1) Animal breeding and feed industry
Yeast glucan is a very good natural immune enhancer. It can provide non-specific and specific immune effects to the body. This is an important way to improve the health of animals. Therefore, it is widely used in the field of animal breeding. Selvaraj and other studies have shown that intraperitoneal injection of yeast glucan into carp can significantly improve its immune function. Courie et al. Used yeast glucan as an antibiotic substitute in livestock and poultry diets such as pigs and chickens, which can significantly improve the immune function of animals, promote growth, and improve feed conversion and utilization.
At present, the European Union has banned the use of antibiotics, and the problem of antibiotic residues has attracted worldwide attention. Yeast glucan is the best alternative to antibiotics at present. Yeast glucan has been widely used in the United States, Brazil, and Taiwan in China, and has played a good role in preventing and curing diseases in livestock and poultry and aquatic product breeding, improving feed conversion and greatly reducing animal mortality.
2) Food industry
Yeast glucan has high viscosity, water-holding and emulsifying stability. It is often used as a thickener, water-holding agent and emulsifying stabilizer in food industry for foods such as seasonings and desserts. Because yeast glucan is difficult to degrade and consume in the human digestive tract, it can also be used as a low-calorie food additive to provide a fat-like mouthfeel. Studies by Wang Miao and others have shown that using yeast glucan to replace fat in meat products can not only provide smooth and rich mouthfeel for low-fat meat products, but also improve texture characteristics such as crispness and hardness of meat products. Thammakiti uses yeast glucan as an emulsifying stabilizer in mayonnaise, which can not only effectively maintain the emulsification stability of mayonnaise, but also strengthen the role of cellulose to prevent lipid absorption, promote the excretion of cholesterol, and increase intestinal motility. Therefore, yeast glucan can be used as a dietary fiber and a high-quality health food additive in the food industry.
3) Cosmetics industry
Yeast glucan can be applied to shampoos, shower gels, sunscreens, and facial masks to exert its anti-infective, anti-radiation, and immune-enhancing effects, thereby protecting the skin from external aggressions. Examples, but have not been reported in the country.
With the continuous improvement of people's living standards and the increasing awareness of health care, healthy longevity has become the goal pursued by most people. To achieve this goal, we can only rely on our own healthy and strong immune system and rely on us to ingest more immune-enhancing substances from our diet to continuously improve the immune system. Yeast glucan may be the best choice.