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Health Canada approves Sunfiber® as a dietary fiber source

Canadians can now enjoy a unique, truly regulating soluble fiber that helps reduce blood glucose levels after meals Health Canada has approved Taiyo’s ingredient, Sunfiber, for use as a dietary fiber source. The approval of this fiber source was based on clearly demonstrated safety and clinical evidence that the addition of Sunfiber (Partially Hydrolyzed Guar […]

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What is Sunfiber?

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 […]

What is Guar Gum?

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.

What does Hydrolyzed mean?

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.

Is Sunfiber a Prebiotic?

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 […]

What are Short Chain Fatty Acids?

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 […]

It is known that fiber can help with constipation, but can it improve diarrhea?

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 sta…

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Is Sunfiber Safe?

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.

When it comes to green tea extracts, purity and compliance matters!

Green tea offers health benefits for just about every system of the body. But did you know that green tea may also absorb impurities from its environment? If you take a green tea supplement to support your health, you don’t want it to also introduce toxins into your body. It’s super important to choose your […]

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