The larger 500 mg caplet has been
Its actual weight is not 500 mg, but is 700 mg, and this is
why it is larger. The actual 1,3/1,6 Active Linkage of the tan
powder inside the caplet is 70%.
The claim of 97% Active 1,3/1,6 Linkage is obtained by multiplying
700 mg (its actual weight) times 70% (the actual purity), which equals
490 mg of Active 1,3/1,6 Linkage. He then takes the stated dose
of 500 mg and compares it to the 490 mg of 1,3/1,6 Linkage in the
caplet to generate the "claim" of 97% Active
Linkage. The claim is impressive, but will not impress your
immune system. You are GUARANTEED that any product that has
actual Active Linkage of 85% will provide a detailed supplement facts
panel for your review.
Overfilling the caplet does not change the fact the actual Active
1,3/1,6 Linkage of the Beta Glucan product is still 70%.
You think you are buying the "best", yet you end up with a
70% product, with no published proof it will work. Overfilling is a
trick used to distort a product's effectiveness.
Since overfilling is common, a statement about Active Linkage is
only valid if it is based on a "Dry Weight Basis", not
on "stated dose". The second caplet 's Active
Linkage is based on Dry Weight, and is, in fact, an 88% Active
1/3,1/6 Linkage product.