Much More to a Mushroom: Super Beta Glucan Inc. Harnesses Mushrooms' Power for Immune System Support


Over the millennia, mushrooms have been incorporated into countless natural remedies. They now even feature prominently in pharmaceutical drugs, and clinical research over the past few decades has confirmed significant benefits of mushrooms on overall heath and wellness. Mushrooms contain beta glucan, a component linked to strengthened immune systems and antimicrobial activity, making it a highly coveted supplement to help address a number of diseases and compromised health conditions.

"A number of studies have repeatedly demonstrated that beta glucan effectively enhances the immune system by activating the white blood cells, including the macrophages, T cells, and natural killer cells," says Shiu-Nan Chen, PhD, who founded the California-based laboratory Super Beta Glucan (SBG) Inc. to research, develop and perfect beta glucan-based products.

"Equally important," continues Chen, "is that macrophages are our body's frontline of defense, and these immune system cells are antimicrobial in nature, or responsible for identifying and fighting foreign invaders in the body. They also activate other components of the immune system to produce other immune cells in preparation of future, adverse events. So not only does beta glucan support our immune systems, but this carefully harvested ingredient can also jumpstart the attack against potential diseases and invasive organisms as well."

Harvesting high-quality beta glucan requires the finely tuned expertise of clinicians who are skilled at a very stringent extraction process that uses state-of-the-art biotechnology. For more than 30 years, SBG has been pioneering beta glucan extraction to ensure a premium ingredient. In fact, SBG's beta glucan is the only beta glucan on the market today that is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) certified by the FDA.

Having perfected its harvesting techniques and proprietary technology, SBG now packages and provides this pure and potent mushroom component through a number of products, from dietary supplements to skin care products, cholesterol-lowering food additives, and even all-natural, veterinary feed formulas for maximizing the health of animals and livestock as well.

"Considering its properties, beta glucan is an incredible and now well-documented ingredient that's delivering real solutions to people and animals alike," Chen states. "We're thrilled to provide this sort of health and wellness innovation to people worldwide and through so many affordable products that address countless customer needs and demands. Beta glucan is not only a breakthrough in medicine and pharma, but for all of us in the health and wellness field."

Beta glucan, direct from SBG, is available to manufacturers and consumers. For more information, visit