Frequently Asked Questions
1. As brown rice contains some part of the bran, do I still need to take Nn Stabilized Rice Bran if my diet consists of significant amount of brown rice?
Yes, brown rice does contain some part of the bran however, untreated whole brown rice turns rancid very rapidly as the oil content is very high. Therefore, most of the brown rice available in the market is chemically treated for extended shelf life. Moreover, intact uncooked brown rice contains only 10-12% of the bran, therefore, in order to enjoy the same benefits provided by 12g x 2 servings per day of Nn Stabilized Rice bran, you’d need to consume 200g of uncooked brown rice or 4 bowls of cooked brown rice. Surely you can’t eat raw brown rice, even if you can eat up to 4 bowls of cooked brown rice, heat destroys nutrients. In other words, it’s impossible to enjoy the same benefits as taking Stabilized Rice Bran.
2. I’ve seen some rice bran products in the market and the price is leaning towards the lower side. How is Nn Stabilized Rice Bran different from those in the market?
The key word is STABILIZED. Rice Bran has always been a storehouse of health-enhancing nutrients and antioxidants, but until recently its nutritional power could not be tapped because it was easily oxidised (making it unfit for human consumption) or it was treated with high heat or chemicals (stripping its nutrient value). So far, not many companies are able to produce stabilized rice bran, therefore most rice bran products in the market are just normal rice bran, they are not stabilized without high heat or chemicals. As rice bran turns rancid/oxidised very quickly, taking rice bran that is not stabilized may introduce toxins into the body, including cancer-causing substances. Rice bran that has been oxidised is lower in nutritional value too.
Now, with NutraCea®’s patented, proprietary technology that stabilizes rice bran without adding chemicals & heat treatment or degrading its nutritional profile, we can finally harness the full goodness of rice bran.
3. Since rice bran is all about antioxidants and fibre, if I am currently on antioxidant and fibre supplements, do I still need to consume Nn Stabilized Rice Bran?
Good for you! Antioxidants are essential for many bodily functions and they help defend your body against the free radical attacks that are responsible for premature ageing & degenerative diseases.
You should still take Nn Stabilized Rice Bran along with your antioxidant formula, simply because Nn Stabilized Rice Bran will make your antioxidant formula even more potent and effective. The human body is a complex system and therefore an orchestra of antioxidant team members are needed to support one another perform. In a typical “battle” against free radicals, antioxidant gets wiped out – destroyed. However, some antioxidants can resuscitate other antioxidants making these antioxidants more available for the body, and to be used over and over again – for many more times before they get wiped out by the free radicals. Nn Stabilized Rice Bran provides you more than 110 antioxidants & cofactors for this function. It is a good antioxidant formula on its own, and when taken with your existing antioxidant formulas, it makes them even more powerful.
Moreover, some studies show that while some antioxidant is good for you, the presence of some heavy metals in the body can cause them to turn into a pro-oxidant. For example, taking huge amount of Vitamin C in the presence of free Iron may have the opposite effect – the Vitamin C may turn into pro-oxidant rather than function as an anti-oxidant. For these reasons, Nn Stabilized Rice Bran comes to the rescue again. It is rich in fibre to bind away heavy metals that may potentially cause some antioxidants to turn pro-oxidant. Also, it contains other antioxidant cofactors to support the complex antioxidant system in the body to prevent any undesirable effects. It is after all, a natural antioxidant formula…. And nature knows best!
4. This product tastes sweet and I am a diabetic patient, can I take this product?
Certainly. This product is naturally sweetened with maple that offers benefits to your health too. Maple is an excellent source of zinc and manganese (an essential trace mineral required by the body), both components of SOD (Superoxide dismutase) – a powerful antioxidant enzyme that disarms free radicals to prevent ageing. Maple used is 100% natural and the amount added per serving is very insignificant. However, all diabetic patients should keep their blood sugar levels in check.
5. Can Nn Stabilized Rice Bran be added to hot water? What about adding it while cooking?
Nn Stabilized Rice Bran contains heat-sensitive nutrients so it is not advisable to mix it with hot water or add it to cooking or baking. For maximum benefits, we suggest that you mix it with lukewarm water, sprinkle it on cereal, toast, etc. or just eat it by itself.
6. Can I take more than 12g twice daily?
It is 100% natural & safe, no chemical additives and whatsoever. You may take more than the recommended amount as desired or required.