Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan
High Dose, Highly Purified Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan Products
You have a choice. You can believe what someone writes on a website, or you can trust FDA required ingredient lists on the Beta Glucan products you are considering. Websites do not make a Beta Glucan products effective, product specifications are what count.
We read the same websites you do; they are all very impressive, but are they? Most beta glucan websites are impressive because they are filled with out of text quotes from the 3,000 published studies on beta glucan, most of which are done on cancer. What these websites do not tell you is all of the published studies on beta glucan was done with beta glucan that contained Active Linkage above 85%, and none of the referenced research was done on the product they are offering for sale. The reason these other web sites exist is because most people are clueless about what Active Linkage is.
Advanced immune system products made from beta glucan are different. These products are known as Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan. The "1,3/1,6" refers to a specific combination of molecules that has been proven to dock with the CR4 receptor of macrophages and natural killer cells in your body, which activate them. The concept of Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan is to reactivate/stimulate your immune system to a point that it will start to recognize and attack the original cancer cells and foreign pathogens in your body, something it likely has stopped doing. The 3,000 published studies on beta glucan all center around 1,3/1,6 linkages known as Active Linkage.
All Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan products contain Active Linkage. The percentage of Active Linkage in the various products ranges from about 20% to 90%. Beta glucan prices range from less than $10 to over $90 a bottle.
There is only one primary issue that effects beta 1,3/1,6 glucan:
If a beta glucan product contains 60% Active Linkage, that means it contains 40% of "something else". This "something else" will be fat, protein, and other unwanted linkages which are attached to the Active Linkage. These unwanted molecules start to cover up, distort or camouflage the Active Linkage, reducing your immune system's ability to "see it" or respond to it.
There is no published proof a product with Active Linkage below 85% will work in humans. This is also why taking twice as much of a less pure product will not be as effective as a smaller amount of a highly purified Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan.
Absolutely no one will dispute the fact immune system benefits are from the Active Linkage:
However, it is not so simple because most of the websites will give you endless and very compelling reasons why their beta glucan product is the "best", but will never tell you the percentages of the 1,3 and 1,6 terminal linked glucan molecules (Active Linkage) in their product. The reason is simple, the Active Linkage is likely low, and if you knew the actual percentages, you could compare products and you would likely not buy it.
Many retailers are savvy. They can convince most customers their product is better than it is.
See if you can figure the following out; if you cannot, your immune system will.
These are two, 500 mg doses of Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan. They are being marketed based on Active Linkage.
The larger of the caplets is sold by a retailer claiming his product contains 97% Active Linkage. The second caplet claims 88% Active Linkage and sells for $15 more per bottle. The correct choice between these two products appears to be clear, but is it?
The larger 500 mg caplet has been "overfilled".
Overfilling the caplet does not change the fact the actual Active 1,3/1,6 Linkage of the 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, a 88% Active 1/3,1/6 Linkage product.
Filling up a website with impressive published facts on the proven benefits of Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan, and labeling your product "Pure", does not make a product effective, just easier to sell to the uninformed customer.
The truth about a beta glucan product is not contained in a website, but the product's FDA required Supplement Facts panel:
It only makes sense, if you were selling a high purity product, to let your customers know what the percentage of Active Linkage is. However, if the percentage of Active Linkage is low, it might make sense to be silent, such as in the Supplement Facts panel above.
The 100% rule:
Overfilling, out of text quotes, and unsupported claims make buying beta glucan difficult. However, if you find a Beta Glucan product that has a Supplement Facts panel, or detailed Certificate of Analysis that adds up to 100%, you will always know exactly what you are buying.
You do not have to believe that the data in the chart above was produced by an Independent ISO Certified test lab; you just have to worry that it might be true. The chart represents the top 7 Beta Glucan product's Active 1,3/1,6 Linkage by Dry Weight.
The chart illustrates the need to determine the actual Active Linkage in a product. It is also interesting to note the most expensive Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan product from the chart has Active Linkage of less than 50%.
Websites impress people, Active 1,3/16 Linkage impresses immune systems.
Welcome to Southeastern Pharmaceutical, the parent company of www.Beta-Glucan.com and www.Beta-Glucan.info, the largest portal on the Internet for High Dose, Highly Purified Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan.
Transfer Point Beta Glucan has the highest Active Linkage at 88.7%. Other beta glucan products might claim to have higher percentages, but you will never see evidence of their claims.
Southeastern Pharmaceutical is a verifiable and independent beta glucan product wholesaler; click the Better Business Bureau OnLine logo to confirm. If there was a better or more effective Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan product, with higher Active Linkage, we would know about it and be selling it.
It is your health, you decide which Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan product to trust.
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