Lyme disease is caused, mostly, by the Spirochetal bacteria from the genus Borrelia Burgdorferi and is contracted by humans through the bite of a very small tick such as the Ixodes Scapularis aka the Deer tick. Most infections are caused by ticks in the nymphal stage, as they are very small and may feed for long periods of time undetected.
Borrelia Burgdorferi can spread throughout the body durng the course of the disease, and has been found in the skin, heart ,joints, peripheral nervous system, and central nervous system. Many of the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease are a consequence of the immune response to the Spirochete in the tissues. Tick saliva , which accompanies the Spirochete into the skin during the feeding process, contains substances that disrupt the immune response at the site of the bite. This provides a protective environment where the Spirochete can thus establish an infection. From there, if left untreated, the infection grows and is circulated to the entire body via the blood stream.
Beta Glucans, contained in Glucan Defense, can help to rebuild the weakened immune system allowing for the destruction and removal of this foreign bacteria. A strenghtened immune system can help in warding off other bacteria and viruses from attacking the body in its weakened state. Glucan Defense can be taken by itself or in conjunction with anti-biotics to help the body heal faster and stave off other illnesses.
When it comes to choosing your Beta Glucan source you should always look at both quality and price. Glucan Defense's Beta Glucans are extracted from the cell wall of the Reishi mushroom, a long known and potent medicinal mushroom. These mushrooms are grown in a sterile, organic environment right here in the USA . The Beta Glucan extraction process along with a purification process holds 12 working and applied for patents. Glucan Defense is the only mushroom Beta Glucan source that holds a GRAS certification from the FDA. GRAS certification (Generally Recognized as Safe) means that Glucan Defense has been shown to have little to no side effects and there is virtually no drug interactions.
** It is recommended that pregnant or lactating women and individuals with severe allergic reaction to mushrooms not take Glucan Defense.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, mitigate, treat or prevent a specific disease or class of diseases.