What is Beta Glucan?
Beta glucans are polysaccharides (long chains of glucose molecules) present in algae, bacteria, fungi and plants like oat and barley. Beta glucans vary based on chemical structure and role within the cell. Most beta glucans, including the types found in fungi, oat and barley, serve as structural components in the cell wall. Kemin's beta glucan is sourced from an alga called Euglena gracilis, in which beta glucan serves as energy storage and is found floating freely within the cell.