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Angel Yeast increased the production capacity of yeast beta-glucan

May 16th,2020

by Jimmy Fu

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The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic led to increased demand for immune-promoting dietary supplement products worldwide.

COVID-19 pandemic has been outbroken globally since the end of 2019, and up to May 12, more than 4 million people worldwide have been infected, resulting in nearly 300,000 deaths. There are still no effective drugs, and vaccine is still under development. For the moment, immunity is the most powerful weapon against COVID-19. Epidemiological studies show the positive correlation between the mortality of COVID-19 and people's age. For example, there were no deaths among children under nine years old while the death rate stood at 0.2 percent for people aging from 10 to 39. It increased to 3. 6 percent for people in their 60s, 8 percent in 70s and 14. 8 percent in their 80s or older. This is because the human body's immunity decreases with age (literature).

Besides age, human immunity is also related to dietary nutrition. Several vitamins, including vitamins A, B6, C, D, E and trace elements, including zinc, iron, selenium, magnesium and copper, play important roles in supporting both the innate and adaptive immune systems. For instance, daily intake of at least 200 mg/day for healthy individuals and 1-2 g/day for individuals who are sick are recommended.

Therefore, the global dietary supplement market has achieved an explosive growth in the demand for immune-boosting ingredients. IRI recently tracked sales across multiple product channels in the United States, including grocery, pharmacy and convenience stores, the latest data shows that sales of dietary supplements have soared in recent weeks following the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, zinc sales rose 255% in the first week of March 2020.

Angel Yeast increased the production capacity of yeast beta-glucan

As a popular dietary supplement for boosting immune function, yeast beta-glucan has also gotten an explosive increase in demand. So, Angel Yeast Co., Ltd., as the world's leading supplier of yeast beta-glucan, increased its production capacity.

"Angel yeast currently has 14 plants in the world, 5 of which are capable of producing yeast beta-glucan. With the increasing market demand, we have rapidly added a yeast beta-glucan production plant to ensure the global supply. We have more capacity to release if the market requires." R&D Director of Angel Human Health, Poshy Zhang said.

Found in 1986, Angel Yeast is a company specializes in the production of yeast and yeast derivatives. With more than 30 years' experience in research of yeast derivatives, Angel Yeast has been authorized more than 200 patents all over the world. After more than 20 years' research in yeast beta-glucan, Angel Yeast developed a novel patented manufacturing process which was eco-friendly and high-efficient.

Yeast beta-glucan and immunity

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Angel Yeast beta glucan

Beta-glucans are polymers of glucose found in the cell wall of bacteria, yeast, fungi and some plants. Historically, mushrooms which contain beta-glucan such as Chinese Ganoderma have been utilized traditionally. Although all beta-glucans have a similar structure, but their effects can vary depending on their source. So far, it appears that beta-glucan from yeast possess the most potent immune-boosting activity.

Yeast beta-glucan is recognized as a foreign substance by human's body. So, the immune system is stimulated and increased activity of immune cells including neutrophils, macrophages, and natural killer cells which are responsible for the immune responses including phagocytosis, production of cytokines.

As an example of immunity improving, a number of studies showed that yeast beta-glucan can reduce chances of upper respiratory infections (URIs) and prevent cold and flu infections in particular.

About Angel Human Health

Specialized in yeast and fermentation, AHH is committed to developing innovative, differentiated, science-based functional ingredients and customized solutions, to help our customers get enduring success, as well as contribute to a healthier and sustainable world together.

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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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