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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Winter Wellness @ Bare Health


What steps are you taking this winter to help banish the sniffles, colds, bugs & flu?


Keeping your Immune System in tip top shape is vital to avoid the misery that the cold season can bring. This winter we will bring to you the best in Immune Support, from healthy eating tips, Immune boosting foods, natural remedies and Complementary Therapies to help you stay fighting fit over the winter months.

In this blog the focus is on Beta Glucans and their role in Immune Support

A relatively new supplement, Beta Glucans are a scientifically proven defence modifier (BDM) that nutritionally potentiates & modulates Immune response. They are derived from Yeast cell walls, various fungi, grains and medicinal mushrooms such as shiitake & maitake. Research has identified different types of Beta Glucans, however it is the Beta-glucans 1-3, 1-6 that are notable for for their abiltiy to modulate the Immune system.

So how do Beta Glucans work?

In the late 1980's Dr. Joyce Czop, at Harvard University, described the mode of action of this material in stimulating the immune system: there is a specific receptor for beta-1-3-glucan on the surface of certain cells, called macrophages, (macrophages engulf and then digest cellular debris and pathogens either as stationary or as mobile cells, and stimulate lymphocytes and other immune cells to respond to the pathogen) and when activated, these macrophages stimulate a cascade of events turning the body into "an arsenal of defense".

For many years now Beta-glucans have been the subject of numerous studies, particularly for their immune enhancing properties and their ability to activate macrophages. A recent clinical human trial (jan 2013) appeared in the European Journal of Nutrition proving that Beta-glucans 1-3, 1-6 help prevent colds, improves symptoms and increases the body's potential to invade against invading pathogens.


Support you Immunity, naturally with Beta-glucans from Bare Health

Help maintain your healthy immune balance this winter with Solgar Beta Glucan Immune Complex. A comprehensive formula of six key nutrients with a berry blend. The ideal supplement for times when your body requires that little extra support.

Get the benefits of Beta-glucans with the additional support of other key ingredients that aid your innate immunity

Key Ingredients: As well as Beta-glucans this formula also contains:

Vitamin C
Berry Blend (Standardised Elderberry, Blueberry & Acai)
Zinc
Selenium
Copper
Vitamin D3

Sugar, Salt & Starch free

Directions for use: Two per day with food



           

Natures Answer Maitake Bio-Beta-Glucan 60ml

A quality Beta-glucans supplement in liquid form.

A highly active fraction of the Maitake Beta-1,6-glucan chain with Beta-1,3 branches. Maitake Bio-Beta-Glucan has been shown to promote a healthy immune system.

Directions for use

As a dietary supplement take 1 ml (approx. 28 drops) 3 times a day in a small amount of water.
Each serving contains: Maitake mushroom fruiting body extract.

Guaranteed to contain a minimum of 14 mg. of Beta-1,6-glucan with Beta-1,3 branches 50 mg


If you would like more information on any of the products contained within this blog do pop into the store - we are always more than happy to help

References:
www.betaglucan.co.uk
http://betaglucan.org

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, always consult your GP or Healthcare professional prior to taking any of the products mentioned in this article

Supplements should not be used in place of a balanced, varied diet.