Will Beta Glucan Cause a Yeast Reaction or Allergy?

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.

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As Answered By
AJ Lanigan

The short answer is “no,” Transfer Point Beta Glucan is an intensely purified compound: meaning that the material is freed, through an extraction process, from all the unwanted impurities that might tend to cause yeast infections or exacerbate other allergic conditions. The process for purification is done by taking the yeast cell wall (which is already dead) and stripping away all fats and proteins leaving behind a highly purified complex carbohydrate. Proteins can be the culprit of yeast infections or exacerbate allergic conditions.

Transfer Point Beta-1, 3D Glucan is not a “live” yeast. In the grocery store, Fleischmann’s Baker’s Yeast is actually a “live” organism and should be avoided by those with yeast infections or allergies. Finally, Transfer Point Beta-1, 3D Glucan is rated “GRAS,” meaning Generally Regarded as Safe, by the U.S. FDA. On the label, there are no allergy warnings like many companies must have (or should have) because of their high protein content.

As Answered By
Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka

You don’t, because the problems with the yeast infections not only that the yeast are living in our body when they are doing the harm; here you have only part of it. But also, the allergic reaction and stuff like that, it’s on the protein or lipid part of the yeast cell wall. With glucan you have just only the cell wall.

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AJ Lanigan

A.J. Lanigan has over 20 years experience in various disciplines of immunology. He was educated at the University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy from 1971-1975.
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Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka

Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka is a Professor and Vice Chairman, Director of Research at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville. Dr. Vetvicka graduated in 1978 from Charles University in Prague with a doctorate degree in biology and obtained his Ph.D. in 1983 from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Microbiology.