Yokkaichi, Japan—Taiyo Kagaku Co. researchers put a partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG as Sunfiber from Taiyo) to the test to see whether it supports healthy blood sugar levels. The results are encouraging.
Twelve healthy individuals consumed 6 grams of PHGG per meal for a year. The researchers found decreases in their post-meal blood glucose levels (up to 50%) and fasting and post-meal numbers. In addition, LDL-cholesterol numbers declined while HDL-cholesterol improved slightly.
According to the researchers, “Three out of six glucose intolerant subjects turned out to be normal glucose tolerant after only three months of PHGG supplementation.”
Additional data indicate that PHGG had other benefits, too. These include lowering c-reactive protein and plasma leptin levels.
The data are published in the Journal of Functional Foods.
Published in WholeFoods Magazine Online, 6/30/16