The results are individual. The “bad” LDL cholesterol is often lowered by 10-15%, while the “good” HDL cholesterol is unchanged. Postprandial plasma glucose (the rise in blood glucose levels after a meal) falls by more than one-third.
Betavivo is available at leading Lloyds Pharmacies, Holland & Barrett stores and independent pharmacies. You can also buy Betavivo online at lloydspharmacy and hollandandbarrett.
The health claim made for the blood sugar effect is based on a content of 4 g of beta-glucan for every 30 g of carbohydrates. The concentration of Betavivo is more than twice as high as this: 8.5 g of beta-glucan for every 30 g of carbohydrates.
Each box contains 15 sachets. The daily cost is approximately £1.
The effects on cholesterol are based on daily intake over a consistent period of time. A reduction in cholesterol levels is normally achieved after 2-3 months. The longer the period of consumption, the greater the probability of achieving the intended effect. The effect on blood glucose occurs each time you take Betavivo.
Betavivo is classified as food. Its health claims are approved in law.
The health claims made for a reduction in cholesterol are based on a daily intake of 3 g of beta-glucan, which is equivalent to one sachet of Betavivo.
Betavivo consists of crispy oat hearts with a high content of beta-glucan, which lowers cholesterol and blood glucose.
Betavivo contains natural raw materials from oat bran, cornmeal and fructose (from apple). The small amount of fructose (0.73 g/portion) has been added to round off the natural taste of the oats.
The effects lead to a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular diseases due to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), such as coronary heart disease and stroke. A reduction of the blood glucose rise is also good for your wellbeing, in the form of prolonged satiety and a more even mood.
Consumption of beta-glucan from oats as part of a meal contributes to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal.
Beta-glucan from oats has been shown to reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. One serving of Betavivo gives three grams of beta-glucan from oats, which is the daily amount required to reduce cholesterol.
There are only two types of food whose health claims for reduced cholesterol and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease have been approved: beta-glucan and plant sterols/stanols. The combined effect on blood glucose is found only with beta-glucan.
Yes, there are numerous published studies of the product, both in vitro and in vivo. Both the active ingredient (beta-glucan) and the composition of the end product have been well studied. The health claims have been examined and approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Take one serving of Betavivo daily, e.g. with yoghurt for breakfast or as a snack during the day.
When beta-glucan forms a viscous gel in the gastrointestinal tract, it acts as a protective barrier, which slows down the absorption of carbohydrates.
The beta-glucan forms a viscous gel in the gastrointestinal tract. The gel binds with bile acid, which exits the body naturally. When the liver produces more bile acid, it uses the cholesterol in the bloodstream. The result is a reduction in blood cholesterol levels.
Betavivo has beta-glucan with very high bioactivity, due to its solubility and high molecular weight. The amount of active beta-glucan in Betavivo is many times greater than in other oat products. The effect of Betavivo (product-specifically) has been shown in many published studies.