A Missing Nutrient
Dietary fibre is an important part of the daily diet, and many people in Western society do not consume enough. Soluble fibre helps maintain the health of the gastrointestinal system. Fibre‚„s ability to slow gastric emptying helps to increase satiety, which may be helpful for individuals who are trying to reduce energy consumption and lose weight.
Fibre‚„s Cardiovascular Benefits
Soluble fibre is not digestible by enzymes in the gastrointestinal system, but is instead fermented by healthy bacteria in the gut. Soluble fibre intake has been found to delay the rise in glucose levels after a meal and enhance the effects of insulin. It has also been found to lower blood pressure and reduce levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. A low intake of dietary fibre has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
An Effective Form
Supplemental forms of fibre have been found to be more effective than fibre from the diet. SoluFibre contains partially hydrolyzed guar gum derived from a natural source, the endosperm of the cluster bean. Hydrolyzation is a controlled natural 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. It is a patented highly soluble form of fibre that has been used in clinical trials and studied in children.