Frequently Asked Questions

PRODUCT INFORMATION

"After a century and a half of research, studies have shown that Beta Glucans act as immunomodulator agents, meaning they trigger a cascade of events that help regulate the immune system, making it more efficient. Specifically, Beta Glucans stimulate the activity of macrophages, which are versatile immune cells that ingest and stimulate other immune cells. Macrophages also release cytokines, chemicals that when secreted enable the immune cells to communicate with one another.

In addition, Beta Glucans stimulate lethal white blood cells white blood cells (lymphocytes) that support the immune system." *

-Source: LifeExtention.com - The Immune Enhancing Benefits of Beta Glucans

Glucan Elite includes the top quality β(1,3)-Glucan available on the market with BGF-Immune®. The Purity is a minimum 85% 1,3 chain linkage and is produced via a solvent-free fermentation process. You can read more about it on our science and facts page.

Our BGF-Immune® Beta Glucan is fermented from Agrobacterium (sp) R259 and results in linear 1,3 chain linkage rather than branched 1,3 chain linkage commonly observed with yeast extraction. The observed benefits of linear 1,3 chain linkage is slightly higher gene expression with immune related cytokines such as interferon-gamma, IL-6, IL-10 and TTG-alpha than the comparisons with branched Beta-Glucan from yeast. You can review the study findings by clicking here.*

 Please see below for the studies, research, and comparisons supporting BGF-Immune® used in Glucan Elite.

1. Linear chain 1,3-Beta-Glucan 85% vs branched Beta-Glucan (from other sources): As seen from data collected and evaluated, linear chain Beta-Glucan (1,3 linkage) shows a little higher gene expression level with immune related cytokines such as interferon-gamma, IL-6, IL-10 and TTG-alpha than the comparisons with other branched Beta-Glucans*.

2. Beta-1,3-Glucan enhances natural killer cell activity in healthy adults: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study*.

We have not yet studied Glucan Elite’s impact specifically in lowering cholesterol. However, we have formulated Cholesterol Elite which contains both Red Yeast Rice and Aged Garlic Extract and was specifically designed to help support healthy cholesterol levels.

Low doses of Beta Glucan such as 100mg or 250mg containing lower percentages of 1,3 chain linkage will require 3-10x dosages in order to get the same effect as Glucan Elite's product.* This is assuming the bioavailability is comparable, which depends on a host of factors such as stabilization, preservation, expiration, source extraction, etc of the Beta Glucan used. Glucan Elite contains 1000mg of purity and potency(BGF-Immune® Beta Glucan available making it the most bioavailable form of β(1,3)-glucans Glucan available on the market.*

"There are a variety of factors that measure this. Primarily, scientists can measure the amount of immune cells that will respond to and aid in the face of an immune threat or challenge. The average, healthy person’s immune response is around 30-31%. Beta Glucan can help raise this number to 60 or 70%. Beta Glucan also helps increase the production of immune cells therefore making your army of immune cells larger overall. Beta Glucan helps increase the size of your army while making each of the members synergistically work together to be more alert, more active and more effective at eliminating threats."*

-AJ Lanigan, Beta Glucan Leading Expert

CONSUMPTION

We recommend that Beta Glucan be taken for at least 8 weeks before it will be in full effect. Please understand that Beta Glucan doesn’t aim to solve or cure any disease or illness. Rather, it works in a nonspecific manner as an immunomodulator, which may help to support the immune system's function as a whole.*

Yes! β(1,3)-Glucan has been shown to support the immune system in general, even in persons considered to be in good health.*

Our general recommendation is to take two capsules once daily, preferably on an empty stomach or with a light meal to maximize absorption and bioavailability. The high-potency serving recommendation is one capsule of Glucan Elite per 50lbs of body weight, which we recommend anytime you need extra immune support. Lastly, we always recommend checking with your physician before taking any new supplements.

Yes, we are happy to confirm Glucan Elite is dairy and yeast free!

The expiration date on all of our products is 2-3 years out. For the exact expiration date at the time of ordering please contact us directly at info@glucanelite.com or 657-333-2430.

Ordering

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Your bank or credit card statement may show either "PROFORMULAT", "OCEANSIDEHE", or "PRO FORMULATIONS MD" as the merchant name for the transaction. If you have any questions related to our product charges on your credit card statement, please contact us at info@glucanelite.com or 657-333-2430 and we will be happy to assist you!

For any changes to an order, we ask that you please contact us at info@glucanelite.com or 657-333-2430 as soon as possible so the order can be canceled and edited. Please note that all orders are shipped within 1 business day from the order date and generally, if the order is placed prior to 12:00pm PST it will be shipped the same day.

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When ordering on a desktop, you can enter your code in the discount code box which is on the right side of your screen. When ordering on a mobile device, it is located at the top of your screen and usually needs to be expanded by clicking on ‘Show order summary’.

Shipping

All orders are shipped within 2 business days from the order date and generally, if the order is placed prior to 12:00pm PST it will be shipped the same day.

All domestic shipments are processed through USPS or FedEx. As a default measure, we do not require a signature for delivery. If you would like us to require signature for delivery, please reach out to us at info@glucanelite.com or 657-333-2430 prior to submitting your order and we will be happy to manually add this option for your delivery.

USPS First Class FREE (delivers in 3-7 business days once shipped)

USPS Priority Mail (delivers in 1-3 business days once shipped)

USPS Priority Mail Express (overnight business day delivery once shipped)

FedEx 2 Day (delivers in 2 business days once shipped, excludes Hawaii)

FedEx Standard Overnight (overnight business day delivery once shipped)

The above delivery times represent typical scenarios for most areas in the United States. Subject to the delivery couriers' capabilities, actual delivery times may vary.

Your bank or credit card statement may show either "PROFORMULAT", "OCEANSIDEHE", or "PRO FORMULATIONS MD" as the merchant name for the transaction. If you have any questions related to our product charges on your credit card statement, please contact us at info@glucanelite.com or 657-333-2430 and we will be happy to assist you!

International Shipping

We currently ship internationally to Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

All international shipments are processed through Yakit who uses FedEx International Economy (3-5 Business Days) as the delivery carrier.

We are unable to ship to a PO Box since all FedEx shipments must be delivered to a physical shipping address.

Returns, Refunds & Exchanges

This information can be found on our Return Policy page. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about this. We can be reached at 657-333-2430 or info@glucanelite.com.

We want all of our customers to have the opportunity to try our product risk free. In order to make that happen we offer a 90 Day - 100% Money Back Guarantee, meaning if you purchase the product and you are not satisfied with it after 90 days we will work with you to process a full refund of your purchase. If you have any questions about this please reach out to us at 657-333-2430 or info@glucanelite.com.


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