In a recent webinar on prebiotics hosted by NutriScience, Taiyo International and the Industry Transparency Center, Derek Timm, Ph.D. – Technical Sales Director at Taiyo International - gave an extensive presentation on the emerging research on Sunfiber. As a company fascinated by the gut microbiome’s impact on health, we found his information captivating. Here’s our overview of his presentation and this innovative soluble fibre.
The Powerful Prebiotic Punch of Sunfiber
Recent studies have unveiled Sunfiber's incredible potential as a prebiotic fibre that feeds good gut bacteria for whole-body benefits. Let’s explore why this soluble powerhouse is an exciting advancement for digestive and immune health.
What Exactly is Sunfiber?
Sunfiber, also known as partially hydrolysed guar gum (PHGG), is a 100% soluble fibre derived from the guar bean plant. When added to liquids, this tasteless, odourless powder dissolves completely. This makes it simple to incorporate into your daily nutritional routine.
A Well-Researched Fibre with Proven Benefits
Boasting over 180 studies and 120+ clinical trials under its belt, Sunfiber provides science-backed advantages as a traditional fibre:
- Promoting regularity and relieving constipation
- Boosting heart health by improving cholesterol markers
- Blunting unhealthy blood sugar spikes
- Increasing absorption of key minerals
Emerging Evidence as a Game-Changing Prebiotic
However, new research shared by Dr. Timm shows Sunfiber also delivers promising prebiotic effects via several mechanisms:
Feeding Beneficial Bacteria:
- Significantly increases bifidobacterium – an important “good” bacteria connected to balanced digestion and crowded out when unhealthy bacteria overgrow
- Sunfiber ferments to create remarkably high levels of butyrate compared to other fibres. This butyrate nourishes intestinal cells, strengthens the gut barrier, and provides whole-body benefits.
- Associated with decreased inflammatory cytokines and intestinal irritation – helping calm GI issues.
- In one study, participants supplementing with Sunfiber experienced considerably more cold symptom-free days compared to the placebo group – likely due to influences on gut immune responses.
- Early research found Sunfiber may help eradicate salmonella infections more quickly in animal models – though more studies are needed.
Considering established advantages as a supplement plus emerging data on its prebiotic potential, the outlook for Sunfiber enhancing gut balance and holistic health is exciting.
Easy to Supplement, Well-Tolerated
Unlike rapidly-fermented prebiotics prone to causing digestibility issues, Sunfiber results in gradual, distal colon fermentation. This prevents excessive gas and bloating. Sunfiber fully dissolves in water or juices, making it easy to add this innovative soluble fibre and prebiotic to your daily routine.
With proven benefits as a traditional fibre plus exciting new evidence as an efficacious prebiotic, Sunfiber empowers whole-body wellness via the gut.
Incorporate this ground-breaking soluble solution into your daily regimen with our Gut Prebiotics - Sunfiber. Our formula, composed entirely of Sunfiber, is designed to effectively restore digestive equilibrium and support the flourishing of a healthy microbiome.