The obvious question is why would you pay $70 for a 60 count, 500 mg Transfer Point Beta Glucan product when you can buy a different brand for $25?
Why buy Transfer Point Beta Glucan, 100 mg, 60 count, for $30 when you can buy 250 mg, 90 count for less than $23, with free shipping?
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 depends on it.
If you do not understand the differences in products, your immune system will. Read this page and you will find the answers.
Beta Glucan is just a natural colored powder. It is used to make ice cream, it's a common thickening agent in foods, used to make cattle feed and advanced immune system products.
Forty years of independent, peer reviewed, published research confirms 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 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.
Products range from approximately 8% to 88% active linkage. There is no published data showing a product with less than 80% active linkage will work in humans.
Immune system benefits do not come from the contents of a web site; they come from the 1,3 and 1,6 terminal linked glucose molecules. The only question that counts is how much active linkage is in the products you are considering.
To determine the effectiveness of product there are three simple steps.
Don't judge a product by it's label, most of them will say "Pure" or 100% beta glucan. FDA labeling laws can be vague and misleading.
Web sites can be misleading. Everyone claims to be selling the best product and can list compelling reasons why their product is the best.
The only common, 100% factual, information on the effectiveness of a product is their FDA required Supplement Facts panel.
Detailed below are 4 examples of Supplement Facts panels. If you understand what they are telling you, you can accurately compare products.
This label does not tell you the percentage of active linkage. It might be 90% or less than 10%. The FDA does not require a retailer to detail linkages. If the active linkage is not stated, there is likely a reason they do not want you to know.
As the percentage of Active Linkage drops, the percentage of fats, proteins and undesirable linkages increase and your body may or may not respond. This is why taking twice as much of a less pure product will not produce the same immune benefits of smaller dose of a highly purified product.
This label is more misleading. It is clearly showing 75 mg of active linkage. What it does not show that its from a 250 mg product. In other words, its only 40% pure. There is no such thing as 100% active linkage. If a product will not detail 100% of its ingredients, there is a reason.
This label is telling you exactly what is in the product. The ingredients add up to 100%. If you add up the 1,3 and 1,6 linkage, the product is only 63.6% active linkage. Note that the product servings is 2, amount per "serving" is 350 mg. Each caplet is 175 mg.
Transfer Point Beta Glucan 88.7% Active Linkage
This label is telling you exactly what is in the product. The ingredients add up to a 100%. If you add up the 1,3 and 1,6 linkage, the product is 88.7% active linkage. Note that the product servings is 2, amount per "serving" is 1,000. Each caplet is 500 mg.
The last label is from Transfer Point Beta 1,3D Glucan. If you can find a product with active linkage higher than 88.7% it will be more effective.
Most retailers will not provide a clear supplement facts panel for comparison, you will have to wait until you have the bottle in your hand. The lower the product's purity, the less information will be provided. On the other hand, if a product is high in purity the retailer will make sure you know about it.
The Journal of American Nutraceutical Association (JANA), an independent publication, has published the most comprehensive and complete, peer reviewed, study ever published on "Commercially available Beta Glucan Products", ranking their immunological benefits. The study is groundbreaking, since it also includes prescription mushroom-based beta glucan known as PSK/Krestin. PSK/Krestin is used as the primary treatment for cancer in many Asian countries. Click the JANA logo to review a summary of the test results.
Transfer Point Beta 1,3D Glucan has the highest proven immunological benefits: Eight (8) times more effective than any mushroom based beta glucan, including the prescription products used throughout Asia, and 160 times more effective than many of the popular Internet products being sold.
Southeastern Pharmaceutical is a 20 year member of the Better Business Bureau. If you need straight answers to hard questions, give us a call.
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.
Satisfaction Guarantee: Southeastern Pharmaceutical offers a 60-day, no questions asked, return policy. To obtain a refund, simply return the unopened bottles (no need to return empty bottles) to us. You can spend more money, but you cannot buy a better beta glucan product than Transfer Point Beta 13D Glucan.
Transfer Point Beta Glucan
500 mg, 60 count bottle $69.95
Active 1,3/1,6 Linkage - 88.7%
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