Immune Defense delivers 500 mg of Wellmune® whole glucan particle per capsule, providing beta 1,3/1,6 glucan.
Beta 1,3/1,6 glucan is a unique complex carbohydrate purified from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker’s yeast). It is natural, non-genetically modified (non-GMO), hypoallergenic, patented, and generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
Taken orally, Immune Defense primes and mobilizes the cells that support the body's first-line immune response.
The patented Wellmune Beta Glucan comes from a leading Biotech in Europe and has over $250 Million of research and is sure to make a dramatic impact.
Ongoing research has unveiled a detailed mechanism of action, including activation of macrophages, neutrophils, and T-cell–mediated immunity.[3,8,9]
Orally administered yeast beta-glucan is processed by macrophages—the first line of defense in cellular immunity—with subsequent increases in phagocytosis, selective cytokine release, and oxidative degranulation.
Macrophages degrade beta-glucan into small fragments that are then bound to neutrophils (granulocytes), the most abundant immune cells in the body.
Neutrophils then become primed and are better able to provide support against microbial challenges.
Through a process called chemotaxis, these primed neutrophils migrate to target sites with enhanced immune actions.[3, 11]
Prophylactic administration of beta-glucan was found to positively affect levels of the antioxidant enzymes catalase and superoxide dismutase, moderate tissue-damaging cytokines, and assist in ameliorating microbial imbalance.