"Numerous studies (currently more than 5,000 publications) have shown that beta glucans exhibit immune properties, including, antibacterial and anti-tumor activities.
As the glucans are more and more frequently used as an anti-stress agent, the University of Louisville along with the University Hospital Krc, Prague, Czech Republic, compared four commercially important glucans and their effect on stress.
While all four glucans showed some ability to inhibit stress-related inhibition, only glucan #300 from Transfer Point was able to return the phagocytosis to a normal level. Also, Transfer Point glucan #300 was able to completely block the stress-related increase in corticosterone release as well as keeping IL-6 and IL-12 secretion above control (PBS) levels." (click on above link to view complete report dated Sept. 2010)
Stress is a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation. It can be defined as a reation to any stimulus or interference that upsets normal functioning and disturbs mental or physical health. It can be brought on by internal conditions, such as illness, pain, or emotional conflict, or by external circumstances such as a death in the family or financial problems. Even a positive experience-a new marriage-can be a stress provoking event. Currently, between 70 and 80 percent of all visits to physicians are for stress-related disorders. Chronic stress directly affects the immune system, and if not effectively dealt with, can seriously compromise your health.
Along with your first order of Transfer Point Beta Glucan, glucan #300, from www.BakersYeastBetaGlucan.com , you will receive free, the book, "Beta Glucan: Nature's Secret" by Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka, Professor of Pathology at the University of Louisville. In his book, Vetvicka explains how beta glucan can be beneficial against:
- Chronic diseases
- Iradiation and/or chemotherapy
- Infectious diseases
- High cholesterol
- Wound healing
- Nonspecific stimulation of defense reactions
In addition to the glucan research, Dr. Vetvicka helped to launch glucan in several countries including the USA, France, Turkey and Czech Republic. Dr. Vetvicka is author and co-author of more than 190 peer-reviewed publications, seven books and five international patents.