If you’ve read my book Cancer Research Secrets you will know by now that I am a big supporter of beta-glucans.
They are among the most powerful curative medicines known.
There was a time when one of the only reliable ways to heal disease and (in particular) cancer was from mushrooms – such as the fantastic Maitake (hen of the woods), Shiitake, Reishi and Turkey Tail.
In fact, the Turkey Tail mushroom (Trametes versicolor, the very beautiful one) has given us one of the most powerful anti-cancer medicines we have: PSK (polysaccharide K, also known asKrestin).
Like a fancy turkey’s tail!
But science has advanced greatly in recent years and now we have yeast based beta-glucans. Which are far cheaper and it has emerged, just as effective. Maybe even more so!
Beta-glucans are a kind of sugar (a polysaccharide) found in the cell walls of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, algae, lichens, and plants, such as oats and barley.
Beta-glucans have been used for high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, and HIV/AIDS.
Beta-glucans are also used to boost the immune system response in people whose body defenses have been weakened by conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, or physical and emotional stress; or by treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy.
Beta glucans can even be used for numerous health conditions and diseases which includes good for colds (common cold), flu (influenza), H1N1 (swine) flu, allergies, hepatitis, Lyme disease, asthma, ear infections, aging, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, as well as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
People apply beta-glucans to the skin for dermatitis, eczema, wrinkles, bedsores, wounds, burns, diabetic ulcers, and radiation burns.1
That’s quite a catalogue of ills. As I said, these are among the most powerful medicines known to Man.
I’d like to draw attention to one very important study which showed that beta-glucan benefits were able to ameliorate the toxic effects of mercury (yes, science is finally admitting that mercury poisons the immune response). Mice were given drinking water contaminated with mercury acetate and thimerosal (thiomersol for those who can speak proper English: thio (sulfur), mer-cury, sol-ution, get it?) There was profound suppression of the immune system; but that was quickly reversed by beta-glucan.2
That alone is a good reason we should all take this stuff.
But what to choose? There’s mountains of junk out there… me-too fluff, padded with fillers and impurities.
I want to introduce you to the good stuff.
My colleague AJ Lanigan has developed what has to be the best beta-glucan formula in the world.
And I’m NOT just saying that, I wanted proof.
You see, many formulas being sold rely on generic science. A lot of competitors have a very impure product which contain under-performing and shabby ingredients.
AJ is the formulator genius behind my favorite Beta-Glucan by Better Way Health and I can say this:
A large 2008 JANA study carried out by Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka at Louisville University showed that Better Way Health’s Beta-glucan (Beta 1,3D) has the highest proven immunological benefits: Eight (8) times more effective than any mushroom based beta-glucan, (including the oncology product: PSK Krestin I mentioned), and 160x more effective than many of the popular Internet products being sold.3
Another 2010 study published in Open Glycoscience was the most comprehensive study ever done on immune system supplements. It compared the world’s top 16 immune supplements: Immutol, Maitake Gold, PSK Krestin, Wellmune, etc. —-Compared to all these, Glucan #300 was found to have the highest biological activity and it was not even a close call! Glucan #300 had 8x more immune response than the 2nd place immune supplement. That makes it hands down the best immune system supplement in the world.4
In Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka’s opinion, it comes down to the purity of the product:
“Based on our results, we can conclude that highly purified and highly active glucans have pleiotropic effects, whereas poorly isolated glucans have only average (if any) biological effect.”
Don’t go cheap! Better Way Health’s Beta 1, 3D Glucan has the highest purity (over 83%), whereas the next in line, Beta Right 101 and Swanson, have a purity of approximately 70 percent.
There are now over 158,000 papers researching beta-glucans. Thirty of these were specifically testing Beta 1,3D Glucan. That’s the one for you and me. It is simply the best. And it’s not even the most costly! Promise.
In fact there is now so much science that these could be re-classed as medicines, not merely “supplements”.
P.S. In case you missed my interview with AJ on beta-glucans go here to watch it now.
2. Effects of glucan on immunosuppressive actions of mercury. J Med Food. 2009 Oct;12(5):1098-104. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2008.0273. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19857075
4. Open Glycoscience, 2010, 3, 1-6 https://benthamopen.com/contents/pdf/TOGLYJ/TOGLYJ-3-1.pdf
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