Even though beta glucan has been intensely researched for over 30 years by Western Medicine, how it works is not completely understood; however, the effects of beta glucan on cancer cannot be dismissed.
Advanced immune system products are not called "Beta Glucan", they are correctly called "Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan".
The specific combination of molecules in a "1,3/1,6" pattern (known as Active Linkage) found in beta glucan has been proven to dock with the CR4 receptor of macrophages and natural killer cells in your body which activate them.
The immune system works on a concept of "self v. non-self."
Simply put, your immune system should know what belongs in your body, and its job is to kill everything else.
The immune system views beta glucan as something foreign or "non-self." Your immune system sees the beta glucan linkage as something that will cause your body great harm. Your immune system, will react, will find the beta glucan, kill it, and remove it from your body.
The next day, you take more beta glucan, and the cycle of finding it, killing it, and removing it is repeated.
Each time the cycle is completed, your immune system becomes stronger and more aggressive. At some point, the immune system should become strong enough and aggressive enough that it starts to recognize the original cancer cells and starts to kill them. Simply put, beta glucan gives your immune system a serious "work out," which makes it stronger and more aggressive. It is not much different than having a weak arm - to make it stronger you have to exercise it.
Beta Glucan works differently.
Beta Glucan does not cure cancer; it works on the likely cause of the cancer - an immune system that does not perform correctly.
Immune system benefits do not come from "beta glucan" or the contents of a web site; they come from the 1,3 and 1,6 terminal linked glucose molecules in beta glucan. This is why immune system products made from beta glucan are called Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan.
The price, potency, and effectiveness of beta glucan products are determined by how much of the raw beta glucan can be processed into Active 1,3/1,6 linkage, without destroying the side-chain molecules of the 1,3/1,6 linkages.
This picture is a side view of the raw material "beta glucan". The Active 1,3/1,6 Linkages are contained in the red layers. The effectiveness of beta glucan is controlled by the ability to strip away the outer layers of the molecule without destroying the naturally occurring 1,3/1,6 molecules in the red layers.
There exists a variety of different technologies for removing the unwanted layers of the beta glucan molecules. Some technologies are more effective than others. Most of the major manufacturers of Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan have a patented process for stripping the 1,3/1,6 linkages from the beta glucan molecule. Some manufacturers can obtain 40% purity, and a few can approach 90% purity, but the most common level of purity is in the 60% to 70% range.
This picture represents a 40% purity level. As indicated, 60% of the unwanted layers remain. A product with only 40% purity likely will produce little to no immune system benefits.
The reason is that the 60% that remains attached to the 1,3/1,6 linkages, camouflages or disguises the linkage, and your immune system will, very likely, not recognize or respond to it.
This is why taking twice as much of a less expensive product will not be as effective as a small amount of product with greater purity. As the percentage of Active Linkage increases, the product becomes geometrically more effective.
Beta Glucan 300 has the highest proven immunological benefits and Active 1,3/1,6 Linkage:
Questions 1-800-479-5195 (8/5 weekdays).
500 mg, 60-count bottle $59.95
(Four or more $55.00 each)
Birmingham, AL 35244
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