Resistant Starch for Diabetes and Prediabetes

by Gut Garden
Resistant Starch for Diabetes and Prediabetes

For many people with diabetes and poor blood sugar control, the word “starch” usually means something to be avoided at all costs. Starches are generally high in the carbohydrates that spike insulin and blood sugar, not to mention weight gain.

What Makes Resistant Starch Different? 

Resistant starch (RS) is a type of starch that is not digested in the stomach or small intestine, reaching the colon intact. As a result, it “resists” digestion, and will not spike either blood glucose or insulin, nor do we obtain significant calories from resistant starch. At Gut Garden, we use raw, unmodified potato starch in our Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend. Unmodified potato starch has one of the highest concentrations of resistant starch of any food based source  - an added bonus is that the potato starch blends much more easily in drinks than other food based sources such as green banana flour. 

Studies on Resistant Starch and Glycemic Control 

  • A study published in the Diabetes Medicine Journal found that “Consumption of resistant starch improves insulin sensitivity in subjects with the metabolic syndrome.”
  • The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that resistant starch decreases blood glucose levels in response to meals.
  • A 2002 study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that consumption of 15 and 30 grams per day of resistant starch showed improved insulin sensitivity in overweight men, equal to the improvement that would be expected with weight loss of approximately 10% of body weight.

Second Meal Effect

Further, resistant starch has been shown to exert a “second meal effect.” Not only does resistant starch beneficially decrease the blood sugar response after a meal at the time it’s consumed, but blood glucose and insulin levels also rise less than would otherwise be expected with the next meal.

Combine Resistant Starch with Soluble Fiber for even Better Results

Diabetes Care Journal published a study concluding that not only does RS improve postprandial plasma glucose and insulin, but that “the reduction in glycemic response was enhanced by combining resistant starch and soluble fiber.”

Gut Garden's Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend

Gut Garden’s blend remains the only resistant starch supplement on the market that combines resistant starch with 4 soluble fibers - acacia fiber, larch arabinogalactan, glucomannan, and chicory root inulin. 

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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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