Beta Glucan Supplier

Van Wankum Ingredients is a full service ingredients provider for many different clients in the Food & Beverage, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical and Health industries. We offer high quality ingredients and additives. Our services include sampling, cost efficient logistics, quality documents and consulting. Our team of commercial, logistic, and financial experts, and food technologists share more than 30 years of professional experience worldwide and are committed to satisfying customers’ needs.

What is Beta Glucan?

Beta glucan is found in the cell walls of common baker’s yeast. Most people already consume it via natural sources such as wheat or oatmeal. It is used to maintain or stimulate the effectiveness of the immune system. Moreover, it has a positive effect on cholesterol levels and research is being done to investigate the positive effects on blood sugar levels.

Benefits of Beta Glucan

Beta glucan from the Baker’s Yeast source have the most benefits of all Beta Glucans, Below we have listed a number of Benefits:

  • Beta Glucan maintains and stimulates the effectiveness of the immune system
  • Beta Glucan has a positive effect on cholesterol levels
  • Beta Glucan is thought to have a positive effect on blood sugar levels and to help with diabetic issues
  • Beta Glucan fights infections
  • Beta Glucan is suitable for consumption for vegetarians

Beta Glucan Comparison of Different Beta Glucan Sources

According to available research beta-1,3/1,6-glucans are the only BETA GUCANS with immune stimulating benefits. BETA GUCAN molecules found in oat and barley do not bind to macrophages and because of that, they do not have an immune-modulating effect or Benefits.

Our Beta Glucan (Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan) derived from baker’s yeast is of all BETA GUCANS the most studied Beta GLUCAN and the most documented Beta GLUCAN in terms of immune stimulating benefits, mode of action and safety, and is considered to be superior to beta-glucans from other Beta GLUCAN sources. Please see below Figure:


Beta Glucan Natural and organic

Our Beta Glucan (Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan) derived from baker’s yeast is suitable for vegetarian diets and can be provided with an ORGANIC ECO CERTIFICATE.

Beta Glucan applications

Our Beta glucan from the Baker’s Yeast source can be suitable for multiple applications, Below we have listed a number of Applications:

  • Nutritional & Dietary Products
  • Dry-mix products
  • Bread
  • Granola bars
  • Cookies
  • Biscuits
  • Dairy products
  • Beverage
  • Desserts
  • Foods fortifying the immunity
  • Weight-losing foods
  • Anti-aging foods
  • Animal nutrition

Van Wankum Ingredients

Van Wankum Ingredients is always looking for environment friendly and “green” opportunities for its products and principles. We stand for long-term relationships with our clients and high quality service. Please do not hesitate to request a Beta Glucan sample or contact us directly with questions or requests.

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