Cholesterol enters our digestive tract from the food we eat as well as from bile produced by the liver. Some choelsterol is then re-absorbed back into the body through our blood. Beta-glucan blocks the re-absorption of some of this cholesterol by 'soaking it up' and it is then removed from the body through our bowel motions. This means less cholesterol circulates in our system.
Although there are no recommendations in Australia for daily intake of beta glucan, the US Food & Drug Administration and the UK Joint Health Claims Initiative recommend that we consume three grams of beta glucan each day.