What is oat beta glucan
Oat β-glucans are water-soluble β-glucans derived from the endosperm of oat kernels known for their dietary contribution as components of soluble fiber. Due to their property to lower cholesterol and potentially reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, oat β-glucans have been assigned a qualified health claim by the European Food Safety Authority and the US Food and Drug Administration.
What is oat beta glucan used for
Beta-glucans are sugars that are found in the cell walls of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, algae, lichens, and plants, such as oats and barley. They are sometimes used as medicine.
Beta-glucans are most commonly used for heart disease and high cholesterol. They are also used for many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support many of these uses.
In manufacturing, beta-glucans are used as a food additive in products such as salad dressings, frozen desserts, sour cream, and cheese spreads.
There are several beta-glucans supplement products that claim beta-glucans taken by mouth can only be absorbed if the product is prepared by a special patented process that "micronizes" beta-glucans particles. However, there is no reliable evidence to support such a claim.
What foods contain oat beta glucan?
Beta glucan is a type of soluble fiber made up of polysaccharides, or combined sugars. It is not naturally found in the body. You can, however, get it through dietary supplements. There are also a number of foods high in beta glucan including:
oats and whole grains
reishi, maitake and shiitake mushrooms
Is oat beta glucan gluten free?
Beta glucan is a unique type of dietary fiber that has some powerful health benefits. It is only found in oats and barley, and to a smaller extent in wheat and rye. Oats are the only gluten-free grain source of this type of fiber. Beta glucan is also naturally found on some bacteria, fungi and yeasts (think: kombucha, mushrooms, and sourdough bread) that might make their way into our diets, but the beta glucan fiber in grains is the only type that is soluble, meaning it interacts with water and slows things down instead of scooting through our digestive tract undigested.
How long does it take for beta glucan to work?
There is an immediate influence on your immune system when you begin taking Beta Glucan. However, there are very sophisticated processes in the body that have to occur before your immune system is “fully activated.” It takes about 3 days for your immune system to achieve its maximum level of immune response. Your immune system will stay at this peak level as long as you’re taking the correct dosage. Now your immune system has the ability to take on even the most difficult challenges
The effects are demonstrated at about three (3) days. It takes about three (3) days from the time we swallow it that it goes through the body and start to spread around the internal organs Itself. So in about three (3) days you should see the effects, the first signs.
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