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.
For ongoing immune support: Take one capsule daily, first thing in the morning or last thing at night (before or well after a meal), with a full 8 oz glass of water.
For fast-acting immune support: Take up to two capsules per day, as above; or use as directed by your healthcare professional.*
Consult your healthcare professional prior to use. Individuals taking medication should discuss potential interactions with their healthcare professional.
Do not use if tamper seal is damaged.
STORAGE: Keep closed in a cool, dry place out of reach of children.
FORMULATED TO EXCLUDE: Wheat, gluten, corn, yeast protein, soy, animal and dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, and artificial preservatives.
Glucans taken orally can calm the immune system and reduce excess reactivity.(1-3) 1. Aleem E. beta-Glucans and their applications in cancer therapy: focus on human studies. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2013;13(5):709-719. 2. Samuelsen AB, Schrezenmeir J, Knutsen SH. Effects of orally administered yeast-derived beta-glucans: a review. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2014;58(1):183-193. 3. Volman JJ, Ramakers JD, Plat J. Dietary modulation of immune function by beta-glucans. Physiol Behav. 2008;94(2):276-284.