In the current environment, your patients need their immune system to be stronger than ever.
The innate immune system is the body’s first line of defense, and handles up to 99% of all microbial “intruders.”
If you help your patients strengthen this one system, they will have a much better chance of fighting off any germs that come their way.
But there’s a problem … Actually, there are two problems: modern-day sugar intake, made worse by increased levels of daily stress.
Sugar Has Been Shown to Decrease Immunity by Up to 50% for 6 Hours
This figure comes from a Loma Linda University study. But here’s the worst part:
Since there is sugar in practically EVERYTHING Americans eat on a daily basis, there’s a good chance your patients, their family, and their friends are only operating with 50% of their immunity MOST of the time.
Add stress to that … And, well … The outlook isn’t good.
Many of your patients are particularly vulnerable and at a greater risk of illness, especially:
- Young children
- Elderly people
- People with chronic illnesses, such as Heart Disease, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Stroke, Cancer, forms of Dementia and chronic lung disease.
The Immune Boosting Power of Beta-Glucans
Beta-glucans are one of nature’s most potent substances to aid health because studies show they help the body slow down sugar absorption to a manageable level, while offering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
That means, according to the science, beta-glucan supplements reduce the impact of sugar in the body, helping keep immunity higher than before.
Many health researchers consider Beta-Glucan to be one of the most effective immune enhancing substances ever discovered. The proper term to use for Beta-Glucan is Beta-1,3-D-Glucan. It is a long chain polysaccharide, a complex sugar molecule. It is also comprised of many more chains, like 1,6 or 2,3 or 3,6. However, it is the 1,3-D chain that has been subject to a large amount of clinical research.
There’s been over 1,600 research studies conducted on Beta-Glucan. You can find a majority of these studies on www.PubMed.gov, the largest medical journal online archive in the world. The published research studies on this material have been conducted at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including Harvard Medical School, Tulane University and the National Cancer Institute.
These studies have been conducted on almost every known health condition and every time Beta-Glucan has proven itself.
It has also been shown to provide beneficial effects in the sports, athletic health and fitness field when it comes to workout and injury recovery.
Beta-Glucan was discovered in the 1940s when Dr. Louis Pillemer discovered a substance that had immune activating properties. He called it Zymosan. While it did stimulate non-specific immunity response, it was made up of a relatively crude composition of various molecular structures.
Years later, research by Dr. Nicholas DiLuzio at Tulane University isolated the actual immune activating structure, called Beta-1,3-D-Glucan.
In the 1970s, medical studies began on humans. In 1975, Dr. Peter W. Mansell reported its effects on nodules of malignant skin cancer in patients that were injected with Beta-1,3-D-Glucan. This was reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The results were amazing. Joyce Czop Ph.D., a researcher at Harvard, would later go on and discover specific receptor sites for Beta-Glucan that matched a site on the surface of the macrophage, the “foot soldier” of the immune system.
Beta-Glucan is found throughout nature, the most popular materials it is extracted from are barley, oats, mushrooms and baker’s yeast. Research has shown that the molecular structure of Beta-Glucan differs slightly depending on what it is extracted from and this difference produces different beneficial effects on the body.
Beta-Glucan extracted from barley and oats has shown to be beneficial for lowering cholesterol but not too effective for immune support, while mushroom derived Beta-Glucan has shown to produce beneficial results concerning cancers.
Study after study has shown that Beta-Glucan derived from the cell walls of baker’s yeast produces the best immune support results.
When Beta-1,3-D-Glucan is properly extracted from baker’s yeast, it has been shown to be completely safe and non-toxic.
Baker’s yeast, and their extracts, have been given a GRAS rating. GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) is a United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements.
This is one of the highest safety ratings a substance can achieve. The specifications for this rating can be found in 21CFR184.1983 — Sec.184.1983.