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BetaGlucan, capsules (wtih D vitamin)

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BetaGlukan capsules with patented Wellmune® beta-glucans and added vitamins and minerals. The capsules will ensure that the body is in constant readiness, reacts more quickly in case of an infection and is more resistant in the long-term. For individuals with a weakened immune system, older people, athletes and all those who want to take extra care of their immune system in the colder part of the year.

Blagovna znamka: Medex
Intended use: Energy , Immunity
Product shape: capsules
Product packaging: 30 capsules, 302 mg each; net quantity: 9.1 g
24,99 EUR

Who are the BetaGlukan capsules intended for? 

  • Persons who are frequently under stress.Athletes performing regular physical activities.
  • All those who want to take extra care of their immune system in the colder part of the year.
  • Persons with a weakened immune system.


Do you frequently have a cold?

We believe that frequent illnesses are extremely unpleasant, for this reason we have developed a special product that represents an excellent support for the immune system. BetaGlukan capsules give your immune system long-term support.
Our body detects beta-glucans as foreign molecules, this is why we stimulate our immune system by consuming products with beta-glucans. Consequently, our immune system is in a state of constant readiness and reacts more quickly to eventual infections. Beta-glucans function according to the vaccine principle, and act as trainers of the immune system


Why choose BetaGlukan capsules by Medex?     

  • Because they contain patented Wellmune® beta-glucans, which are also the most researched, and their effect is supported by numerous clinical studies.
  • Because we added vitamin D for long-term support of the immune system.
  • Because we added zinc, which is important for the function of the immune system and metabolism.
  • Because they do not contain any sugar and artificial sweeteners.
  • Because they are also suitable for diabetics.

How do the BetaGlukan capsules work?

  • Wellmune® is one of the most thoroughly researched beta-glucans, which is supported by several clinical studies, and works by training the immune system. It contains highly purified beta-(1,3/1,6)-D-glucans and is obtained from the cell walls of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) using a perfected technological procedure.
  • Vitamin D and zinc contribute to the function of the immune system.

What are beta-glucans?

Beta-glucans are natural molecules consisting of long and branched chains of interconnected glucose units. They are found in fungi, bacteria and algae, and are also present in cereals.

Already in the 1950s, scientists have discovered for the first time that consuming beta-glucans affects the immune system. They later found that not all beta-glucans are equally effective in this regard, but this mainly depends on their branching. The most effective are those that contain mostly 1.3 and 1.6 glycosidic bonds as in beta-glucans found in fungi. On the other hand, beta-glucans from cereals, which contain mostly 1.3 and 1.4 glycosidic bonds, do not have this effect.

In order to be effective, it is also important that beta-glucans are well purified and do not contain residues of lipids and other sugars.


Why do we need to train our immune system?

The immune response in humans is roughly divided into congenital (non-specific response) and acquired (specific response with antibodies) immune response. Until recently, the existence of immune memory has been considered as merely an acquired immune response, when as a reaction to an infection specific antibodies develop, making us resistant in case of future infections with the same virus/bacteria.

In the last 10 years, however, more and more discoveries have been made about the development of the memory of congenital immune response. The latter develops when the body first encounters viruses and bacteria or their structural parts, resulting in the immune system being “trained” and in the establishment of a state of higher readiness that may last from a few weeks to several months.

A congenital immune system “trained” in such a way responds more quickly and effectively to possible new challenges. Since we have specialized immune cells also in the intestine, we can train the immune system also through the consumption of certain substances that by their composition are similar to pathogen microorganisms, such as beta-glucans from yeast cell walls.


How do Wellmune® beta-glucans work in training the immune system?

The human body recognizes beta-glucans as foreign molecules (they are naturally present in algae, fungi and bacteria walls), which stimulates the immune system. Specialised cells in the epithelium/epidermis of the digestive tract bind beta-glucans and present them to cells of the immune system. This activates the cells of the congenital immune system, resulting in a constant readiness of the immune system. Cells activated in this manner react faster to eventual viral infections according to the vaccine principle. In a certain way, beta-glucans function as trainers of our immune system.

Wellmune® is one of the most researched beta-glucans, supported by numerous clinical studies. It contains highly purified beta-(1.3/1.6)-D-glucans and is obtained from yeast cell walls (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) through an advanced technological procedure.


What is the role of vitamin D in the organism?

Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Experts have discovered that vitamin D-binding receptors are located in the cells of various tissues all over the body, and can also be found in most of the cells of the immune system.

By binding to certain DNA sequences, vitamin D regulates the expression of genes that are important for the normal function of the immune system. This is exactly why optimal quantities of vitamin D in the blood are extremely important for the normal function of the immune system.

Our body is able to produce vitamin D itself, under natural sunlight, mainly in the warmest part of the year. However, despite this most Slovenian do not achieve a sufficient level of vitamin D during summer months, and in the colder part of the year this figure increases to 80%. That is why it is important that vitamin D is added also in the form of a food supplement when there is a vitamin D deficiency in blood.

What is the role of zinc?

The mineral zinc is important for the function of the immune system and metabolism. According to research results, zinc is also necessary for DNA formation and cell division, and at the same time it also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood and youth. Zinc functions as a co-factor in numerous enzyme reactions which are necessary for a normal excretion of cytokines and chemokines and for the activation, differentiation and reproduction of cells of the immune system, mainly T-lymphocytes. At the same time, it functions as an antioxidant that alleviates oxidative stress upon inflammation.

Why is zinc bioavailability important?

The bioavailability of active substances is important due to absorption. Usually, the term bioavailability refers to the quantity of a reabsorbed active substance which is actually available in the target tissue. Bioavailability is therefore one of the main pharmacokinetic characteristics of active substances. Zinc bioavailability means how well it absorbs into the body. Zinc, which was added to the BetaGlukan capsules, comes in the form of organic salt (zinc gluconate), which has the best bioavailability or absorption in the digestive tract.

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Manufacturer: Medex d.o.o., Linhartova 49a, 1000 Ljubljana
The recommended daily intake:
one capsule.

Recommended consumption:
Take the capsule with a glass of water, no less than half an hour before a meal.
In order to boost the immune system, we recommend a long-term consumption of at least 30 days. You can take the product continuously, for a longer period of time. We recommend the product to adults and adolescents over 14 years of age.

  • If you are undergoing immunosuppresant therapy, you can only take the product upon prior consultation with your doctor.
  • Use is not recommended for persons allergic to any of the ingredients.
  • The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded.
  • The dietary supplement is no substitute for a balanced and varied diet. It is important to adhere to the guidelines for a healthy lifestyle.
  • Keep out of reach of children!
  • Store in a dark and dry place at the temperature of up to 25°C.
Ingredients: beta-glucans from powdered baker’s yeast Wellmune®, plant envelope (hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose), zinc gluconate, vitamin D (cholecalciferol), anti-caking agents: magnesium salts of fatty acids and silicon dioxide.

Content Per 1 capsule* % NRV**
Beta-glucans Wellmune®   250 mg
Zinc 5 mg 50
Vitamin D 10 μg 200
*The recommended daily dose
**NRV = Nutrient reference value for adults in %.