Q. Is your product the same as Transfer Point?
YES it is. It's actually the very same product.. We are licensed by Transfer Point to sell their product also known as Beta 1,3D Glucan in Canada. That's also why the bottle looks different.
Q. How do we know Beta 1, 3-D Glucan enhances the immune system?
For decades, researchers have studied how Beta 1, 3-D Glucan works on the immune system. Thousands of scientific papers have been published by researchers from the University of Louisville, Tulane University, and Harvard University, to name a few. These research papers describe in detail how Beta 1, 3-D Glucan acts on the immune system. Many of these papers have shown our Beta 1, 3-D Glucan to be a highly effective immune modulator.
Q. I've seen Beta Glucan for sale cheaper than what you are selling
Not all Beta Glucan products are the same.
Studies have shown that beta-glucan extracted from yeast has had the best overall benefit to immune health. The beta-glucan of yeast, especially baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) consists of a long beta-glucan core with branching side chains of other very specific lengths of other beta-glucans (beta-1,3-glucan).
Mushrooms like maitake also have beta-glucans with (beta-1,3-glucan and beta-1,6-glucan) side chains, but these side chains are much shorter than those of yeast. Beta-glucans in oats, barley, and rye have a linear chain of beta -1,3-glucan and are far more effective.
Some products will try to trick you into thinking their product is just as good and may give a greater dietary fiber and cholesterol-lowering benefits, but definitely do not have the same immune-enhancing effects as yeast beta-glucans.
Q. What are the benefits of Beta-Glucan on the Immune System?
A major health benefit of beta-glucan, especially of the yeast variety as found in Transfer Point products, is strengthening the immune system. This has been extensively researched in the medical literature with literally thousands of preclinical studies detailing the unique benefits of beta-glucan. It turns out that our white blood cells actually have receptor sites on their cell surfaces for yeast and maitake beta-glucan. Just like a lock on a door is opened with only the right key, these receptor sites are specific to the structural makeup of the beta-glucan. When the beta-glucan binds to the receptor it activates white blood cells in very specific ways to help fight off invading organisms.
Q. Why are baker’s yeast beta glucans better than other kinds of beta glucans?
Research shows that beta glucans purified from baker’s yeast enhance the immune system better than any other type of beta glucan studied, including because they are highly-branched and biologically active particles. Transfer Point Beta Glucan has the highest proven immunological benefits: Eight (8) times more effective than any mushroom based beta glucan, including the prescription products used thought out Asia, and 160 times more effective than many of the popular Internet products being sold at cheaper prices.
Q. Is beta glucan safe to take with other medicines?
Yes. In fact, research shows Beta 1, 3-D Glucan enhances the effectiveness of many drugs, including anti-infection, cholesterol-lowering, and chemotherapy drugs. However, speak with your doctor before taking Beta Glucan if you are on immunosuppressants.
Q. Can I just eat bread or mushrooms to get all the beta glucan I need?
Although the Cheerios beta glucan advertisements on TV may lead you to believe otherwise, the answer is a definite no. Whole yeasts alone are not the optimal source of active beta glucan. The content of available glucan in whole yeast is not high enough, which may result in the impurities acting against the biological effects of glucan molecules. In addition, due to their large size, they are normally not phagocytosed by the gut cells and, therefore insufficient potential glucan can enter the body.
For mushrooms, the beta glucans need to be separated from the rest of the raw material. They need to go through a process that will free up their health enhancing properties. But eating lots of mushrooms is already a good start, and Japanese people who eat a lot of them have a lower cancer rate because of their beta-glucan content.
Q. Will beta glucan over-stimulate the immune system?
No. Beta glucan is an immune modulator. It binds to a specific receptor site on the surface of all immune cells with CR3 receptors. This binding enhances the readiness of these immune cells to attack any foreign body perceived as non-self (i.e. viruses, bacteria, fungi, cancer, parasites etc.) It is the presence of these non-self/foreign bodies that cause these immune cells to become stimulated.
Q. How much Beta 1, 3-D Glucan do I need each day to enhance my immune system?
The immune system is more enhanced with the more beta glucan you take. With the Transfer Point brand (highly potent Beta 1, 3-D Glucan), the immune system is greatly enhanced when taken daily. For cancer patients, how much you need is determined by body weight.
*** Note we are only licensed to sell this product in Canada. If you wish to order Transfer Point Beta Glucan in the USA , you can try Amazon , Better Way Health or visit Transfer Point's website for any other country to find a licensed distributor near you.