What are Beta-Glucans.
Glucans are large carbohydrate molecules made up of multiple units of glucose. They harmlessly mimic microorganisms.
Why Beta Glucan?
Some types of Beta-Glucan act as immuno modulators. This means they trigger special receptors on immune cells boosting their performance. Other immune stimulants simply cause increased immune activity by mimicking mild infections.
What is so special about immune function?
Our bodies rely on various immune systems to stay healthy and free from illness and physical deterioration. For centuries we have been constantly beset by bacterial and viral threats but in today's over sanitised environment our immune systems have less to do and as a result they have been weakened.
Why specifically Beta Glucan 1-3, 1-6?
There are many types of Beta-Glucan; some help with digestion, some reduce cholesterol but only one type acts as an immuno modulator and is only really effective if refined properly.
What can this mean?
For your health this means that you will be better equipped to both resist and recover from infection and viruses such as colds and flu as well as other infections. For your skin this means support for new cell production and cellular matrix generation returning the dynamic equilibrium of your skin to that of younger skin.
What products provide this?
pro-ferm is the only dermatologically tested skincare range to be able to deliver these beta-glucans deep enough into the skin to have the required effect. pro-ferm is the very latest ultra luxury skin care range to provide real and immediate scientifically proven benefits. Glucasan+ provides highly refined beta-glucans as a nutritional supplement and here the effects are to support your bodies systems to protect against illness and infection.
What are the 1-3, 1-6 beta
glucans derived from?
They are derived from a very highly refined and purified version of Saccharomyces cerevisiae found in bakers and brewers yeast
I thought beta glucans were
prebiotics - in oats and grains - which improve cholesterol and
keep you regular. Are Glucasan+ and Glucamune the same thing?
No. Prebiotic compounds in cereals are 1-3, 1-4 beta glucans and they have no effect on immune function. These are completely different from the 1-3, 1-6 beta glucans in Glucasan+ and Glucamune.
Where can I find out more about
the science behind beta-glucans?
There is much more detailed information on http://www.beta-glucan.co.uk/