ImmunoMed 3-6™ is a pure, high potency beta-glucan, a gluco polysaccharide derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Baker’s yeast) and known as beta 1,3/1,6 glucan.* It has been shown to be a powerful immune modulator in numerous clinical trials.* In the body, it is ingested primarily through macrophage and dendritic immune cells.* It binds with specific receptors (CR3) on neutrophils, the most abundant immune cell in the body.
What Are Beta-Glucans?
Beta-glucans like the ones found in ImmunoMed 3-6, are a group of naturally occurring polysaccharides found in certain foods, such as oats, barley, mushrooms, and yeast. These compounds have gained significant attention due to their health benefits.
Benefits associated with Beta-glucans:
1. Immune System Support:
One of the primary benefits of beta-glucans like we see ImmunoMed 3-6™ is their ability to modulate and enhance the immune system. They are known to activate immune cells, including macrophages, natural killer cells, and neutrophils, which play crucial roles in the body’s defense against infections and diseases. By stimulating these immune cells, beta-glucans may help improve immune response and enhance overall immune function.(*)
2. Reduced Risk of Infections:
By enhancing the immune system, beta-glucans in may help reduce the risk of various infections, including respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and certain fungal infections. Studies have shown that beta-glucans can help strengthen the immune response to pathogens and promote the production of antimicrobial peptides, ultimately supporting the body’s ability to fight off infections.
3. Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Activity:
Beta-glucans possess antioxidant properties and can help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body. By reducing oxidative stress, beta-glucans in ImmunoMed 3-6™ may contribute to protecting cells and tissues from damage caused by excessive free radicals. Additionally, these compounds have been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects, helping to reduce inflammation in the body and potentially supporting the management of chronic inflammatory conditions.
4. Support for Heart Health:
Research suggests that beta-glucans may have positive effects on heart health. They have been found to help reduce total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, thereby potentially lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Beta-glucans can form a gel-like substance in the digestive system, which may bind to cholesterol and bile acids, aiding in their excretion from the body and resulting in decreased cholesterol absorption.
5. Enhanced Digestive Health:
Beta-glucans found in ImmunoMed 3-6™, can act as prebiotics, providing nourishment for beneficial gut bacteria. These prebiotic effects can promote the growth of healthy gut flora, improving digestive health, and supporting overall gut function. Additionally, beta-glucans may help regulate bowel movements and alleviate symptoms of constipation.
6. Potential Anti-Cancer Properties:
Some studies suggest that beta-glucans may possess anti-cancer properties. These compounds can stimulate immune cells that play a role in identifying and destroying cancer cells. Beta-glucans may also help inhibit tumor growth and metastasis, potentially contributing to cancer prevention and treatment. However, more research is needed to fully understand the extent of their anti-cancer effects.
ImmunoMed 3-6™ is refined by a proprietary method consisting of yeast fermentation, hydrolysis of yeast walls and centrifuge collection to remove impurities.*
Beta-Glucans and Gut Health
Beta-glucans, can provide several benefits for gut health, thanks to their prebiotic properties and effects on the gut microbiome. Beta-Glucans also posses anti-inflammatory properties, improve gut barrier function, enhance immune response in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) as well as offer protections agains pathogens.
1. Prebiotic Effects: Beta-glucans in ImmunoMed 3-6™ serve as a food source for beneficial gut bacteria. By acting as prebiotics, they can selectively stimulate the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria, such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli, in the gut. This can help maintain a healthy balance of gut flora and support optimal digestive function.
2. Improved Gut Barrier Function: A healthy gut barrier is essential for preventing the entry of harmful substances and bacteria into the bloodstream. Research suggests that beta-glucans in ImmunoMed 3-6™can enhance gut barrier function by promoting the production of tight junction proteins, which play a critical role in maintaining the integrity of the gut lining. A strong gut barrier helps protect against issues like leaky gut syndrome and reduces the risk of systemic inflammation.
3. Enhanced Immune Response in the Gut: The gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) is a part of the immune system located in the gut. Beta-glucans have been shown to stimulate immune cells in the GALT, such as lymphocytes and macrophages, thus enhancing the immune response in the gut. This can help protect against infections, reduce inflammation, and support overall gut health.
4. Protection Against Pathogens: Beta-glucans can have antimicrobial effects against harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They can help inhibit the growth and colonization of pathogenic microorganisms in the gut, thus promoting a balanced and healthy gut microbiome. By reducing the presence of harmful pathogens, beta-glucans can help prevent gastrointestinal infections and support gut health.
5. Anti-inflammatory Effects: Chronic inflammation in the gut can contribute to various digestive disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Beta-glucans like ImmunoMed 3-6™ have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce inflammation in the gut. By modulating the immune response and reducing pro-inflammatory signals, beta-glucans can potentially alleviate symptoms of gut inflammation and support gut healing.
One Capsule Contains:
|Beta Glucan Powder
|(High potency beta glucans (B-1,3/B-1,6) naturally derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Other Ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (vegetable capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, l-Leucine.
Does Not Contain: Milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy.
Caution: Do not take if you have known or suspected yeast allergies. Keep out of reach of children.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Take one capsule one or two times per day, first thing in the morning or last thing at night, (before or well after a meal) with a full glass of water or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.