BETA GLUCAN LINKS
Beta Glucan YouTube Videos - Brief 3 minute instructive YouTube Videos on Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan
Cancer and the Immune System - Cancer Research Institute Illustrated Site - Immunotherapy & Cancer
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
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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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