Yeast beta-glucan for immune support

NEIVA - Beta-glucan for immune support

Ohly’s new NEIVA range takes yeast beta-glucan and blends it with other functional ingredients to provide formulators with tailored solutions for functional food, sports nutrition and dietary supplements which support immune health and overall well-being.

Ohly has consistently produced their own premium yeast beta-glucans for many years, making them a trusted source of reliable, quality products.

What is yeast beta-glucan?

Yeast beta-glucans are polysaccharides found in the cell walls of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly known as baker’s yeast. These compounds consist of glucose molecules linked together in a specific branched structure. This unique molecular structure plays a crucial role in their functionality and biological activity.  

1. Immune System Modulation

Yeast beta-glucans are known for their profound impact on immune function. They stimulate various parts of the immune system, enhancing the body’s ability to defend against pathogens and infections. When interacting with specific receptors on immune cells, such as Dectin-1, they trigger a sequence of events that produces immune mediators and activates immune responses.1

2. Cardiovascular Health Support

Yeast beta-glucans may contribute to cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol levels. Additionally, they offer potential benefits in managing blood sugar levels and supporting digestive function.2

3. Antioxidant Properties

The antioxidant properties of yeast beta-glucans can help combat oxidative stress and reduce inflammation in the body, contributing to overall well-being.3

In summary, yeast beta-glucans are multifaceted bioactive compounds with significant benefits for immune function, cardiovascular health, and overall wellness.

Yeast beta-glucan mechanism for immune stimulation

Why choose NEIVA by Ohly for your immune support applications?

We've been creating high-quality, reliable yeast products for almost 200 yearsThroughout that time, we’ve never compromised on quality, meaning you can expect great results from our products, time and again. We have exacting quality control and assurance processes in place to make sure of it.

We’re always looking for new ways to improve our products and create new ones. Our products are developed by a team of yeast experts who can work with you to find the right solution for your next innovation. Our range of products is constantly expanding, thanks to our investment in intensive research and development.

But we’re also committed to playing an active role in addressing sustainability challenges across three pillars - people, customers and planet.


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  3. Utama et al. (2020) Systemic reviews in Pharmacy , 11 (10), 868-873: