BioGlena™ is a high-quality, 100% natural source of Beta-glucan derived from the microalgae Euglena gracilis .
BioGlena™ containing at least 55% linear 1,3 Beta glucans, complete protein, and essential vitamins and minerals.
BioGlena™ is a next-generation source of Beta glucan, unlike other Beta glucan products on the market,
requires no extraction procedure, hence contains no additives and solvents.
What are Beta glucans?
Beta glucans are polysaccharides which naturally occur in cereals, yeast, fungi and algae.
Beta-glucans are touted as nature’s immune-modulator, helping to prime immune cells and support and balance natural immunity.
The immune system has evolved to recognize Beta-glucans as they are found on the surface of disease-causing fungi and are specifically recognized by cellular receptors which activate the immune system.
Euglena gracilis is a single-cell microalga, living in most freshwater habitats. It naturally produces linear 1-3 Beta-glucans called paramylon, which are stored as free-floating granules in the cell, and known for their immuno-modulatory functions.
Euglena grcaillis uses the Beta-glucans as a principal energy storage compound and can accumulate a large amount of Beta-glucans within the cell. The algae also contain complete proteins, essential vitamins, and minerals.
BioGlena digests easily in the stomach and the Beta-glucans are released from the algae and reach the intestines. Immune cells pick up the Beta glucans in the intestine and transport them to key immune sites. This initiates a cascade of immune signaling and immune cells priming, ultimately strengthening the natural innate and adaptive immune support against pathogens.
Trained immunity is a newly identified immune mechanism describes a functional reprogramming of innate immune cells following exposure to stimuli, which leads to an enhanced response toward a second stimulus.
Beta-glucans are typical inducers of trained immunity, which can be induced in three phases:
1) Unstimulated immune cells, such as macrophages, bind Beta-glucans via the dectin-1 receptor and are thereby activated and undergo a functional epigenetic reprogramming and associated metabolic changes, preparing the cells for future encounters with pathogens.
2)The cells are resting (not active) but are trained (primed) and ready for action .
3) Trained/primed cells encounter a pathogen (or experimental pathogen mimic) and respond
more effectively and powerfully than non-trained/non-primed cells.
Gluten free, Allergen free
Capsules, Tablets, Soft gels Gummies,
powder & functional food
Applicable to multiple food categories
Dietary supplements - just 375 mg /daily*
Food – up to 450 mg per serving