Heart disease is the leading cause of death in North America. In Canada, heart disease impacts ~ 2.4 million adults per year. This can be caused by high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, and/or high cholesterol levels. Nearly HALF of all North Americans have at least one of these risk factors.
The Solution? Fibre.
Soluble fibre has been extensively proven to naturally lower LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides. This is not true for all fibers; some, such as barley beta-glucan fibre, are significantly more effective than others.
Beta-glucan, in comparion to psyllium, is twice as effective at lowering cholesterol, making it a viable option for anyone who is looking to:
● prevent high cholesterol from developing
● reduce existing high cholesterol
● decrease dependence on cholesterol lowering medications
● maintain healthy cholesterol levels
|NutraStat||Major Psyllium Brands|
|Active Ingredient||Beta-Glucan Fibre||Psyllium Husk|
|Extraction Method||Natural air extraction||Water extraction using chemicals|
|Amount required to lower cholesterol||3g per day*||7g per day|
|Associated Risks||None||Esophageal obstruction, bezoars, adenomas, allergic reaction|
|Additives||None||Artifical colours, sweeteners, and flavours|
|Blood Sugar Control||4g per day||No|
|100% Canadian Made||Yes||No|
How Beta-Glucan Lowers Cholesterol
Barley beta-glucan is a soluble fibre that can be naturally extracted from the cell walls of barley grains. This lightweight fibre can be easily supplemented into your diet by mixing it in with a glass of water or incorporated into meals.
The beta-glucan creates a viscous lining on your intestine that binds to bile acids, reducing their absorption into the liver. As a result, your liver will produce new bile acids from cholesterol already in your body, reducing the amount of cholesterol circulating in your blood. Bound bile acids cannot be reabsorbed and they leave through the digestive tract.
Experience a Marathon of Memories
Unfortunately, approximately a third of North Americans will be diagnosed with high cholesterol at some point in their lives (CDC). Mitigate your risk by maintaining healthy cholesterol levels throughout your life.
Don't sacrifice a lifetime of memories because of your health and cholesterol. Anyone who takes beta-glucan will notice additional health benefits, such as improved gut health, digestion, and overall health.