B-CAN™ 70% Oat Beta Glucan

Oat Bran Concentrate - Betafiber

Product Code: OGLUCAN70

Introduction
Oat Beta-Glucan is a soluble fiber derived from the oat's (Avena sativa) endosperm cell walls. It is a natural polymer comprised of individual glucose molecules that are linked together by a series of Beta-(1 3) and Beta-(1 4) linkages, comprising a class of non-digestible polysaccharides called beta-D-glucans. This unique array of linking may promote several consumer health benefits. It may lower the risk of coronary heart disease by significantly lowering LDL cholesterol, hypertension, glycemic response and stimulating immune cell function. B-CAN™ Oat Beta-Glucan is a free flowing powder that conatins 23 times more beta glucan than typical oats. Because of its neutral taste it may be used in a wide variety of formulations in food, beverage, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industries. The FDA may allow a "Hearty Healthy" claim for some foods containing beta-glucan soluble fiber.

Advantages
B-CAN™ Oat Beta-Glucan is 10 - 12 times more concentrated than regular Oat Bran. It is a water soluble ingredient. Its preferred viscosity is ideal for beverages, foods and nutraceuticals. It is a highly palatable ingredient with a neutral taste profile. B-CAN™ contains the highest percent of pure beta-glucans available globally. FDA may allow a "Heart Healthy" claim on some foods containing beta-glucan soluble fiber. (See Title 21 CFR 101.81). Manufactured from Non-GMO Oats.

Regulatory
In 2006, the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final rule allowing health claims to be made on the labels of foods containing soluble fiber from whole oats. The text from the ruling reads, "a diet high in soluble fiber from whole oats and low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease". Garuda International's B-CAN™ Oat Beta-Glucan is derived from oat bran.

Applications
Oat Beta-Glucan is available as a free-flowing powder that is water-soluble and has a neutral taste. It can be used in capsules, tablets, opaque liquids, semi-solid foods and other applications. It enables applications in dietary supplements, food and beverages that were not previously possible due to formulation issues. Oat Beta-Glucan is a highly concentrated oat fiber that provides healthy benefits at a more convenient dose level than previously possible.

Dosage
The FDA suggests that the dosage of pure Beta-Glucan required for a possible hypocholesterolemic effect is approximately 3 grams daily, while the whole oat-containing food must provide at least 0.75 grams of beta-glucan per serving.

Review your use of this ingredient with your professional and legal counsel to determine its appropriatness for use and claims.



Revision Date: 09/13/2011