Beta glucans

There are different beta glucans on the market with yeast, oats and medicinal fungi being the most common sources. Many have attempted to compare the different products, using a series of different tests aimed at demonstrating immune stimulation/modification.

For any of these tests to bear any relevance to the actual use of the products, they must be tested in the environment in which they will be used. Thus, for use as dietary supplement, the tests must be carried out in humans taking the product as intended. GlycaNova’s products are soluble and taken orally, thus all the tests results we report arise from tests and trials with human volunteers.

Naturally GlycaNova has performed comparative in vitro, in vivo, and ex-vivo tests with many different beta glucan products. Although we are very happy with the results of these tests, we feel they are not relevant to the actual use of the products and have chosen not to publish the data. However, that there are difference s between the various beta glucan products are demonstrated by the daily recommended doses required for the products to have any affect:


Mushrooms                         100 – 1000 mg
Yeast                                     30 – 1000 mg
Oats                                      1000 – 3000 mg
GlycaNova products          1 mg