Our Oat Bran (non organic) is human food grade and freshly milled for us.
Oat bran is exceptional in that it contains high levels of beta glucans. Beta-glucan is a soluble dietary fibre present typically in oats. The beta-glucan content in whole grain oats (such as our Certified Organic Oats) varies from 2% to 8% dry weight. The beta-glucan content in our Oat Bran is usually between 6 to 10% of dry weight.
In humans, a lot of research has been carried out regarding the digestive properties of oat beta-glucans and it is known that consumption of beta-glucans from oats can contribute to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after a meal. Studies show that oats have a lower glycemic index than other cereals in horses too. Oat beta glucan is currently subject to a lot of research for its role in interacting with and boosting the immune system.
If you feed oat bran on a regular basis, remember to balance the calcium:phosphorus ratio in the diet by adding a teaspoon of limestone flour per 100g of oat bran (or use our vitamin and mineral mix when feeding oat bran).