In today's urban life, the competition is fierce, which often makes the white-collar workers in the workplace very stressful.
Gastrointestinal weakness is the first step in the body's stress response. Under the pressure, the abdominal muscles will continue to tighten unconsciously causing abdominal pain. At the same time, stress can also cause diseases such as belly sounds, diarrhea, constipation, and stomach ulcers. Long-term stage stress and chronic stress are associated with many digestive diseases, such as irritable bowel syndrome and gastric ulcers.
A pre-clinical study published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Swedish researchers showed that the immunologically healthy component of yeast beta-glucan protects the intestinal barrier function of stressed populations.
Yeast β-glucan is a polysaccharide. It is present in mucus secreted by certain microorganisms during growth. In the 1940s, Dr. Pillemer first discovered and reported that a substance in the yeast cell wall has an immune-enhancing effect. Later, after further research by Dr. Diluzio of the University of Tulum, it was found that the substance that enhances immunity in the yeast cell wall is a polysaccharide, β-glucan, which is isolated from baker's yeast.
Yeast glucan was the first glucan to be found to be immunologically active.
Yeast glucan is a polysaccharide with enhanced immunity activity, β-glucan, present in the cell wall of yeast. Β-glucan is widely found in various fungi and plants, such as Agaricus blazei, mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum, and oatmeal, and is a main functional substance for their health effects. Yeast glucan has stronger immunopotentiating activity and has the functions of improving blood lipids, removing toxins, resisting radiation, repairing cells, and improving intestinal function.
Yeast β-glucan has strong physiological functions:
1. Anti-radiation, neutralization and chemical toxins
2. Lower cholesterol and prevent stone disease
3. Regulate blood sugar: improve the feeling of insulin in peripheral tissues, reduce the requirement for insulin, promote the return of glucose to normal, and have obvious inhibition and prevention effects on diabetes.
4. Eliminate wrinkles and pigmentation: Beta glucan has also been shown to effectively enhance the inductive power of all macrophages in the human body, and has a driving effect on the Langerhans macrophages in the skin, which can exert skin defense and repair functions. Improves the synthesis of collagen and elastin in the dermis and causes wrinkles to disappear.
Both chronic and acute stress can cause mast cell activation, which weakens the intestinal barrier function, and the intestinal barrier function plays a key role in maintaining human health. This study measured the effect of yeast beta-glucan on activated mast cells in human intestinal tissue to determine its effect on the decline in intestinal barrier function caused by stress.
Preliminary data show that yeast β-glucan can protect the function of the intestinal wall by blocking the activation of mast cells. These results may help people understand the effects of functional ingredients on digestive health associated with intestinal barrier function. The researchers explained that the human intestinal barrier function can absorb nutrients and water and other substances, while maintaining effective defense against toxins and pathogens, and avoiding harmful substances harmful to human health.
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