Ultra Pure Beta Glucan
April 3rd, 2020
Unfortunately, taking this product may not do these men and women much good as the evidence that it actually works to boost the immune system appears to be lacking.
Sure, iNR Wellness, the supplement’s apparent manufacturer, points to some 8,500 articles on beta glucan, a chemical compound found in certain bacteria, grains and fungi, on the National Institutes of Health website. But did any of these articles study Ultra Pure Beta Glucan specifically? It seems unlikely, because then why wouldn’t iNR Wellness just link to those articles?
INR Wellness also admits on the supplement’s website that “evidence supporting beta glucans in their ability to regulate and boost the human immune system” is only “promising.” In other words, inconclusive. If you want to make an implied claim that your product helps prevent the coronavirus, you better have reliable scientific evidence to back up the claim. (Side note: There is no vaccine to prevent the coronavirus.)
The rest of us
For anyone who’s not a health care worker or first responder, the site pushes a three-month supply for $149.85, even though it may take up to four months to feel the “most pronounced results,” according to an FAQ on the site.
For more on immunity-boosting claims in the coronavirus era, click here.