There are many different sources of beta glucan like mushrooms, oats, and barley. However, clinical studies show very clearly that baker’s yeast Beta Glucan is the most biologically active. In addition, our baker’s yeast derived Beta Glucan is the purest on the market, which allows consumers to safely achieve a doubled immune response. This is why our company elects to carry just one immune system product due to its unmatched purity and effectiveness.
~Better Way Health
There are a lot of different types of compounds that are referred to as Glucan that come from many different sources: Grains are a good example. Over 10 or 12 years ago, the FDA actually gave oat glucan the permission to make a healthy heart claim. It’s an entirely different molecule, but it is still called Glucan.
There are glucans from Mushrooms, Seaweed, certain Bacteria and other sources as well. Of all these, being researched side-by-side; it was found that the Glucans, purified from the Cell Wall of Baker’s Yeast, are the most biologically active when it comes to the immune system. Some healthy benefits from cereal grain Glucan is lowering cholesterol; if you are looking to support and maintain a good healthy immune system, based on the scientific research, then it is best to be taking Beta Glucan derived from the Cell Wall of Baker’s Yeast.
Being derived from Baker’s Yeast, helps with the affordability of the product. Transfer Point Beta Glucan is economically affordable, it contains superior immune stimulation per mg when compared to glucans from other sources.
The question of best, this respect for source, has been around for decades and people were fighting about it. Of course, the Mushroom Glucan Group was saying their Glucan was great and the rest is not worth anything. The Yeast Group was saying “our glucan is best.” It is more a question of how well you prepare it rather than from which source it is derived.
You have to be careful and you have to be honest when you prepare it, isolate it, and purify it.
~Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka