NutraQ markets Nutramunity™ Beta-Glucan (NBG®), a versatile immune health ingredient suitable for food, beverages and dietary supplements. Nutramunity™ can also be used as a cosmetic ingredient in personal care products.

Nutramunity™ is a beta-1,3/1,6-glucan, a potent and safe immune-enhancing component isolated from baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) that helps support healthy immune function.

Research has shown that baker’s yeast beta-1,3/1,6-glucan:

  • Improves immune function (oral intake)
  • Promotes healthy inflammatory response (oral intake)
  • Supports mucosal immunity and promotes respiratory health (oral intake)
  • Stimulates the skin’s ability to repair, renew and protect itself (topical application)
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines (topical application)

NBG® is the yeast beta-glucan with the longest history of use. A significant portion of today’s knowledge about the safety of yeast beta-1,3/1,6-glucan and its mode of action on the immune system has been obtained through studies with NBG®.

NBG® is naturally-derived, non-GMO, kosher and halal-certified, non-allergenic, GMP-produced, Informed-Sport® and Informed-Choice®-certified, and EU Novel Food-authorized. Yeast beta-1,3/1,6-glucan is GRAS for food use in the US.

Nutramunity™ is available in three grades: 

  • NBG® Particulate: food and beverage grade, >75% beta-glucan, dry fine powder
  • NBG® Suspension: cosmetic grade, 5% dispersion of beta-glucan in water stabilised with 0.4% phenoxyethanol
  • NBG® Sport: food and beverage grade for sports nutrition, >75% beta-glucan, dry fine powder, Informed-Sport® and Informed-Choice® certified

Nutramunity™ can be incorporated as an ingredient into a variety of product formats:

  • Convenience foods: soups and soup mixes
  • Bakery & cereals: bread and cake mixes, cookies, cereals, breakfast and granola bars
  • Snacks & confectionary: protein and soy protein bars, nutritional snacks, sports nutrition, chocolate confections
  • Dairy & beverages: yoghurt, yoghurt beverages, milk and soymilk beverages, meal replacement beverages, fruit smoothies, sports and functional drinks
  • Dietary supplements: hardgel capsules, stick packs and combination formulations
  • Personal care: lotions, creams, gels, serum, after-sun lotions, lip balms and lipsticks

For more information on Nutramunity™, please contact our Commercial Department (

Nutramunity™ is distributed in North America by AIC, Inc. For commercial enquiries, please dial toll free (800) 238-0001 or send an email to