What is Barley Beta Glucan?
Barley Beta glucan is a high Beta glucan concentrate derived from Barley (60% Beta glucan concentrate) with uncharacteristic high viscosity. Beta glucan is found in the cell walls of grains and our Barley Beta glucan is derived using a proprietary and patented process which allows the structure of the natural grain to remain relatively unchanged, preserving the original high viscosity of Beta glucan. Just a 1.25 gram serving of this novel ingredient offer the multiple heart health advantages of consuming four bowls of oatmeal.
Why should I take it?
The importance of viscosity has been accepted by the FDA and well documented by leading fiber scientists as the major property responsible for the physiological effects of consuming viscous soluble fiber, i.e., lower blood lipids. Barley Beta glucan has been shown to be as much as 80 times more viscous than many leading Beta glucan concentrates.
How does Barley Beta glucan work?
Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated the positive effects of Beta glucan on helping maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range. In general, high viscosity Beta glucan is believed to work by increasing the viscosity of the contents within the intestinal tract. Binding of bile acids is one of the proposed mechanisms of Beta glucan. Fecal excretion of bile acids is increased when viscous Beta glucan binds to them, increasing the liver's capacity to metabolize cholesterol for bile acid synthesis. The body uses cholesterol (removing it from the blood stream) to replace the lost bile.
Beta glucan has also been positively linked in the scientific literature to a wide range of other positive medical effects. Other studies have confirmed a significant reduction in glycemic response related to the high viscosity of Beta glucan. Beta Glucan also offers health benefits for the cardiovascular system, blood glucose levels and weight management.
Research in these areas has been conducted by a wide range of excellent research organizations, including the US Centers for Disease Control, USDA Human Nutrition Research Center, and the CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition (Australia)
Are there any side effects?
No. Barley Beta glucan has been given a Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) as a food ingredient in the USA rating. There can be no known toxicity to achieve this status. Also, Transfer Point’s Barley Beta glucan is Kosher Certified.
How do I take Barley Beta glucan?
For maximum effectiveness, take two (2) capsules with water 1 to 3 times daily with meals or snacks. As with all dietary supplements, consult your medical professional before using if you have an existing condition.
How can I be sure that Barley Beta glucan is a high quality product?
Our reputation as a distributor of dietary supplements is built upon the fact that our products are among the best available. All of the ingredients contained within this product have not only been experimentally proven to be safe and effective, but are all of the utmost purity and potency you have come to expect from the Transfer Point name. Our goal is to offer only products of the highest quality, and we are confident that Barley Beta glucan sits on a plateau alone.
Who will benefit by taking Barley Beta glucan?
Anyone trying to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, improve their glycemic response, or manage weight, would find Barley Beta glucan helpful in achieving these goals.