What Is Beta-glucan?
Beta Right™ concentrated beta-1,3/1,6-glucan polysaccharide
provides high potential support for healthy
immune cell activity, natural defense, and cellular health
of the breast and colon.*
Uses For Beta-1,3/1,6-Glucan
Advanced Immune and Cellular Support:
Absorbed as a
whole glucan particle in the Peyers patch of the small
intestine, beta-1,3/1,6-glucan then binds to specific
receptor sites on the surface of macrophages, first-line
defense cells in the body. The long-chained,
highly-branched structure of the yeast-derived
beta-1,3/1,6-glucan allows for optimal binding and activation
of macrophages. Unbranched beta-1,3-glucan from
oats does not have these same enhanced properties.
Activated macrophages help to promote a healthy
immune response. Unlike other forms of beta-glucan,
purified, whole particle beta-1,3/1,6-glucan does not
contain mannoprotein and components from the yeast
cell wall, allowing for a greater concentration of active
ingredient and enhanced absorption. Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan
may be especially supportive of immune function and
cellular health associated with the breast and colon.*
Source for Beta-glucan
Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan (beta-1,6 branched beta-1,3-glucan) is
a natural polysaccharide extracted from the cell wall of
Saccharomyces cerevisiae, otherwise known as Baker’s
yeast. Beta Right™ Beta-glucan is a registered trademark
of Biopolymer Engineering, Inc
Potential Side Effects Or Precautions - Beta-glucan
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking
this product. Not recommended for young children.
Individuals sensitive to yeast and individuals with an
autoimmune disorder should avoid this product.
Potential Drug Interactions - Beta-glucan
At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when
taken in conjunction with medications.
Ingredients and Dosage
each Beta-glucan vegetable capsule contains
beta-glucan - 425
(providing 60% beta-1,3/1,6-glucan) (min.) - 255 mg.
Individuals sensitive to yeast and individuals with an autoimmune disorder
should avoid this product.
1–2 capsules per day, in divided doses, between meals.
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Purification of soluble beta-glucan with immune-enhancing activity from the
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2. Abel G, Czop JK. Stimulation of human monocyte beta-glucan receptors
by glucan particles induces production of TNF-alpha and IL-1 beta. Int J
3. Cheung NK, Modak S, Vickers A, Knuckles B. Orally administered betaglucans
enhance anti-tumor effects of monoclonal antibodies. Cancer
Immunol Immunother2002 Dec;51(10):557-64
4. Bogwald J, Johnson E, Seljelid R. The cytotoxic effect of mouse
macrophages stimulated in vitro by a beta-1,3-D-glucan from yeast cell
walls. Scand J Immunol 1982 Mar;15(3):297-304.
5. Vetvicka V, Terayama K, Mandeville R, Brousseau P, Kournikakis B, Ostroff
G. Pilot Study: Orally-Administered Yeast Beta 1,3-glucan Prophylactically
Protects Against Anthrax Infection and Cancer in Mice. JANA 2002; 5(2) 1-5.
6. Healthnotes Clinical Essentials. Copyright 2004. Healthnotes, Inc.
*This is a statement of nutritional support. This statement has not been
evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This information is for educational purposes only. Consult your physician for
any health problems.
Source: Product Information Sheet from Pure Encapsulations
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