Active Fiber is a soluble dietary fiber made from partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG) via a natural enzymatic hydrolysis, which mimics the pre-digestion step in normal digestion. Active Fiber shows a profound effect on body weight management, having a low glycemic response, a lowering glycemic index of food and by inducing a feeling of satiety. It has excellent effects on bowel health, improving constipation as well as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is also the only true regulating fiber, having control against diarrhoea Active Fiber has excellent effects on digestive management by improving intestinal micro-flora balance, restoring the function of terminal ileum villi and a significant production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA). Active Fiber is selective in the production of butyrate, the prominent SCFA responsible for the energy and immunity of the intestinal system, thus preventing diarrhoea, inflammation and colitis. Active Fiber has been shown to enhance mineral absorption while at the same time having hypocholesterolemic and hypolipidemic effects, which proves the positive effects of Active Fiber on cardio vascular health.
Active Fiber recognized as GRAS in USA, underwent numerous toxicological and safety tests. A daily intake of 20 - 40g was found well tolerated without any sign of gastrointestinal discomfort or side effects. Consumption of Active Fiber even at very high doses does not show side effects such as flatulence, bulking, diarrhoea, flare or nausea, all of which are symptoms commonly observed from the consumption of many dietary fibers. In addition, Active Fiber is completely free of allergens, residual solvents and foreign materials. Active Fiber is completely GM free.
Active Fiber is colourless, tasteless, odourless and viscous free. It is stable against pH, heat and freeze/thaw conditions. All these properties allow for the addition of soluble fiber even in large amounts in a number of food and beverage applications. Active Fiber can be safely used in a wide range of applications including beverage, dairy, confectionary, medical nutrition and dietary supplement products without any issue of safety or stability. Natural synthesis and decades of research support the slogan “invisible fiber with visible benefits”. This all-natural, safe and stable dietary fiber adds the benefits of satiety, pre-biotic, regulatory, digestive and immune functionalities to foods without affecting taste or texture.