Acacia Fiber

What is Acacia Fiber?
Acacia fiber is a dietary fiber supplement made from gum arabic, which is the hardened sap of either the Acacia senegal or Acacia seyal trees. It is considered a water-soluble dietary fiber because it dissolves in water when being processed by the gastrointestinal tract, though it passes through one’s body without ever being digested.

What are the health benefits of Acacia Fiber?

Acacia fiber’s primary role in the marketplace is as a supplement for people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and corresponding symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain and cramps. Its treatment of these symptoms is based upon the fiber’s ability to morph into a gel-like consistency that neither impacts nor hinders the muscular contractions of the colon. This process stabilizes imbalances in the bowels and tones the gastrointestinal muscles. Clinical studies conducted by medical institutions have shown that acacia fiber also lowers LDL cholesterol and is beneficial in reversing renal insufficiency of the kidneys.

What are the guidelines for taking Acacia Fiber?
Acacia fiber is available as a powder that can be incorporated into liquids and some foods.

Where can I find Acacia Fiber?
Acacia fiber is available online, in health food stores, and in the offices of alternative health practitioners.

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