Another Tool For Your Immune System

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We are having a very active cold and flu season.  A new study shows a supplement you may not have heard of before reduced the number cold infections.

In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multi-centric study, 162 people with recurring infections were given either placebo or beta-glucan for 16 weeks.

The study authors concluded, “The present study demonstrated that yeast beta-glucan preparation increased the body’s potential to defend against invading pathogens.”

Eur J Nutr. 2013 Jan 23.

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