Roquette Fiber Well-Tolerated in Single-Day High Dosage

February 2, 2011

A new fiber-containing dextrin from Roquette has withstood tolerance testing in a recent study on digestive health measures.

A new fiber-containing dextrin from Roquette (Lestrem, France) has withstood tolerance testing in a recent study on digestive health measures. Results have been published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.

A research team organized by Roquette assigned 12 healthy men to one liter of orange juice containing 50 g of Nutriose FB10 or placebo. The drink was consumed three times, during meals, over the course of a day.

Questionnaires on wellbeing and bowel movement were given at 24 and 48 hours, post-consumption. Researchers assessed several digestive health markers, including bloating, nausea, stomach ache, flatulence, and stool consistency.

The lead author of the study reported that no statistical differences were observed between the fiber and placebo for all digestive health measures. Nutriose FB10 was reported as well-tolerated in a single day of three 50-g doses.

Check out the study on soluble fiber and digestive health, here.