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Boosting immunity has been one of the main interests among those who are concerned about health and well-being. mBeta Glucan is rising as the “it” ingredient for a strong immune system in the supplements market, because it enhances your immunity to prevent common cold and even to fight against cancers. mBeta Glucan is also an emerging super ingredient in the skincare market because it promotes skin immunity among many other benefits.


There Are Different Sources of mBeta Glucan

mBeta Glucan can be derived from oats, yeasts and cereals. Depending upon the source, one can get different effects, which we will enumerate below. You will easily understand why mushroom-derived mBeta Glucan is the best choice for your skin health, once you learn about different origins of mBeta Glucan.


Different Sources Produce Different mBeta Glucan Structures (branching pattern)

Chemically, mBeta Glucan is a sugar molecule (carbohydrate) which is a major structure making up the cell walls of yeast, fungi and some bacteria. mBeta Glucan typically is linked together to form a linear chain with different branches. This is where the important differences are. Different types of mBeta Glucan share the same core linear β-1,3 structure, but differ in their branching patterns:


  • Bacterial mBeta Glucan mostly lacks branches
  • Fungal mBeta Glucan has short β-1,6 branches
  • Yeast mBeta Glucan is similar to fungal, but has long β-1,6 branches
  • Cereal mBeta Glucan however is very different with β-1,4 branches


(Fig. Volman et al., 2008; Dietary modulation of immune function by mBeta Glucans. Physiol Behav 94)







Immune Stimulating Effects – Branching Pattern Dictates Immune Effects

Variations in the branch structures can have different immune-stimulating properties.

  1. First, the length of the side-chains may impact the strength of immune stimulating effects on skin.
  2. 1,4 glucans, which are derived from cereal, are scientifically proven to have limited activity, while mushroom beta glucan activates powerful immune system responses.
  3. fungi mBeta Glucans increase immune cells to have strong skin immunity.

For these reasons, Kosmetic Immunity uses the mushroom mBeta Glucan that has β-1,3 configuration D-glucose with short β-1,6 branch structure in order to offer highest immune-stimulating activity to one’s skin.


Mushroom-Sourced mBeta Glucans has strong Anti-Wrinkle Effect

Mushroom based mBeta Glucans also have stronger anti-wrinkle effects than other mBeta Glucans. Collagen synthesis is essential to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and mushroom mBeta Glucan is the best option to synthesize collagen in higher quantities. Kosmetic Immunity uses mBeta Glucan derived from schizophyllum (mushroom), which boosts up to 32% of collagen levels, while yeast mBeta Glucan only has a 10% increase.


Purity Can Affect the Effectiveness of mBeta Glucan

Another noteworthy effect on bioactivity is purity levels. Oat and yeast-derived mBeta Glucans need dozens of processing steps that will involve a large quantity of enzymes and chemicals. This leads to the introduction of harmful impurities that can result in negative effects. However, mushroom mBeta Glucan requires very few steps with high purity levels. Among mushroom mBeta Glucans, Kosmetic Immunity mBeta Glucan reigns as the top tier. Kosmetic Immunity mBeta Glucan can be developed by bioreactor with advanced technology so that it doesn’t have any harmful impurities. Kosmetic Immunity is therefore able to boast purity levels above 99.99%.


Concluding Remark

For thousands of years, eastern countries have been utilizing the healing and immune-stimulating properties of mushrooms. We now know this is because of mBeta Glucan. Kosmetic Immunity’s fungal mBeta Glucan offers firming, brightening and soothing effects by inducing a strong immunity response in your skin.  While all mBeta Glucan is excellent in itself; only Kosmetic Immunity mBeta Glucan has the highest purity levels and remains the best option for skin care.

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