According to World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular health is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Abnormal levels of lipids (fats) in the blood and diet high in fats are both risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Phyto Oat is not like the other traditional oat drinks. Besides the well-known oat beta-glucan, it is added with plant sterols for additional benefits. The taste is also enhanced by having a smoother texture with a hint of vanilla flavor for better acceptance.
- What is oat beta glucan?
Beta-glucan is a type of dietary fiber that is found in oats. Beta-glucan is widely known for its remarkable cholesterol-lowering effect. It works by forming a viscous layer in the gut, reducing the absorption of dietary cholesterol from the gut. Beta-glucan also reduces the reabsorption of bile acid, in which our body then has to utilize the circulating cholesterol in our blood for the production of bile acid to replace them.
Beta-glucan has been used to reduce blood cholesterol levels since the 1960s. Its cholesterol-lowering effect has been approved by Federal Health Authority (FDA) in 1997 and has a long history of application in maintaining cardiovascular health since then. Daily consumption of at least 3 g of beta-glucan may lead to a reduction of plasma total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level by 5-10%.
- What is plant sterol?
Plant sterols (phytosterols or phytosterols) are cholesterol-like substances that can be found naturally at low levels in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and cereals. When eaten in a higher amount, between 2-3 grams daily, plant sterols can help to lower bad cholesterol levels. Due to their cholesterol-like properties, they are absorbed in the intestines instead of the bad cholesterols, reducing the intestinal absorption of dietary cholesterols.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has even approved a health claim on phytosterols, which states: “Foods containing at least 0.65 gram per serving of vegetable oil plant sterol esters, eaten twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 1.3 grams, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”
Potential Drug Interaction
- Fish Oil
Beta-glucan can reduce the absorption of fish oil. Separate the time of consumption.
Direction of use
Add 2 scoops (30g) to room temperature water, stir well, and consume once daily preferably before a meal.