Oat Straw Extract has a number of cognitive enhancement effects and is considered a natural anti-stress nutrient. It can also increase its user’s attention span, improve mental performance in mentally impaired individuals, relieve neurological pains, and reduce anxiety.
Oat Straw has been shown to increase or trigger the release of a specific type of luteinizing hormone. This hormone is thought to lead to an overall hormone surge which is capable of stimulating cell growth. This cell growth helps to build bone strength and helps with osteoporosis.
Another one of the methods by which this supplement takes action is by acting as a diuretic. This means that it helps to remove water and fluid from the body. As a powerful herbal diuretic, Oat Straw works by increasing the urine flow. It forces the kidneys to essentially put more sodium into your urine.
This, in turn, will ‘soak up’ more water along with the excess urine. This ultimately means that you will have less fluid running through the veins and less pressure being placed upon the artery walls. This action can also be helpful in treating things like water retention, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones.
In addition, Oat Straw may also help to enhance brain power. A recent study confirmed that the supplement significantly improved the concentration, focus, and attention abilities of elderly adults. There was also another study that shows Oat Straw extract has a positive impact on cognitive performance in healthy people as well as those who might be suffering from some type of decline.
Oat Straw is also commonly reported to improve male sexual performance. A number of libido-enhancing formulations already use this supplement as a key ingredient and there is a lot of anecdotal evidence to support these claims. When used in combination with saw palmetto and/or stinging nettle, this supplement is thought to be a very effective arousal aid for women.
Side Effects & Dosages
While this supplement is generally considered to be safe and well-tolerated, especially for healthy adults, those with gluten sensitivity should be very careful when taking Oat Straw. Other than some minor allergic reactions, there are no known side effects or any type of contraindications.
The dosage of this supplement may vary depending on its usage. For example, as a tea, users may take up to 3 cups a day as a recommended dose. If Oat Straw is used as an alcohol tincture formulation than the typical dosage seems to be 1⁄2 to 1 teaspoon up to three times per day.
For pills or capsules, or even powdered formulations, there really is no suggested recommended dosing levels. However, many experts seem to recommend taking in the area of between 1 and 4 grams per day.