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.

Hay Fever, Allergies and the Allergic Reaction

Hay Fever, Allergies and the Allergic Reaction

It is that time of year again as the sun shines and daylight hours lengthen, for many of us our spirits are up. Unfortunately for a sizeable proportion of the population it also means the start of months of varying misery as our allergic reactions skew our immune system and hay fever and related allergies abound. Continue reading  ▶

Beta Glucan Supplements

Beta Glucans for immune support and the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol

Is Beta Glucan part of your dietary intake? If the answer is yes then which one – Beta 1-3, 1-4 Glucan or Beta 1-3, 1-6 Glucan? Confused already – you may well be, and not have heard the word Beta Glucan before or the various potential health benefits of the nutrient. Continue reading  ▶

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Help avoid antibiotic associated diarrhoea and digestive disorder

Unfortunately a course of antibiotics may be unavoidable in helping to treat certain colds and flu. Antibiotics frequently disrupt the digestion causing diarhhoea and discomfort. In this article we look at advice on how to minimise antibiotic associated digestive upsets, and advice on diet and nutrition to help speed recovery. Continue reading  ▶

Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

For us in the UK the main holiday season is approaching. And whether you are planning a family break in England in August or a month long trip in Asia in December holiday breaks can be fraught with health perils such as upsets tummy and diarrhoea or catching a flu bug on the flight abroad. Continue reading  ▶

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Hay Fever – Natural Nutrients Support

Hay Fever season is upon us and poor sufferers will be experiencing a range of symptoms and severity which in extreme cases will cause (apart from the sneezing, streaming eyes and irritations) significant ‘debilitation’. And it’s no surprise as hay fever triggers an excessive immune response in the body and this can cause varying levels of fatigue and weakness. Continue reading  ▶