Fibersol-2 (soluble fiber glucose polymer complex)
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Some researchers consider dietary fiber as a functional food. Dietary fiber contributes
to colonic health, bifidobacterial or lactobacillus stimulation in the gut, coronary artery
health, cholesterol reduction, glucose metabolism, insulin response, blood lipids,
cancer etc. [3]

Fibersol-2 is a resistant maltodextrin (manufacturer: Matsutani Chemical Company,
Hyogo, Japan) Resistant maltodextrin has been shown to increase fecal bulk by
resisting digestion and being partially fermented by colonic bacteria to short-chain
fatty acids. [1] The intake of a dairy preparation with a supplement of fiber containing
20 grams of soluble fibre (inulin and digestion resistant maltodextrin), improves the
situation of idiopathic primary chronic constipation. [2]

[1] Fastinger ND, Karr-Lilienthal LK, Spears JK, Swanson KS, Zinn KE, Nava GM,
Ohkuma K, Kanahori S, Gordon DT, Fahey GC Jr. University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign A novel resistant maltodextrin alters gastrointestinal tolerance
factors, fecal characteristics, and fecal microbiota in healthy adult humans. J Am Coll
Nutr. 2008 Apr;27(2):356-66. [2] López Román J, Martínez Gonzálvez AB, Luque A,
Pons Miñano JA, Vargas Acosta A, Iglesias JR, Hernández M, Villegas JA. Cátedra de
Fisiología de la Universidad Católica de Murcia, España, The effect of a fibre enriched
dietary milk product in chronic primary idiopatic constipation. Nutr Hosp. 2008
Jan-Feb;23(1):12-9. [3] Prosky L. When is dietary fiber considered a functional food?
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