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Cancer and the Immune System - Cancer Research Institute Illustrated Site

CDC - Center for Disease Control & Prevention (Tel: 404-639-3311)

Cells Alive! - Incredible Photography of Cells and Other Microbiology Subjects

Cholesterol - The Good, the Bad and the Evil - an IMMUNITION Report including Beta Glucan nutritional attributes

Comparison of Glucans - an IMMUNITION Report on How to Compare Glucan Products

Google Search Engine - One of the best search engine on the web

Health Statistics - The Official CDC Statistics from the Nat'l Center for Health Statistics - Searchable Index

Heart - Incredible Photos plus Tutorial with good links. Click on words of choice when the site comes up

How Stuff Works! - Another must site for the curious seeking to know!

Human Anatomy - Interactive views of the human body with more than 100 illustrations

Immune System-NIAID/NIH - Outstanding Educational Site on the Immune System 

Immune System-U of Hartford - Another Informative Site on the Immune Response

InteliHealth - Aetna and Harvard Medical School sponsored Medical Information and News

MedlinePLus - Medical Dictionaries, Drug Information, Condition Reports and More - National Library of Medicine

Mold and Fungus - an IMMUNITION Report on both External and Internal Mold Problems with Immune Defense Issues

National Center for Biotechnology Information - For those who want to know more!

PubMed - Periodical and Research Articles and Publications Search Site

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Research both Issued Patents and Patent Applications

Web MD - Information from the Allopathic (MD) Physician Perspective

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Note on various Glucan forms: Beta 1,3/1,6-D glucan is a baker's yeast-derived beta glucan with a Beta 1,6 linkage (4-8%) and the molecule skewed to the right. MG Glucan is a specially processed proprietary form of microparticulate Beta 1,3/1,6 glucan that is uniform homogeneous and non-aggregated purified Beta 1,3-D glucan that does not reaggregate after the digestive process.  “PGG-glucan” is poly-[1,6]-B-D-glucopyranosyl-[1-3]-B-D-glucopyranose (b-1,6/1,3-glucan).

“Beta glucans” refers generally, but not always, to Beta- 1,3/1,6-glucan. “Scleroglucan” and “PSAT” are two Beta-1,3/1,6-polysaccharides. Beta glucans are derived primarily from yeast cell wall, various fungi, grains, and mushrooms.  Beta 1,4 glucan is derived from oats and barley, minimally effective in immune potentiation and not included in this research summary of forms of Beta 1,3/1,6 glucan.  Many beta glucans are marketed under various trademark names that are not unique ingredient formulations.

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