Alongside stool consistency and frequency the researchers also looked for changes in the gut microbiota and participants’ quality of life
Photo as seen on company website showing a step in the production of Sunfiber
Sunfiber, Taiyo's prebiotic soluble fibre has been the subject of a new study, in which Sunfiber's regulating and prebiotic benefits were confirmed by its ability to improve stool form and increase beneficial Bifidobacterium levels in the gut.
The 12-week randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, published in Nutrients, evaluated healthy volunteers. One group received 5 g of Sunfiber daily; the other received a matching placebo. Investigators evaluated the frequency and form of participants' bowel movements. They also looked for changes in the gut microbiota and participants' quality of life.
Nutrition scientist Derek Timm, PhD, RDN, who serves as Taiyo's functional ingredient technology expert, said the results reinforce many of Sunfiber's unique advantages.
"Researchers used the gold standard of study design, which makes the results very exciting," Timm said.
Timm described the top findings:
Timm concluded that Sunfiber is an all-natural, drug-free way of achieving normalised stool form and frequency, as well as supporting optimal gut health, without side effects.
In addition to being confirmed by the FDA as a Functional Dietary Fiber, Sunfiber is Non-GMO Project Verified, Glyphosate Residue-Free Certified, gluten-free, Kosher, HALAL and Monash University Low FODMAP Certified.
The supplement is also available as organic or conventional.