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  • Cerabeta Featured on Global News

    Innovation has led to many advances in health and recently a new technology developed at the University of Alberta has allowed us to launch a line of beta-glucan supplements that have tremendous power to naturally lower cholesterol. As described in a recent segment on Global News Edmonton.
  • 6 Ways to Help Prevent Heart Disease

    Heart Disease is a scary topic! Unfortunately, heart diseases of many different kinds are continuing to be more common in all age groups. Heart dis...
  • Lower Your Cholesterol with Fiber: Psyllium Husk vs. Barley Beta-Glucan

    Psyllium husk and barley beta-glucan are two fibers that can help you lower your cholesterol naturally. But what are these fibers? Compared to psyllium husk, barley beta-glucan fibre will lower your cholesterol naturally without the risk of esophageal obstruction, possible blockage of your digestive system, and allergic reactions among others. 
  • Adding barley fiber to your diet can prevent high cholesterol

    In today’s world, people are taking increasingly more proactive steps towards living healthier, happier, and better lives.  We know that a proactive approach to health care can improve our lives by preventing the development of disease and other negative health conditions. Maintaining healthy cholesterol isn’t something that many of us think of when it comes to proactive health.
  • Heart Month: Let's Talk About Heart Health

    February is commonly thought of as the heart month for love because of Valentine's Day, but it's much more than just the opportunity to tell someone you love them. February is the National Heart Month in both Canada and the USA; it is a time to bring awareness to the importance of heart disease and what we can do to prevent it.
  • Why Beta-Glucan is Changing the Way We Lower Our Cholesterol

    Lowering your cholesterol is hard.  But it doesn’t have to be.  There is a simple, innovative way to lower your cholesterol, and that’s taking barley beta-glucan fiber. 
    Why is taking barley beta-glucan going to change the way we lower cholesterol?  Simple: it works, it’s easy, and there are no downsides.  Read on to learn more. 
  • The Best Supplements to Lower Cholesterol

    Every year millions of North Americans are diagnosed by their doctors as having high cholesterol and are tasked with bringing their LDL and total c...
  • What is Barley Beta-Glucan?

    Our team is committed to our belief that natural foods and supplements are the key to healthy living and eating. This is why we are so excited abou...
  • Beta-Glucans: Not All the Same

    Are you thinking of taking beta-glucan fiber to help lower your cholesterol naturally? If so, read the label carefully before buying any supplement because not all beta-glucans are the same. Only beta-glucan extracted from cereals (oats and barley) have the lowering cholesterol effect.

    Beta-glucan is a fiber that is naturally present in the cell walls of cereals (oat and barley), yeast and mushrooms, and its health benefits are different depending on the source. If you search online, there are several beta-glucan products that offer different solutions to health problems. However, keep in mind that not all beta-glucans lower cholesterol, and not all these supplements have enough scientific evidence to prove the health claims written on their labels.

    A health claim is a statement on the label of a product that relates the product to a health benefit. A health claim must have enough scientific evidence to be approved by a regulatory body such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Canada, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), etc.

    In this post, you will find the differences between beta-glucans available in the market, and what makes cereal beta-glucans special and unique to be a natural lowering cholesterol alternative.

  • The Dr. Mom Holiday Box

    The Cerabeta team believes in giving back to our local community in Edmonton and providing positive energy during this holiday season.

    In particular, we want to thank the healthcare workers who have been tirelessly working more shifts and longer hours to keep us healthy and safe. Like so many of us, these individuals had to sacrifice time away from their families to work towards making it safe for everyone. As a small token of our heartfelt gratitude, we gifted away holiday boxes to healthcare practitioners in the Edmonton area.

    Click on the blog to read more about out partnership with Dr. Stephanie Liu (Dr. Mom), and our community outreach efforts.

  • 5 Low Cholesterol Recipes for the Holidays

    The holiday season is here! While we may not be physically together this year due to COVID-19, that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in the safety of our own homes. One way to spread holiday cheer is to cook up those favourite recipes.

    Eating healthy and maintaining cholesterol levels is usually an afterthought during this time of year. However, that doesn't have to be the case. You can still make those traditional and tasty holiday recipes, all while maintaining a healthy heart (and even healthy cholesterol levels)!

    This year, we've put together a list of 5 holiday-themed recipes, that will taste amazing and keep your cholesterol levels down. Spread the holiday spirit by sharing these with all your family and friends and eat together on your Zoom calls.

  • Natural Alternatives to Statins

    Are you on statins? Did you know there is a better, natural way to lower your cholesterol instead of using statins?

    Statins, while clinically proven to lower LDL cholesterol levels, are also associated with numerous negative side effects. These include:

    • Muscle disorders (Myopathy)
    • Increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus
    • Hemorrhagic stroke
    • Deficiency of Vitamin D
    • Dizziness
    • Digestive problems
    • Low blood platelet count
    • Liver damage (rare cases)

    In this blog post, we outline the negative effects of prescribed statin drugs. We also provide some natural alternatives to statins, which will help you lower your LDL cholesterol levels, without any of the side effects.