Bio-Glucans

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Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucans stimulate the innate immune system - the body's first line of defence against infection. With increasing resistance to antibiotics, and the emergence of vaccine-resistant organisms (think flu), the need to activate and support the innate immune system has become increasingly recognised.

What are Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucans?

Beta 1,3/1,6 glucans are naturally occurring complex sugars obtained from yeasts and fungi. Supplementation with beta 1,3/1,6 glucans helps to maintain a healthy immune system. The immunostimulating effect of extracts of particular mushroom species has been known for several thousand years in the traditional medicine of China and Japan.

Because of the widespread problems of resistance to antibiotics, and the development of vaccine resistant genetically variable organisms such as those responsible for avian flu, the importance of the innate immune system (and potential methods for its activation) have been increasingly recognised.

Beta glucans may particularly benefit individuals whose immune system has been weakened through lifestyle, stress, or aging. Beta 1,3/1,6 glucans help to maintain the body’s immune defence against infection by Candida species. Stimulates the innate Immune System - the body's first line of defence against illness and infection. With increasing resistiance to antibiotics, and the emergence of vaccine-resitiant organisms, the need to activate and support the innate immune system has become increasingly recognised.

Who may benefit?

People with immune systems that are compromised through illnes. Those who need to fight off infection as they get older. Busy people, whose lifestyle leaves them run down or stressed.

Ingredients

Each Bio-Glucan Primmuno capsule contains 250 mg of Wellmune WGP (equivilant to 200mg beta 1.3/1.6 glucans) from baker's yeast, the most active and best documented source of beta 1.3/1.6 Glucans.