Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum

“The Under-Utilised Gut Optimiser”

Partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG) is a soluble fiber, also considered a prebiotic derived from Cyamopsis tetragonolobus L., with lower viscosity and the ability to retain a considerable share of the fiber content. It is used on a large scale in enteral feeding, as a dietary fiber supplement, in drinks and foods, and in the food industry in general. However, little is known about the effect of PHGG on the absorption of minerals and its mechanisms, but recent studies have shown the benefits associated with prebiotic intake on mineral absorption, with no damage to the body growth of the animals.

benefits

How

Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum

can help you:

PHGG increases the concentration of bifidobacterium and lactobacilli species and increases short-chain fatty acids in the colonic lumen [8–13]. It has also been shown to have a positive effect on some medical conditions, e.g., reducing blood cholesterol and controlling blood sugar levels [14–16]. In addition, it was found to be effective in the treatment of acute diarrhea in children and adult patients of intensive care units [17–19]. PHGG has proved to be effective in softening and improving fecal output and increasing bulking capacities (8).

Longevity

  • The intake of PHGG significantly increases ferroportin expression in the cecum, thereby enhancing Iron absorption and preventing iron-deficiency (4).
  • High dose PHGG supplement decreases the level in triglyceride, total cholesterol, LDL and VLDL, thereby improving overall cardiovascular health (5).

Gut Health

  • When used experimentally, PHGG relieved symptoms in constipation-predominant and diarrhea-predominant forms of IBS and improved the quality of life (1).
  • PHGG appears to exert prebiotic properties, by increasing the concentration of intestinal short-chain fatty acids, Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria (1).
  • One study suggests that PHGG can be considered a potential prebiotic compound that may further stimulate the growth of potentially probiotic bacteria or native gut microflora (3).
  • Partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG), improves corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH)-induced intestinal dysmotility in rats (7).

Blood Sugar

  • PHGG is excellent for blood sugar control, since it can decrease postprandial blood glucose by lowering the rate of absorption from the small intestine, by reducing the diffusion of glucose in the lumen (2).
  • In patients with high blood sugar levels and metabolic syndrome, the addition of PHGG to the usual diet improved cardiovascular and metabolic profiles by reducing WC, HbA1c, UAE and trans-FA (6).
DOSAGE STRATEGY

How to use

Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum

N/A

General population:

6-15 grams per day, slowly increasing the dosage. Start low, as you may experience major side effects.

Adults:

6-15 grams per day, slowly increasing the dosage. Start low, as you may experience major side effects.

mg of

Ideal for:

Daily use, for longer than 6 weeks appears to exert the greatest effects.

Gut Health, IBS, Digestive discomfort, Diarrhoea, Constipation.

CAUTIONS

Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum

safety and
medication interactions.

Safety assessment

Chemical and Physical Properties, Safety and Application of Partially Hydrolized Guar Gum as Dietary Fiber.

Medication interactions

  • Please conslt your healthcare professional before using this product.

Side Effects / Contraindications

  • The most commonly reported side effects stem from dosing too high and not building up. Remember always start slow.

Allergies

  • None Known.

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PHGG increases the concentration of bifidobacterium and lactobacilli species and increases short-chain fatty acids in the colonic lumen [8–13]. It has also been shown to have a positive effect on some medical conditions, e.g., reducing blood cholesterol and controlling blood sugar levels [14–16]. In addition, it was found to be effective in the treatment of acute diarrhea in children and adult patients of intensive care units [17–19]. PHGG has proved to be effective in softening and improving fecal output and increasing bulking capacities (8).

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PHGG is entirely water soluble and completely tasteless. It is super easy to incorporate into smoothies, or even sprinkling on food. It has a very strong normalising effect on stool frequency and consistency. Anyone serious about gut health should aim to take this daily.

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Other Resources

PHGG (Video)

RHR: SIBO Update—An Interview with Dr. Mark Pimentel

Scientific Citations