Easily Digestible Fiber

July 2, 2014

A new study shows that Fibregum's slow fermentation by gut microflora means it is suited even for people with high digestive discomfort.

In a new Environmental Microbiology Reports study, investigators compared the intestinal tolerance of Nexira’s Fibregum soluble dietary fiber (obtained from acacia gum sap, pictured) to well-known prebiotic fiber fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS). FOS was found to boost fermentation in the ascending colon, while Fibregum ferments more slowly, in the transverse and distal colon. What does this mean? Fibregum’s slow fermentation by gut microflora means it is suited even for people with high digestive discomfort, IBS, or fructose malabsorption. In December 2013, the FDA expanded the use of acacia gum and confirmed its use as a dietary fiber. Thanks to its high solubility and no added viscosity, Fibregum is easy to incorporate in many applications. (Photo: Shutterstock.com/elena moiseeva)

 

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