Avena Sativa, more commonly known as oats or wild oats, is an annual grass which is cultivated for its edible grain. It grows up to 4 feet tall with pale green, narrow, flat leaves. The grooved grain is somewhat hairy and narrow with almost parallel sides. The parts that are typically used are the seeds and stems.
Avena Sativa seeds are not only a rich source of carbohydrate and soluble fiber; they also have the highest content of iron, zinc, manganese, calcium and vitamins A, B and E of any other grain.
Avena Sativa is highly nutritive and has been used throughout many parts of the world for a variety of different health purposes. It is used mainly for its nutritional value and is particularly beneficial in special diets as an overall health tonic.
Regular Avena Sativa use may promote:
Avena Sativa is known to support natural testosterone levels which may promote muscle growth.* Avena Sativa is unique because it works to free up bound testosterone that's stuck to other compounds in your body.* With age more testosterone gets bound, and bound testosterone isn't as effective as free testosterone. So rather than increasing overall testosterone levels Avena Sativa essentially makes available testosterone more efficent.*
If you're increasing in age and are struggling to put on muscle mass, then you may want to consider supplementing with Avena Sativa. You can take a raw form or find a testosterone booster that contains it and other testosterone promoting ingredients to maximize your efforts.*
If you chose to supplement with Avena Sativa, the product should supply 100-250 mg of 10:1 extract per dose. You can take it once or twice daily, while consuming one of the doses 30-60 minutes before your workout.