, Bêta-Glucane d'Orge, Bêta-Glucane Dérivé de la Levure, Bêta-glucanes, Beta Glucanos, Beta-Glucans, Beta Glycans, Beta-Glycans, Grifolan (GRN), Lentinan, Oat Beta Glucan, Oat B-Glucan, PGG Glucan, PGG-Glucan, Poly-[1-6]-Beta-D-Glucopyranosyl-[1-3]-Beta-D-Glucopyranose, Schizophyllan (SPG), SSG, Yeast-Derived Beta Glucan.
What is Beta Glucans?
Beta glucans are sugars which are found in the cell walls of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, algae, lichens, and plants such as oats and barley. They are sometimes used as a medicine.
Possibly Effective for...
- Lowering cholesterol levels when taken by mouth.
- Stimulating the immune system in people with AIDS or HIV infection, to increase survival in people with cancer, or to prevent infections in people who have had surgery or trauma when used by injection.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Diabetes, cancer, HIV infection, AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, physical and emotional stress, colds, flu, allergies, liver problems, Lyme disease, asthma, ear infections, aging, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, skin problems, wrinkles, bedsores, wounds, burns, diabetic ulcers, and radiation burns.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).