Frequently Asked Questions – Simplified

What is Beta-1,3D Glucan?
Beta-1,3D Glucan is a natural fiber molecule derived from Baker’s Yeast that enhances the immune system.
Will Beta Glucan cause yeast reactions?
No. Beta-1,3D Glucan is intensely purified from Baker’s Yeast and is free of the impurities that cause Yeast reactions.
Why are baker’s yeast Beta Glucans better than other kinds of Beta Glucans?
Research has shown that intensely purified Beta-1,3D Glucan has a more powerful effect on the immune system. It is the also the best price per capsule.
Is Beta Glucan safe to take with my medicines?
Yes. Beta-1,3D Glucan has shown not to have any bad effects when taken with prescription drugs.
How do we know Beta-1,3D Glucan enhances the immune system?
Doctors at such prestigious institutions as the University of Louisville, Tulane University, and Harvard, have intensely studied how Beta-1,3D Glucan. Their research shows that it positively enhances the immune system.
Is Beta Glucan a new discovery?
No. Beta Glucan’s benefits have been studied extensively in university labs for the past 40 years.
Will Beta Glucans over-stimulate the immune system?
No. Taking Beta Glucan is like loading the body’s immune guns with super-bullets ready to fire. Infections, viruses, bacteria, fungi, cancer, parasites etc. cause the immune system’s guns to fire. The guns do not fire unless these outside invaders are present.
Will Beta-1,3D Glucan harm an autoimmune condition or a transplant patient?
We do not recommend Beta Glucan for anyone with auto-immune disorder or transplant. As we stated previously, Beta Glucan does not, as with some immune stimulants, create an over–stimulated immune response. Instead, it should be more properly referred to as an immune modulator or a biological response modifier. In multiple types of immune function tests, it has been shown that this compound abates certain pro inflammatory situations. However, we feel that too little is known and understood about autoimmune disorders and therefore we do not recommend it be used. Even though the window of safety is huge with our compound, this or any other compound that you intend to put in your body should be thoroughly reviewed and understood by your physician(s), pharmacist(s) and you. This would apply also to the transplant patient and pregnant women.
Why is one Beta-1,3D Glucan better than the others?
PURITY, POTENCY, EFFECTIVENESS, and PRICE.   A. J. Lanigan’s Beta-1,3D Glucan is a highly purified form of Beta Glucan’s and the most potent, because it contains the largest amount of the Beta-1,3D Glucan molecules per capsule. (See Beta Glucan Product Purity). Also, his Beta-1,3D Glucan is shown to have the greatest benefits on the immune system in research paper after research paper. The success of his products in the market place says the rest!  His product works! You can see an independent, 3rd party analysis of how our Beta-1,3D # Glucan 300 compares to other immune supplements by clicking the links below:


How much Beta-1,3D Glucan do I need each day to enhance my immune system?
The more of a highly potent Beta-1,3D Glucan you take, the more the immune system is enhanced.  Beta-1,3D Glucan should be taken daily to ensure the immune system continues to work at its peak performance. How much you need is determined by body weight. We suggest you take 2mg per/kg. (1 kilo = 2.20462 pounds) For example:  A 220 lb. person that weighs100 kilograms will need 200 mg of Beta Glucan (two 100 mg capsules) for an EFFECTIVE IMMUNE SUPPORT. 01000For MAXIMUM IMMUNE SUPPORT If you are facing a health challenge Dr. Vetvicka states in his book, “Beta Glucan – Nature’s Secret, Third Edition” on page 162.  “.01 to 1.5 grams per 200# pounds of body weight per day.” This equates to one 500 mg Beta capsule per 55 pounds of body weight.  If you took any more, it would not be of any more value to your immune system; it would not hurt you, but it would not do any more good. So, if I was facing a health challenge and weighed 100 pounds and wanted to maximize my immune system, I would take two 500 mg capsules per day.
Who will benefit from taking Beta Glucan?

Everyone EXCEPT those who are taking immunosuppressants or anti-rejection drugs or medicines that lower the body’s ability to reject a transplanted organ. 

Everyone else can benefit from additional immune support; especially those with a poor immune system and those that have allergies, infectious diseases, slow healing, cardiovascular disease, and those on chemotherapy and radiation.

Those under physical or emotional stress can also benefit from taking our highly purified, biologically active Beta-1,3D Glucan. And don’t forget your pets; animals can benefit from Beta Glucans since their immune system is like ours.

Additional information on Beta-1,3D Glucan is available at A. J. Lanigan’s informational website, This information includes scientific studies, interviews and videos.

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