Other FormsGum Guar
Guar Gum (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) is a soluble dietary fiber from the seed of the guar plant. The plant originated from India, Australia, South Africa, and the United States. Guar Gum works as a bulk laxative. When ingested, it expands in the presence of water and tends to normalize bowel function. Similar to other fibers, guar gum absorbs glucose and lipids in the gut and decreases their absorption. The bulk forming properties of guar gum also causes a sense of fullness and decreased appetite.
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Cautions Be sure to consume plenty of fluids while taking guar gum. Guar gum may cause flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, and gastrointestinal discomfort. Gastrointestinal side effects may be minimized by starting with small doses and gradually working up.