Beta 1,3-D Glucan
Innate Immunity and Beta 1,3-D Glucan:
Overview, History and Glimpse into the Future
In the 1940's,
research by Dr. Louis Pillemer yielded a substance that had immune
activating properties called Zymosan. Although this material was
able to stimulate a non-specific immune response, it was unknown
which element of this relatively crude composition was to be
Dr. Nicholas DiLuzio
at Tulane University isolated Beta-1, 3-D
as the active component from the cell walls of baker's yeast.
Joyce Czop, PhD. At Harvard University discovered the receptor sites
on the macrophage for the Beta-1, 3-D glucan
molecule. Leading universities, medical schools, government and
cancer centers experimenting with Beta 1,3-Dglucan can specifically
explain the “mode of action” inside the body, whether taken orally
clinical human trials have been conducted and more are scheduled.
It is likely that Beta-1, 3-D glucan
will be suggested by your pharmacist or prescribed by your MD, if
they are up to date with the current research.
Over the past 50
years many researchers and institutions have contributed to the
identification, isolation, purification and qualification of various
compositions of Beta-1, 3-D glucan.
Many applications and uses have been identified for these
compounds. The hundreds of US and overseas patents evidence this,
as well as products composed of entirely or in part
Beta-1, 3-D glucan.
These numbers are steadily growing. Many events over the past decade
have caused scientists and doctors from many fields to look closer
at Beta-1, 3-D glucan
to solve many problems.
Because of misuse,
abuse and overuse of antibiotics, certain bacteria have grown
resistant to most of these drugs. Many patients present obstacles
such as allergy to drugs, virus, fungal infections and cancer. Many
of these challenges are difficult at best and all too often
impossible to resolve. These conditions have commonality, a
weakened or insufficient immune response.
hundreds of years old. Dried scrapings of pox scabs being inhaled
was practiced by the Chinese. Jenner created a vaccine from the pus
off the bellies of cows and today, cancer vaccines and monoclonal
antibodies are injected to help deficient immune systems cure the
incurable. Again, we find commonality. The more competent the
immune response, greater is the protection from the vaccines and
Over 800 animal &
human studies support the safety and efficacy of
Beta-1, 3-D glucan
in helping to support healthy immune function.
Answer, if you will,
this simplest of questions. If the onset of disease and the outcome
for modern medicines most intricate and expensive treatments depend
upon your immune response, what are you doing to help make it all it
can be? If you reply, “I only breathe good air, drink pure water,
never less than 48-64 oz, I get my 5+ servings of dark fruits and
vegetables (mostly raw) every day. I get plenty of rest. I
exercise regularly. I am seldom stressed, etc.” I say, “He he,
sure!!!” Take some daily!
Please note: potency
Most research supports 500 Mg. daily for therapeutic
Two 100 mg capsule daily is suitable for prevention purposes.
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