Wellmune WGP® is a natural ingredient that activates the largest population of immune cells to that are a major part of the body’s natural defenses. Wellmune is a yeast beta 1,3/1,6 glucan derived from the cell walls of a proprietary strain of yeast and acts as a biological response modifier.
As the immune system evolved, it became very adept at killing yeast and fungi by recognizing certain molecules that commonly occur on the cell surface of these challenges. Wellmune WGP is one such recognition molecule.
Wellmune WGP binds to specific receptors (CR3) on neutrophils, the most abundant immune cell in the body, and activates its anti-microbial activity, including immune cell migration to the site of a challenge (chemotaxis) and increased killing of potential health challenges (phagocytosis and oxidative burst).
The molecular structure of Wellmune WGP, with its beta 1,3/1,6 branch points, is responsible for its unique biological activity.