Cancer Tutor Forum Supplemental Natural Cancer Treatments Beta Glucan Mushroom beta-glucan more powerful according to reasearch

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    Dave

    Found this article dissecting Vetvicka's research.
    A new very convincing POV, I quote:

    – Vetvicka's research shows mushroom extracts containing ≥ 20% beta-glucan (like Maitake and Turkey Tail) to be almost as active as yeast-derived beta-glucan supplements with a purity of ≥ 83 – 86 % such as Transfer Point. In other words, to achieve a similar effect on the immune system you get from taking a high-quality mushroom extract you’ll have to take ± 4 x the amount of yeast beta-glucans. The value for money of yeast-derived beta-glucan is not very good.

    – Mushroom extracts contain much more bioactive ingredients than just (1>3)(1>6)beta-D-glucans, including other types of bioactive beta-glucans, sterols, triterpenes, polyphenols and trace minerals. Glucans linked to peptides /proteins (proteo-glycans, glycoproteins and polysaccharide-peptides) are also present. It is very likely there is a synergy between these bioactives, increasing the therapeutic potential of the product.

    – Mushroom extracts contain mostly soluble beta-glucan, whereas yeast beta-glucan is mostly insoluble. Soluble polysaccharides (such as mushroom-beta-glucans) bind to bile acids in the small intestine, making them less likely to enter the body; this in turn lowers cholesterol levels in the blood. They also attenuate the absorption of sugar, reduce sugar response after eating, normalize blood lipid levels and, once fermented in the colon, these soluble glucans produce short-chain fatty acids as byproducts with wide-ranging physiological activities. Insoluble glucans such as found in yeast have a more limited therapeutic potential.

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