Beta-Glucan
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Beta-Glucan Side Effects and Warnings

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Safety Issues

Beta-glucan, as a substance widely present in foods, is thought to have a high margin of safety. However, if it really does activate the immune system, harmful effects are at least theoretically possible in people with conditions where the immune system is overactive. These include multiple sclerosis , lupus , rheumatoid arthritis , asthma , inflammatory bowel disease , and hundreds of others conditions. In addition, people taking immunosuppressant drugs following organ transplantation surgery could, in theory, increase their risk of organ rejection. However, there are no reports as yet to indicate that any of these hypothetical problems have actually occurred. Maximum safe doses in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or people with severe liver or kidney disease have not been established.

 
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Posted 3 years ago

There is extensive research and peer-reviewed studies available for this substance. A Google search will turn up lots of information.

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Posted 2 years ago

I wonder if beta glucan is safe to use if you are on Maoi's?

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vikdad1 2 years ago

are you referring to monoamine oxidase inhibitors?

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