Blood cholesterol lowering

  • High blood cholesterol is one of the modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
  • Whole oats products such as oat bran, oat flour, and rolled oats can supply up to 3g of soluble fiber daily and when consumed in conjunction with a diet low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and fat may reduce the risk of heart disease.2
  • Clinical studies have shown that consumption of 3 g of high molecular weight oat beta-glucan daily in a ready-to-eat cereal for 4 weeks had demonstrated a 5.5% average decrease in LDL or bad cholesterol level 5
  • 2 scoops (14 grams) of Oats BIOBG oat bran powder provide you 3 grams of beta-glucan.
  • Health claims approved by EFSA and USFDA claims that consume 3 grams of oat beta-glucan per day helps to reduce cholesterol.

Regulate blood glucose level

  • Insulin responses relevant to the development of Type 2 Diabetes are significantly decreased at a dose of 3-4g of oat beta-glucan a meal1. Improved insulin responses can lead to enhance insulin sensitivity, which may prevent type 2 diabetes
  • The reduction of post-prandial glycemic response relates to “carbohydrate metabolism and insulin sensitivity” which are critical in the management of impaired glucose tolerance, common in obese individuals.4

Improve gut health

  • Oat offers the unique combination of both soluble and insoluble fibre.3
  • Gut health is enhanced through the improvement of bowel function which occurs with increasing faecal bulk as a result of the inclusion of insoluble fibre to the diet.2
  • The benefit is achieved when a food contains at least 6g of oat grain fiber per 100 g.3

Weight management

  • The use of oat beta-glucan in foods with individual wishing to maintain or lose weight through appetite control is well justified with scientific evidence.1
  • When consumed 20-30 minutes before eating a meal, oat beta-glucan which is a water soluble fiber, forms a thick viscous gel in the stomach and gut that stimulates the sensation and helps limit appetite.
  • Subjective ratings of hunger are improved at a minimum dose of 2-3g of oat beta-glucan in a meal.

  1. Beck E.J. Oat beta-glucan increases postprandial cholecystokinin levels, decreases insulin response and extends subjective satiety in overweight subjects. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 2009. From:
  2. Cummings , 2010. EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products Nutrition and Allergies (NDA), 2010a, 2010b, 201.
  3. Permitted health claims on oat beta-glucan in May 2012 (Commission Regulation (EU) No 432/2012)</li>
  4. Wolever 2010, Physicochemical properties of Oats B-Glucan influence its ability to reduce serum LDL cholesterol in humans: a randomized clinical trial, Am J Clin Nutr 2010;92:723-32