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Beta Glucan labelMaybe your health issue is not very serious and you can afford to "try" a cheaper beta glucan to see what happens.  Or, maybe you are running out of options and you are going to research the differences in products like your life depends on it.

Independent published research confirms the 2,000+ published studies on Beta Glucan over the past 30 years. The active ingredient 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 over 200 products for sales, they all claim to be the best and list compelling reasons why. Prices range from less than $20 to over $100.

The amount of active 1,3/1,6 linkage in products range from about 40% to 89%. If you are trusting your health to a product, you would be wise take an extra 30 seconds to find and review a product's FDA required Supplement Facts panel to determine if, and how much active linkage is in a product.

This type of Supplement Facts panel does not tell you the amount of Active Linkage in the product.

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 product might contain 10% or 30% 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.

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This panel tells nothing about the Active Linkage.

Did you know that beta glucan is also a common thickening agent for food and has little to no immune benefit?


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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 63.6% Active Linkage.

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Beta Glucan #300

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 88.7% Active Linkage.

If a product but will not detail the linkages, you can assume they do not want you to know the actual percentage.

Every manufacturer knows exactly how much Active Linkage is in their product. The question is, will they provide you documentation? Even if you do not understand what the retailer is doing, your immune system will. 

Beta Glucan, factually, is the most intensely studied immune system stimulator.  There are over 2,000 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.


High Dose, Highly Purified Beta Glucan

The Journal of American Nutraceutical Association (JANA) recently 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, 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.

When only the right answer counts.

JANA test data

60 count bottleBeta Glucan #300 has the highest proven immunological benefits and Active 1,3/1,6 Linkage: Eight (8) times more effective than any mushroom based product, including the prescription products used throughout Asia, and 160 times more effective than many of the popular Internet beta glucan products being sold.

500 mg, 60 count bottle $55.00

Active 1,3/1,6 Linkage - 88.7%


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