FutureCeuticals Direct is a US research and dietary supplements company that is part of Van Drunen Farms (VDF), a major global food ingredients supplier established over 130 years ago. The Van Drunen family continues to own and operate both FutureCeuticals and Van Drunen Farms. Nutrim based on oatmeal was launched in 2007 and remains the company’s flagship product.
Nutrim is a health supplement in powdered form which you add to liquid and drink or sprinkle on food. It contains only Oat Beta Glucans which are derived from oatmeal, and scientific research suggests that these can actively reduce cholesterol levels. Clinical evidence seems convincing and according to the FDA, Oat Beta Glucans qualifies for a heart health claim, although the FDA does not actually approve this ingredient. Customer feedback is generally very positive and side effects are not an issue. However, it is expensive for some users.
Potential side effects may include gas and mild bloating.
Nutrim is quite expensive, especially as you are supposed to use it every day.
Buy from the FutureCeuticals website and 1 x tub of 225g (30 servings) costs $25.00. You are advised to use two servings a day so this is only 15 days supply.
You can make savings of 20% on larger orders.
You can also buy a bigger tub size of 120 servings (900g or 60 days supply) for $75.00. Again bulk orders come with a 20% discount offer.
If you sign up to the FutureCeuticals site, you can gain loyalty points leading to discounts on further orders.
Shipping is calculated at the point of sale, and standard shipping is free to many US addresses.
You can also buy Nutrim via Amazon where a 900g tub (120 servings) costs $80, so is slightly more expensive than buying from the website.
We are quite impressed by Nutrim. This supplement may help reduce cholesterol levels as claimed, and if used in combination with dietary changes and lifestyle improvements, we can see that it will work. The clinical evidence suggests that 3g of Beta Glucans a day (two servings) can reduce cholesterol by 5% to 8% and taking this supplement certainly a lot easier than eating three bowls of porridge or oatmeal as the advertising claims!
Much of the customer feedback is extremely positive and people are delighted that this supplement has helped them reduce cholesterol levels, especially when used in combination with changes to diet and lifestyle.
That said, we are not qualified to comment on medical issues. Your best course of action would be to ask your doctor or dietician about how to reduce your cholesterol naturally and whether or not they advise the use of this supplement.
Changes to diet and lifestyle play a big part in lowering cholesterol levels, so it’s hard to tell if Nutrim is aiding this and by how much. Customer reviews are mainly positive, however there are the odd few that pop up mentioning that the product had no effect whatsoever.
We believe this supplement is one to watch, although for now, we do not recommend Nutrim to our readers.
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High cholesterol is a common health issue. It does not come with any symptoms or warnings and unless you have a blood test you won’t even know about it.
Cholesterol is a waxy type substance found in all the cells of the body. It is essential for the body but when levels get too high it becomes dangerous. Although high cholesterol is unnoticeable, it increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. And with heart disease being the biggest cause of death in the USA, reducing cholesterol levels is important for health so regular testing is paramount.
Although all cholesterol is essentially the same substance, it depends upon the blood lipids and where it is stored as to how it acts in the body because it can be both good and bad!
A blood test measures your total cholesterol overall. It also measures High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, or good cholesterol, which carries cholesterol away from your body.
It measures Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol or bad cholesterol which is stored round the heart and clogs up the arteries. Finally, it measures the Triglycerides are fat cells stored in the blood.
For most people, high cholesterol is caused by a diet high in saturated fats (also smoking and lack of exercise plays a role), so the good news is that diet and lifestyle changes can bring bad cholesterol levels down to within safe limits.
Nutrim is a powdered supplement derived from oats that promises to reduce cholesterol levels. It is composed solely of oat B glucan fibre, a type of sugar derived from the endosperm (seed tissue) of oat kernels and the active part of the fibre. Check out the ingredients list to find out more.
The idea is that you add it to beverages, juices, or foods, or virtually any meal. According to the product information, when combined with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, it may reduce the risk of heart disease. Many users have reported a decrease in cholesterol levels which has been very noticeable following blood tests.
Nutrim comes from a company called FutureCeuticals Direct. The company is part of Van Drunen Farms a leading supplier of food ingredients and FutureCeuticals is well known for research and development into natural health products. Nutrim is the company’s flagship product and was launched in 2007. FutureCeuticals also markets sports and health supplements based on natural ingredients grown on Van Drunen Farms.
“Think eating bowl after bowl of oatmeal is the only way to get the health benefits of oats? Not anymore!
Nutrim® adds the heart-healthy benefits of oat ß-Glucans to any food or beverage. Nutrim® is the 100% natural oat ß-glucan super-food developed and patented by the USDA. Nutrim® delivers high levels of oat ß-Glucans, the most studied portion of oats for lowering cholesterol naturally.”
According to the product information,
“Nutrim’s unique processing breaks tough oat cell walls and unleashes oat ß-Glucans, making them more available to the body, and simple to add to any meal. This patented method creates a smooth powder that mixes easily into any food or beverage.
As a healthy, safe accompaniment to any diet, Nutrim provides an easy way to get the oat soluble fiber recommended by the National Cholesterol Education Program and the American Heart Association. Decades of research shows oat ß-Glucans lower cholesterol naturally. Nutrim optimizes this powerful oat component, making it easy to incorporate into the diet.”
We are not qualified to pass medical opinions on whether a supplement will help you avoid heart disease; this is way above our pay grade!
However, all the health advice from bodies such as the American Heart Foundation is to consume more whole grains and fibre as well as to reduce trans fats, take up exercise, lose weight, and quit smoking – surprisingly also a factor in raised cholesterol levels.
There has been a lot of research carried out on ß-Glucans, a type of fibre present in the cell walls of cereals like oats and barley. This has lead to the FDA and the European Food Safety Authority approving the claims that consuming 3g of beta-Glucans per day, from either oats or barley, can lower blood cholesterol levels by 5% to 8% although it is not clear whether beta Glucans can reduce Triglycerides levels too.
Although it is a good idea to increase your fibre intake and we all know that oatmeal or porridge is high in beta glucans, according to our research, you would need to consume 1.5 cups or 135g of rolled oats in order to ingest 3g of beta glucans. That is a lot of porridge! Source
So it seems that taking Nutrim is a more realistic option for most people because it provides 750mg of beta Glucans per serving, so with only two servings, you will have consumed 3g a day. If you combine this with further dietary and lifestyle changes, it could be a good way of decreasing cholesterol levels. Source
Each serving is equal to one 7.5g scoop of Nutrim Oat Bran. According to the product information, this is the equivalent of 750mg of Oat B Glucans.
The nutritional breakdown is as follows:
The product information explains how Nutrim works:
Potential side effects may include gas and mild bloating.
This supplement only contains an oat derived substance and side effects should not be an issue. However speak to your doctor first if you are pregnant, breast feeding, using prescription medication or have an underlying medical condition.
We took a look on Amazon USA. According to our scam software, reviewers are genuine.
Many reviewers are pleased and have noticed improvements to their cholesterol levels.
I took Nutrim for almost 6 weeks and went in for another blood test after taking almost 2 cans of nutrim. I experienced a 20 point drop in LDL and a 2 point increase in HDL. I purchased 4 cans more cans through Amazon and am taking the recommended dosage in addition to an Omega 3 esters prescription and 1000mg of Niacin, recommended by my doctor earlier. I am hoping for a further drop in LDL at my next blood test later this summer…So far I am pleased with results
Some customers are pleased that using this has avoided the need for Statins.
This oat derived product is amazing and my physician thinks so too. It lowered my cholesterol from 300 to 245 within a few months. He was impressed and so was I because I didn’t want to take Statins with all their side effects.
Works! Can’t take Statins, fish oils didn’t work, had a cholesterol of 330 and two weeks later with using one scoop daily cholesterol at 250!! That’s what i needed. Still taking it faithfully. Worth every penny.
However, it obviously has not worked for everyone.
I had high hopes for this product but alas after 3 months of diligently taking it twice a day my cholesterol level is virtually the same, actually 2 points higher.
This customer made changes to diet at the same time, so could not decide whether his reduced cholesterol was down to the supplement or his own efforts.
Took Nutrim twice a day for two months and my cholesterol numbers were much lower. However, I was exercising and also watching my diet, so I cannot say how much the Nutrim contributed to the drop in my numbers. I will say that taking the Nutrim was better than eating so much oatmeal. The only drawback for me is the price.
There is a 90-day money-back guarantee that does apply to opened or used products. You should contact [email protected]uticalsdirect.com for more information and an RMA number before returning to:
RETURNS RMA# (include return merchandise authorization here*)
2692 North State Route 1-17
Momence, IL 60954
The company will also reship products which have arrived damaged at no extra cost.
You can buy Nutrim direct from the FutureCeuticals Direct website.
It is also on sale via Amazon USA.
Nutrim is not on sale to customers outside the USA or the Caribbean.
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The Diet Pills Watchdog does not recommend Nutrim.
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