There are many different beta-glucans with only small differences in structures. Beta-glucan from baker’s yeast, considered the most efficective at immune stimulation, is a very good supplement. Beta-glucans comprise a very diverse group of polysaccharides, but only very few have immune action. Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan derived from baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is the most studied beta-glucan and by far the best documented. Its immune stimulating efficacy, modus operandi  and safety are considered superior to beta-glucans from…
Echinacea represents a group of flowering plants in the daisy family. The Echinacea genus contains nine species, which are called purple coneflowers. Echinacea are native to eastern and central North America, where they grow on the prairies and open wooded areas. The name is derived from the Greek sea urchin or echino named for  the plant’s spiny central disk.   Echinacea products vary widely in composition. They contain different species…