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Beta Glucan - Why Transfer Point is the Best Beta Glucan
Last Updated: 02/11/2012

Beware! All beta glucan products are not created equal.

The beta glucan produced by Transfer Point is simply the best because it is the purest, highest quality and most affordable beta glucan available anywhere.

Beta Glucan has been one of the most intensely studied immune potentiators ever to come down the pike. Transfer Point’s Beta Glucan has had more documented 3rd party scrutiny than any other glucan product on the market today.

Examine closely, under identical standards, the products you would consider putting in your stomach, or the stomach of a loved one. Do not be swayed by psychobabble and "reasonable arguments" when assessing the safety, efficacy and a proper therapeutic dosage.


  • The FDA has given (pure) beta glucan a G.R.A.S. rating. This means that no toxicity has been displayed at any dosage.
  • Microphotography and expert analysis using standard scientific methods at a major university show that Transfer Point’s Beta Glucan possesses the same characteristics as those microphotographs published in respected peer-reviewed articles.
  • Their data also showed that the material was free from bacteria, coliforms, and other undesirable components. A combination of at least 3 independent labs have confirmed that the Beta Glucan manufactured and sold by Transfer Point has virtually non-detectable levels of fats (making the material indigestible as an immune modulator) and proteins (causing possible complications with persons with allergies).

Transfer Point beta glucan has been tested at two major universities. Those tests reflect the following:
  •  The carbohydrate (glucan is a polyglucose) content is over 94%.
  • The 1, 3 linkage portion of the glucan is at least 85%. (textbook perfect)
  • The 1, 6 linkage is within the textbook limits to confirm a proper molecule.
  • The other glucan linkages are appropriate according to textbook limits.
  • There are no signs of excess mannose or glucose. (Spiking to create false data)
Combinations of at least 3 independent labs have confirmed that the average particulate size of Transfer Point’s material is from 0-1.95 microns. (Czop's work at Harvard showed a 5 micron average) Of the material over 1 micron, the maximum shown was 1.95 microns or smaller. The sub-micron material shown by all labs is quite substantial (One competitor's lab indicates some 99.6% is sub-micron, median size was 0.12 microns). The product sold by Sigma Chemical, part #G5011 sells for $198.00 per 100-mg capsule. That product has only a 27% sub-micron population - my Beta Glucan far exceeds that amount.

Proper Therapeutic Dosage

Some makers of beta glucan warn that taking too much could possibly be harmful. However, research suggests the exact opposite is true. Many companies sell beta glucan products and charge enormous sums for only a miniscule 3 mg. to 10 mgs. per capsule. This dose was found effective for Leghorn chicks and cotton mice, but is NOT an effective therapeutic dose for the weight of the average human. Not one single human study revealed a 3, 5, 7.5, 10, 20 or any other micro-dose of beta glucan to be of any effect for humans. A search of MEDLINE (National Library of Science) revealed eleven pages of human studies of beta glucan given orally and effective against several types of diseases, including cancer. (All were large milligram doses, averaging 3000 mg).

A therapeutic dose of beta glucan, for the average human, is considered by many researchers to be 25 mg per kilogram of body weight. This is approximately 500 mg. per 50 lbs of body weight. Take your body weight and add a zero to get the recommended milligrams per day for a serious health condition. Norwegian beta glucan, one prominent manufacturer, has high dose capsules available. However, by their own analysis . their capsules contain a staggering 110 mg. of yeast protein. Anyone who is even slightly allergic to yeast and other impurities could have severe allergic reactions. Plus, Norwegian beta glucan contains up to 9% fat. This interferes with the absorption of the beta glucan and much of it is not utilized.

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