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This web page contains extensive information about nutritional supplement Beta Glucan. It contains the details that support the Beta Glucan ratings on the Comparison table*. Much of this information cannot be supplied by a Beta Glucan distributor or manufacturer due to FDA regulations.

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Contact information of distributors is provided in he table at the page bottom in the Ordering section.

Testimonials and Belief

Testimonials can be a very powerful tool to help in the healing process because they can boost your belief in a treatment. However, reading testimonies is a poor method of making a treatment selection. Due to the millions of people who have cancer and the increasing use of alternative cancer treatments an alternative with only a 5% success rate can still produce many genuine and impressive testimonials. A carefully selected group of positive testimonials cannot present an accurate picture of the performance of any treatment.

For the above reason, smart cancer patients avoid using testimonials to select a cancer treatment. They save testimonials for the role that they perform the best, bolstering belief after treatments have been selected.

These Treatments are Different

You cannot pick an alternative cancer treatment the same way you pick your other medications. Despite the enthusiastic claims of well meaning people:

A person's unique body chemistry seems to be the most important consideration in selecting an alternative cancer treatment. Only energy medicine offers a selection method that takes body chemistry into account - the Alternative Cancer Treatments Test Kit*.

Cocktails and Treatment Selection

Consider the cocktail approach to preventing cancer cells from becoming drug resistant. Smart cancer patients are taking three or four treatments each of which were selected by different means such as:

After you have used a treatment for a while, drug resistance can prevent the treatment from continuing to be effective.  Successful cancer patients prevent drug restive cells from developing by using three or more alternative cancer treatments, the cocktail.

Introduction

Beta-glucan is a fiber-type complex sugar (polysaccharide) derived from the cell wall of baker’s yeast, oat and barley fiber, and many medicinal mushrooms, such as maitake. Previously, beta glucan was very expensive to manufacture. Recent developments in manufacturing have made this product affordable.

Development

Beta Glucan has received intense research for over thirty years. Most of the research related to Cancer and the immune system.

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Pharmacology

Glucan is a potent reticuloendothelial-modulating agent whose immunobiological activity is mediated, in part, by an increase in the number and function of macrophages. Lysozyme concentrations were increased approximately sevenfold in some studies. Biologic response modifiers, like Beta Glucan, will modulate immunity, modify neoplastic (cancer) disease and increase resistance to microbial challenge. Glucan can enhance some elements of the immune system against staphylococcal infections.

Effectiveness

Beta Glucan supports the immune system. If you body is not able to deal with its cancer cells due to an immune system deficiency, then Beta Glucan may help. For this reason Beta Glucan can be seen to be supportive of a persons fight against any form of cancer. Most people know the strength of their immune system. People who take a long time to get rid of colds usually have a with weak immune system. For these people, Beta Glucan may be a good addition to their cancer arsenal.

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Studies

Beta Glucan is the primary treatment for cancer in Asia and has over 3,000 published studies. Here are summaries of two studies that shown a significant effect on tumor growth in animal models: Yeast β -1,3-glucan and Its Use Against Anthrax Infection and in the Treatment of Cancer and Orally-Administered Yeastβ β 1,3-glucan Prophylactically Protects Against
Anthrax Infection and Cancer in Mice
** Click the link to download a PDF of this report.

Here is a PubMed abstract of a study, released in December 2003, which shows how many cancers can be eliminated using a combination of Beta Glucan to enhance the immune response and a class of "manufactured" (monoclonal) antibodies such as Herceptin, Rituxan and Erbitux, Beta-glucan functions as an adjuvant for monoclonal antibody immunotherapy by recruiting tumoricidal granulocytes as killer cells**.

Here are a few of the abstract references available from the Cancer Cure Foundation web site:

Anti-Tumor Effects. Mediates Destruction of Malignant Cells (J. Nat'l. Cancer Inst. 54, No.3:571, 1975
Inhibits Tumor Growth & Enhances Survival Rates (Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 121A: 269-290, 1980)
Stimulates Tumor Cell Destruction (Scand.J.Immunol. 15:297-304 / Diss.Abst. Int.Sci. 48:1263, 1987)
Improved Host Resistance to all types of different infections (Trends in Pharm.Sciences, 433:344-347, 1983)
Haults & Reverses Radiation Damage. (Radiation Research 117:59-69, 1989 / USAF Radiobioklogy Inst., Bethesda, MD)
Immunomodulation and anti-cancer activity of polysaccharide-proteincomplexes**. Curr Med Chem 2000 Jul;7(7):715-29/ Ooi VE, Liu F./ Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.

You can download this seven page collection of study details.

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Quantity of Papers

Beta Glucan has over 3,000 published studies and over 1,800 Med Line references.

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Conclusiveness of Papers

Research papers on Bate Glucan are definite in their conclusions regarding its ability to strongly enhance the immune system. Here is one report that references many studies, Beta Glucan Articles and Medical Summary**, by A. J. Lanigan.

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Standalone Ability

Beta Glucan is an immune system enhancing cancer treatment. It does not work directly on cancer cells, but encourages the body's immune system to do that work. Therefore, a cancer patient may want to investigate additional cancer treatments that directly attack cancer cells.

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Dosage and Ease of Use

Beta Glucan comes in different pill sizes up to 500 MG. Since the most used by even large people is around six 500 MG pills a day, Beta Glucan is easy to take.

People who change their eating habits greatly increase the effectiveness of the supplements they take. Consider reading the "General Diet*" subsection of the Home page.

Dosage

The majority of research was performed with fairly large doses of Beta Glucan. It was not performed using small doses such as 3, 5, or 10 mg that some supplements contain. Some human studies used 3,000 mg daily. The amount you take depends on your health condition:

Healthy: If you have no challenges and you are an average weight adult (150-175 lbs.), 100 to 200 mg. daily is usually recommended.

Chronic: If you have recurring problems, but they are not acute, or life threatening, you would take more. To start, most people double the above amount and observe their response.

Acute: You have a critical condition this is the protocol usually recommended: determine the therapeutic dose for your weight (refer to the chart below). Start with approximately 1/3 of the therapeutic dose and increase slowly until you reach the maximum dose. Taking more than the therapeutic amount would achieve no greater response.

 Weight (lbs)
 Kilos
 mg To Take
 100
 45.5
 1150
 110
 50
 1250
 120
 54.5
1350
 130
 59.1
1500
 140
 63.6
 1600
 150
 68.2
1750
 160
 72.7
1800
 170
 77.3
1950
 180
 81.8
2050
 190
 86.4
2150
 200
 90.9
2250
 210
 95.5
2400
 220
 100
2500
 230
 104.5
2600
 240
 109.1
2750

Take the entire days medication at one time. To maximize absorption of Beta Glucan, take it on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before eating or drinking.

Side Effects

No side effects have been reported. Beta Glucan is manufactured from Baker's yeast. Such products have received the "Generally regarded as Safe rating by the FDA.

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Compatibility

There is no known conflicts with Beta Glucan and other medications or supplements.

Years Available

For nearly three decades, Beta-1, 3-D glucan has been available to laboratories and medical schools. However, it was very expensive and highly prohibitive from a commercial standpoint.

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Relative Cost per Month

To take 1500 MG (three 500 mg pills) a day (an average to strong dose) costs between $40 and $90 depending on the manufacturer.

Ordering

Since you are about to leave this web site, make sure that you have the most important information:

Almost every cancer patient uses more than one alternative cancer treatment. The most successful use at least one that was selected by their body. After you order Beta Glucan, learn how to ask you body to select another cancer treatment using Applied Kinesiology*. It only takes about twenty minutes and you will have a skill that will help you do many things.

Manufacturers

Manufacturer

Best
Distributors

Monthly
Cost *
Pill Size Additional Order Info
Transfer Point
$90
500 mg

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(800) 746-7640

$100
100/500 mg
(877) 464-6304
Now Foods
$40
100 mg
(800) 807-8080
Chisolm Labs
$75
500 mg
(888) 771-3905

* Monthly cost is based on a 30 day supply for a 150 pound person which is 1500 mg per day.

To order, click a distributor name in the table above.

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** Comparison Study **

The University of Louisville, Department of Pathology, Louisville, Kentucky ran a study on comparing commercially available beta glucan. The results were published in Vol. 10, No. 1, 2007 of the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association** (a 4.5 MB PDF).From the results:

"Table 2 summarizes the activities of individual glucans in all tested functions. Clearly, the most active samples were Glucan #300 (the Transfer Point brand), followed by Now Beta Glucan and Maitake Gold 404. Senseiro glucan was almost without measurable activity."

Cancer Essentials

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