glucan


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glu·can

 (glo͞o′kăn′ -kən)
n.
Any of various polysaccharides that are polymers of glucose and are components of the cell walls of plants, algae, fungi, and bacteria.

glucan

(ˈɡluːˌkæn)
n
(Chemistry) any polysaccharide consisting of a polymer of glucose, such as cellulose or starch
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Enriched with SoyFerm(TM) (certified organic whole food soy powder) and NuTrim(TM) (oat beta glucan fibre), this LeanFit(TM) product is poised to capture consumers interested in balanced weight management.
The SVB formulation also includes patented Beta Glucan and InuFlora(R) fiber, purified extracts recognized for enhanced absorption of nutrients and overall digestive health, which make this megadose multiple more easily absorbed.
We believe our on-going analytical chemistry program will become the new gold standard for structural characterization of beta glucan," said Daniel Conners, Biothera chairman and founder.
PromOat[TM] enables products to provide or contribute to consumers' recommended daily intake of 3g of beta glucan, therefore allowing access to the JHCI, EFSA and FDA health claims linking oat beta glucan to maintenance of healthy blood cholesterol levels.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved oat beta glucan as the component of oats that lowers cholesterol.
Earlier pre-clinical studies at the Institute support the fact that systemic (injected) administration of soluble and particulate forms of beta 1,3 glucan, obtained from yeast cell walls, can combat radiation effects, enhancing the recovery of white blood cells and increasing the survival rate in mice given a lethal dose of radiation.
Mannatech has combined these ingredients with Beta Right(TM), the only patent protected beta 1-3,1-6 glucan.
Working with a subsidiary of Van Drunen Farms, a food ingredient manufacturer based in Momence, IL, ADL scientists developed the beverages using Nutrim[R], the newest generation of oat bran, which features a highly concentrated amount of oat beta glucan.
Bakels new Oat Bread Concentrate has been enriched with beta glucan and bakers can therefore claim eating it will help consumers reduce cholesterol.
Service begins with the introduction of two tests Platelia Aspergillus EIA and Fungitell -D Glucan
A series of structure-activity relationship studies compared the activity of three soluble beta glucans (scleroglucan, a fungal derived glucan; Imprime PGG, a yeast-derived glucan from Biothera; and laminarin, an algae-derived glucan) for both binding and immune activation studies.
The researchers used response surface methodology to analyze the effect of die temperature (140 C to 160 C), screw speed (150 rpm to 200 rpm) and pomace levels (2% to 10%) on specific mechanical energy (SME), die pressure, water absorption index (WAI), water solubility index (WSI), gelatinization, in vitro starch digestibility and the glucan content of the extrudates.