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  • Prebiotic

    For a healthy microbiome

  • Brand:
    Sunfiber®
    Source:
    India
    Manufactuer:
    Taiyo

What is it?

Sunfiber is an all-natural fiber derived from the Indian guar gum bean.

What does it do?

As sunfiber passes through the intestines, it ferments into short-chain fatty acids that help to cultivate good bacteria in the gut and support intestinal health.

Why we chose it

Sunfiber is water soluble and low GI, meaning it doesn’t disrupt vitamin and mineral absorption the same way that most fibers do. It also doesn’t cause any of the gas, bloating or digestive discomfort commonly associated with high-fibers sources.

Why not a generic Prebiotic?

Our clinically-backed prebiotic is one of the few fibers in the world that doesn’t result in excess gas or bloating.

Evidence

Key Findings

Humans taking Sunfiber® showed a notable increase in friendly gut bacteria after 12 weeks, compared to the placebo group.

Effect of Repeated Consumption of Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum on Fecal Characteristics and Gut Microbiota: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, and Parallel-Group Clinical Trial.
Yasukawa, Z.et al (2009). Nutrients, 11(9), 2170
Participants
44 humans aged 35 - 49 yo, with a minimum of 7 bowel movements a week - and a min 50% of these loose
Length
12 weeks + 4 week washout
Institute
Kyoto Prefactural University of Medicine
Type
Placebo-controlled, Double-blind, Randomized

Further Research

Role of guar fiber in improving digestive health and function.
Rao, T. P. et al (2019). Nutrition, 59, pp. 158–169.
Partially hydrolyzed guar gum as a potential prebiotic source
Mudgil, D. et al (2018). International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 112, 207–210.
Role of guar fiber in appetite control
Rao, T.P. et al (2016). Physiology & Behavior, 164, 277–283.
Effect of PHGG on Postprandial hyperglycemia – A randomized double-blind, placebo controlled crossover study
Tokunaga, M. et al (2016). Pharmacology and Treatment, 44 (1), pp. 85 - 91.