The cholesterol lowering properties of oats is well documented in more than 50 human clinical studies and has led to a FDA health claim (21 CFR 101.81) supporting the cardiovascular protective effects of beta glucan.
Preclinical and clinical research supports that oral Beta 1, 3-D Glucan can also provide this protection, demonstrating its potential for lowering total and LDL cholesterol and raising HDL cholesterol, and more importantly reducing arteriosclerostic plaque formation in arteries.
Beta 1, 3-D Glucan's advantages over cereal glucans include a significantly higher percent of dietary fiber and beta glucan per gram.
For example, delivering 3 grams of beta glucan would require 4.3 grams of Beta 1, 3-D Glucan compared with 60 grams of oats, making it more convenient for formulating it into functional foods and dietary supplements.
Definition - Arteriosclerosis, sometimes called "hardening of the arteries," occurs when fat (cholesterol) and calcium build up in the inner lining of the arteries, forming a substance called plaque. Over time, the fat and calcium buildup narrows the artery and blocks blood flow through it.
When arterioscleroses affects the arteries that supply blood to the heart, it can restrict blood flow to the heart muscle, causing heart pain (angina), irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia), and other problems. Plaque may damage the artery lining, causing blood clots that can block blood flow, which in turn may cause a heart attack and cause damage to the heart muscle. Arterioscleroses in the heart (coronary) arteries is called coronary artery disease. Definition from WebMD.
The most amazing thing about Beta glucan is it not a treatment for any disease or condition. Beta Glucan is an immunomodulator that has been shown to support immune system function.
Beta Force's Beta 500's Material is Supported by Independent Preclinical and Clinical Studies Against (Click the link to review the study in detail, others can be found here):
- Fatigue and Illness in Athletes
- General Immune System Enhancement Study
- Stress Management
- Workout Recovery Study
Beta glucan is not a treatment for any disease or condition. Beta Glucan is an immunomodulator that has been shown to support immune system function.