immune Health Basics Beta Glucan with Wellmune WGP, 500mg - 60 Caps
immune Health Basics
Immune Health Basics Products
Immune Health Basics is your best source for all-natural products that scientific research has shown to enhance immune system function and promotes well-being. Immune Health Basics offers a full line of nutritional supplements in a variety of serving sizes for adults and children, as well as a Skin Renewal Cream for younger looking skin.
Nutritional Serving Guidelines
The recommended daily serving of Immune Health Basics is 1 milligram per pound of body weight. This serving is based on the results of dozens of human clinical and preclinical studies. A person living under stressful conditions may want to consider double or triple the standard serving.
How it Works
Immune Health Basics® with Wellmune® is a unique nutritional supplement that is clinically proven to activate the immune system, as evidence by research both demonstrating its mechanism of action in the body and measuring significant changes in immune response. In fact, the science supporting the efficacy of Wellmune is overwhelming.
Wellmune is a natural beta glucan derived from proprietary strain of baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). This unique ingredient triggers human immune defenses that have evolved over thousands of years.
The scientific understanding of Wellmune's mechanism of action in the body is well documented in published, peer-reviewed research. Mechanism of action studies as well as measurement of significant changes in immune responses are changing the way researchers and physicians think about innate immune function.
Once swallowed, immune cells in the gastrointestinal tract take up Wellmune and transport it to immune organs throughout the body. While in the immune organs, immune cells called macrophages digest Wellmune into smaller fragments and slowly release them over a number of days. The fragments bind to neutrophils, via complement receptor 3 (CR3), which are the most abundant immune cells in the body. In fact, neutrophils account for 60-70% of all immune cells.
With Wellmune, the neutrophils are now primed for activity. Unlike other immune health ingredients, Wellmune enhances immune function without over stimulating the immune system, which may be harmful.
Researchers discovered the mechanism through a series of experiments. One study involved tracking fluorescently dyed Wellmune WGP as immune cells transport it throughout the body (Figure 1). Within days Wellmune is carried to the spleen, bone marrow and other immune organs.
What is Wellmune WGP?
Wellmune WGP® is a natural ingredient that is clinically proven to safely enhance immune responses that protect against a wide range of health challenges. Wellmune WGP activates billions of innate immune cells, which are the body’s first line of defense, to more quickly recognize and kill foreign intruders without stimulating the immune system. This unique ingredient’s patented, year-round protection is the culmination of more than $250 million in research with leading university and government institutions.
Wellmune WGP triggers human immune defenses that have evolved over thousands of years to protect the body. Wellmune WGP works with the body’s first line of defense that consists primarily of key immune cells (monocytes/ macrophages, neutrophils and natural killer cells) that circulate throughout the body and identify and destroy foreign intruders. Clinical studies demonstrate that Wellmune WGP significantly increases the:
• percent of active immune cells available to defend the body;
• mobilization of innate immune cells to the site of a challenge, enabling faster recognition of an intruder;
• killing (phagocytosis) of foreign challenges, resulting in a more complete immune response.
The Wellmune WGP Difference
The biological activity of Wellmune WGP is a result of its unique molecular structure. Only Wellmune WGP is a patented linear glucose molecule with a beta 1,3/1,6 branch point extended by a long beta 1,3 oligosaccharide. Though the molecular differences between Wellmune WGP and other immune products is significant because even the slightest structural difference can affect bioactivity at a cellular level.
Immune Health Basics is the culmination of years of research. Early studies focused on the mechanism of action -- how the product works in the body. Later research measured the positive effect of Immune Health Basics on human biomarkers that can be used to measure immune responses.
Most recently, a multi-year clinical program has evaluated the efficacy of Wellmune in humans under various physical and psychological stress situations. It is well documented that stress weakens the immune sytem, rendering individuals more susceptible to health challenges.
Clinical studies are designed to assess the impact of Wellmune on the physical and psychological health of individuals experiencing lifestyle and physical stress. The studies feature different populations experiencing stress, including firefighters, marathoners, fourth-year medical students and individuals with high lifestyle stress.
Scientific Literature contains a list of research supporting the safety and efficacy of Immune Health Basics. Biothera, the manufacturer of Immune Health Basics, remains committed to ongoing research that advances the science of its ingredients and understanding of immune health.
Biothera has research collaborations with several major university and government institutions:
- The University of Louisville
- Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism, University of Montana
- Miami Research Associates
- The Dove Clinic for Integrated Medicine
- Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston
- The National Institute of Health
- Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University