CLEAR FIBER™ Powder
- No Grit
- No Thickening
- No Flavor
Clear Fiber mixes easily – Does not affect taste!
- Clear Fiber is a soluble dietary fiber made from partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG).
- PHGG is recognized as GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) for use as a food or beverage ingredient.
- Tasteless and odorless, can be added or blended with practically any other foods
- Clear Fiber dissolves completely in liquid and does not thicken or turn to gel.
- Clear Fiber dissolves clear and mixes easily into foods and drinks both hot and cold without affecting taste, texture or thickness.
- Clear Fiber is the same raw material as the patented Sun Fiber™.
- Clear Fiber is 100% natural.
- No gritty taste, Pleasant to use!
Americans fall short on fiber intake
The average American consumes less than 1/3 the recommended dietary fiber intake. The American Dietetic Association and the American Cancer Society recommend 25-35 grams of total dietary fiber per day, which is more than double what the average American gets. Even for those individuals with a healthy diet, there are some days when it might be difficult to meet the recommended amount. Soluble fiber found in beans and fruits have many health benefits. Studies show soluble fiber helps support healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as normal, healthy blood sugar levels.* ClearFiber® provides 3 grams of soluble fiber per serving and is a convenient way to ensure you meet your daily intake for dietary fiber. ClearFiber™ uses the patented SunFiber® derived from partially hydrolyzed guar gum. SunFiber® has been used in numerous clinical studies demonstrating its many health benefits.
PHGG supports intestinal and immune health
- Human clinical studies on Sun Fiber™ have verified the efficacy of partially hydrolyzed guar gum and its health benefits.
- Studies show partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG) is helpful in normal bowel regulation.*
- Studies have shown that partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG), may support healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels.*
- PHGG has a prebiotic effect that helps to improve the microflora in the digestive system. Improving microflora may help support intestinal and immune health.*
Why is fiber so important to your health?
Fiber absorbs large amounts of water in the bowels, and this makes stools softer and easier to pass. Anyone starting a higher-fiber diet will notice the difference in stool bulk and in almost all cases, increasing fiber in the diet will relieve constipation within hours or days. Because stools are easier to pass, less straining is necessary, and this can help relieve hemorrhoids.
By improving the solidity and bulk of solid waste it also helps to keep those who are aging more regular, less constipated. The result, supported by many studies, is (among other benefits) a reduction in the odds of colon cancer.
Insoluble fiber, so-called because it doesn't dissolve readily in water, can be found in nuts, wheat bran, whole grains and many vegetables. But there's another kind called, not surprisingly, soluble fiber. As the name suggests it does dissolve readily in water. It, too, has benefits.
The soluble variety is found in citrus fruit like oranges and lemons, apples, beans, oats and barley grain. Among its other virtues, studies strongly suggest that some soluble fibers (beta glucan) can help reduce cholesterol.
Getting enough fiber in the diet can lower the risk of developing certain health conditions:
- Heart disease. Evidence is now growing to support the notion that foods containing soluble fiber can have a positive influence on cholesterol, triglycerides, and other particles in the blood that affect the development of heart disease. Some fruits and vegetables (such as citrus fruits and carrots) have been shown to have the same effect. Soluble fiber is made up of polysaccharides (carbohydrates that contain three or more molecules of simple carbohydrates), and it does dissolve in water. (such as oats, rye barley, and beans)
- Cancer. The consumption of fiber speeds up the passage of food through the body. Some experts believe this may prevent harmful substances found in some foods from affecting the colon and may protect against colon cancer. Other types of cancer that may be prevented by a fiber-rich diet include breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and uterine cancer.
- Diabetes. Adding fiber to the diet helps regulate blood sugar levels, which is important in avoiding diabetes. In addition, some people with diabetes can achieve a significant reduction in their blood sugar levels and may find they can reduce their medication or do without it altogether.
- Diverticular disease is a range of conditions that develop from the presence of one of more small pouches that protrude out of the normally smooth wall of the colon; these pouches can become inflamed and cause symptoms that include abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, and bleeding from the rectum... Diverticular disease is a condition in which small pouches, called diverticula, develop in the wall of the colon. In a small percentage of people, these diverticula become inflamed or infected, a condition known as diverticulitis. Diverticular disease can cause pain, diarrhea, constipation, and other problems. Generally, this condition is caused from being in a continuous state of constipation, so the way to prevent it is to move the food through the system efficiently.
- Gallstones and kidney stones. Rapid digestion leads to a rapid release of glucose (sugar) into the bloodstream. To cope with this, the body has to release large amounts of insulin into the bloodstream, and this can make a person more likely to develop gallstones and kidney stones (in addition to diabetes and high cholesterol). Additional fiber in the diet will slow digestion and lessen the effects of insulin.
Adequate fiber intake aids in weight loss!
Populations that eat greater amounts of fiber-rich foods are generally healthier. While all of the reasons for this are not known, it may be because the fiber-rich foods themselves are healthier. Perhaps fiber's greatest value, however, is in helping to keep us slim.
Fiber makes us feel full sooner and stays in our stomach longer than other substances we eat, slowing down our rate of digestion and keeping us feeling full longer. Due to its greater fiber content, a single serving of whole grain bread can be more filling than two servings of white bread. Fiber also moves fat through our digestive system faster so that less of it is absorbed.
Fiber-rich foods also have a low-glycemic index, which means they deliver a slow and steady supply of sugar to your blood, which helps control appetite, according to the Harvard School for Public Health.
But, as with every other aspect of diet, it's best to have everything in the proper proportion. What is that, in the case of fiber? The recommended consumption for the average adult over 50 years of age is 21g for women and 30g for men. For those under 50 the amounts are 25g for women, 38g for men.
Of course, that's only an average (for men about 170lbs, women around 120lbs). You'll want to consult tables to find out the needed amounts for your weight. There are those rare individuals who are sensitive to certain foods and they will need to seek out sources that suit their particular circumstances.
High-fiber foods are good for your health. But adding too much fiber too quickly can promote intestinal gas, abdominal bloating and cramping. Increase fiber in your diet gradually over a period of a few weeks. This allows the natural bacteria in your digestive system to adjust to the change. Also, drink plenty of water. Fiber works best when it absorbs water, making your stool soft and bulky.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.