There are numerous benefits when taking Beta Glucan. Our immune system is the body’s first line of defense against foreign invaders, pathogens, and toxins. Most of the time our immune system has the capability to eliminate these things. However, the immune system has its limits and can be compromised. Taking the correct dosage of our Beta Glucan safely provides a doubled immune response, giving your immune system the additional support it so desperately needs.
~Better Way Health
It is best to stay away from the general Internet (i.e. Google, Bing, etc.), go to PubMed and/or Medline and type in “Glucan,” “Glucan and Cancer,” “Glucan and Virus,” “Glucan and Bacteria”, "Glucan and Vetvicka"; I would say that it is going to be heavily weighted on the research side when regarding Cancer.
For example, thousands of articles have been published on PSK Krestin, a mushroom-based glucan that has actually been approved as a drug in Japan, Taiwan, Australia, South Korea, and other Pacific Rim Countries as a treatment for Cancer. The Science of Immunology itself, is barely 50 years old. Thus, as the tools to measure Immune Response and Genetics grow, these areas will become increasingly important to the Health and Science of Medicine in the near future.
I firmly believe that 100 years from now, if not sooner, we will look back and view procedures such as Chemotherapy & Radiation as barbaric as how we perceive “bleeding out bad humors from the body” was 200 years ago. Ironically, all the experts in Health and Medicine back then would have deemed you a Heretic, had you disapproved.
The benefits, generally, are best described by what it does for the Immune System.
What’s The Big Deal about the Immune System?
First of all, it’s one of the three major systems in your body. The central nervous and endocrine systems are essential in bodily processes but neither have their own method of defense. The immune system is what defends you; protecting you against all things in, on, and around us. Our ability to withstand stress and environmental chemicals stems from this sophisticated regulator. We need such an ability to shield us from Mercury, Toxins, PFOSs, and PFOAs. Carpets, fire retardant drapes, and waterproof mattresses all contain such harsh chemicals. It takes years for the environment to break down these poisons, yet we are pouring them into the environment each and every day. Such malignancies have been clearly demonstrated to wear on our immune system, severely depressing it .
It doesn’t make a difference what your cholesterol, blood pressure, and sugar levels are; if your immune system fails you boys and girls, you’re going to be assuming room temperature relatively soon