Beta Glucan Synbiotic

Dear Friends

Did you know that oat beta glucan has enjoyed a long history as a special fiber for heart health?

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The Beta Glucan Synbiotic is qualified for the American Heart Association “Healthy Heart” seal of approval.

From Sharper & Jones in 1959, to the Cornell China study in 1998, Andersson & Hellstrand in 2012, and the NIH report in 2015: oat beta glucan is found to lower LDL cholesterol and support a healthy heart function.

According to Andersson & Hellstrand (2012), oat β-glucan is not only known for its ability to lower LDL, but also for the general cardiovascular health-promoting properties – the micronutrients of oats, phytonutrients, that contribute to the protection of our hearts.

To strengthen the heart health properties, the Beta Glucan Synbiotic also contains red beetroot, shown in research as a rich source of dietary nitrate for heart and vascular health.

The gastrointestinal is central to a healthy functioning heart (Kassaian et al., 2017; Sáez-Lara et al., 2016), with many researchers positing the connection between heart and gut health (Serino et al., 2014; Huang et al., 2013).

The Beta Glucan is a comprehensive, multifunctional product – formulated to nourish the heart, open up circulation, and create a balanced microbiota in the gut.*

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References:

  • Anderson, K.E., & Hellstrand, P. (2012). Dietary oats and modulation of atherogenic pathways. Mol Nutr Food Res, 56(7), 1003-13.
  • Campbell T.C., Parpia, B., & Chen, J. (1998). Diet, lifestyle, and the etiology of coronary artery disease: the Cornell China Study.Am J Cardio, 82(10B), 18T-21T. Abstract
  • Huang, Y., Wang, X., Wang, J., Wu, F., Sui, Y., Yang, L., Wang, Z. (2013). Lactobacillus plantarum strains as potential probiotic cultures with cholesterol-lowering activity. J Dairy Sci, 96(5), 2746-53
  • Kassaian, N., Aminorroaya, A., Feizi, A., Jafari, P., Amini, M. (2017). The effects of probiotic and synbiotic supplementation on metabolic syndrome indices in adults at risk of type 2 diabetes: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trial, 18(1), 148. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-017-1885-8
  • NIH (2015). Coronary Heart Disease. National Heart, lung, and Blood Institute; nhibi.hih.gov/health-topics/cad.
  • Sáez-Lara, M.J., Robles-Sanchez, C., Ruiz-Ojeda, F.J., Plaza-Diaz, J., Gil, A.(2016). Effects of Probiotics and Synbiotics on Obesity, Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Review of Human Clinical Trials. Int J Mol Sci, 17(6).
  • Serino, M., Blasco-Baque, V., Nicolas, S., & Burcelin, R. (2014). Far from the Eyes, Close to the Heart: Dysbiosis of Gut Microbiota and Cardiovasuclar Consequences. Curr Cardiol Rep, 16(11), 540.
  • Shaper, A.G., & Jones, K.W. (1959). Serum-cholesterol, diet, and coronary heart disease in Africans, and Asians in Uganda.The Lancet275(7102), 534-37.

To your health,

Seann

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.

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Dear Doctor

Let’s face it, we are not eating enough fiber. Recent published reviews continue to highlight the connection between eating enough fiber, especially from plants, to lower cholesterol and improve heart health.

Statins are prescribed to lower cholesterol, however, there are side-effects that are not tolerable.

Two review from the USA and the UK summarize our need to increase fiber, especially the kind that lowers cholesterol, like beta glucan.

In the USA, Dr. Ghada Soliman, an associate professor of Nutrition in the Department of Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Health Sciences, concludes her review of the literature that higher intake of fiber can in fact lower the need for statins. Some people may need statins but in much lower dosage.

Here are other fiber functions in the article by Ghada A. Soliman:

Dietary fiber has several protective effects against chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, inflammatory bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, obesity, and colorectal cancer in the age-adjusted analysis [77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84]. For example, insoluble fiber binds to and adsorbs carcinogens, mutagens, and toxins, and therefore, prevents their harmful effects to the body, by preventing the toxins absorption and targeting them for elimination [83,85,86]. Other fiber properties include delayed colonic transit time, prolonged post-meal satiety and satiation, and induction of cholecystokinin satiety hormone [87,88]. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position on fiber intake is to increase consumption of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, nuts and legumes, and that dietary fiber is associated with risk reduction of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and select cancer types [89].

In the UK, Dr Charlotte Elizabeth Evans, an associate professor in nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition, speaks highly of high fiber intake and the positive association between fiber and health benefits such as cardio-vascular health (2019).

Dietary fibre and cardiovascular health: a review of current evidence and policy

Charlotte Elizabeth Louise Evans:

Dietary fibre comprises many different, mainly plant-based, compounds that are not fully digested in the human gut. Insoluble fibres include cellulose, hemi-celluloses and lignin and soluble fibres include pectins, β-glucan and hydro-colloids. In the UK, the daily recommended amount has increased to 30 g but only 13 % of men and 4 % of women meet this recommendation. Currently the mean intake for adults is 21 g for men and 17 g for women. There is a wealth of epidemiological evidence based on systematic reviews of trials and cohorts to support the higher fibre 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. Beneficial effects of fibre operate via a diverse range of mechanisms throughout the digestive system including the mouth, stomach and small and large intestine; some of which are still not completely understood. The updated recommendation for fibre is a long way from a typical British diet and requires several daily portions of fruit and vegetables and wholegrain foods. Improving dietary fibre intakes will require a variety of actions and policies from stakeholders; however, there is currently more of a focus on reducing sugar than increasing fibre. In order to increase the number of adults meeting the fibre recommendation, social marketing and labeling of high-fibre foods are warranted as well as reformulation and wider availability of wholegrain versions of popular foods. 

References

  • 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

Beta Glucan Synbiotic: High Potency Cardiovascular and Metabolic Support provides these highly beneficial beta glucan and other important dietary fibers from beetroot and inulin from chicory root along with key pedigreed probiotic bacteria.

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To your health,

Seann

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.

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Transformation 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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Dear Doctor

According to Lambeau & McRorie (2017), only 5% of adults consume the recommended amount of fiber! And even worse, many fiber supplements do not actually provide the health benefit that is associated with dietary fiber.

Dietary fiber is shown in research to help with many functions in our body, such as bowel regularity, improving short-term glycemic control, and reducing cardiovascular disease including lowering LDL cholesterol. Beta-glucan has a special gel-forming fiber that significantly increase the viscosity of chyme in the small intestine, slowing down the absorption of glucose.  Chyme is a thin liquid composed of nutrients and digestive enzymes which is absorbed readily in the intestines. Other fibers that are non-viscous soluble fiber like inulin, wheat dextrin, guar gum along with insoluble fiber like wheat bran do not have this gel-forming ability.

But what about long term glycemic control in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes? Short term (postprandial) glycemic control is very important for acute glycemic effects of fiber, but what about a more long-term effect of fiber? Multiple studies have shown that gel-forming fibers like psyllium or B-glucan show a reduction in fasting serum glucose, insulin, and Ab A1 C in patients with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes (Lambeau & McRorie, 2017).

The increase in chyme viscosity by gel-forming dietary fiber also lowers elevated serum cholesterol by trapping and eliminating bile (McRorie & Fahey, 2015). Read Lambeau & McRorie (2017) for a detailed technical Review

How much fiber do you need? Institute of medicine recommends 25 grams for women, and 38 grams for men per day.

Order Now:  Beta Glucan Synbiotic has the American Heart Association Seal of Approval for healthy heart dietary fiber. 2 tablespoon a day is the suggested use.
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References

  • Lambeau, K.V., McRorie, J.W. Jr. (2017). Fiber supplements and clinically proven health benefits: How to recognize and recommend an effective fiber therapy. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract, 29(4), 216-223. Article
  • McRorie, J., & Fahey, G. (2015). Fiber supplements and clinically meaningful health benefits: Identifying the physiochemical characteristics of fiber that drive specific physiologic effects. In T. C. Wallace (Ed.), The CRC handbook on dietary supplements in health promotion (pp. 161–206). Florence, KY: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

To your health,

Seann

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.

Green Facts:

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Transformation 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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Dear Friends

Chronic Disease is the new norm.  We see it all around us:  obesity, metabolic syndrome, fatty liver, diabetes, CVD, cancer, COPD, asthma, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, IBD, IBS,  auto immune disease, arthritis, UTI, and many more.

Doctors, you are our heroes on the frontline in the battle for your patients’ health, and for helping them to prevent their occurrence in the first place.

Key finding in research for the root cause of these chronic illnesses: a continual low-grade inflammation (LGI), termed by scientists as “inflammageing” (Franceschi & Campisi, 2014).

Therapeutic Food Supplements were designed with powerful plant polyphenols, pedigreed probiotic strains  (with their metabolites and microRNAs), and key nutraceuticals to supports the reduction of LGI.  The results are easily measured:  lowering inflammatory markers.

Summary of the Therapeutic Food Offering:

Polyphenol products:  Garlic (antimicrobial, blood pressure regulation), Blueberry Extract (brain and nerve regeneration), Glucosinolates & Sulforaphanes (liver support), Chlorella (absorption of heavy metals and toxins), Be Regular (fiber from ancient seeds – a must have), and Phyto Power (DNA integrity).

Probiotic Products: Supernatant Synbiotic, and Original Synbiotic. Both powerfully effective for GI health

Probiotic + Polyphenols: High ORAC Synbiotic (post antibiotic therapy), Beta Glucan Synbiotic (Cardiovascular and GI support), No. 7 Systemic Booster (designed to combat the root cause of chronic illnesses), and Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic (UTI, and prostate support).

Nutraceuticals:  Fructo Borate Complex (bone and joints), Chromium (blood sugar control), Energy (plant ultra minerals), No. 7 (B12, Folate, chromium, D3, and Fructo Borate), Weight-Less (7 keto).

Nutraceuticals + Polyphenols:  Energy (increase ATP levels), Weight-less (weight loss and blood sugar control), and Chromium with high active Beet Root (blood sugar control, increase circulation), No 7 Systemic Booster.

All of our plant materials are eco-farmed, or wild-crafted, selected for their exceptional high-actives, many of which we standardize.  There are no excipients in our Therapeutic Food Supplement (e.g. flowing agents, sweeteners, natural flavors, emulsifiers, etc.).  We are purists in this regard, wanting to give you absolutely the strongest possible natural product for you restoring health.

References:

  • Boivin et al. (2009). Antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of common vegetables: A comparative Study. Food Chemistry; 112(20): 374-380. Article
  • Calder, P. C., Bosco, N., Bourdet-Sicard, R., Capuron, L., Delzenne, N., Doré, J., … & Visioli, F. (2017). Health relevance of the modification of low grade inflammation in ageing (inflammageing) and the role of nutrition. Ageing research reviews40, 95-119. Article
  • Franceschi, C., & Campisi, J. (2014). Chronic inflammation (inflammaging) and its potential contribution to age-associated diseases. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences69(Suppl_1), S4-S9. Article

To your health,

Seann

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.

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Dear Friends

Atherosclerosis Cardiovascular Disease (ACD), or clogged arteries, is the leading cause of death in the world. Hypercholesterolemia, or high cholesterol levels in the blood, is one of the  major causative factor (Barquer et al., 2015) .  Hence, statins are among the top selling drugs.

High use of statins, however, comes with possible serious side effects.  Stroher et al. (2015) tested the possible advantages of combining lower doses of statins with a Blueberry Extract, or using Blueberry Extract on its own.  Her research group found that dosing hypercholesterolemic rats with a combination of Zocor (also called SIM) and Blueberry Extract (BE) brought better results. However, using Blueberry Extract alone also brought good results.

Thirty-six hypercholesterolemic rats were divided into six groups of six animals each, with  14 days of the following supplementation regime for each group: (1) Control (only got the high-fat diet), (2) Fat diet + SIM 10mg/kg, (3) Fat diet + BE  25mg/kg, (4) Fat diet + BE 50mg/kg, (5) Fat diet + BE 25mg/kg + SIM, (6) Fat diet + BE 50mg/kg + SIM.  Many beneficial results were found as is presented in bar graphs below.

This graph shows, after histological section, the thickness measurements of the aorta of hypercholesterolemic rats after treatment.  Notice here that groups 3-6 got better results. But the interesting part about this measurement is that group 4 got only 50mg of blueberry extract and has similar result to group 6 which got SIM drug and blueberry extract, 50mg.

Aorta thickness

To see the multitude of other bar graphs from their paper, graphically illustrating the various benefits derived from adding the Blueberry Extract, click the Stroher link in the References below.

After 14 days of supplementation with blueberry extract the levels of total cholesterol, LDLs, and triglycerides were decrease in hypercholesterolemic rats.  Histopathological analysis, analyzing the tissues after death, showed significant decrease of aortic lesions.  Oxidative parameters showed significant reductions in oxidative damage to lipids and proteins and an increase in activities of endogenous antioxidant enzymes such as catalase, superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase.

In conclusion, Stroher et al. (2015) state that Blueberry Extract supplementation was able to protect against weight gain, improve the lipid profile, reduce the high levels of total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides and showed an anti-atherogenic effect in these rats.  The Blueberry Extract also showed improved oxidative parameters, showing a decrease is oxidation of lipids and proteins.  They concluded that as nutraceutical blueberry extract may have great potential as people prefer natural therapies.

Therapeutic Food Blueberry Extract is a powerhouse not only for brain function but for heart health as well.  Recommended dose is 1-2 capsules daily- with 500mg of pure blueberry extract in each capsule. We also suggest 1-2 tablespoons of Beta Glucan Synbiotic for lowering LDL cholesterol, and a primarily whole food, plant-based diet which is shown in research to combat heart disease.

References:

  • Barquera, S., Pedroza-Tobías, A., Medina, C., Hernández-Barrera, L., Bibbins-Domingo, K., Lozano, R., & Moran, A. E. (2015). Global overview of the epidemiology of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Archives of medical research, 46(5), 328-338.
  • Serino, A., & Salazar, G. (2019). Protective role of polyphenols against vascular inflammation, aging and cardiovascular disease. Nutrients,11(1), 53.
  • Stroher, D. J., Piccoli, J. D. C. E., da Costa Güllich, A. A., Pilar, B. C., Coelho, R. P., Bruno, J. B., … & Manfredini, V. (2015). 14 Days of supplementation with blueberry extract shows anti-atherogenic properties and improves oxidative parameters in hypercholesterolemic rats model. Int J Food Sci Nutr, 66(5), 559-68.

To your health,

Seann

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.

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Our diet is a major factor for heart health. We suggest eating a primarily whole food, plant-based diet, with organic meat, dairy, and eggs serving as condiments every so often. (Serino & Salazar, 2019).

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