Frequently Asked Questions

"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: - The Immune Enhancing Benefits of Beta Glucans

While it’s now in the mainstream, Beta Glucan has over 100 published research articles online and has been one of the primary subjects of scientific research within the field of Immunology for over 30 years. The primary reason as to why people haven’t heard of it is because up until a few years ago, the costs were simply too high for the average person to afford.

Coming in at approximately $12,000-$20,000 per gram and the extraction process taking weeks, it wasn’t something that any average company or person could afford. Thanks to new cutting-edge technology and extraction methods, it is now more affordable than ever.

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 chaink 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.*

Research, studies 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*.

One serving of Glucan Elite consists of two veggie capsules, each containing 500mg of BGF-Immune® for a total of 1,000mg of BGF Immune® 85% min1,3-Beta-Glucan. We suggest taking two capsules once daily on an empty stomach 25 minutes prior to consumption of food or as directed by your physician or healthcare professional.

Please see our How it works page for more information.

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.*

It is possible to take too much of anything. You should follow the recommended dosages as outlined on the directions on your bottle of Glucan Elite and not exceed them. Please make sure to consult your physician before taking any new dietary supplement to make sure it is right for you.*

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

Price can vary depending on the source and standardization/extraction method of the β(1,3)-Glucan (yeast, oats, barley, wheat, mushrooms). Our fermentation method creates a purity of β(1,3)-Glucan available on the market while simultaneously allowing for easier extraction and production efforts resulting in lower costs to consumers. Glucan Elite is the best value in terms of price per serving and concentration of 1,3 chain linkage of any β(1,3)-Glucan supplement on the market.*

Glucan Elite is neither advertised nor studied for lowering cholesterol. We have formulated a Cholesterol Support supplement that contains both Red Yeast Rice and Aged Garlic Extract called Cholesterol Elite which is available here and backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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.* And this is assuming the bioavailbility 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

The general consensus is unknown at this time.* Consult your doctor or healthcare professional first if you’re considering Beta Glucan for your autoimmune condition.

Yes, we offer generous discounts on bundle packages of Glucan Elite. You may also consider joining our mailing list for a single-use discount on your order!

Yes. In order to make your experience more seamless, we offer discount autoship options for our products. The autoship option can be selected on the product page, prior to putting the product in your cart.

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We offer multiple shipment options for deliveries of Glucan Elite to addresses within the United States:

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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.

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 prior to submitting your order and we will be happy to manually add this option for your delivery.

Please note that orders are shipped within 1 business day of order date. Note that generally, if the order is placed prior to 12:00 PM PST it will be shipped the same day.

We currently offer international shipping of Glucan Elite only to selected countries:

FedEx International Economy (delivers in 3-5 business days once shipped)

The above delivery times represent typical scenarios. Subject to the delivery couriers' capabilities and potential customs delays, actual delivery times may vary.

We default to the carrier's standard when it comes to requiring a signature for delivery. Note that there are certain countries where FedEx will not deliver without a signature.

Please note that orders are shipped within 1 business day of order date. Note that generally, if the order is placed prior to 12:00 PM PST it will be shipped the same day.

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