FAQ

Q. How is my online order shipped?
Orders are shipped via Canada Post.  Please contact us if you require expedited shipping.

Q. How do you ensure the safety of your ingredients?
Every batch is tested for purity and potency and is issued a Certificate of Analysis.  The facilities where our products are manufactured are IS0 9000 certified in the USA and Health Canada GMP certified in Canada.  Glucan 300® is the only product that guarantees a minimum of 83% beta glucan, and no harmful contaminants.  All ingredients are sourced in the USA.

Q. Why should I take Beta 1,3D Glucan?
Beta 1,3D Glucan is a natural health product that has been clinically proven to increase energy and elevate your mood.

Q. Beta 1,3D Glucan is often referred to as Beta1,3/1,6 Glucan.  Is there any difference?
It refers to the same thing.  Glucans are long-chained polysaccharides that only contain glucose as structural components.  Beta 1,3D glucans are chains of polysaccharides (complex glucose molecules), with the six-sided glucose rings connected at the 1 and 3 positions.  Smaller side chains branch off the 1,3 polysaccharide backbone.  The most active form of beta 1,3D glucans are apparently those that contain the 1,6 side-chains branching off from the larger beta 1,3D glucan backbone.  Sometime you may see Beta- 1,3-D Glucan referred to as 1,3/1,6.

Other names may include: 1-3,1-6-beta glucan, Beta-1,3/1,6-D-glucan, or yeast derived beta glucan.

Q. Does Beta 1,3D Glucan contain simple sugars or gluten?
Beta 1,3D Glucan is long chain polysaccharide.  Gluten is a protein not found in yeast.

Q. Can I obtain the health benefits of Beta 1,3D Glucan from consuming baker’s yeast?
No, Beta1,3D Glucan is a highly purified extract from the cell walls of baker’s yeast. There are important molecular differences that affect the bioactivity at the cellular level.

Q. Where can I learn more about Beta 1,3D Glucan?
Beta Glucans have been researched for over 50 years in prestigious universities.  Thousands of peer-reviewed studies, articles and reports have been published in medical and scientific journals.  A search of the reputable Pub Med database (www.pubmed.gov) for “yeast beta glucan” shows over 2,000 published articles.

The non commercial research site www.betaglucan.org  also contains hundreds of scientific references.