Beta Glucan - Continued
responsible manufacturer of Beta Glucan has each batch tested. The cost
of the test varies between independent testing facilities but generally
runs $300 to $500 per test. The
test results are very straight forward and report the exact percentage
of intact 1,3 and 1,6 linkage, as well as the fat, protein and ash (ash
= impurities) percentages. Every
manufacturer knows exactly what is in their product.
problem you will encounter comparing products is most manufactures will
not detail the specifications on their products for obvious reasons.
chart above documents the test results of the top five Beta Glucan
products. Sealed samples for these comparisons were purchased
through ordinary retail channels. They were delivered to an
FDA-certified laboratory and were all subjected to the same tests.
The John Hopkins University & R-Tech Laboratories did
multiple tests on multiple lots of these company's products over a
period of more than one year. R-Tech is ISO 17025 and ISO 9002
certified using methods approved by the FDA and the USDA.
Point is the cleanest and purest WGP (Whole Glucan Particulant) Beta
Glucan commercially available.
active 1,3/1,6 linkage and 3% or less fat.
much Beta Glucan to take?
amount of clean Beta Glucan will do some good.
A few milligrams (mg) of Beta Glucan will activate a few
macrophages. If you are attempting to activate the billions of macrophages
in your body, you need to take a material dose of it each day.
FDA does not allow retailers to "advertise" dosing information
for specific medical conditions.
bacteria in this picture, you need to flood your body with the physical
Beta Glucan linkage so that all of your immune system will respond to
something. Since you have billions of Macrophages and Natural Killer
cells, a small dose of Beta Glucan can only give a few of the
Macrophages and Natural Killer cells something to work on. Larger
amounts of Beta Glucan will make more of your immune system respond.
pay close attention to product specifications, you can easily purchase a
product with a low percentage of active 1,3/1,6 linkage and a high
percentage of fat. This combination will result in a product not
doing much, if anything, for your immune system.
one if you have a health issue and are researching Beta Glucan.
Anyone can reference an impressive list of links to the research on Beta
Glucan or reference mis-quote research in such a way to make you think
the research was done on their product.
of retailers are selling Beta Glucan, in a variety of doses (3 mg to 500
mg) and purporting to all have the same immune system benefits of
the research they reference, regardless of milligram dose.
The missing link is the absence of published clinical testing on their
part and the lack of any scientifically acceptable peer-reviewed
The featured article/research in the April 25th, 2002 issue of the peer
reviewed journal JANA (Journal of the American Nutraceutical
Association) titled Yeast Beta 1,3-glucan and Its Use Against Anthrax
Infection and in the Treatment of Cancer. The JANA article
addresses the effects of WGP (Whole Glucan Particulat) Beta Glucan, in
laboratory tests, on cancer and lethal doses of Anthrax. The Beta
Glucan (oral dosed) used in the JANA research articles was specifically
the same product being sold on this web site.
Point Beta Glucan is the purest and most effective Beta Glucan you can
buy in the supplement industry today. 89% active 1,3/1,6 linkage and 3%
or less fat. Its specifications are clearly superior, it is priced
reasonably, and it is sold, not in micro dose, but high doses that
produce real immune system benefits.
not find a better value, safer, or more effective product than
Transfer Point's Beta Glucan. If you don't know the differences
between Beta Glucan products, your immune system will.
people normally do not research Beta Glucan; people with health
problems do. Take
the time to understand the differences in Beta Glucan products.
500 mg - 60 count bottle. (total 30,000 mgs)
100 mg - 60 count bottle. (total 6,000 mgs)
Ingredients: Beta Glucan, Methylcellulose (anticaking).
Beta Glucan Dosage Web Page