Avena Sativa Oat Beta Glucan

Avena Sativa Oat Beta Glucan is used in natural skin care products for its soothing, anti inflammatory and collagen synthesis properties. Oat Beta Glucan is an exceptionally easy to formulate, soluble, highly purified beta glucan extract with proven skin reparative and anti-aging properties.

Oat Beta Glucan is a highly purified, clear, colorless and odorless liquid, making it exceptionally easy for you to use in cosmetic formulations. It is a proven, natural film-former, displaying soothing, hypoallergenic, restorative and protective properties.

It has a proven significant deep moisturizing effect on the skin which is both rapid and long-lasting, making it an natural plant-derived alternative to hyaluronic acid.

From whole oat (Avena sativa) the Beta Glucan is the soluble fiber in the cell walls of the oat (Avena sativa) kernel. Oat (Avena sativa) Beta Glucan is a linear biopolymer. Despite its high molecular weight Oat Beta Glucan has been shown to penetrate deeply into the tissues to deliver advanced topical skin benefits.

Oat (Avena sativa) Beta Glucan is well known for reducing irritation and inflammation to speed the healing of damaged tissues. Lesser known is that Oat (Avena sativa) Beta Glucan studies have shown its ability to reduce sun damage and partial thickness burns.

The mechanism of action is through the stimulation of collagen synthesis, indicating its superior activity as an anti-aging active ingredient. Studies have shown that because it is able to penetrate and work its way through the inter-cellular matrix, and get to the lower levels where wrinkles are formed, it shows a marked improvement of wrinkles and their prevention.

It is well know that every part of the oat kernel delivers healing benefits to the skin. Since the beginning of time healers have been using oat, and its derivatives, to treat inflammation and irritation of the skin. Now we bring you Avena sativa (Oat) Beta Glucan, the powerhouse behind the wondrous oat.

From whole oat (Avena sativa) the Beta Glucan is the soluble fiber in the cell walls of the oat (Avena sativa) kernel. Oat (Avena sativa) Beta Glucan is a linear biopolymer. Despite its high molecular weight Oat Beta Glucan has been shown to penetrate deeply into the tissues to deliver advanced topical skin benefits.

Skin Care Attributes of Avena Sativa (Oat) Beta Glucan:
Stimulation of collagen synthesis
Wound healing
Film former (locking in natural moisture)
Immune stimulant
Healing treatments
Skin soothing and calming
Moisture repair
Wrinkle treatments

The therapeutic properties of oats, called Avena sativa by botanists and pharmacologists, have been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments from skin disorders to nervous exhaustion and anxiety attacks. While oatmeal is used to treat skin ailments and to relieve itching, tea made from fresh oats leaves and stalk is used as a mild sedative.

Traditionally, oats have also been used to improve fertility and sexual performance, though scientists attribute it to the ability of oats to reduce stress and performance anxiety. In the beauty care industry, oats and oats straw are primarily used in the formulation of skin and hair care products, thanks to the moisturizing and revitalizing action of oats.

Oat grains and oats straw are rich in vitamins and essential minerals like zinc, iron, manganese, and silica. Being a rich source of soluble and insoluble fiber, oats aid in the digestion of food and in the elimination of toxins from the body. The 28 flavonoid compounds and organic acids present in oats seeds have antioxidant properties that reduce the damage caused by free radicals.

The sugars in green oats and stalks help in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Besides helping to lower cholesterol levels, oats are also a valuable source of vitamins such as vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamins B1 and B6, and vitamin E.

Here are some of the benefits derived from the use of oats and oat straw:
Oat straw tea is an effective anti-depressant and is said to have a soothing effect on the elderly as well as on children who are hyperactive.

The tea of green oats is also effective in lowering uric acid serum levels in those with problems of gout.
Those with kidney stone problems and liver sluggishness also benefit from this tea.

The ability of oat germ to reduce cholesterol levels makes it an important ally in the fight against heart disease and obesity.

Fresh green oat plants have been used to prepare extracts, which when ingested with water four times a day, reduce nicotine craving, thus checking the urge to smoke.

The diuretic properties of oat straw tea have made it useful in the treatment of urinary tract diseases.

Oatmeal used in the bath is said to relieve itching of the skin, and lotions with oatmeal in them are used to treat skin rashes.

Mixed with liquid paraffin, oatmeal helps to heal burns.

Diets with oats have been found useful in the regulation of blood pressure.

Tinctures made from fresh oat plants and seeds have been found to be effective against insomnia, irritation, general weakness, and nervous disorders.

A paste of oat flour and yeast is applied on wounds and skin ulcers to hasten the healing process.

Oats are also used in the treatment pruritus.

Oatmeal paste is also used to treat diaper rash in infants.

Skin infections like wet eczema and psoriasis are treated with a paste of oat flour applied, over gauze, on the affected area.

Oats can also help to lower blood sugar levels and control diabetes as the beta glucan in oats helps to reduce glucose levels.

Beta glucans in oats also strengthen the body’s immune system.

Extracts of oats and oat straws are used in hair care products to revitalize damaged hair. With its bone strengthening properties, oats is an important food for those with osteoporosis.

Oats are grains that are suitable for celiac patients who cannot tolerate the gluten in wheat or rye, and thus, oats form a major component of the diet for people with celiac disease. The presence of insoluble fiber in oats leads to slower gastric emptying and better absorption of nutrients from the food digested.