GlucaChol-22™

  • What is GlucaChol-22™?

    GlucaChol-22™ is a 100% concentrated oat bran powder made from oats and is especially high in oat beta-glucan. GlucaChol-22™ contains high concentrations of valuable oat beta-glucans, soluble dietary fibres, which are the active ingredients in oats that may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by reducing blood cholesterol levels.

  • What is oat beta-glucan?

    Oats are grass-like cereal grains. Oats have a soft kernel. The protective hull is not edible and is removed before processing (diagram 1). The remaining oat kernel contains large quantities of protein, soluble dietary fibres (also known as oat beta-glucan) and unsaturated fatty acids, as well as several vitamins and minerals.

    Oats contain these soluble dietary fibres, oat beta-glucan, at a particularly high level. The beneficial properties of oats are largely attributed to the oat beta-glucans.

     

  • How does GlucaChol-22™ differ from oats & oat bran?

    The beneficial properties of oats are largely attributed to the soluble fibres found in oats, which are called oat beta-glucan.
    As demonstrated in the picture below:
    • Oats contain 3% oat beta-glucan and oat bran contains 5.5%.
    • Due to a careful milling and sieving process of the oats, GlucaChol-22™ contains 22% oat beta-glucan and is much more refined compared to oats and oat bran.
    To make it more practical:
    • The amount of oat beta-glucan in 1 Serving (1 ½ scoops) of GlucaChol-22™ is more or less equal to the amount of oat beta-glucan in 3 bowls of cooked oats.

  • Health Benefits of GlucaChol-22™:

    1. Healthy Heart
    • Oat beta-glucan in GlucaChol-22™ may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by reducing cholesterol levels, specifically LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol).
    2. Reduced sugar level (low GI)
    • Consumption of GlucaChol-22™ as part of a meal contributes to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal.
    3. Promotes bowel function and a healthy gut
    • GlucaChol-22™ contains soluble and insoluble dietary fibre.
    • These different fibres in GlucaChol-22™ powder increases stool bulking and improves stool consistency that results in healthy digestion.

  • Why use GlucaChol-22™?

    GlucaChol-22™ is very high in fibre– such as oat beta-glucan – which play an important role in a balanced diet.

    The South African Guidelines for Healthy Eating recommend that everyone should have a fibre intake of at least 25g per day to ensure healthy functioning of the gut, as well as decreased risk for lifestyle associated chronic diseases.

    GlucaChol-22™ can also be used to achieve 3 specific Health Benefits:

    1. Healthy Heart and to reduce cholesterol
    2. Bloodsugar control
    3. Promotion of bowel function – may assist with symptoms of constipation and diarrhoea

  • How should GlucaChol-22™ be used?

    Use 1½ scoops of GlucaChol-22™ per day in drinks, over meals or mix into yoghurt, gravies and soups.

    1½ scoops of GlucaChol-22™ provides 3g oat beta-glucan.

    3g oat beta-glucan as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by reducing blood cholesterol levels.

    GlucaChol-22™ is very high in fibre; for optimal results ensure sufficient water and fluid consumption.

    Recommended water intake is 6-8 glasses of water per day.

    Consume immediately. Product will thicken if left to stand.

  • Can GlucaChol-22™ be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

    GlucaChol-22™ is safe for children and pregnant and lactating women.

    It is a 100% concentrated oats powder and has no side-effects therefor it is suitable for everyone.

  • Who should use GlucaChol-22™?

    GlucaChol-22™ is suitable for the entire family and for health-conscious people who want to positively influence their blood cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels and promote a healthy gut. It is also safe to be used by diabetics.

    It is a 100% concentrated oats powder and has no side-effects therefor it is suitable for everyone.

  • Who should not use GlucaChol-22™?

    GlucaChol-22™ is not suitable for people that are gluten intolerant.

  • When is the best time to use GlucaChol-22™?

    GlucaChol-22™ can be used anytime of the day by adding it to:

    • Meals
    • Porridge e.g. oats
    • Cereals and muesli
    • Instant powders, gravies, soup and sauces
    • Yogurt
    • Smoothies & Drinks, including milk
    • Biscuits, bread and baked goods

    For healthy and tasty GlucaChol-22™ recipe ideas visit:

    GlucaChol-22™

  • Nutritional Information:

    Per 100g Per 13.5g serving % *NRV per serving
    Energy (kJ) 1251 169
    Carbohydrates (g) 22 3
    Protein (g) 20 2.7 5
    Fat (g) 5 0.7
          of which Saturated fats (g) 1 0.1
          Monounsaturated fats (g) 2 0.3
          Polyunsaturated fats (g) 2 0.3
          Cholesterol (g) 0 0
    Dietary Fibre (g) 44 6
          Beta Glucan (soluble fibre) (g) 22 3
          Insoluble fibre (g) 22 3
    Total Sodium (mg) 0 0
    Magnesium (mg) 250 34 9,3
    Iron (mg) 9 1,21 9,3
    Zinc (mg) 6 0.81 8,1
    *Nutrient Reference Values (NRV’s) for individuals from 37 months and older
    Nutritional information is for product as packed
    AOAC 995.16 method used to determine dietary fibreIngredients: Oat bran powder (Gluten)

  • Storage instructions

    • Keep lid tightly closed
    • Store below 25°C, in a cool dry place
    • Once container is opened use within 3 months