What is Glucan?
Glucan is a combination of glucose and fructose which is good for human being and is identified as a kind of food fiber.
What is β-Glucan ?
β-Glucan can be classified as α & β type. In the structure linkage between glucose, the arm face up is β type while the vice verse is α type. β-Glucan is good for health which can be found in microorganism, fungi and mushrooms.
What is β1,3 - 1,6 Glucan?
The structural component of glucan is hexagon. Each corner is identified as 1 to 6. β1,3 or β1,6 is representing which corner is linking with carbon atom glucose. For example, 1,3 is corner 1 in link with corner 3 carbon atom glucose and 1,6 is corner 1 in link with corner 6 carbon atom glucose. Actually, 1,3-1,6 is like a tree, trunk and branches are linking together. The structural component 1,6 (branches) is attached to 1,3 (trunk). This special structure can activate the immunity and have anti-oxidation function. It is very important for the purchaser to select which kinds of food have such special structure.