Keeping your heart healthy

ACCORDING to the Statistics Department, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Malaysia. In its “Statistics on Causes of Death’’, 15% of medically certified deaths in 2019 was due to the disease which is an increase from its 2017 report, where ischaemic heart disease was the principal cause of death in 2016 at 13.2%.

Having high cholesterol levels is one of the major risk factors in developing heart disease.

The formation of plaque in the arteries resulting from high levels of blood cholesterol restricts oxygenated blood flow to the heart and consequently, causes a heart attack. However, heart disease can be avoided by adopting a healthy lifestyle such as:

– Be physically active by engaging in exercises such as brisk walking, running or jogging, cycling, swimming among others.

– Avoid red meats such as beef and lamb. For healthier alternatives, choose white meats such as fish and lean chicken.

– Choose healthier cooking methods such as steaming, grilling, baking or boiling which help to reduce the amount of oil used.

– Eat a high fibre diet especially foods rich in soluble fibre such as oat beta-glucan.

Unleash the power of Bioactive oat beta-glucan in oat bran. Oat beta-glucan is a type of soluble fibre substantially found in the oat bran which is the outer layer of the grain. However, not all oat beta-glucan is the same.

Bioactive oat beta-glucan with high molecular weight is the unique form as it has been scientifically proven to produce cholesterol-lowering and blood glucose-controlling effects due to its high viscosity. (1)

How does bioactive oat beta- glucan work?

Bioactive oat beta-glucan dissolves readily inside the digestive tract where it forms a thick viscous gel in the small intestine. This viscous gel attenuates the intestinal uptake of LDL cholesterol as well as the reabsorption of bile acids which the body makes from cholesterol. (1) (2)In response, the body will draw upon the pool of circulating cholesterol to produce new bile acids which are essential for digestion and absorption of fats in the small intestines.

Lower uptake of cholesterol from the gut combined with more bodily cholesterol used for bile acid production results in reduced blood cholesterol level. (1) (2)

Heart-healthy Bioactive Oat Beta-Glucan

Biogrow Oat BG22 contains 100% natural oat bran powder.Biogrow Oat BG22 contains 100% natural oat bran powder.

Biogrow Oat BG22 contains 100% natural oat bran powder imported from Sweden that provides only the clinically proven bioactive oat beta-glucan with more than 20 published human studies on cholesterol-lowering and blood glucose-controlling effects. (1)

Two scoops/sachets (≈ 18gm) of Biogrow Oat BG22 oat bran powder daily provide the recommended *3gm of bioactive oat beta-glucan to lower blood cholesterol and control blood glucose levels effectively. (1)

Biogrow Oat BG22 is lab-tested low in **Glycemic Index (GI<55) (3) which makes it suitable for prediabetic and diabetic patients.

Besides, it is also high in total fibres (soluble and insoluble fibres) and lactose-free with no added sugar, artificial ingredients and preservatives. Biogrow Oat BG22 also has good solubility as it dissolves readily in water with no shaker required.

Embrace a healthy lifestyle by making small healthy changes in your diet for good heart health.

Biogrow Oat BG22 is available in all leading pharmacies nationwide and the Biogrow Official Store at Shopee Mall.

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(1) EFSA Journal 2010; 8(12): 1885.

(2) Joyce et al. Front. Nutr 2019,

6(171), 1-15.

(3) Brummer et al. Cereal Chem

2012, 89(5), 225-26.

*3gm of bioactive oat beta-glucan to lower blood cholesterol and control blood glucose levels effectively. (1)Biogrow Oat BG22 is lab-tested low in **Glycemic Index (GI)

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