Category Archives: Beta Glucan 1-3, 1-6 & 1-3, 1-4

1-3, 1-6 Beta Glucan is a natural form of soluble dietary fibre, derived from the cell wall of baker’s yeast and should not be confused with the Beta Glucan found in oats (for example) that seeks to reduce cholesterol. Sufficiently pure extractions of 1-3, 1-6 Beta Glucan do not contain enough yeast protein to cause any allergic reactions (for those who have yeast sensitivities). Beta 1-3, 1-6 Glucan provides a role in activating the immune system, alerting the body to help defend itself against viral and bacterial invaders. Due to its ability to assist in immune response Beta 1-3, 1-6 Glucan is most commonly associated with colds, flu and infections support.

Nutritional Advice for the Final Weeks of Winter

Are you still struggling with the Winter blues? Finding it hard to revitalise your health in 2016? Well this is a problem for many particularly whilst the weather outside is still bitterly cold and the days short, so you can be forgiven for finding it especially difficult to reinvigorate your health in the first couple of months of the year.

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Preventing Candida Overgrowth

Did you know that there is more bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract than there are cells in the whole of the human body? Quite a staggering statistic and one that certainly highlights the importance of making sure that there is a healthy balance between the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria that populate this area of the body.

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Support your immune system this Winter: Important Nutrients to Note

As the mornings gradually become colder and darker, the realisation that winter is lurking around the corner sets in. And if that isn’t enough to dampen the spirits, the NHS have reported that winter leaves you around “80% more likely to get a cold” – although if you are sitting there with the sniffles right now, you are probably already fully aware of that fact!

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Is it a Summer Cold or Hay Fever?

“The number of hay fever sufferers is expected to reach 20 million this summer – up five million from last year. And by 2030, that figure is predicted to reach 31.8 million”, reported the Daily Telegraph only last week alongside commenting that the pollen count is – surprise, surprise – currently soaring.

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Antibiotic Resistance – ‘The Ticking Time Bomb’

“The danger posed by growing resistance to antibiotics should be ranked along with terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, the government’s chief medical officer for England has said. Professor Dame Sally Davies described it as a “ticking time bomb”. She warned that routine operations could become deadly in just 20 years if we lose the ability to fight infection.” Continue reading  ▶

Cytoplan & ‘The Nutrition Gap’

When it comes to nutrition the philosophy at Cytoplan is that: a) There is a ‘Nutrition Gap’ in the population, supported by research, which means most people are not getting the nutrients they need for health from their diet. b) Nutritional supplements can bridge this gap when they contain the appropriate levels of nutrients; and also when the nutrients within are in a bioeffective form (for example ‘Food State and Wholefood’). Continue reading  ▶