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Angel yeast beta-glucan meets the standard of NMR identification of USP/FCC

May 21th, 2020

by Jimmy Fu

Different sources of beta-glucan have different molecular structures, which lead to a large distinction on immune activity. The unique molecular structure of yeast beta-1,3-1,6-D-glucan, especially the appropriate ratio of beta-1,6-glycosidic bonds to the total glycosidic bonds, makes it can be recognized quickly by immune cells receptors, resulting in efficient immune regulation [1]. The USP/FCC identification standard requires qualified yeast beta-glucan, whose beta-1,6-glycosidic bonds account for 10-18% of the total glycosidic bonds [2].

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Fig.1  1H NMR spectrum of Angel Yeast beta glucan

The above figure shows that the ratio of beta-1,6-glycosidic bonds to total glycosidic bonds is 16.81% (analysis method is refer to USP). The ratio of beta-1,6-glycosidic bonds to total glycosidic bonds in Angel yeast beta-glucan is between 10-18%, which meets the requirements of 10% -18% of USP/FCC standard.

The ratio of beta-1,6-glycosidic bonds to total glycosidic bonds is mainly determined by the following factors. First, the selection of suitable yeast strain determines the ratio of beta-1,6-glycosidic bonds to total glycosidic bonds in yeast beta-glucan extracted after fermentation. The second is the production and extraction process of yeast beta-glucan, which also affects the ratio of beta-1,6-glycosidic bonds to total glycosidic bonds.

"By selecting appropriate strains and using a patented extraction process after a long-term exploration, we can keep the beta-1,6-glycosidic bonds in our products account for 10-18% of the total glycosidic bonds, which meets the USP/FCC identification standard and achieves its highest immune activity. "Ryan Zhang, R&D Director of AHH mentioned.

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Reference

[1] Biao Han et al. Structure-Functional Activity Relationship of β-Glucans from the Perspective of Immunomodulation: A Mini-Review. Frontiers in Immunology, April 2020 | Volume 11 :1-8

[2] Dietary Supplements / Beta Glucan, USP 36–NF 31,1347-1350


About Angel Human Health

Supported by strong background of biotechnology in yeast market, Angel Yeast started Angel Human Health(AHH) in 1992, a business division focusing on human nutrition & health. AHH develops and supplies innovative & value-added actives from yeast and fermentation backed by science to the global human care industries, to serve the industrial users of dietary supplements and functional foods.

Targeting a wide range of applications including immune-enhancing, digestive health, vegetarian support and overall wellbeing, with featured products of yeast beta-glucan, nutritional yeast flakes, yeast protein, probiotics of S.boulardii, selenium yeast, etc., AHH keeps adding values to many end products of famous brands all around the world. 

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About Angel:

Angel Yeast Company is a high-tech listed company specializing in yeast and biotech. Product business covers Yeast and Baking, Yeast Extract-Savoury, Nutrition & Health and Biotechnology fields. It is one of the world's leading companies in the yeast industry. Angel has 12 holding subsidiaries and provides products and services for more than 150 countries and regions.

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Address: 168 Chengdong Avenue, Yichang, Hubei 443003, P.R.China

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