SuperSmart's Beta-(1.3/1.6)-Glucan contains Wellmune WGP, a natural substance found in the cell walls of a baker's yeast (Saccaromyces cerevisiae), which is obtained using an exclusive proprietary process giving an exceptionally pure product.
Different types of glucan can be isolated from almost all forms of yeast. SuperSmart's beta-(1.3/1.6)-glucan (containing at least 75% beta-(1.3/1.6)-glucan) is the most widely-studied and most biologically effective.
Clinical studies have shown that beta-(1.3/1.6)-glucan boosts immune response by activating key cells in the immune system, including macrophages and neutrophils, enabling them to act more quickly in recognising and destroying harmful foreign cells. Research in human and animal cell cultures suggests it can stimulate various aspects of immune function, such as phagocytosis or interleukin production.
The first studies showing beta-glucan's effect on the immune system were conducted in the 1940s. By the end of the Eighties, its precise mode of action had been established: it activates specific receptors located on the surface of macrophages, releasing a cascade of events which produce an entire arsenal of immune defence weapons. The first human study involved cases of advanced HIV infection. Administration of beta-(1.3/1.6)-glucan resulted in an increase in serum IL-1 and IL-2 cytokines and interferon, even in subjects with severe immune deficiency.
Other studies have indicated that beta-(1.3/1.6)-glucan:
|Daily serving: 1 capsules
Number of servings per bottle: 60
|Quantity per serving|
|Wellmune WGP® beta-(1,3/1,6)-gluco polysaccharides||250 mg|
|Other ingredients: magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose|