Beta-who? Beta Glucan, that’s who. Get to know him 😉
Soo..it’s that time of year again, where the sniffles begin and the sneezes roll in! In the modern-day rat-race, your immune system is *usually* left on the backburner and is often forgotten about.
But let it be known, that strengthening and keeping your immune system in check should be on the top of your to do list. Keep your immune system fighting fit with our ImmunoBoost blend of B vitamins, minerals and our ultimate wellness warrior Beta Glucan.
Let us introduce you to this unsung hero, the pleasure is all ours. We gently extract Beta Glucan from Baker’s yeast and add 250mg to every Mude and So.Beer drink. Beta Glucan has a special place in our heart, and here are some reasons why it should hold a place in yours too.
1. No more nasty colds
A 2013 study found Beta Glucan helps to maintain the body's defence against pathogens. In this study adults were given 900mg of Beta Glucan. The results found that Beta Glucan reduced the number of common cold infections by a staggering 25%. So, whatever the ‘Mude’ keep those colds at bay with our brewed beauties.
In another study, adults were given 450mg of Beta Glucan, it was found that Beta Glucan reduced typical cold symptoms compared to the placebo. In short – Beta Glucan had a positive effect on the occurrence of the common cold. Need we say more?
2. Alleviates stress
Are you up for the challenge? 😉 It’s no secret that stress can cause havoc on our immunity. Easier said than done, but be selfish! Schedule some well needed rest and sip your worries away with a Mude Chill – a calming cocktail of Chamomile and Ashwaganda. *Chef’s kiss*.
Don’t believe us? A 2009 study backs this up with highly stressed subjects being exposed to 250mg and 500mg of Beta Glucan for 4 weeks. Both subjects reported increased vigour, heightened enthusiasm, and decreased tension. Ah the relief!
3. Fight allergies
Do itchy eyes and a runny nose sound all too familiar? Well we have good news for you. Beta Glucan showed positive effects against seasonal pollen allergies and has been found to be beneficial alongside allergy medication in a 2013 study. Researchers have noted that this protection comes from Beta Glucans optimisation of balancing white bloody cells in the body, and therefore protecting against those allergic reactions.
In 2014, a group of adults were given 250mg of Beta Glucan daily for 4 weeks. This supplementation not only improved ragweed allergy symptoms, but overall physical health and emotion well-being. I think I speak for all of us when I say, I would swipe right on Beta Glucan.
Take your mind out of the gutter. We mean immunity protection. D’uh! A 2009 study suggests that Beta Glucan can enhance the immune system, after healthy adults were subjected to the equivalent of 2 cans of Mude daily. The subjects had lower fever scores compared to the placebo group.
Beta Glucan consumption has been found to boost the immune system to fight against fungal infections. With antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects, it can work as a prebiotic. In this 2015 study, Beta Glucan supplementation was even found to have decreased the rate of tumour growth! What can this champion ingredient not do?
Curious? Don’t hesitate to dive into more about Beta Glucan and check out an abundance of scientific studies. You know we also mentioned the beauty of B Vitamins, here’s some more insight into their benefits.