What is a Beta-Glucan?
How do Beta-Glucans Work?
Benefits of Beta-Glucans
- Stimulates the immune response to defend against infections. 
- Supports intestinal health by increasing the resistance to inflammation and inhibiting the development of ulcers. 
- Reduces cholesterol and triglycerides to support a healthy heart. 
- Promotes the metabolism of fats and sugars to help maintain a healthy body weight. 
- Decreases the body’s inflammatory response by regulating inflammatory markers in the body.
How to Include More Beta-Glucans in Your Diet
Because your body can’t make beta-glucans, you must get them from foods. As mentioned, they’re common in yeasts, algae and cereal grains. However, the fruiting bodies of mushrooms (again, like Reishi, Cordyceps, Maitake, Shiitake, Lion’s Mane and Chaga) provide much higher levels and more profound health benefits. An easy way to add these to your diet is by using our MyPure™ Mushroom formulas.*
MyPure™ Mushrooms contain no fillers, binders, flavorings, colorings, or common allergens of any kind. They are 100% pure mushroom extracts. Our original formulas use only 1:1 hot water treated extracts that are up to 50% beta-glucans. Our 4X formulas combine 1:1 extracts with higher ratio extracts that contain lower (but still highly beneficial) levels of beta-glucans, but richer concentrations of phytochemicals that are specific to each mushroom.*
There are, of course, other perfectly fine mushrooms brands to choose from. Nonetheless, it’s often a case of “buyer beware,” because there are also many “mushroom” supplements that are not mushrooms at all, but mycelia grown on grain.
Mycelia are another part of the organism that produces mushrooms. Mycelia grown on grain contains less than 1/10th the beta-glucans found in real mushrooms, and a whole lot of simple starch (from the grains they grown on). To be sure you’re getting real mushrooms, avoid products whose labels contain the words “mycelia” and “rice,” “corn,” “wheat,” or any other grain.
The recommended usage for pure mushroom powder is 500 to 5000 mg per day. The low end is for those who use mushrooms to maintain general wellbeing. If you are in this group, our original MyPure™ Mushroom formulas are perfect, especially when you consider that real mushrooms provide up to 10 times more beta-glucans than mycelia grown on grain.*
The higher usage range is for those who want maximum mushroom benefits. If this is you, you’ll want our MyPure™ 4X formulas. Each capsule of these formulas provides the equivalent of 2250 to 2400 mg of whole mushroom nutrition (up to 10 capsules of mycelia on grain).*
No matter which formula you choose, you can be sure you are getting the cleanest, purest mushroom nutrition available anywhere.*
How Much Beta-Glucans are in MyPure™ Mushrooms?