Beta Glucans – How scientific research brought this traditional nutrient to forefront of nutritional medicine – by Dr. Paul Clayton.
"So why are our immune systems less effective than they used to be?"
Are you ready to follow them?
"The mystery of the immune system is largely down to the fact that we can't put our finger on it"
"The need to rethink the use of antibiotics"
"Here is Dr Paul Clayton’s article from earlier in 2009 on the swine flu pandemic and the importance of natural boosting of the innate immune system with beta glucan."
"How many children do you know that get 9 to 11 servings of fruits and vegetables a day?"
Exercise Research Abstract: The Effects of Yeast Beta Glucan Supplementation on Monocyte and Cytokine Response to Exercise
Can Beta Glucan Supplements like ImmiFlex Help Us Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria?
Nowadays our diet lacks of yeast betaglucans, so our immune system is weakened, and thus, taking ImmiFlex, that contains Wellmune, a patented betaglucan yeast, would be a great option to make our immune systems stronger.
"... my doctors suggested I take ImmiFlex ...", Edwina (64)
Immitec chairman Jan Oddvar Johansen tells Norwegian newspaper about EU research project FibeBiotics, and why Wellmune, main ingredient in ImmiFlex, will become bigger than omega 3 and how this might affect both public health and Immitec.
"When Emma and her family began with ImmiFlex they could quickly see a change in the family's health and sick leave."
Whilst other supposedly ‘safe’ supplements like Echinacea are falling down, ImmiFlex is rising up; your children’s health is now in safe hands.
"I am of course very happy that I recovered with ImmiFlex and therefore steered clear of surgery", explains Johnny.
Elite athlete and professional cyclist Christian Bertilsson had over 200 days of sick leave over 4 years, ImmiFlex put a stop to that.
Athlete's immunity is suppressed under intense training / competitions. Now clinical studies show that ImmiFlex with Wellmune boost their immune systems.
Introductory lecture to the undergraduate virology course 2013 from Colombia University by Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D., Higgins Professor of Microbiology & Immunology.
Conversation focusing on children and the role of vitamin D supplements in preventing and treating disease and infections during the 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in Denver 2013. Speakers discuss the ability of supplements to help prevent or treat infections and the role of vitamin D supplementation in prevention and/or treatment of recurrent ear infections
Let ImmiFlex help you in your daily life! New animation by our Greek partner PANSYFA
Mark Bitcon, Perfomance Manager for England Rugby League World Cup Squad 2013 gives this video testimonial to Immitec, the company behind the ImmiFlex immune brand. His players have taken ImmiFlex during the intense training for the upcoming World Cup during their training camp in South Africa without a single case of illness.
Our partner Informed-Sport.com verifies that ImmiFlex is free of contaminants of illegal substances, which makes our product safe for professional athletes and consumers alike.
Why Take ImmiFlex?
ImmiFlex®, from the Norwegian founded Immitec Group, is an immune supplement containing Wellmune WGP® beta 1,3/1,6 glucan together with vitamin D3 for additional immune health support. With $350 M in research and development, and 9 human clinical trials, Wellmune is clinically proven to help prevent symptoms from cold and flu viruses, and to defend against infections. Wellmune studies further confirm that these highly purified yeast beta glucans (Wellmune is non-allergenic and may even inhibit Candida albicans) reduce the symptoms of stress (studies: stressed women, marathon runners and firemen) and certain allergies (ragweed study), as well as assisting professional athletes go the distance, while reducing the risk of infections during competitions and periods of intense training. For the safety of athletes and consumers alike ImmiFlex is also accredited by Informed-Sport.
Immune System Evolution
Besides the unique health benefits associated with ImmiFlex nature gives us millions of other good reasons to take ImmiFlex immune supplements on a daily basis, and you might be surprised to learn why. Modern science actually shows us that the adaptive and innate immune systems are shared across many species, indicating that elements of the immune system have remained relatively constant through evolution. Research published in the online version of the journal, Immunity, by National Jewish Health in 2011, traced parts of our adaptive immune system back to a common ancestor of mammals, amphibians and cartilaginous fish more than 400 million years ago.
The evolution of our immune system and immune health is relevant to ImmiFlex because Wellmune WGP® Beta Glucan, the functional key ingredient in the ImmiFlex® immune brand, works as a natural and safe immune modulator supporting innate immune function in humans, as well as fish and pets like cats and dogs. This immune enhancing effect can be traced back to the fact that innate immune function and our immune system in general has developed through common ancestors over millions of years, thus preserving some traits across species. An example of that is the dependence of beta 1,3/1,6 glucan for priming innate immune cells and enabling them to deal better with infections, and to maintain a strong and optimally functioning immune system.
Another good reason to take ImmiFlex, and maybe even share with your pets is the fact that this important immune priming compound that our immune systems have evolved to integrate, and that we historically have always been exposed to, over the half past century has largely been eradicated from the food chain.
The Lost Nutrient
We have constantly been exposed to polysaccharides like beta glucans, a type of fibre found in the cell walls of algae, bacteria, moulds, plants (beta 1,4 glucan), and particularly yeasts. Yeast is of notable interest because, of all the beta glucan sources, it is the one we have been exposed to most. This exposure has made innate immune cells particularly well adapted to recognizing the presence of yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan. Independent research also shows that Wellmune in ImmiFlex is more than twice as effective at activating the immune system to maintain health and wellness, compared to MCG-3, AHCC, mushroom derived beta glucans, and the popular herbal remedy Echinacea.
Over the last 150 years or so, modern hygiene and food processing technologies have gradually removed beta glucans from the food chain. In general, our living environment has been upgraded from a somewhat dirty cave to a clean and often citrus smelling kitchen. Doctors and leading scientists warn that we may have become over-sanitised, and in the process we have managed to remove an important immune modulator that our immune system has evolved to depend on in order to function optimally and keep us healthy. The sharp rise in autoimmune disorders and the general weakening of the immune system cannot only be seen as a consequence of the low nutritional status of modern day foods, or exposure to new chemicals and processed foods, it may very well also be connected with the lack of beta glucans in the food chain. In addition we are also less exposed to sunlight and around the world large parts of the population, even in tropical countries, are vitamin D deficient.
Consumers choice of dietary supplements to support immune health may at times be hyped up by marketing and unsupported health claims. ImmiFlex puts science, safety and effectiveness back in the hands of the consumer.
Currently, Wellmune is the only beta glucan that has comprehensive clinical research documenting its benefits and mode of action on innate immune health. Together with vitamin D3 ImmiFlex® contains 250mg of Wellmune WGP®, the dose used in preclinical studies and the 9 human clinical trials and counting.