Acacia Fiber for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

inSite Digestive Health Care strives to be more than a gastroenterology network. We work hard to promote health and wellness in all facets. To help further our efforts, we are now offering Protocol For Life Balance Supplements online and in our clinics! Protocol for Life Balance is an A-rated GMP manufacturer of pharmaceutical grade dietary supplements created for healthcare practitioners. Today, we are shining the wellness spotlight on a supplement with a variety of benefits.

Acacia Fiber

Acacia fiber is a soluble fiber that comes from the sap of the Acacia tree, the majority of which are found in parts of Australia and Africa. Acacia is used as a dietary fiber that can be dissolved in water or juice. While there are several reasons to incorporate Protocol For Life Balance® Certified Organic Acacia Fiber into your daily diet, one of the most common is for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS. The gentle fiber is regularly suggested by gastroenterologists to improve bowel function, this is because the natural substance creates much less gas than some other fiber supplements on the market. Individuals suffering from constipation-dominant IBS might find the fiber particularly helpful.

A prebiotic, Acacia Fiber has been shown to encourage the growth of “good” bacteria such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli. Additionally, Acacia ferments more slowly than most other types of fiber which prevent the sudden release of excess gas that can cause digestive discomfort. If you are prone to gas and bloating, Acacia could be just the thing for you. And while Acacia can help your microbiome thrive, it can also protect your gut barrier. Individuals with “leaky gut” can experience an immune reaction and inflammation due to harmful bacteria and toxins being passed through the digestive tract and into the bloodstream. Acacia can help strengthen your gut barrier by aiding the growth of specific strains of beneficial bacteria that produce short-chain fatty acids such as butyrate, which helps repair and maintain healthy gut barrier function.

Other possible health benefits of Acacia Fiber include weight loss, lower cholesterol levels, controlled blood sugar levels, and even an increase in oral health. To get more information about Acacia Fiber, and if it is right for you, contact one of our gastroenterologists to make an appointment.

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