Maybe your health issue is not very serious, and you can afford to "try" a cheaper beta glucan product to see what happens. Or maybe you are running out of options, and you are going to research beta glucan like your life depended on it.
Beta Glucan, factually, is the most intensely studied immune system stimulator. There are over 3,000 published, peer-reviewed studies in prominent medical journals on Beta Glucan. Beta Glucan has been, and currently is, the primary treatment for cancer in Asia.
May 2007 - The Journal of American Nutraceutical Association (JANA) has published the most comprehensive and complete, peer reviewed, study ever published on "Commercially available Beta Glucan Products (JANA Vol 10, No1, 2007)", ranking their immunological benefits. The study is groundbreaking, as it also includes prescription mushroom-based beta glucan known as PSK/Krestin, which is used as the primary treatment for cancer in many Asian countries.
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This Beta Glucan Product has the highest proven immunological benefits: Eight (8) times more effective than any mushroom based beta glucan, including the prescription products used thought out Asia, and 160 times more effective than many of the popular Internet products being sold.
This independent published research confirm the 3,000+ published studies on Beta Glucan over the past 30 years. The active ingredients in "Beta Glucan" are the 1,3 and 1,6 terminal linked glucose molecules. This is why advanced immune system products made from "Beta Glucan" are correctly known as "Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan". The effectiveness of a Beta Glucan product is determined by the actual amount of the 1,3 and1,6 terminal linked glucose molecules (know as Active Linkage) that are in the product. Only the 1,3 and 1,6 linkages have been proven to bind/dock with the CR3 immune system receptors that activate the tumoricidal (literally, "tumor-killing") activities of the innate cells of the immune system, specifically macrophages, neutrophils, and natural killer cells.
There are about 100 brands of beta glucan products. Most of them are private labeled products sold by multi-level marketing companies and mass marketers. These products are sold by filling up websites with the proven benefits of what beta glucan can do from the published studies. The information is displayed in a website in such a way the average customer will assume the product being offered will produce similar benefits. It does not matter if their beta glucan product contains 18% Active Linkage or 80%, they all use the same data to sell you their product.
You do not have to rely on a published peer-reviewed study or the contents of a website to determine how effective the product is. All you have to do is look at the Supplement Facts panel on the back of the bottle.
Comparing Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan products is straight forward. All you have to do is to find out how much 1,3/1,6 Terminal Linkage Glucan (Active linkage) is in the products you are considering.
The FDA requires every beta glucan product to have a printed "Supplement Facts" panel. A product's Supplement Facts panel tells more about the effectiveness of the product than most websites.
The Supplement Facts panel will always tell you the milligram dose of Beta Glucan in the product, but there is no FDA requirement to tell you the purity of the Active Linkage in the product.
There are only two types of Supplement Facts panels.
One panel tells you the milligram dose and the percentage of Active Linkage, the other tells just the milligram dose.
This is the panel from our product, which factually tells you what the product contains.
1) The stated ingredients add up to 100%.
2) The 1,3 and 1,6 linkages are detailed. This product contains 88.7% Active Linkage.
Since only the 1,3 and 1,6 linkages are proven to effect the human immune system, the other linkages do not count. This is why advanced immune system products are called "Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan".
The following Supplement Fact panel is the most common.
This type of panel does not tell you the percentage of the 1,3 and 1,6 Active Linkages, nor does it add up to 100%. This Beta Glucan product might contain 10% or 80% Active Linkage, but there is no way to know.
If the actual linkages are not shown, there is likely a reason they do not want to reveal their level of purity.
Every product will have different values for the linked-glucose it contains. Some retailers will add unrelated linkages, such as the 2,3 or 3,6, and claim their product is 95% or 100% "pure". If you do not understand what the retailer is doing, your immune system will.
All Beta Glucan products contain some amount of Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan. Just because the label makes a claim of containing Active Linkage, it does not tell you the percentages of Active Linkage.
We are experienced Beta Glucan wholesalers and factually know beta glucan product's Active Linkage ranges from 18% to 88%, with the majority being 70% or less. This is also confirmed by the JANA study ranking the Commercially Available products at the left.
If you are serious about your health, take the time to study supplement fact panels on the Beta Glucan products you are considering.
An interesting fact is there are no published studies (on humans) with a beta glucan product with less than 80% Active Linkage. There is no clinical proof that a product with less than 80% active linkage will work in humans.
Every manufacturer of Beta Glucan knows exactly how much Active Linkage is in his product. The question is, will he provide you documentation? Depending on how serious your health issue is, it would be advisable to determine the actual amount of Active Linkage in the Beta Glucan products you are considering.
We guarantee you will not find a more Biologically Active Beta Glucan product or better price.
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