Beta-Glucans are a type of soluble fibre that occurs naturally within different food sources most notably mushrooms and fungi. Mush-glucan’s have been found to have immune-boosting benefits, making it tougher for bacteria to find their way into your body. Mush-glucan’s can do this thanks to their ability to increase the activity of your body’s macrophages. Macrophages are a type of white blood cell that guard your body against pathogens and destroying any bacteria they come across.
As well as the immune boosting effects of mush-glucans, the boost to your body’s macrophages also provide a multitude of benefits for your skin. They speed up wound healing time, lower infection rate, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and most importantly, soothe the skin by reducing inflammation. Another significant benefit mush-glucans provide by being high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are essential for any skin-care routine as they help protect you against pre-mature aging. They do this by neutralising free-radical cells, which prevents unnecessary damage to your skin cells. Antioxidants, and by extension mush-glucans are essential to your routine because your body doesn’t produce them naturally, as well as the fact that we’re subjected to oxidative stress from exposure to the sun as well as pollution, every day.