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Background and Date of Approval

Beta 1,3/1,6 D-Glucan is approved and known for its potential immunomodulatory effects, meaning it has the ability to influence and regulate the immune system. Beta 1,3/1,6-D-glucan is a polysaccharide, a type of complex sugar, derived from the cell walls of certain fungi, including yeast and mushrooms.

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Beta 1,3/1,6 D-Glucan enters the cells of your body that travel to different organs of the immune system. It trains the immune system and alters the immune response to inflammation and infection-causing microorganisms. Release of cytokines, which are signaling molecules that control immunological responses, can occur when Beta 1,3/1,6-D-glucan activates immune cells.

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Beta 1,3/1,6 D-Glucan is often used as dietary supplement or nutraceutical in the prevention and treatment of infections; it is also used to enhance immune response in people with a weak immune system (children, athletes, aged population).

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Beta 1,3/1,6 D-Glucan is available in a capsule dosage form for oral use. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. 

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It is not recommended to take this medication if you are allergic to the active substance Beta 1,3/1,6 D- glucan and its components. Immune system activation is the main targeted effect of beta 1,3/1,6-D-glucan. Even though this is frequently desired, people who take immunosuppressive drugs or have autoimmune diseases should speak with a doctor before using these supplements. People who use blood sugar-lowering drugs or have diabetes should constantly check their blood sugar levels and speak with a healthcare provider. Tell your physician about all the medications you have been taking recently before starting treatment.


There is insufficient information on the safety of Beta 1,3/1,6-D-glucan supplements for children, expectant mothers, and nursing mothers. These populations should speak with a healthcare provider before taking any of these supplements. It is really important to be safe, so make sure you discuss any concerns you may have with your healthcare professional.

Side Effects

Like any other drug, beta 1,3/1,6-D-glucan also has some side effects. The most common side effects people may experience are allergic reactions (such as bruising, pain, redness, swelling, and itching), nausea, bloating and digestive discomfort. Keep an eye out for these signs and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of them while receiving therapy.

Word Of Advice

Be cautious if you have known allergies to the source material of the beta 1,3/1,6 D-glucan (e.g., mushrooms, yeast). Avoid supplements derived from sources you are allergic to. Consult a healthcare provider if you have autoimmune diseases, are taking medications, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding, as beta-glucans may have potential interactions or effects. Monitor for digestive discomfort, follow recommended dosages and choose reputable brands with quality control. Understand that individual responses can vary, and it's essential to prioritize open communication with a healthcare provider for personalized guidance on using this medication, considering your specific health status and needs.

Frequently Asked Question


  1. Elena De Marco Castro, Philip C. Calder, and Helen M. Roche, 𝜷-1,3/1,6-Glucans and Immunity: State of the Art and Future Directions, Mol. Nutr. Food Res. 2021, 65,


The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice. It is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you can receive this treatment.