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beta-glucan health drink
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Bunker B-Glucan Health Drink is made from highly purified Beta Glucan extracted from specially selected medicinal mushrooms known for their most powerful immune enhancing properties.

Agaricus blazei (Himematsutake) Ganoderma lucidium (Ling Zhi or Reishi) Schizophyllum commune Cordyceps sinensis These include:
  • Agaricus blazei (Himematsutake)
  • Ganoderma lucidium (Ling Zhi or Reishi)
  • Schizophyllum commune
  • Cordyceps sinensis

  • The Beta Glucan in Bunker B Glucan Health Drink is produced using advanced technology in mushroom mycelia cultivation that ensures quality, purity and consistency.

    Bunker B Glucan Health Drink, formulated and packaged in Western Australia, contains at least 20,000 ppm of pure Beta Glucan. It is slightly carbonated with a pleasant fruity flavour making it a refreshing and nutritious dietary supplement.

    Unlike most products in the market, the Beta Glucan Health Drink is highly purified and highly soluble. As such, it has a very high bio-absorption rate. Beta Glucan in the drink can even be absorbed by applying externally on the skin.

    You will soon see positive changes in your health. Every person is unique and so is every immune system.

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    Health and Disease

    The human body is a marvellous organism. An average healthy adult has about 60 trillion cells working harmoniously in dynamic equilibrium to sustain life. When this equilibrium or 'homeostasis' is maintained, our cells, tissues, organs and the body systems will function properly, resulting in a state of good health.

    If our cells are not healthy, then they cannot maintain the harmonious balance to function normally, especially when threatened by the external environment, and the body will succumb to disease, maybe even death.

    Our Immune System and Beta Glucan

    Our immune system is our body's natural defence that protects us against any threats to our health.

    It is able to:
  • recognise and destroy foreign invaders (eg. Bacteria, viruses and fungi)
  • recognise and destroy abnormal cells
  • remove cellular debris and toxins
  • promote healing, growth and regeneration

  • However, many people suffer from an impaired immune system that cannot recognise or respond to a health threat, which is often allowed to remain unchecked in the body until it becomes life-threatening.

    As we sometimes lack the discipline and will power to upkeep our immune system through proper diet, moderate exercise, adequate rest and stress management, the easiest way is to choose the right dietary supplement that can enhance our human immune function.

    Research over the last fifty years has shown that Beta Glucan is one of the most powerful natural immune-enhancing substances in existence.

    Mushrooms and Beta Glucan

    The use of mushrooms in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back into antiquity. Mushrooms that demonstrate medicinal properties include the elixir of life "ling Zhi" or "Reishi" (Ganoderma lucidium) and gaining popularity in recents years, the mushroom of God "Himematsutake" (Agaricus blazei). These mushrooms are believed to enhance the immune response, thereby increasing resistance to disease and also causing regression of the disease state. Scientific and medical research has confirmed its remarkable efficacies. The most important class of bio-active compounds that has been identified in mushrooms is the Beta Glucans.

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    What is Beta Glucan?

    Beta Glucan is a natural polysaccharide (complex sugar molecule) made up a chain of many glucose sugar units. It is referred to as a biological response modifier (BRM) because of its ability to potentiate the immune system. Research suggests that Beta Glucan is one of the safest immunomodulators available for human consumption.

    Beta Glucan is only found in nature, and cannot be synthesized in the laboratory.

    Sources of Beta Glucan

    Beta Glucan occur naturally in some fungi and plants as components of the cell wall. Common sources are medicinal mushrooms, baker's yeast and grains such as oats and barley.

    Beta Glucan Research

    In the 1960s, a study group of Tulane University, School of Medicine headed by Dr Nicholas DiLuzio, discovered that the active substance in baker's yeast that had significant anti-tumor effect was Beta Glucan. Since then, much research has been carried out with over 3000 published studies on Beta Glucan to-date, many from well known Universities (Tokyo, Harvard, Louisville)

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    Mode of Action

    Research at Harvard University showed that the Macrophage (type of immune cell) has receptor sites (binding sites) on its surface specific to Beta Glucan. Beta Glucan acts like a "key", that when lodged onto the receptor site, activated the macrophage. The macrophage then initiates its many functions including:

  • Phagocytosis (ability to engulf foreign and abnormal cells and particles)
  • Detoxification
  • Release of cytokines (intercellular "messengers") to boost production of immune cells and other supporting substances

  • Basically, a whole cascade of chemical events unfolds which mobilises our body's full arsenal of defence.

    Unlike other agents stimulate the immune system, Beta Glucan does not push the system to over-reactivity so here is no danger of overdoses.

    How Beta Glucan Can Help You

    Below are some of the major areas of scientific and medical research on Beta Glucan that have yielded significant, if not remarkable results.

  • Cancer
  • Bacterial, Viral, Fungal and Parasitic Infections
  • Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
  • Radiation Exposure
  • Post-Surgery
  • Anti-Aging

  • Beta Glucan is a broad spectrum immune system nutritional supplement. It does not matter if our health issue is cancer of the fact we are just "sick" Instead of treating the illness, it treats our immune system, which is then capable of dealing with the greatest of health issues. Beta Glucan is able to boost the immune system when it is impaired, and calm the immune response when it is hyper-sensitive.

    Common Recovery Signs and Symptoms to Expect

    When Beta Glucan activates and strengthens our immune system, healing is initiated. Toxins are ejected from the body, dead and diseased tissues are removed, and new tissues are regenerated. Vital energy channels (nerves, blood vessels, body fluid) are cleared of blockages. These may be presented as recovery symptoms such as heaviness of the head, aches and pain, diarrhoea, constipation, belching, flatulence, decreased appetite, or epistasis. It is part of the natural healing process. Take Beta Glucan regularly and you will not regret. Your health will continue to improve and you will soon gain back your optimum health.

    Safety / Contraindications

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Beta Glucan a GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe). It is non-toxic and does not promote any harmful side effects. There are no known adverse effects when taken in conjunction with pharmacological or herbal remedies.

    Although Beta Glucan in Bunker B-Glucan Health Drink is derived from mushrooms, it is highly purified and does not contain proteins in mushrooms that would cause an allergic reaction to individuals sensitive to mushrooms.

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