Mercolas Fermented Beta Glucans (60)

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Mercolas Fermented Beta Glucans
When your immune system is strong, you’re better able to stay healthy and enjoy life.

A strong and healthy immune system is like wearing armor. It helps protect your body on two levels through your first and second lines of defense. Your first line of defense against outside invaders includes Natural Killer (NK) and phagocyte white blood cells.

Your white blood cells’ initial response to invaders activates your second line of defense. This targeted system includes T and B lymphocytes and T Helper (TH) cells that can recognize and destroy infected cells.

As you age, your immune system doesn’t respond to challenges like it did when you were younger. Some of the changes that diminish your immune function include:

  • Reduced production of T and B cells due to shrinkage of your thymus.
  • Decreased function of mature white blood cells or lymphocytes.
  • Increased inflammatory tissue environment from aging T and B cells.
  • You want a healthy, balanced response from your immune system – one that responds to stressors but doesn’t overrespond. If your immune system becomes out of balance and overactive, it can recognize your own healthy cells as foreign cells and initiate an attack, resulting in an autoimmunity or inflammatory condition.

Fermented Beta Glucans can help you balance and support your immune system.* Plus, it can help you build your immune defenses to enjoy improved year-round immune, respiratory and sinus health with its two extraordinary ingredients:*

1,3 beta-D-glucan from Euglena algae that is easily recognized by your immune system and directly interacts with key immune cells*

EpiCor® yeast fermentate that contains additional beta glucans and mannans from the yeast cell wall and is clinically shown to support your immune function on four different levels.Fermented Beta Glucans can help:

  • Increase IgA (Immunoglobulin A) antibodies to help protect against year- round environmental challenges.*
  • Increase NK cell activity in as little as two hours to support your immune system.*
  • Increase antioxidant activity in as little as two hours to help protect cells and tissues from free radical and oxidative damage.*
  • Support beneficial bacteria levels in your gut, especially Anaerostipes, a genus containing butyrate-producing bacteria to support your immune system’s first line of defense.*

Get your immune system ready and primed with a “daily workout” from Fermented Beta Glucans.* Suitable for regular, everyday use, this exceptional immune support duo works on four different levels to support a healthy, balanced immune response in as little as two hours.* 



How our Fermented Beta Glucans stand apart from other immune support products:
Supports both your first and second lines of immune defense for a fast and effective response.*
Supports a balanced immune response – one that responds to stressors but doesn’t overrespond.*
Ideal for long-term, year-round use to help build immune defenses to support immune, respiratory and sinus health.*


Fermented Beta Glucans can help you do that thanks to its two extraordinary ingredients:

Fermented Euglena algae with Beta 1,3 glucan
EpiCor® yeast fermentate
Beta Glucans Aren’t All the Same: Meet Euglena Whole Cell Algae’s Immune-Loving Beta Glucans

Beta glucans are glucose polymers found in algae, bacteria, fungi (mushrooms) and plants like oats and barley. In bacteria and yeasts, beta glucans are part of the structural backbone of the cell wall.

However, beta glucans aren’t all the same. Beta glucans from oats serve a different purpose in your body than beta glucans in yeast.

Euglena algae
Euglena algae has a membrane or pellicle, instead of a cell wall, that easily breaks to release free floating beta glucan held in the paramylon granules.
Depending on their source, they have different primary health benefits based on size, structure and solubility. Beta glucans are assigned numbers that correspond to the linkages between glucose molecules.

When it comes to immune health, one type of beta glucan stands apart: 1,3 Beta-D-glucan from Euglena algae. It serves a storage function in your cells and acts as an immune modulator.

One thing that makes the beta glucans from Euglena algae so unique is the algae’s structure.

Instead of a cell wall so common in plants, Euglena has a protein-rich membrane or pellicle that is easily broken to release the beta glucan inside.

As you can see in the diagram, Euglena algae has paramylon granules throughout. This is where it stores energy in the form of free-floating beta glucan.

Because of this unique storage arrangement, the beta glucans from Euglena are of higher purity and need minimal processing, unlike those from plants that require enzymatic digestion to achieve purification.

Euglena’s Secret Immune Health Benefits
In my opinion, there’s simply no better source of beta glucans than Euglena whole cell algae for supporting your immune health. Here’s why…

This strain – Euglena gracilis – is what’s known as a protist. That means it shares characteristics with both animals and plants. It’s classified by the way it moves and how it lives, and that’s what makes it so valuable for your immune health.

A freshwater microalgae, Euglena has a high nutritional value made up of protein, vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants like carotenoids.

However, the magic is how Euglena works with your immune system. Here’s what happens when you use this very unique algae:

Whole cell Euglena algae enters your stomach and is exposed to stomach acids and enzymes. Non-beta glucan components, such as protein, dissolve which frees the paramylon granules (with the beta glucans) from the rest of the algae.
The paramylon granules remain undigested in your stomach and move into your small intestine where your immune cells are located.
Your immune cells recognize the granules with the 1,3 beta glucans through their surface cell receptors.
The granules with the 1,3 beta glucans are absorbed through Peyer’s patches in your small intestine, which are a part of your gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). This is where the beta glucans come into contact with immune cells such as macrophages.
Your immune cells engulf the 1,3 beta glucans.
Your immune system’s phagocytes transport them throughout your body, releasing fragments of 1,3 beta glucans.
The recognition and ingestion of beta glucans trigger the release of signaling molecules.
Small proteins called cytokines and chemokines lead to an increase in signaling molecules and allow immune cells to communicate with each other.
Signaling molecules activate other immune cells.
Activated immune cells target and destroy foreign cells.
Remember earlier when I talked about Pathogen Associated Molecular Patterns or common structures that show up in yeasts, bacteria and pathogens as part of your first line of defense? Euglena’s 1,3 beta glucan is one of those patterns and is easily recognized by your immune system.

EpiCor® first developed their proprietary yeast fermentate 60 years ago to help ease the weaning stress that pigs often encounter on farms and to help chickens and cows endure everyday stress.

Yeast fermentate

This yeast fermentate was first developed to help ease pigs’ weaning stress.
In 2004, insurance adjusters discovered that the employees working at the yeast fermentate manufacturing facility had far lower sick rates than other workplaces.

Could it be the workers’ immune systems were benefiting from the handling of the yeast fermentate?

That startling discovery marked the start of studies to examine the effects of EpiCor’s® yeast fermentate on human health.

Here’s a quick summary of just a small handful of studies that have been done:

In two randomized double-blinded, placebo controlled human clinical trials, 500 mg of EpiCor® per day reduced the incidence and duration of seasonal respiratory symptoms.*
To demonstrate balance, the same product was shown in a subsequent randomized double-blinded placebo controlled trial to also reduce certain symptoms associated with seasonal allergies.*
In a recent study, a single 500-mg dose led to rapid changes in levels of compounds called cytokines associated with immune function.*
The Four Defenses of EpiCor® Yeast Fermentate
EpiCor® yeast fermentate contains additional beta glucans and mannans from the yeast cell wall and has been clinically shown to support your immune function on four different levels for your overall health and wellness.* These four levels are:

EpiCor® yeast fermentate
Don't let seasonal threats slow you down. EpiCor® works to rapidly support your immune health on four different levels.*
Increased IgA (Immunoglobulin A) Antibodies*
When pathogens invade your skin, eyes, mouth and mucous membranes, an antibody called Immunoglobulin A, or IgA, helps contain them before they can cause harm. This is the primary antibody found in your tears, saliva, mucus and in mother’s milk.

EpiCor® yeast fermentate has been shown to help increase IgA in your saliva.* Higher levels of these important antibodies help your body protect itself from environmental challenges year round.

Increased Natural Killer (NK) Cell Activity*
As we saw earlier, Natural Killer, or NK, cells are white blood cells that quickly seek and destroy “bad” cells at the first sign of infection. Because they’re able to identify “bad” cells, they can respond quickly to help keep you healthy.

EpiCor® yeast fermentate helps increase Natural Killer (NK) cell activity in as little as two hours.* By increasing NK cell activity, EpiCor® works rapidly to strengthen your immune system to help with daily challenges.*

Increased Antioxidant Activity*
Your body depends on antioxidants to help protect cells and tissues from free radical and oxidative damage. Antioxidant activity is a significant part of your immune response.

EpiCor® yeast fermentate has been shown to help increase antioxidant activity in as little as two hours.* By increasing antioxidant power, it helps protect your cells and tissues.*

Microbiome Booster™
Your immune health depends on a healthy gut for its optimal function, and the greater the proportion of beneficial bacteria, the more optimal support for your immune health.*

EpiCor® strengthens this fourth level of defense by boosting beneficial bacteria levels in your gut.* Specifically for your immune health, it helps increase Anaerostipes, a genus containing butyrate-producing bacteria. Butyrate has been shown to support your innate immune system.*

However, that’s not the only way EpiCor® benefits your gut and immune health...

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