Submitted by LifeExtension
LifeExtension's Fiber- Immune Support contains three forms of fiber, including a clinically validated dose of beta-glucans, a novel fiber derived specifically from baker's yeast, as well as an efficacious dose of soluble fiber from the unique fruit of the African Baobab tree and psyllium fiber. All three sources work to improve digestive health and immune function in the intestinal tract.
Beta-glucans naturally boost the immune system by increasing its responsiveness to foreign molecules. While beta-glucans can be obtained from sources such as shiitake mushrooms and cereal grains, beta-glucans that come from baker's yeast have a unique molecular structure that grabs the attention of cells in the immune system of the intestine.
Psyllium fiber enhances digestive health and leads to greater production of beneficial short-chain fatty acids, specifically butyrate, propionate, and acetate throughout the colon possibly because it is more rapidly fermented by colonic bacteria.
The powdered, dried fruit of the Baobab tree completes this protective fiber trio. Like psyllium it has the ability to promote gut health, but Baobab fruit pulp may also have unique prebiotic properties. This was demonstrated by a study showing that a 4% solution of the fruit pulp promoted growth of the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus, an organism important in human intestinal health. In addition, Baobab fruit is rich in antioxidants for added immune support.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.