How Beta Glucan compares to immunity products

The immunomodulating aspects of Beta Glucan is what makes it safer and more efficacious than the competition. Studies confirm our Beta Glucan is the most effective immune system product on the market, which includes other beta glucans. The patented purification process developed by AJ Lanigan is what makes our Beta Glucan more biologically active and beneficial to consumers.

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As Answered By
AJ Lanigan

This topic is like comparing Super Bowl Champions (Transfer Point Beta Glucan) to Recreational Sports Teams (The Competition). There is practically no comparison; when you look at the average Immune System Product on the market, even an abundance of it may only be able to raise your Immune Response 2 – 3 percent. That increase, however, may be costing you thousands of dollars; thus, I would not consider that to be much of a comparison. For about 1$ a day, with our transfer point product, you can get the immune response up to about 50%: no one can compete with that efficacy.

As Answered By
Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka

Well, this is rather easily to answer. Glucan has one really big advantage, it is the most studied immunomodulator or natural immonomodulator of them all. The biological studies go to tens of thousands. If you think of anything else you might find 10 papers, 15 papers. So that’s one thing. You might not believe in scientific studies from one group or you might say it is coming from China, or it is not good or this scientist is not good. But if you have 10,000 papers from all around the world they cannot ignore it. These guys could not just start to think something from the hip.

That is one thing and the second is glucan is a simple molecule from a rather simple source. Even if you have a rather low purity, you still have 65% of pure glucan in it you take any medicine plan, some people either boil leaves, they boil roots sometimes the whole plant, you never know. And that’s it, they call it the extract or this plant or the extract of that plant. You might probably have 50 to 100 different molecules inside, you don’t even know which 100. Some will have a stimulating effect, some will have opposite effects, most will have no effect and nobody has money or even inclination to find out which of the 100 is the active one. You are more thinking about what your grand grandmother maybe told you “cut this finger put this plant on it” but the science behind it is not there yet.

As Answered By
Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka

We did a couple of studies and we published them comparing some individual glucans to individual immune-modulators like Echinacea. That is one example, most of the clinical studies on that plant failed because one company is using leaves, one is using roots and each has a different quality inside so you never know what you get.

With the mixtures, it is even worse because some manufacturers are just trying to either increase the price by putting five things together, so it’s not 30 bucks it’s now $50. Or some are putting it together to give you more material or the money. None of them are actually doing any research. That yeah, you should actually put this, this and that so there is very little research done on what would be better if you combine it. With glucan we now know at least three substances which work better together but with other artificial mixtures you are on your own. And we did the study, we compared it and the mixtures were always on the bottom of the list.

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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.