Ingredient in the Spotlight: 4 Benefits of Acacia Fiber

by Gut Garden
Ingredient in the Spotlight: 4 Benefits of Acacia Fiber

Acacia fiber, made from the sap of the Acacia Senegal tree, has been used as a digestive treatment by native cultures for centuries. Acacia fiber, also known as acacia gum or gum Arabic, is one of the 4 soluble fibers found in Gut Garden’s Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend. Why did we include this super-fiber in our blend? Read on for 4 benefits:

1. Feeds Beneficial Bacteria

A prebiotic, acacia fiber has been shown to dramatically increase populations of good bacteria by serving as food for these friendly bugs. In one study, a daily dose for just four weeks led to significantly higher numbers of Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli. 

2. Promotes Weight Loss

As an excellent source of soluble fiber, acacia absorbs water in the intestine and stomach to form a gel that slows digestion – promoting fullness and acting as an appetite suppressant. A 2012 study on 120 females found that daily acacia reduced BMI and body fat percentage after just 6 weeks.

3. Positive Effects on Blood Glucose

Studies show that diets high in soluble fibers are associated with increases in insulin sensitivity. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), acacia gum, a source of soluble fiber, reduces the post-prandial glycemic and insulinemic responses when replacing sugars in food and drinks. Fiber also slows the rate at which your body absorbs sugar from food, thereby helping to control blood sugar levels.

What’s more, a 2012 study published in Kidney & Blood Pressure Research showed that acacia fiber helped lower blood pressure in diabetic mice. The study’s authors concluded that acacia fiber may help defend against diabetic nephropathy, a form of kidney damage caused by poor diabetes management and high blood pressure.

4. Protects the Gut Barrier

Your gut lining works as a barrier keeping out bigger particles that can damage your system. When someone has intestinal permeability, or “leaky gut,” particles from proteins like gluten, undigested foods, and bad bacteria pass from your digestive tract to the bloodstream, setting off an immune reaction and systemwide inflammation. Acacia fiber strengthens your all-important gut barrier by feeding specific strains of beneficial bacteria that produce gut-nourishing short-chain fatty acids. One such fatty acid, butyrate, helps to repair the lining of the gut barrier and helps to reassemble the tight junctions that seal gaps between gut barrier cells.

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Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend


Gut Garden's resistant starch prebiotic fiber blend is a mix of raw unmodified potato starch and 4 soluble fiber types. Resistant starch has been shown to work best when paired with a diverse array of other soluble fibers.

Prebiotics are the preferred food source for beneficial bacteria, where they digest and form short chain fatty acids that are responsible for a host of benefits:

  • Weight Loss
  • Reduction in Inflammation
  • Improvement in symptoms of IBS and IBD
  • Balanced blood sugar and improvement in insulin sensitivity
  • Reduction in anxiety and depression
  • Repairs to "leaky gut"
  • Increased absorption of nutrients

Serving size: 1 scoop(17.96g)
Servings per container: 30

 Ingredient Name Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
Total Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Calcium 30mg
Sodium 28mg
Unmodified Potato Starch Powder 12g
(from Umbrella Arum Root Extract)
Arabinogalactan (Larix Laricina) 1.75g
Acacia Senegal Powder 1.25g
Inulin (From Chicory Root Powder) 750mg

Other Ingredients: None

Mix vigorously with at least 8 ounces of water of blend into a smoothie. Start by taking ¼ scoop and gradually increase the dose as tolerated.

Take only as directed. Consume immediately after mixing with liquid as this product will thicken quickly once mixed. If not taken with adequate amounts of fluid, this product may swell in the throat, causing blockage or choking. Avoid use if you have ever had esophageal narrowing or swallowing difficulties. Consult a Healthcare practitioner if pregnant or nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

Q. How long will this bottle last?

A. Each bottle has 30 full servings. However, if you're new to taking prebiotics, we suggest starting with about a quarter serving and working your way up slowly until you can tolerate a full scoop. So depending on your tolerance each bottle should last one month or longer.

Q. How does it taste?

A. This product is unflavored.

Q. Does this come in capsule form?

A. No, only powder form.

Q. Will this product dissolve in hot liquids?

A. The product will dissolve in liquids. However, we don't advise mixing it with a warm beverage because there is evidence that heat will degrade the resistant starch properties.

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