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Oat Seed Extract: Proven to Relieve Mental and Physical Fatigue
- Oat seed extract acts like a natural sedative and can treat depression, anxiety and insomnia without side effects
- Oats can significantly lower LDL cholesterol levels and promote heart health
- Oat seeds may also have been beneficial for couples as well by combating a reduced interest in sex
You’ve probably heard that oatmeal is good for you because of its high fiber content and nutrients but you might be surprised to learn that oat seed extract can do some pretty impressive things for your health and well-being, too.
Oat Seed Facts
The oat seed’s technical name is Avena sativa. Today, oats are a part of many people’s diet. Even if you’re not a fan of oatmeal, much of the livestock used to provide food is fed on oats. Of course, oats became an important cereal crop in relatively recent years, although it grew wild in the Fertile Crescent where the first human civilizations blossomed. For most of that time, oat seed was just considered not as important as wheat so it was overlooked. Later, oat seed found more favorable environmental conditions and flourished which encouraged people to begin domesticating the crop.
Mental Fatigue & Oat Seed Extract
Long before doctors could write prescriptions for antidepressants, people were brewing up a combination of oat tea or wine mixed with oat seed to help people feel more relaxed or less depressed. Oat seed extract is sometimes considered a natural sedative because it contains compound which can bring relaxation to the brain and can ease stress on the nervous system. It can also help you get enough rest and feel less stressed by the daily grind. Another plus is that you won’t have to worry about the potentially harmful side effects or the risk of addiction that comes with many prescription antidepressants. The compounds also work against insomnia and anxiety.
Oat Seed & LDL Cholesterol Levels
Several studies have been done showing the benefits of a high fiber diet for reducing cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease. In many of these studies, participants who consumed more fiber saw a significant decrease in their levels of LDL cholesterol during the study. Furthermore, while fiber, in general, is good for cardiovascular health, a 2002 found that oat was superior to wheat in dropping those cholesterol levels, at least in men. Now oatmeal has become one of the best foods you can eat daily. However, you can also use oat seed extract either in addition to that oatmeal or instead of.
Other Benefits of Oat Seed Extract
You’ve probably heard the old saying, “Go sow your wild oats.” Well, the phrase is directly related to one of the benefits of oat seed extract. Farmers and ranchers have known for a long time that if you’re trying to get your livestock, especially your horses, to reproduce naturally, a good way to set the mood is to give them a little bit of oat seed. Even among humans, there’s a belief that oat seed is an aphrodisiac.
While there are studies showing oat seed can help men overcome impotence and can cause stimulate in women to increase, the real reason is probably most closely connected to the sedative aspects of oat seed extract. By relaxing people and easing their anxiety, they are more easily going to be able to be intimate.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Natural Products23 Feb 2009|