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Reviews: Beta Glucan Fiber and Heart Disease

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Heart Disease is still the number one killer. Fiber, especially the kind that lowers cholesterol like beta glucan fibers must be increased. 

 Dr. Charlotte Elizabeth Evans is an associate professor in nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition. Her review shows a positive association between high fiber intake and health benefits such as cardio-vascular health (2019).

Evans states that in the UK, the daily recommended amount of fiber has increased to 30g but only 13% of men and 4% of women meet this recommendation. Currently the mean intake for adults is 21g for men and 17g for women. There is a wealth of epidemiological evidence based on systematic reviews of trials and cohorts to support the higher fiber recommendation. This includes evidence of reductions in the risk for CVD (both heart disease and stroke) and lower risk of type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure, lower LDL-cholesterol, as well as some cancers.

Dr. Ghada Soliman is an associate professor of Nutrition in the Department of Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Health Sciences. Soliman's 2019 review of the literature on heart disease emphasizes that higher intake of soluble fiber such as beta glucans  lower the need for statins. Some people may need statins but in much lower dosage.

Dr. Soliman's review also finds that dietary fibers protects against other chronic diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, inflammatory bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, obesity and colorectal cancer. 

Beta Glucan Synbiotic:  Has the stamp of Approval from the American Heart Association. 

The Beta Glucan contains a potent blend of Prebiotic- Oat Bran (10% Beta Glucan fiber 850mg), Organic Red Beetroot, and Inulin from Organic Chicory Root. (99.98% gluten free) and BioImmersion Probiotic Master Blend- L. acidophilus, L. casei rhamnosus, L. plantarum, S. thermophilus and B. longum; Supernatant- probiotic metabolites, and ORNs.  65 billion CFU.

Recommended Dose: 2 tablespoons daily



  • Evans, C. E. L. (2019). Dietary fibre and cardiovascular health: a review of current evidence and policy. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 1-7.Article
  • Soliman, G. A. (2019). Dietary Fiber, Atherosclerosis, and Cardiovascular Disease. Nutrients11(5), 1155. Article.   

Yours, and be well.


Green Facts:

Globe_Home 3Transformation to healthy diets by 2050 will require substantial dietary shifts. Global consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes will have to double, and consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar will have to be reduced by more than 50%. A diet rich in plant-based foods and with fewer animal source foods confers both improved health and environmental benefits. (Walter Willett MD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2019)

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