The natural healthy way to reduce cholesterol and reduce blood glucose levels after meals
Betaglucare is an oat based food made from made high quality Scandinavian oats, rich in beta-glucan. It is available in either a crisp heart or powder form. When eaten daily in the required quantity, it reduces your LDL cholesterol and reduces blood glucose levels after meals.
Each box contains 28 daily sachets. Each sachet contains 3 grams of beta-glucan, the amount proven to reduce cholesterol when eaten daily combined with a diet low in saturated fat. Betaglucare also reduces blood glucose levels after meals when 4 grams of beta-glucan is eaten along with 30-80 grams of carbohydrates.
Reducing LDL cholesterol
Betaglucare contains a soluble fibre from oats, called beta-glucan. When eaten, the beta-glucan dissolves and forms a gel which binds with bile acid in the digestive system. Bile acid contains LDL cholesterol – or the ‘bad’ cholesterol.
Normally this cholesterol would be re-absorbed into the body during digestion however by binding with the bile acid the gel prevents re-absorption of the LDL cholesterol, thereby reducing your cholesterol levels.
In addition, the liver then extracts LDL (bad) cholesterol from the bloodstream to produce replacement bile acid. This has the effect of further reducing LDL cholesterol levels.
Reducing blood glucose levels after meals
When Betaglucare reaches the stomach it forms a viscous gel. This gel forms a thin layer inside the small intestine which slows down the uptake of carbohydrates.
This leads to lower postprandial blood glucose and lower blood insulin after eating.
The Importance of Quality:
A new international study has just been released confirming that high quality oats are even more effective than first thought at reducing cholesterol. The study concluded that cholesterol reductions are between 50 to 100% higher than those published in previous studies as molecular weight wasn’t considered before.
Molecular weight is influenced by the climate in which the oats are grown. The oats in Betaglucare are sourced from Scandinavian countries where growing conditions are ideal due to the temperate climate, high rainfall and extended growing season in this region.
In simple terms the higher the quality of the oat, the higher the molecular weight and corresponding thickness of the gel that forms in the gut.
It’s this thickness, or viscosity that makes it more effective in binding with bile acid and reducing cholesterol. Betaglucare contains the highest molecular weight beta-glucan available, many times higher than regular breakfast oats!