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Baker’s Yeast Substance Can Aid Healing, Norwegian Researchers Show

Can wounds be helped to heal faster? Yes, says a Norwegian company whose product's active ingredient, beta-glucans, comes from common baker's yeast.

Beta-glucans have been called nature's super-medicine. Norwegian researchers have been pioneers in producing these substances from the cell walls of everyday baker's yeast. Beta-glucans are now widely used in the aquaculture industry and veterinary medicine, as well as in dietary supplements and cosmetics.

The true potential of beta-glucans has barely been touched upon, asserts Rolf Einar Engstad, Chief Scientific Officer at the Tromsø-based company Biotec Pharmacon. He headed a project which over the past several years has enhanced the understanding of how beta-glucans work and how they can be applied.

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