Beta-Glucan, the Ultimate Skin Therapy

You may have heard of Beta-Glucan and its many benefits as a dietary supplement for strengthening the immune system, lowering bad cholesterol, normalizing blood sugar levels and other health-related advantages. More recent dermatology related studies show that Beta-Glucan is one of the most powerful immune system stimulants for the skin and contributes to hydration, repair, and collagen support. A Beta-Glucan skincare treatment can be a game changer for aging skin and chronic skin issues. Here are a few of the top benefits of including Beta-Glucan in your skincare program.

Beta-Glucan, the Ultimate Skin Therapy

All Natural

Beta-Glucan is a food constituent that we find in foods such as mushrooms, oats, yeast, and barley. It is a polysaccharide which is a chain of glucose molecules. Today, the most powerful and pure extraction is from yeast as 1,3 D-Beta-Glucan, which is a technical term for the “1,3” position on the glucose chain. It is completely natural with no synthetic chemicals and can reduce oxidative stress and sooth the skin naturally and supports a holistic health-focused lifestyle.

Hydration & Repair

Beta-Glucan has been found to be very effective in treating dry skin and helps improve hydration without the use of synthetic chemicals and provides an excellent active ingredient for facial moisturizers, lotions and creams. Therapeutic creams that are fortified with Beta-Glucan have been found to decrease inflammation and protect the skin from UV radiation and reverse wrinkling and aging. Topically, Beta-Glucan has also been used to treat eczema, acne and skin infections such as Staph epidermis as well as other skin irritations.

Immune System Boost

Probably the most important boost to the skin comes from strengthening the immune system. Beta-Glucan strengthens white blood cells, which are macrophages which devour bacteria, dead and dying cells and other negative aggressors of the skin. These immune cells become more powerful and effective when boosted by Beta-Glucan.

Anti-inflammatory, Moisturizer, and Rejuvenator of the Skin!

The topical application of Beta-Glucan is increasing because of its potent activity as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, moisturizer, and as a complementary therapy in managing various skin diseases and conditions. Beta-Glucans also possess anti-infection properties and exhibit potential antibacterial activity against a broad spectrum of bacteria. [1]

Beta-Glucan is one of the most powerful and all-inclusive therapies for the skin available today.

If you’re interested in making Beta-Glucan a part of your skincare program, reach out to Wondrous Roots Botanical Apothecary. Located in Keene, NH, this community-based practice provides a holistic approach to health and beauty. Their clinicians are highly trained in both traditional and practical skincare treatments and offer an assortment of natural beauty products. Call (603) 290-9870 to schedule an appointment or visit their website for additional information on their services.

Reference [1]: β-Glucans: Multi-Functional Modulator of Wound Healing - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6017669/