What Are Beta Glucans?
Beta glucans are sugar compounds found in bacteria, yeast, fungi, algae and plants such as oats and barley. They are a source of soluble fiber, and research suggests they may reduce high cholesterol and improve skin conditions such as eczema, bedsores, wounds and radiation therapy burns. Potential benefits of beta glucan in cancer care include: • Supporting the immune system to fight bacterial infections. • Enhancing the activity of natural killer cells, a part of the immune system that recognizes and attacks cancer cells. Beta glucans are also prebiotics, which are food for the healthy bacteria in the human digestive system. The collection of bacteria in the gut are collectively referred to as the microbiome. People diagnosed with mesothelioma who are considering beta glucan should consult with their oncologist first to discuss potential drug interactions, side effects and dosage.
How Does Beta Glucan Work?
Research does not indicate that beta glucans can directly destroy cancer cells. Rather, beta glucans indirectly stimulate the immune system to attack cancer cells.Beta glucans are first absorbed in the small intestine and broken into smaller parts. These substances then enter into circulation where they interact with bone marrow and various parts of the immune system. Once they are in the immune system, researchers believe beta glucans:
• Enhance immune activation, which translates into anti-cancer activity.
• Spur immune cells to produce anti-cancer compounds called cytokines, which regulate inflammation and help the immune system fight diseases such as cancer.
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Beta glucans can increase immune system t-cells, and decrease inflammation. Research shows that beta glucans support the immune system by increasing t-cell production. Enhancing macrophages and natural killer cell functionality which may help improve health and combat chronic fatigue.
Beta glucan is suitable for vegans.
Serving suggestions: 1gram a day. or two capsules.
Accurate dosing is very important to ensuring maximum supplement absorption.