Beta Glucans are soluble fibers that are being widely studied for their role in aiding the immune system, and improving cholesterol and heart health. This type of fiber can promote healthy bowel movements, maintain healthy gut bacteria, control blood sugar, reduce stress, heal wounds, assist with diabetes, and assist in weight control. Beta glucans can be used for conditions such as asthma, allergies, Crohn’s Disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and infections. In combination with other drugs, they are being used to treat cancers. Japan, Australia, South Korea, and Taiwan have all approved beta glucans as a drug. This powerful natural medicine can be found in foods such as oats, whole grains, barley, bran, wheat, baker’s yeast, seaweed, and medicinal mushrooms like reishi and and maitake.
Consuming beta Glucans can naturally boost the immune system by stimulating the activation of macrophages. Macrophages are a type of white blood cell that engulf, digest and destroy unwanted substances from the body. This can assist with viral infections, colds, flu, ear infections, and viral infections such as HIV, AIDS, and HPV. Additionally, beta glucans can assist the healing of skin conditions like burns, dermatitis, wounds, ulcers, and eczema.
Beta Glucans can be isolated from many types of yeast. They are purified and do not contain enough yeast proteins to stimulate allergic reactions. They are also not live yeast so they are safe for consumption and will not cause yeast infections.
Supplementation with beta glucans should be taken with water on an empty stomach. Therapeutic dosing for cancer patients depends on body weight. See chart below.
- 100 lbs or 45kg = 1,000mg daily
- 125 lbs or 57kg = 1,000mg – 1,500mg alternating daily
- 150 lbs or 68kg = 1,500mg daily
- 175 lbs or 80kg. = 2,000mg daily
- 225 lbs or 102kg and above = 2,500mg daily
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