Beta Glucan Treatment Overview
Beta Glucan has been approved as a drug in Japan, Australia, South Korea, and Taiwan as an immunoadjuvant therapy for cancer for the last 40 years. The University of Louisville’s School of Medicine is now working on other cancer research centers testing Beta Glucan on cancer patients, and they have been credited with the first use of beta-glucan as an immunostimulant for human cancer therapy. Cancer researchers, led by Dr. Gordon Ross, discovered that beta-glucan can markedly enhance the immune response of mice to injected tumors. This treatment is now being tested for the first time in humans at the University of Louisville and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centerin New York.
In fact Dr. Gordon Ross has shown in some of his studies that Beta Glucan administered alone has reduced tumor weight by almost half in the subjects.
Cancer(or any disease) simlpy cannot exist in someone with healthy immune system!
Bob Wright, the founder of the AACI (American Anti-Cancer Institute) stated that “No doctor has ever healed anyone of anything in the history of the world; the human immune system heals and that is the only thing that heals.”
Dr. Keith Scott Mumby stated that “Many people, I’m one of them, see cancer as basically a disease of the immune system. Especially in our modern world, I don’t think there is any way you are going to stop cells from firing off and going wrong and turning into rogue cells. There are just too many toxins. But a good immune system will pick them up very quickly and eliminate them. So in a very strong sense, cancer is a disease of the immune system. So, you want to do everything in your power to help the immune system; that means you know the right kind of nutrients that will help it. It also means removing the stresses that will stop it from working.”
Now that we understand how critical the immune system is in the fight against disease, if you have cancer you may be wondering, what went wrong with my immune system, and how can I help it?
There are many factors that can play into a weakened immune system, not enough sleep, stress, eating the wrong diet, not enough exercise, etc. (“How to prevent cancer” READ MORE)
What is Beta Glucan?
Beta glucan is a polysaccharide (i.e. a chain of glucose molecules) that is found in such foods as oats, barley, mushrooms, and yeasts. Also, to a lesser extent in rye and wheat. For decades scientists have known beta glucan as a food constituent, and they knew it was abundant in the foods as just named. It is extremely difficult to extract and purify, however. Oat bran contains about 7 percent beta glucan, and is inexpensive, but only good as a food. It is too weak to use as a supplement. Finally, about 1999, technology succeeded in producing less expensive beta glucan from both oats and brewers yeast (after the beer was brewed). B-Glucans belong to a group of physiologically active compounds called “biological response modifiers” and represent highly conserved structural components of cells walls in yeast, fungi, and seaweed. Technically Beta Glucan is an immunomodulator which helps make your immune system smarter. It can help raise your immune system’s response so your body can naturally fight off and kill cancer.
The term immunomodulator here is the real key; it is not an immune stimulate. Immune stimulation presumably occurs with substances like Echinacea and Colostrum. Beta Glucan modulates or activates but never over stimulates, which is key to the safety of this product.
Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka (Professor of Pathology, Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, has conducted numerous scientific studies documenting how βeta glucan enables the immune system to defeat the invasion of harmful cells, viruses, bacteria, etc.) said in his book on beta glucan “there are other agents that stimulate the immune system. However, glucans are in a class apart, because those other agents can push the immune system to over stimulation. This means they can make matters worse in the case of auto-immune illnesses such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and yeast functions. Glucans however do stimulate the immune system, but never to the point where it becomes overactive. In addition glucan is one of the few natural immunomodulators for which we know not only the composition but also the mechanism of action.”
Helping with cancer is just the beginning of what this amazing supplement can do. There have literally been thousands of studies showing this product can protect against infections, lower your cholesterol, lower blood sugar, reduce stress, increase your antibody production, heal wounds, help radiation burns, overcome mercury induced immunosuppression (like the Thimerosal used as a preservative in vaccines), help with diabetes, and even naturally prevent Metastasis (or the spreading of your cancer).
Beta Glucan is a safe all natural fiber molecule that scientists all over the world are researching. In fact Beta Glucan is themost studied natural immunomodulator on earth. More and more classically trained medical doctors are even waking up and using and/or recommending its use. They are finding and proving that it has many benefits, not only helping the immune system, but also in combination with certain drugs, doing a better job to overcome cancer once it has established a foothold in the body.