SOURCE: Biothera

March 02, 2006 18:37 ET

Building Your Immune System the Natural Way: Scientifically-Proven to Be the Most Effective Immune Enhancer Today

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2006 -- More than one billion colds are contracted by children and adults in the U.S. each year, and more than 200,000 cases of more serious flu are anticipated for the current "season" -- along with 36,000 deaths. One of the health industry's best-kept secrets can help boost the body's immune system. While there's no cure for the common cold and more serious flu, there are measures everyone should take to protect themselves.

Included are washing your hands frequently with warm water and soap for 10 seconds, getting a flu vaccination, eating a well-balanced diet, getting plenty of rest, and supporting your immune system with WGP® 3-6, a natural BetaGlucan-based supplement designed to support the body's healthy immune function.

WGP® 3-6 was developed by Biothera, a leading biotechnology and immune health company. As explained by Michele Gargano, the firm's Vice-President of Clinical Development, "Our patented agent, found in name brands such as Life Source Basics, contains a carbohydrate called BetaGlucan, derived from the cell walls of yeast. BetaGlucan interacts with certain innate immune cells to help protect the body from a wide range of challenges."

Over thousands of years, the human immune system has developed defense mechanisms to combat infection caused by a variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, parasites and viruses that cause the flu. The body's first line of defense is this innate immune system.

Because the immune system plays a vital role in protecting the body, scientists have been looking for ways to enhance its performance to better safeguard the body, not only against dangerous microorganisms, but also more common viruses like the common cold.

Gargano notes that, "After decades of research, scientists discovered that when immune cells detect the presence of BetaGglucan, it signals the rest of the immune system that a foreign molecule is present. This detection leads to the activation of neutrophils, the most prevalent immune effector cells.

"This led to our development of WGP® 3-6, the only nutritional supplement that is scientifically proven to enhance the immune system, supported by research that demonstrated and measured significant changes in immune response." Biothera's patents cover the preparation and processing of WGP® 3-6. E.T. Horn is the exclusive distributor of this supplement.

Contact Information

  • For more information on BetaGlucan, contact
    Jay Wilke
    727-443-7115, ext. 223