Beta Glucan works:
you must have a medical condition caused by your immune system not
recognizing or dealing effectively with a problem.
For Beta Glucan to be effective, you need an impaired immune
system. This can include any abnormal health condition that threatens life.
impaired immune system simply does not recognize or does not deal
effectively with something that does not belong in your body.
body has billions of macrophages and natural killer cells.
Their job is to find, kill and remove anything foreign in your
this is a cancer cell. It
needs to be killed and removed from the body; however, if this does not
happen, the cell will divide. There
are two things wrong with this picture:
1) It has 3 natural killer cells doing nothing, and 2) You can
see the cancer cell, but ideally, the cancer cell would be totally
engulfed by natural killer cells and macrophages.
3 natural killer cells in the above picture do not recognize the threat
of the cancer cell.
human immune system has methods of combating infection caused by
a variety of microorganisms, such as bacteria, cancer and fungi. Its
first line of defense is macrophages, millions of immune cells that
circulate throughout the body and identify and destroy foreign
intruders. Beta glucan, which is extracted from the cell walls of yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae), binds with macrophages and triggers
the immune mechanisms.
activation initiates a cascade of events leading to the expression of an
overall heightened cellular immune response that includes:
of white blood cells in the bone marrow, including macrophages,
neutrophils and monocytes, which attack and devour harmful invaders.
of immune cells to the site of a foreign challenge.
phagocytic capacity or the ability to engulf and destroy intruders.
of the presence of an invader to other cells of the immune system,
including other macrophages, neutrophils and natural killer or NK
of antigens to B and T cells of the acquired immune system, which
adapts or learns to defend the body against a specific threat.
of B cells into large plasma cells that act as small factories
secreting antibodies. Antibodies bind with foreign cells,
identifying their presence for macrophages and other defenders that
attack and kill the intruders.
of antigen-recognizing T-cells to destroy infected or mutant cells.
generally will happen is the immune system components will then
recognize the original threat and start doing its job.
Beta Glucan works differently than
most immune products. It is an immune system modulator and works by
forcing your immune system to "work" and into a higher level
Glucan has been intensely studied for over 30 years with, most of the
research being on Cancer and the immune system. None of the
research was done with micro-doses such as 3, 5, or 10 mg. There
are considerable studies in humans with late stage cancers using 3,000
have seen the spam:
broad spectrum of immunopharmacological activities of glucan includes
not only the modification of certain bacterial, fungal, viral, and
parasitic infections, but also inhibition of tumor growth."
Nicholas DiLuzio, Ph.D. Department of Physiology Tulane University School of
specific published article used a dose of 3,000 mg a day, it is on a
current website selling a 7.5 mg product. It is common for
websites to detail articles in a format to "suggest" the
research was done on their product.
are the differences between Beta Glucan products?
Glucan is made from Baker's Yeast because it contains a high percentage
of the 1,3/1,6 molecular linkage. In
its raw form, Baker's Yeast is a large molecule entangled with fat and
protein. The immune system will not recognize raw Baker's Yeast
because of the fat clinging to the 1,3/1,6 linkage.
The protein in raw Baker's Yeast can do damage to an already
impaired immune system.
issue becomes how do you cleave off the fat and protein molecules
without damaging the molecule containing the 1,3/1,6 linkage.
is easy to remove some of the fats and proteins.
You do end up with Beta
Glucan (as defined by the FDA), but it is not very effective because it
would still contain fat and proteins, some as high as 40% (zero would be
ideal). It is also possible to go to the other extreme, and remove
most all of the fat and protein, but in the process the 1,3/1,6 linkage
object is to produce a product with the lowest fat and protein levels as
possible and still keep a percentage of the 1,3/1,6 linkage intact.
Beta Glucan Information - Part 2
500 mg - 60 count bottle. (total 30,000 mgs)
100 mg - 60 count bottle. (total 6,000 mgs)
Ingredients: Beta Glucan, Methylcellulose (anticaking).
Beta Glucan Dosage Web Page