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Beta-Glucan 250 mg x 30 capsules
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Serving Size 1 capsule
Amount per serving %DV
beta-Glucan 250 mg
†   Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Gelatin.
Suggested Use: Take one capsule daily before a meal, or as directed by your qualified healthcare provider.


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Weight: 4 oz
Description

Overview

Beta-Glucan gets the immune system off its duff.

Beta-glucan is a family of substances that serve as structural elements in the cell walls of plants, yeasts, and mushrooms. LifeLink’s beta-glucan comes from baker’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Beta-glucan has been the subject of extensive scientific research since the 1960s because of its ability to stimulate immune function, to improve cholesterol profiles, and to inhibit (or even reverse) the growth and spread of cancerous tissue.

Among the many medical conditions for which beta-glucan appears to be applicable are:

  • cancer
  • cardiovascular conditions, high cholesterol, hypertension
  • allergies
  • wounds
  • diabetes, over-eating, obesity
  • gene damage due to radiation
  • infections by bacteria, viruses, and parasites

Beta-glucan acts in very complex ways upon the immune system. It stimulates the production of various signaling molecules which, in turn, activate the specialized cells of the immune system. In this way, beta-glucan protects the body against infections by viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoal pathogens, and even defends it against cancer.

The potency of beta-glucan can be substantially increased if it is taken with vitamin C.

Read Beta-glucan Monograph

Beta-glucan is a natural complex carbohydrate derived from the cell walls of plants, yeast, and mushrooms. It has been the subject of extensive scientific research since the 1960s because of its ability to stimulate immune function and to inhibit (and even reverse) cancer progression and metastasis.

Beta-glucan’s anti-cancer abilities are thought to result from its immune effects. And its immune effects derive from its activation of macrophage cells. Macrophages are immune cells that trap and engulf foreign cells and particles, scavenge cellular debris, and destroy infectious agents such as viruses, parasites, bacteria, and fungi. Since beta-1,3-glucan produces its broad-scale immune effects by being a nonspecific immune stimulator, it can be directed at many health problems.

Studies in cell-culture, animals and in humans have shown that the anti-tumor activity initiated by beta-glucan can be long-lived and can occur even when beta-glucan is given orally one month prior to the presence of a tumor. Some of the cancer types that have been shown to be sensitive to beta-glucan supplementation include: breast cancer, lymphoma, colon cancer, sarcoma, liver cancer, and lung cancer. Other cancer types are under investigation.

Beta-glucan is also reported to have cholesterol-lowering properties. (But other supplements, such as policosanol, would be much less expensive for this purpose.)

In clinical studies, effective doses fell into the following ranges:

  • Immune enhancement: 2 mg/kg/day (46 mg for each 50 lbs of bodyweight);
  • Anti-cancer: 2 to 60 mg/kg/day (46 to 1364 mg for each 50 lbs bodyweight);
  • Lowering cholesterol: 46 mg/kg/day (1045 mg for each 50 lb bodyweight).

The potency of beta-glucan can be substantially increased if it is taken with vitamin C.

LifeLink’s Beta-Glucan is derived entirely from yeast.