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Beta Glucan Synbiotic & CHD

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Coronary heart disease’s risk factors are high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, [high triglycerides], obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes and stress (Saini et al., 2010; Serino et al., 2014).

Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic provides oat beta glucan, red beet fiber, chicory fiber (inulin), and probiotics; healthy food ingrediets shown by research to support the reduction in the risk markers for obesity, diabetes and CVD.

Whitehead et al. (2014) performed a meta-analysis on 28 randomized controlled trial on the  effectiveness of oat bran beta glucans to lower LDL cholesterol.  Oat beta glucan reduced LDL and total cholesterol by 0.25 mmol/L and 0.30 mmol/L respectively at doses of 3g/d.

Experimental data are convincing in support of the hypothesis that the fiber inulin (prebiotic) inhibit hepatic lipogenesis (formation of cholesterol), inducing a significant hypotriglyceridemic effect (Saini, 2010).

DiRienzo (2014) reviewed 26 clinical studies and two meta-analyses and found amongst others that L. acidophilus plus inulin significantly decreased LDL cholesterol.  Their conclusion was that probiotic intake as a therapeutic lifestyle change can have a positive effect on reduced CHD risk factors.


  • Serino et al. (2014). Far from the Eyes, Close to the Heart:  Dysbiosis of Gut Microbiota and Cardiovasuclar Consequences. Curr Cardiol Rep.; 16(11):540.
  • Saini et al. (2010). Potential of probiotics in controlling cardiovascular diseases. J. Cardiovasc Dis Res;1(4):213-214.
  • Whitehead et al. (2014) Cholesterol-lowering effects of oat Beta glucan: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am j. Clin. Nutr.;100(6):1413-1421.
  • DiRienzo DB. (2014). Effect of probiotics on biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: implications for heart-healthy diets. Nutr Rev.;72(1):18-29.

See Clinical Notes for more.


Seann Bardell

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners.  There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health.  Please  use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

Clinical Notes

As you can see the Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic contains five powerful lactic acid bacteria and three forms of fiber.  The suggested dose in the research above is 3 grams per day for individuals dealing with high cholesterol and the different risk factors. One tablespoon twice daily before the two largest meals will supply the suggested dosage in the research.

The red beet root fiber support the increase of good HDL cholesterol.

All of the soluble fibers in this formula are fermented by these good bacteria into SCFA: butyrate, propionate and acetate.  The butyrate promotes the healing of tight junctions thereby reducing inflammation which is a major risk factor for CVD.  The propionate reduces cholesterol levels.

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