What is Beta 1,3:1,4 Glucan?

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Beta glucan is a polysaccharide derived from the cell wall of baker's yeast, oat and barley fiber, and many medicinal mushrooms, such as Reishi, Shiitake, and Maitake. Yeast and mushrooms contain a mixture of beta 1,3 glucan. Oats and barley contain a mixture of beta 1,3 glucan and beta 1,4 glucan.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support immune health 3 1
Autism spectrum disorder 1 0
General health 1 0
Pervasive development disorder NOS 1 0

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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Beta 1,3:1,4 Glucan

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Beta 1,3:1,4 Glucan

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
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Duration

Stopped taking Beta 1,3:1,4 Glucan

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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