Eat more fiber. That’s the advice of the Mayo Clinic. While fiber is widely known for its ability to help reduce constipation, higher fiber consumption has also been shown to provide a wider range of health benefits. Clinical research indicates that fiber plays a positive role in normalizing bowel movements, maintaining bowel health, lowering cholesterol […]
Sunfiber is a galactomannan based soluble dietary fiber made from hydrolyzed guar gum. It is a versatile powder that can be easily added to a wide variety of foods, beverages and supplements. Sunfiber does not impact the flavor, color, texture, or aroma of the products to which it is added. It offers an easy way […]
Sunfiber is a truly regulating dietary fiber that helps to normalize the digestive system. It is clinically shown to be effective at regulating occasional diarrhea and occasional constipation. Sunfiber is an excellent prebiotic for maintaining digestive health and microflora balance. It is tasteless, colorless, odorless, gluten free, and 100% water-soluble.
Guar gum is a water soluble carbohydrate derived from the guar plant seed. It is used throughout the food industry for its superior thickening, gelling, emulsifying, and stabilizing properties as a result of its high viscosity.
Hydrolyzation is a controlled natural enzymatic process that breaks guar gum down into smaller units, greatly decreasing its viscosity and allowing the particles to dissolve more readily, while maintaining the original fiber content.
The Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for fiber is 25 grams per day, based on a 2,000 calorie diet. The average diet intake is approximately 11 grams per day.
People whose bodies are unaccustomed to getting sufficient dietary fiber – from food or fiber supplements – may sometimes experience gas, bloating and/or diarrhea. Those side effects are virtually non-existent with Sunfiber.
Sunfiber is a Prebiotic fiber that is unique in comparison to other non galactomannan based fibers. A prebiotic fiber is one that produces “short chain fatty acids” (SCFA) in the gut via a fermentation process. The rate of production of SCFAs is very important. If fermentation occurs rapidly (as is the case with Inulin and […]
There are basically three main types of SCFA. They are Acetates, Propionates, and Butyrates. Of the three types, the acetates and propionates are beneficial, but they tend to transfer through the walls of the intestine and get metabolized in muscle or liver. Only the Butyrates remain in the digestive system and act as a food/energy […]
Typically not, however, with Sunfiber there is a true regulating effect helping with both constipation and diarrhea. Sunfiber binds excess water and tends to add more bulk to the stool. Sunfiber also has a prebiotic effect that helps to improve the status of the micro flora in the digestive system.
Most adults do not get the recommended daily requirement of dietary fiber: 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. Some signs of fiber insufficiency include constipation, flatulence, frequent upset stomach and hemorrhoids. If you follow a gluten-free diet, you may be at an even greater risk for a dietary fiber deficiency.
As per the GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) determination, Sunfiber is safe for addition to conventional foods and supplements at a level limited only by cGMP.
Sunfiber is a natural product that is minimally processed to obtain a finished product with the desired properties. Sunfiber starts with a natural material, which is grown in fields that are not treated with chemicals. No preservatives are used or added during manufacturing. Sunfiber is certified Kosher, Halal, is vegetarian (not of any animal origin […]
The scientifically determined energy value for Sunfiber is 1.9 kcal/gram.
In addition to delivering soluble fiber and a number of clinically substantiated health benefits (see below), the following are some key benefits that consumers can easily understand and appreciate related to Sunfiber: Sunfiber is a “true regulating” fiber in that it not only helps with constipation, but uniquely helps with diarrhea as well, returning stool […]