The product

M-Glucan® is a natural ingredient, a beta 1,3/1,6 glucan from a proprietary strain of baker’s yeast. M-Glucan® is safe and effective immune-enhancing agent for a variety of applications in the animal feed industry. The product is easy to blend into existing formulas and is not degraded by pH, temperature, or other physical influences typically encountered in the processing industry. M-Glucan® is often referred to as the most documented beta-glucan proven in numerous animal trials to enhance animals’ general resistance to disease and to strengthen their growth rate.

The research behind M-Glucan®

fish farm in norway M-Glucan® is supported by over 60 publications and a numerous of animal trials including fish and a variety of different mammals as well as safety and mechanism of action studies. All applications have one thing in common –supporting the innate immune system. The technology behind M-Glucan® has been successfully developed for several alternative indications and applications including nutraceuticals (enhanced resistance against bacterial and viral infections), wound care (improved healing of chronic wounds; product Woulgan®), as well as cancer treatment (immunotherapy)1.

When used as a feed ingredient M-Glucan® provides, amongst others, the following benefits:

  • Enhance resistance to virus and bacterial infection and reduce mortalities2,3
  • Improve resistance to parasites4
  • Boosts the efficacy of vaccines
  • Improves overall physical health and protects in periods of exceeded stress
  • Improved feed conversion and increased growth rate

By incorporating M-Glucan® in the diet of animals/fish, their natural protection against environmental micro-organisms is enhanced. Although these micro-organisms might not generally cause diseases, they can cause large losses if the animals/fish are weak or in some way stressed. The use of M-Glucan® can therefore be a wise investment, especially during disease susceptible periods such as first-feeding, physiological changes, transport, and handling.

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  1. Raa, J. Immune modulation by non-digestible and non-absorbable beta-1,3/1,6-glucan. Microbial Ecology In Health And Disease. 2015; 26
  2. Yu X, et al., Oral administered particulate yeast-derived glucan promotes hepatitis B virus clearance in a hydrodynamic injection mouse model. PLoS One. 2015;10(4).
  3. Marakalala MJ, et al., Dectin-1 plays a redundant role in the immunomodulatory activities of β-glucan-rich ligands in vivo. Microbes Infect. 2013;15(6-7):511-5.
  4. Refstie, S. Effects of dietary yeast cell wall β-glucans and MOS on performance, gut health, and salmon lice resistance in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fed sunflower and soybean meal. Aquaculture. 2009; 305: 109–11