Medical Applications of Beta-Glucan

Beta Glucan And Upper Respiratory Tract Obstruction

Author(s): Betül Gürünlü

Pp: 47-52 (6)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815039238122010007

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Every year, during the winter season, 2 out of 4 adults complain of upper
respiratory tract infections [1]. The β-glucan has a therapeutic effect on decreasing the
symptoms of upper respiratory symptoms of infections such as cold and flu. Talbott et
al. show that the healing effect of β-1,3/1,6-d-glucan on the psychological well-being
of people who are experiencing a moderate levels of physicological stress and upper
respiratory tract symptoms [2].

Keywords: β-glucans, Strengthening The Immune System, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

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