"The most effective form of nonspecific immune stimulation is macrophage activation."
-Russell L. Blaylock, M.D., Member, JANA Editorial Board
What is Beta 1, 3-D Glucan?
Glucan 300®, the active
ingredient in Transfer Point Beta 1, 3D Glucan, is a natural extract
known for its ability to modulate the immune system for superior
performance and balance.
Beta 1, 3-D glucan
is a long chain polysaccharide classified as a fiber or complex
carbohydrate. Derived from the cell walls of baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae), it's the precise substance for which the
actual glucan receptor has been identified.
The immune-enhancing properties of yeast cell walls were first
reported in 1939, but it wasn't until the 1960's that researchers
identified Beta 1, 3-D glucan as the key molecule. Since then,
scientists at some of the world's pre-eminent universities and research
institutions have conducted more than 800 Beta Glucan studies in animals and humans. This research confirms that Beta Glucan produces multiple broad-scale effects that strengthen the vitality of the immune system.
How does Beta Glucan work?
While simple sugars would be broken down in the digestive system,
converting into glucose for energy use, this does not occur with a
complex carbohydrate fiber like Beta Glucan.
This polysaccharide is carried across the lining of the small
intestine into the lymphatic system via M (microfold) cells in the
Peyer's Patches. From the lymphatic system, the Beta Glucan
is carried by phagocytes throughout the immune system and bone marrow.
This provides complete systemic activation of your immune system.
Cause and Effect
Beta 1, 3-D glucan works by
activating immune cells known as macrophages (neutrophils and natural
killer (NK) cells.) These are your immune system's first line of innate
defense. They are responsible for finding, identifying and consuming
foreign substances in the body. Macrophages also control the activities
of other important cells in the immune system. "Because
macrophages can be found in almost every organ of our body, including
the brain, they are in an ideal position to react.", says Dr. Vaclav
Beta glucan has been proven
to be effective when administered orally and intravenously, however, the
latter would require daily visits to a physician. When taken orally,
the macrophage obtains maximum activity and effectiveness after about 72
hours, then again reaches normal activity after about 144 hours.
According to Dr. Russell L. Blaylock, "The most effective source of Beta 1, 3 glucan
is from Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. Purity of the product is vital, since
protein contaminants can cause untoward immune reactions." Transfer
Point uses only Beta glucan
derives from baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae.) Each lot of our
product is certified by independent laboratories for purity and potency.
Transfer Point Beta Glucan (Glucan
300®) has been researched and documented some of the most prestigious
universities and research institutions in the world, including:
Auburn University, Brown University, Cornell University, Memorial Sloan
Kettering Cancer Center, North Carolina A&T State University,
University of Louisville, University of Massachusetts, University of
Minnesota, U.S. Armed Forces Radiology Research Institute, Defense
Research Establishment, Suffield, Canada
Transfer Point Beta Glucan Quality Assurance
The active ingredient, Glucan 300®, in every Transfer Point product,
contains over 93% pure Beta 1, 3 / 1,6 glucan carbohydrate complex with
low fat and protein content. The source of Transfer Point's Beta Glucan is derived from the cell walls of baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae) grown on sugar beets. The material in each bottle is
independently tested and certified to ensure the material meets or
exceeds the requirements of the material used in peer reviewed studies.
Products on the market not substantially purified from baker's yeast
or from other sources (i.e. grains, mushrooms, etc.) require 10, 100 or
1,000-fold doses to induce effect.
These factors combined are considered by many professionals to be the
standard requirements for an effective, safe and non-toxic product.
They are manufactured to the strictest standards in state of the art
U.S. based manufacturing facilities.
With over 200 patents protecting the Transfer Point Beta Glucan (Glucan 300®) technology no other supplier can come close to our superior quality.