And based on the findings, the researchers conclude that guar bean fiber could be beneficial for gut health. Namely, they write, “Continuous consumption [of guar bean fiber] induces a selective adaptation of metabolic functions that may [offer health benefits].”

More specifically, participants showed significant improvements in digestive wellbeing and mood by days 17 and 18 of the study, plus an increase in the bacterias Agathobaculum butyriciproducens and Lachnospira pectinoschiza.

“These data are highly relevant, considering the wide use of guar gum in food production, its metabolic benefits related to its modulatory effect on intestinal absorption, and its potential application for the treatment of functional digestive symptoms,” the study authors conclude.

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