Now Beta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucan 90 vcaps

Now Beta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucan

90 vcaps

MSRP: $19.99

Our Price: $8.79
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Beta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucan Overview

Before your immune system can fight infections and germs, it has to receive signals to activate and get to work. To do that, your body needs certain compounds to give that order. That's where NOW Beta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucan comes in: helping to get more of your white blood cells up and going when they're needed. It's a type of carbohydrate derived from Bakers' Yeast, not to be confused with other types of Beta-Glucans that aren't immune stimulating.

This very specific compound is, in some respects, preferable over some prescription immune stimulators, which can sometimes over-stimulate the immune system. In addition to being a safe alternative, it may also help lower bad cholesterol levels, help the body heal wounds, and aid the prevention of infections. To further boost the immune system, this supplement also provides maitake mushroom extract, long valued for its immune boosting qualities. Help your immune system do its job with NOW Beta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucan.

Beta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucan Description from Now
NOW Beta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucan (Beta-Glucan) is a bioactive carbonhydrate derived from the cell wall of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly known as Bakers' yeast. Scientific studies have shown that Beta-Glucan supports immune function through its ability to stimulate macrophage activiy. NOW Beta-Glucan is blended into a synergistic base of Maitake Mushrooms for added power.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 vcap
Servings Per Container: 90
IngredientAmount% Daily Value**
Beta-1,3/1,6-D-Glucan Powder100mg
Maitake Mushrooms160mg
** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Rice Flour and Silica.

Manufacturer's Directions
As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap daily.

By: on 6/06/2008

Beta-glucans; legitimate immune boosters

Beta glucans are polysaccharides derived from the cell walls of yeasts and mushrooms. There's a lot of evidence showing that they can activate and stimulate the function of important immune cells like macrophages. Macrophages patrol the body destroying harmful organisms and cleaning up debris, so you want them in top form all the time. Many people are not yet familiar with beta glucans, probably because they don't have a catchy name or marketing gimmick behind them. But if you're looking for something to benefit immune function and don't want to play around with things that may or may not work, you should investigate beta glucans, they're good for your immune system, and have no side-effects. A few companies market beta glucan products but I use NOW's since they always seem to get the product details right. I use NOW's beta glucans when traveling or whenever there's a bug going around the office or home. It might also be good to help speed recovery from an existing illness or injury since macrophages play a critical role in both.

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