Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes, Japanese knotweed, peanuts, cocoa, etc. In fact, very small amounts of resveratrol can be found in red wine. It would take nearly 75-95 glasses of red wine to get the same amount of highly purified resveratrol that's in our Beta Glucan 100 Plus from Japanese knotweed.
There is a lot of research pertaining to resveratrol and anti-aging properties. In fact, there are drugs in the works with resveratrol and aging.
Selenium is an essential micronutrient, which can be found in meat and seafood, but most abundantly in brazil nuts. It has been extensively researched in reproductive health, thyroid gland function, DNA production, and protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals and infection.
It also supports immune response and other immune activities, especially in conjunction with beta glucan. Small amounts of selenium are very beneficial, but there are very few food sources that contain it in adequate amounts.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, very well known for its immune response and immune benefits. Unfortunately, Vitamin C has been widely recognized as the "go-to" when it comes to immune health. However, side-by-side, it pales in comparison with our highly purified Beta Glucan, but when joining forces they work very well together to provide immune support. In the body, Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals.
Research continues to come out pertaining to Vitamin C and things like skin health, lung health, eye health, among many other interesting topics.
Beta Glucan 100 Plus is a great option for those who are in generally good health, looking for additional immune support. However, our Beta Glucan 500 is for maximum immune support, according to published research. Beta Glucan 100 Plus provides 100mg of Beta Glucan per capsule along with other immune supporting ingredients. Even when compared to other competing glucans/immune products at extremely high doses, both of our products significantly outperform the competition.
Here are a couple of considerations, when selecting a Beta Glucan product:
For unhealthy or immune-compromised individuals
Recommended Product: Beta Glucan 500
Dosage: Take one Beta Glucan 500 capsule per 50 lbs. of body weight each day, once per day on an empty stomach, then wait 30 minutes before eating.
For healthy individuals
Recommended Product: Beta Glucan 100+
Dosage: Take two Beta Glucan 100 Plus capsules each day on an empty, once per day on an empty stomach, then wait 30 minutes before eating.
We highly recommend following the Suggested Use dosage listed on the bottle, which is 2 capsules once per day on an empty stomach, then wait 30 minutes before eating. However, it is safe to double the dose if you need a higher immune response.
Beta Glucan 100 Plus begins to work immediately after swallowing, but it generally takes about 3 days before the product primes immune cells and reaches peak efficacy. You'll then want to continue taking the recommended dosage each day to maintain the extra immune support provided by Beta Glucan 100 Plus. As long as you take the product, you will continue to reap the benefits for your immune system. However, once you stop taking it, the immune system will return to it's former level of immune response.
The short answer is no. Beta Glucan 100 Plus is extremely safe in the specific amounts that were added to this product. When taking the Suggested Use, it is very safe even with other drugs, medications, supplements, etc.
In situations where surgery or an operation is necessary, it is best not to take high doses of Beta Glucan 100 Plus, due to some ingredients having blood thinning properties. However, the Suggested Use dose is still extremely safe in this scenario.
Please consult with your medical professional if you have any additional concerns.
Our Beta Glucan 100 Plus has a 3-year shelf life.
Our Beta Glucan 100 Plus is made in Wisconsin, USA and bottled / encapsulated in Oregon, USA.
Yes, the Beta Glucan in our Beta Glucan 100 Plus is the exact same highly purified Glucan 300® ingredient as our Beta Glucan 500 (just at a lower dose/milligram than Beta Glucan 500)
The additional ingredients Vitamin C, Selenium, and Resveratrol along with Beta Glucan 100 Plus were intentionally selected due to extensive research showing true synergy, efficacy, and safety with this unique combination. Each ingredient has many other stand alone benefits that are also well documented.
Numerous companies use cheap and low efficacy ingredients for marketing purposes, in order to stamp it on their label. However, in most cases the finished product has little-to-no research on safety and efficacy.
These ingredients were carefully and meticulously tested at various dosage levels, to see what amounts were best in regards to safety and efficacy. The levels in Beta Glucan 100 Plus can be safely ingested at extremely high doses and still remain safe. However, we do advise following the Suggested Use listed on the bottle.
The ingredients in Beta Glucan 100 Plus are encased in PLANTCAPS™, which is a Plant-based capsule made from pullulan – naturally fermented from tapioca.
Our high quality Vitamin C is from ascorbic acid, which was found to be most effective when tested alongside other sources in conjunction with beta glucan. Many companies source cheap, low grade Vitamin C from China, which is unregulated and safety standards are extremely low. Our Vitamin C is sourced from Europe.
Currently, there are no manufacturers of Vitamin C in the United States.
Our Resveratrol in Beta Glucan 100 Plus comes from Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) from Japan. This form of trans-resveratrol was shown to be the safest and most effective when tested. It is completely Non-GMO and natural.
The source of Selenium in Beta Glucan 100 Plus is sodium selenite, which is proven to be the safest and most effective source in conjunction with Beta Glucan and the other ingredients in this product. It is sourced from Europe.
The immunomodulating aspects of Beta Glucan is what makes it safer and more efficacious than the competition. Studies confirm our Beta Glucan is the most effective immune system product on the market, which includes other beta glucans. The patented purification process developed by AJ Lanigan is what makes our Beta Glucan more biologically active and beneficial to consumers.
Yes, Beta Glucan is as natural as it gets. There are numerous natural sources of beta glucan in general. Our product contains zero fillers, additives, or unwanted contaminants. The only ingredient in our product is highly purified, Non-GMO Beta Glucan and is encapsulated in a vegetarian Pullulan Capsule.
Beta Glucan is not a word that typically comes up in casual conversation so it is widely unknown. However, over the past 15 years it has gained traction since it has become commercially available at an affordable price. In Chinese and Japanese medicine, Beta Glucan is something that’s been used for decades. In Western regions, like the United States, we’re just now catching up, so to speak.
Our Beta Glucan is actually considered an immunomodulator. For a substance or product to be an immunomodulator it cannot overstimulate or suppress your immune system. Most products which address the immune system are marketed as “immune boosters,” but that’s actually a misrepresentation of Beta Glucan. This product will never cause overstimulation or harm as it provides a healthy, safe immune response at any dosage. The same cannot be said for typical “immune boosters.” Beta Glucan makes your immune system smarter and stronger, which aids in identifying self and non-self cells better than ever before.
In short, Beta Glucan is a natural polysaccharide that is classified as an Immuno-Modulator; meaning, it “modulates” (changes) your Immune System to make it as efficient as possible. This fiber-like molecule works by activating every Immune System Cell in the body: Macrophages, Neutrophils, Basophils, Natural Killer Cells, etc.
Macrophages, specifically, trigger a host of immune functions that allow the body to produce the most complete, effective, and appropriate immune response achievable. The activity of the body's immunocytes (Immune Cells) determines how well your Immune System traps and consumes invaders that do not belong in the body.
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There is an immediate influence on your immune system when you begin taking Beta Glucan. However, there are very sophisticated processes in the body that have to occur before your immune system is “fully activated.” It takes about 3 days for your immune system to achieve its maximum level of immune response. Your immune system will stay at this peak level as long as you’re taking the correct dosage. Now your immune system has the ability to take on even the most difficult challenges!
Once you swallow your Beta Glucan capsules, the product it enters the stomach. Shortly after, it is taken up into a special region known as the Peyer’s Patches. In the Peyer’s Patches there are M cells, which transport the Beta Glucan to immune cells. These immune cells chew up the Beta Glucan and distribute it all over the body. The Beta Glucan fragments bind to Neutrophils, Macrophages, and Natural Killer cells. The binding of Beta Glucan to these cells is only possible with something known as the CR-3 Receptor. The CR-3 Receptor acts like a key unlocking a door. This binding of Beta Glucan with immune cells is what puts them on “high alert” priming them for action. In about 3 days after taking your Beta Glucan your immune system will be “fully activated.”
Anyone with an immune system can benefit from taking Beta Glucan, including both humans and pets. Our immune system is our first line of defense and it can always use additional “soldiers.” Keep in mind that our Beta Glucan makes a person’s immune system smarter and stronger, but never causes overstimulation or harm. There are no known side effects.
Yes, children can certainly benefit from taking Beta Glucan. Keep in mind that a child’s immune system is still developing up until about 2 years of age. They typically do not benefit from supplementation until after the 2 year mark. However, Beta Glucan is safe for children at any age. We now have a product specifically designed for children called, BetaKIDS Chewables. Each delicious, fruity chewable contains 50mg of Beta Glucan, 15mcg of Selenium, and 400 IU of Vitamin D3 providing the extra immune support your child needs.
Beta Glucan has been studied for over 50 years at major universities and teaching hospitals, all of which are disinterested third party researchers. There are more than 150,000 glucan studies on PubMed.gov and nearly 50,000 studies involving glucan and humans. Our Beta Glucan specifically has been featured in over 20 medical journals, including the prestigious American Journal of Immunology and the Journal of Medicinal Food.
Yes, anyone in any situation can benefit from taking Beta Glucan on a regular basis. Even those individuals who are in great health. Our immune system takes a beating every single day from the quality of air we breathe to unwanted pesticides in our food. Our bodies were created and designed in such a way where our immune system normally takes care of these things, but it certainly has its limits; that’s where Beta Glucan comes in. Every employee plus their families at Better Way Health takes Beta Glucan daily. We truly believe in this incredible product!
Beta glucans in general does an amazing job raising a person’s immune response. However, not all beta glucans are created equal. The level of purity is extremely important when it comes to the level of immune response you are looking to achieve. Our Beta Glucan is scientifically proven to be the purest, most biologically active Beta Glucan on the market, which provides the most benefit to a person’s immune system. Due to our Beta Glucan’s immunomodulating benefits, it will never cause harm or overstimulation and is completely safe.
No, our Beta Glucan products are not irradiated.
No, there are no known side effects pertaining to our Beta Glucan. There have been numerous safe human and animal studies showing the safety of Beta Glucan. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given our Beta Glucan GRAS rating, which means Generally Recognized as Safe under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. This certification is extremely hard to achieve especially when it comes to a dietary supplement.
In today’s world it is inevitable that we will get sick. Even with the immune enhancing benefits of our Beta Glucan. However, if you’re taking the proper dosage of Beta Glucan getting sick is extremely rare and is usually much more mild. A lot of times people see sickness as a negative thing because it’s uncomfortable, but sickness is our body’s natural response to purify and cleanse what shouldn’t be there in the first place. Beta Glucan ultimately helps you recover from sickness and leaves your immune system stronger than ever before.
Yes, Beta Glucan is completely safe to take before, during, and after chemotherapy. In fact, there are 20,000+ studies on Pubmed.gov pertaining to glucan and chemotherapy. Taking Beta Glucan alongside chemotherapy is very beneficial as it helps preserve and rebuild a person’s immune system during the immunosuppressive impact of chemo. Please be sure to consult with your medical professional if you plan to take Beta Glucan while undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
Studies indicate that there are no known negative side effects with Beta Glucan. However, if you are taking an immunosuppressant drug due to a transplant surgery (e.g. liver, kidney, etc.) it is recommended that you avoid taking Beta Glucan altogether. If you have any concerns it is always best to err on the side of caution and check with your medical professional. There are no studies stating Beta Glucan can be dangerous when taken alongside NSAIDs.
Our Beta Glucan comes in a small, plant-based capsule and is very easy to swallow. However, if for whatever reason (e.g. pets, small children) you need to open the capsule that is perfectly fine. Beta Glucan has a very distinct, bitter taste and is not very pleasant, but it can be mixed with water or juice to make it easier to swallow. The most important thing is that you’re taking the Beta Glucan.
Studies are clear that baker’s yeast Beta Glucan are most effective. This includes barley, oats, mushrooms, and any other source. However, there extremely inferior baker’s yeast beta glucan products on the market. The most important aspect of our Beta Glucan is the patented purification process developed by creator, AJ Lanigan. Each “batch” of our product has to meet the minimum 85% purity standard, which truly sets it apart from all competition.
There are many different sources of beta glucan like mushrooms, oats, and barley. However, clinical studies show very clearly that baker’s yeast Beta Glucan is the most biologically active. In addition, our baker’s yeast derived Beta Glucan is the purest on the market, which allows consumers to safely achieve a doubled immune response. This is why our company elects to carry just one immune system product due to its unmatched purity and effectiveness.
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