Beta Glucan 500 Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Beta Glucan does not contain nor is it manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, corn, milk, egg, fish, nuts, or shellfish ingredients. However, it is produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens, but controls are in place to ensure there is no cross-contamination.

There is only one ingredient in our Beta Glucan product. It's Beta Glucan! The only "Other Ingredient" listed on the product label is a Vegetarian Capsule. Nothing else!

Beta Glucan is not temperature sensitive. If it is exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures, the efficacy of the product will not be impacted. However, we do recommend keeping a close eye on your tracking information, which is sent to you via email with all orders. This way you know when your order will arrive and when you will be able to retrieve it from your mailbox or front door.

Our Beta Glucan is considered a dietary supplement and not a food. Therefore, Supplement Facts are listed. Nutrition Facts like calories, carbs, fiber, etc. as you would find on a food product is not listed nor measured.

Beta Glucan is used in the Pharmaceutical and Supplement Industries; as well as in Industrial Farming / Fishing.

"I personally think that in the next five to ten years it will be an officially approved drug in the whole Western world.

The question which I really cannot answer is how expensive it will be as soon as Big Pharma steps into it. So far they are sitting basically on the fences and letting the small guys fight and pay for it, do the research and develop the patents and so on. We can think that $30 or $40 for a bottle of glucan, for some people it might be a lot of money. Some might say “it’s a yeast it should be cheaper.”

But it still has no comparison to $50,000 per month for some kind of anti-cancer drug, and that is why also it is a little bit less interesting for the pharmaceutical companies. But I really believe that it will not even take 10 years before it is officially approved. We have to remember that as we eat fish, particularly salmon if is not wild caught you can bet it is already fed with glucan. Most of the commercially farmed fish are fed with glucan, heavily. Yeast glucan, yeah.

There is a huge surplus of yeast both in Europe and in the United States. The breweries have enough where you can get a truck of yeast for five bucks basically so they are giving it up. There are whole ships going to Norway. It is a byproduct left over. It is shipped to Norway to produce the glucan out of it and they are selling it to commercial fishermen, fisheries and it helps the salmon to stay healthy in farming. I would say about 80% of salmon production is on glucan."

- Answer by Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka

Beta Glucan should be stored at room temperature, in a cool dry place. Preferably in a medicine cabinet or pantry.If Beta Glucan is traveling through extreme temperatures, the quality/potency will not be degraded in any way. However, if the package sits outside for days in extreme heat and the capsules melt together, this would obviously cause problems with consuming the individual capsules. For this reason, among others, we highly recommend following along with your tracking information provided with each order, to know exactly when your products will arrive.

Our highly purified Beta Glucan powder is encased in a plant-based HPMC vegetarian capsule.

Additional Information: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) is a plant-based polymer derived from cellulose found in plant cell walls. Widely used in pharmaceuticals and food, it offers an alternative to traditional gelatin capsules, making them suitable for vegetarian and vegan preferences. HPMC is considered safe by regulatory agencies such as the FDA and EMA. Produced through a multi-step process involving cellulose modification, it undergoes extraction, alkalization, etherification, purification, and drying to ensure safety and quality for various applications in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

Our Beta Glucan is made in Wisconsin and encapsulated and bottled in other locations in the United States.

What is Beta Glucan?

Beta Glucan is not a new discovery. Glucans have been clinically studied for the past 50 years at numerous universities and teaching hospitals. However, it is just now gaining significant popularity in the public because of its availability as a supplement.

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.

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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AJ Lanigan's Answer:
The short answer to that is Beta-1, 3D Glucan is a natural fiber molecule extracted from our source, baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). It enhances, supports, and maintains a good healthy immune system.

The long and more complex answer is that it is a naturally occurring long-chain polysaccharide purified from the cell walls of baker’s yeast. Our beta glucan is intensely purified: I cannot stress that enough. It is a biologically active complex of molecules; it is the single active ingredient in our Beta-1, 3D Glucan Capsules. A lot of times, people think we are dipping from four or five different buckets to make up our powder. This (Beta 1-3D Glucan) is the single ingredient in our compound.

Our Beta Glucan is readily taken up and converted into the body through the immune cells to bind (or hook up or plug into, if you please) to a specific site on the immune cells called the CR3 receptor. CR3 stands for complement receptor number three. These receptors are found on a myriad of different immune cells that make up our white blood cells or our “immune army,” also known as macrophages, neutrophils, eosinophils, monocytes, NK cells, and others. These immune cells make up a large part of the immune system’s main defense mechanism.

Technically, Beta-1, 3D Glucan is a polybranched, polyglucose complex fiber-like particle that when converted, yields a biologically active beta glucan molecule that specifically binds to this CR3 (or sometimes called Mac1 or sometimes called CD11/C18).

Beta Glucan does have some prebiotic properties, which helps the beneficial bacteria of the gut to thrive. Studies are still being conducted to figure out the indications of prebiotic and probiotic functions of Beta Glucan.

Most people refer to our product as “Beta Glucan.” However, the full name of the product, “Beta 1 3D Glucan” is the full scientific name, which refers to the linkage and bonding of the molecule. There are competing beta glucans with the same or similar name, however, this name, in particular, has nothing to do with the purity or effectiveness of a beta glucan product.

The D stands for D-glucose, which is an important structural element of the cell wall and serves as energy storage in bacteria, fungi including yeast, algae, and plants. The individual glucose subunits are primarily linked either by (1,3)-β, (1,4)-β, or (1,6)-β glycosidic bonds. In most cases, beta glucans exhibit a uniformly constructed backbone of various lengths with side-chains of D-glucose attached by (1,4)-β, or (1,6)-β bindings.

However, not all beta glucans are able to modulate immune functions. These properties mainly depend on the primary chemical structure of the beta glucans. Cellulose for example, a (1,4)-β-linked glucan, does not exhibit immune-modulatory effects. In contrast, beta glucans derived from fungi and yeast, which consist of a (1,3)-β-linked backbone with small numbers of (1,6)-β-linked side chains, are essentially known for their immune-modulating effects.

There are competing beta glucans with the same or similar name, however, this name in particular has little to do with the purity or effectiveness of a beta glucan product.

The answer is technically no, however, Beta Glucan does help reduce free radicals in the body and can act like an antioxidant. Beta Glucan does enable the immune system to help clean up the “garbage” in a person’s body.

Our Beta Glucan is highly purified from the cell walls of baker’s yeast. However, beta glucan is found in many other natural sources like mushrooms, oats, and barley. Studies have shown that baker’s yeast is the most effective source of Beta Glucan.

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 plant-based vegetarian 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.

How does Beta Glucan work?

Here is a simplified breakdown of different immune cells and their functions by AJ Lanigan. These are referred to by AJ as the "Baker's Dozen Immune Cells", which are very important to understand as Beta Glucan enhances the function of each.

T cells
Critical in adaptive immunity, with unique surface receptors that allow T cells to sense and respond to diverse types of pathogenic organisms as well as for defense against unwanted target cells, such as emergent tumor cells. T cell activation and proliferation are fundamental to regulating the effect and extent of the immune response.

B cells
At the center of the adaptive immune system and are responsible for the production of antigen-specific immunoglobulin directed against invasive pathogens. B cell activation and proliferation are crucial for the secretion of antibodies.

Cells that protect the body by ingesting harmful foreign particles, bacteria, and dead or dying cells. There are three main groups of phagocytes: monocytes and macrophages, granulocytes, and dendritic cells, all of which have a slightly different function in the body.

Made in the bone marrow and travel through the blood to tissues in the body, where it becomes a macrophage or a dendritic cell. Macrophages surround and kill microorganisms, ingest foreign material, remove dead cells, and boost immune responses. During inflammation, dendritic cells increase immune responses by showing antigens on their surface to other members of the immune system.

Perform critical roles in immune regulation and wound-healing, responding to a variety of cellular signals to change their response. Macrophages reside in every tissue and take on tissue-specific forms, such as Kupffer cells and microglia, where they scavenge and engulf microorganisms and apoptotic cells, a central role in host defense.

White blood cells with secretory granules in their cytoplasm, i.e., a neutrophil, basophil, or eosinophil. There are three types of granulocytes: neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils.

Dendritic cells
Antigen-presenting cells of the immune system. Their primary function is to process antigen material and present it on the cell surface to the T cells of the immune system. They act as messengers between the innate and the adaptive immune systems. Once activated, they migrate to the lymph nodes where they interact with T cells and B cells to initiate and shape the adaptive immune response.

White blood cells responsible for combating multicellular parasites and certain infections in vertebrates.

(and eosinophils) are essential effector cells in human allergic diseases; they play a significant role in promoting allergic inflammation through the release of pro-inflammatory mediators, such as histamine.

The first line of defense at the site of infection, playing an essential role in the innate immune system by both ingesting bacteria and releasing antimicrobial enzymes that degrade and kill pathogens. Neutrophil recruitment and function are critical for host defense.

Natural killer cells
Also known as NK cells, are a type of cytotoxic lymphocyte critical to the innate immune system. The role of NK cells is analogous to that of cytotoxic T cells in the adaptive immune response. NK cells provide rapid responses to virus-infected cells, acting around three days after infection, and they also respond to tumor formation. They were named "natural killers" because of the notion that they do not require activation to kill cells that are missing "self" markers. This role is especially crucial because harmful cells that are missing key characteristics cannot be detected and destroyed by other immune cells, such as T lymphocyte cells.

Killer T cells
Also known as cytotoxic T cells or cytotoxic T lymphocytes - T lymphocytes are designed to kill cancer cells, infected cells (particularly with viruses), or cells damaged in other ways.

Regulatory T cells
(Tregs), formerly known as suppressor T cells, are a sub-population of T cells that modulate the immune system, maintain tolerance to self-antigens, and prevent autoimmune disease.

Beta Glucan enhances a person’s immune response in a safe way. The average person has about a 30% active immune response. When someone takes our Beta Glucan it raises that person’s immune response to 60%, and in some cases even more, if they are taking the maximum immune response dosage. This allows for your immune system to recognize cells that are both self and non-self more effectively. I’m sure you can imagine the benefits of walking around with a doubled immune response/immune system!

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.”

What are the Benefits of Beta Glucan?

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.

Yes, animals can benefit from taking Beta Glucan. All animals with an immune system can benefit from taking this product. Studies have been safely conducted on both humans and animals and the benefits to both are very clear. The best way to administer Beta Glucan to an animal is by breaking open the capsules and mixing it with their food. Giving it to your animal in water or directly in capsule form may be difficult due to its bitter taste.

Yes, Beta Glucan can provide benefits to your immune system in these specific situations. It is now well-known that stress is an immunosuppressant and by taking Beta Glucan it can work to offset the negative aspects of stress by safely increasing a person’s immune response. The same can be said when someone experiences an injury or undergoes surgery. Anytime there is trauma to the body, your immune system rushes to the scene as your first line of defense. Having safe, additional immune support is crucial.

We always encourage eating as healthy as possible. Diet and lifestyle should be everyone’s number one priority for optimum health and wellness. Beta Glucan is not a magic pill that will make every health problem go away. We will never make that outlandish of a claim! However, the research is crystal clear about what you’re getting for your immune system when you take our product.

Yes, there are numerous hospitals and clinics using Beta Glucan due to its remarkable benefits to the immune system. New studies are coming out weekly on glucan showing its safety and efficacy. There are no signs indicating that this will slow down anytime soon.

Yes, Beta Glucan is very helpful for both blood sugar and cholesterol regulation. Studies are very clear that Beta Glucan benefits both of these areas, which is a much safer alternative to statins and blood sugar regulators. Please consult with your medical professional before discontinuing any drugs you may be taking.

Yes, Beta Glucan is extremely beneficial for athletes. Exercise and physical activity is wonderful for a person’s health. However, after strenuous exercise the immune system can be suppressed. For instance, studies show the recovery benefits when marathon runners take Beta Glucan during their training.

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 200,000 glucan studies on 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.

Beta Glucan is specifically designed to safely enhance a person’s immune response. We never make any claims as to what Beta Glucan may or may not do for someone with a cancer diagnosis. If you have additional questions regarding cancer and Beta Glucan it is recommended that you consult with your healthcare professional.

There are numerous benefits when taking Beta Glucan. Our immune system is the body’s first line of defense against foreign invaders, pathogens, and toxins. Most of the time our immune system has the capability to eliminate these things. However, the immune system has its limits and can be compromised. Taking the correct dosage of our Beta Glucan safely provides a doubled immune response, giving your immune system the additional support it so desperately needs.

Is Beta Glucan Safe?

Beta Glucan will not break or interfere with a fast because it is not digested by the human gut, and is taken up by the Peyer's Patches, into immune cells. It is an indigestible compound that is not involved in the fasting process. It's basically like drinking water during a fast and will not interfere or break it.

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.

It’s pretty much common knowledge that sugar feeds cancer cells. However, Beta Glucan is not a simple sugar, it is a complex carbohydrate. Keep in mind the purification process of our product leaves behind the highest quality Beta Glucan you can find. By taking our Beta Glucan, you will safely double your immune response. There are no known side effects.

Yes, Beta Glucan is completely safe to take before, during, and after chemotherapy. In fact, there are 20,000+ studies on 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.

If you've had an organ transplant, you will want to consult with your physician before taking Beta Glucan.

There are numerous autoimmune conditions and each one is unique. Most of the time the biggest concern is overstimulation of the immune system, which causes a person’s immune system to attack itself. However, by definition Beta Glucan is an immunomodulator and never causes overstimulation. The studies are still very much unclear about the exact benefit a person with an autoimmune condition may receive by taking Beta Glucan, but there are no known side effects. If there is any concern whatsoever, please contact your medical professional before taking our product.

Beta Glucan will never cause overstimulation or harm. Our product is an immunomodulator and makes a person’s immune system more aware than ever before, but never causes any harm due to overstimulation. There are immune system products like Echinacea, Astragalus, and Colostrum which can be potentially harmful if you take too much. Our Beta Glucan, however, is completely safe at any dosage.

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.

No, our Beta Glucan will never cause a yeast reaction or candida overgrowth. Although our Beta Glucan is derived from baker’s yeast there is absolutely no yeast proteins or impurities that may trigger a reaction. The only ingredient in our product is highly purified, unadulterated Beta Glucan, which is considered a complex carbohydrate. In addition, our label is free of any allergy warning.

Our Beta Glucan 500 has a 5-year shelf life. However, formulator AJ Lanigan states that since Beta Glucan is a complex carbohydrate it is virtually imperishable. The expiration date of our product should never be a concern when purchasing the product. Many of our customers choose to stock up on Beta Glucan due to the incredible shelf life and quantity discounts available. We also recommend storing the product in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight (e.g. pantry, medicine cabinet, etc.).

How Do I Take Beta Glucan?

Yes, it is completely safe and will not degrade the quality of our Beta Glucan.

For an enzyme, or specifically a beta glucanase enzyme, to degrade the beta glucan molecule it would have to be capable of breaking down our specific 1,3 1,6 linkage. For instance, the most common beta glucan molecules available in everyday foods like oats and barley are made of a 1,4 linkage.

In almost all cases none of these enzymes or beta glucanase enzymes will be able to break down our beta glucan. But for peace of mind and to be sure there is no breakdown of the molecule, just take your Beta Glucan 30 minutes before your enzymes just like you would any food, or unless directed otherwise by a healthcare professional.

Beta Glucan is currently being used in many cosmetic products. There are studies showing the safety and efficacy of the Beta Glucan compound when used topically due to its immune-enhancing benefits.

For maximum immune response, take 1, 500mg capsule per 50 lbs. of body weight. For example, if you weigh around 150 lbs. you would need to take 3 capsules per day. All capsules should be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. After taking your capsules, wait 30 minutes before eating or consuming other products. If you forget to take your capsules in the morning it is safe to go ahead and take your Beta Glucan during the day, although the benefits will not be as significant. Remember, these dosage instructions are for maximum immune response.

"For maximum immune response, take One 500mg capsule per 50 pounds of body weight."

Beta Glucan can be taken safely both orally or intravenously (if available), but taking the product orally is much more realistic and convenient. 500mg of our Beta Glucan per 50lbs. of body weight whether taken orally or intravenously will help you achieve your maximum immune response.

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, juice, or even added to a feeding tube to make it easier to swallow. The most important thing is that you’re taking Beta Glucan.

Why Our Beta Glucan is the Best?

There are numerous ways for consumers to know which beta glucan product is the best. First, you must know the source of the product and where it’s manufactured. Our Beta Glucan is derived from the cell walls of baker’s yeast and is manufactured in the U.S. Second, know the level of purity of the particular product.

The minimum level of purity for our product is 85%, which provides the best immune response possible to the consumer. Finally, check and see if there’s peer-reviewed, disinterested 3rd party research on the product. Our Beta Glucan has hundreds of studies published from teaching hospitals and major universities like Harvard, Louisville, and Cornell proving its safety and efficacy.

Studies are clear that baker’s yeast Beta Glucan is the most effective. This includes barley, oats, mushrooms, and any other source. However, there are 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.

Micronized beta glucan is completely made-up terminology used by certain companies for marketing purposes only. There is absolutely no research showing any benefit to “micronized” beta glucan whatsoever. Size, which is what “micronized” is referring to, has zero impact on the efficacy of a beta glucan product. These companies are knowingly misleading their consumers to try and gain an advantage. It’s extremely sad that companies go this far to deceive innocent people. Our Beta Glucan has been scientifically proven to work every single time based on real research and studies. Any marketing we use is based directly from the peer-reviewed studies that have been conducted by disinterested third-party researchers. We always strive to do things with complete transparency and integrity.

Yes, our Beta Glucan goes through a rigorous purification process and only 10% of the “batches” meet our minimum purity standard of 85%. The “discarded” portions of beta glucan not used in our product are sold off to other companies who sell an inferior beta glucan product.

The patented purification process, which separates our Beta Glucan from the competition was developed by AJ Lanigan. This extensive process removes impurities like fats, lipids, and proteins that may cause allergies or side effects. Once the Beta Glucan is purified and washed it is then tested in a lab by numerous PhD scientists for safety and efficacy. Only 10% of a given “batch” meets the minimum 85% purity standard. This makes our Beta Glucan the cream of the crop!

There are numerous competing beta glucan products on the market. Most companies selling other beta glucan products provide great marketing and gimmicks but lack the research needed to prove product efficacy. Due to their excellent marketing, these companies increase the price of their beta glucan products, which provides incredible profits but yields no results for consumers. For example, we have a competing product that was found to be 16 times LESS effective than our Beta Glucan, which costs $27.99. However, you would need to purchase $447.84 worth of this particular product to achieve the same level of immune response as our Beta Glucan. The retail cost of our Beta Glucan is $99.95 with free shipping. Please give us a call to learn more about our current specials!

"When manufacturing Beta Glucan, it is undoubtedly cheaper to not purify the product at all. Many sellers of “Cheap Beta Glucan” are doing this; they are simply harvesting dead baker’s yeast. As far as the commodity goes, it is not much good to the Baker if it doesn’t make bread rise.

Historically, if you had yeast cell walls that were dead, they would recycle it into animal feed and they would use it as a “thickener.” Once it was determined that there was a “treasure” inside, companies found this yeast byproduct to produce a certain level of Biological Activity in regards to the immune system.

Now we know that the more “highly purified” the product is; the stripping away of the Fats, Proteins, Chitin, & Glycogen, the much more potential the material has to increase our Immunity. Therefore, the cheaper alternatives will actually strip your wallet of more money than buying the more expensive and more potent, Better Way Health Beta Glucan initially."

- AJ Lanigan

Our Beta Glucan goes through a rigorous purification process developed by creator, AJ Lanigan. Once this purification process takes place only about 10% of a given “batch” meets our 85% minimum purity standard. The “scraps”, so to speak, are sold off and marketed by other companies. In addition, the product has been tested time and time again proving its efficacy. When compared to other heavily marketed immune system products it comes out on top every single time. These studies are conducted by a disinterested third party researchers at the University of Louisville. In these studies, immune response levels are safely tested on both humans and animals. Our product is also Non-GMO encased in a Vegan, plant-based HPMC capsule.

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.

More About Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka

Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka discusses the scope of his research at the Univ. of Louisville Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Currently, the main focus of Dr. Vetvicka’s studies are based around comparing commercial beta glucan supplements. Another area of research is beta glucan and its impact on school-aged children. In the past, Dr. Vetvicka has published numerous studies on beta glucan safety, beta glucan in conjunction with other substances, and many other topics.

Dr. Vetvicka explains the reality of science and research in that money is the biggest factor. Cancer research is where all the money is going and that’s how grants and resources are obtained. Dr. Vetvicka is basically saying that you have to have money to perform the types of studies and tests needed to prove or disprove the efficacy of beta glucan.

Beta Glucan: Nature’s Secret is the book explaining and breaking down pretty much all of the studies conducted by Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka. This book is extremely scientific and somewhat challenging, but if you want to know essentially everything about beta glucan this is the book for you.

Dr. Vetvicka has studied and compared 80+ different commercial beta glucan products from numerous companies and countries around the world, measuring immune response. Based on Dr. Vetvicka’s research, there is not a single product more beneficial to a person’s immune system than our Beta Glucan. You can find Dr. Vetvicka’s studies on or on his personal website,

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