Partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG) is a unique soluble fibre, a type of nondigestible complex carbohydrate that holds water as it forms a gel in your digestive tract. This may have some rather profound effects on metabolism, including reducing total cholesterol, lowering triglycerides, increasing HDL cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar response to a meal, reducing digestive inflammation, curbing appetite, and assisting weight loss efforts.
Guar gum comes from the guar bean, which is a legume. Technically, guar gum is galactomannan gum, a glyconutrient with a mannose backbone and galactose branches. Special water-utilizing production processes (no chemicals) now enable a partially hydrolyzed guar gum. This extremely unique fibre with its low viscosity, dissolves completely in water and has no taste, making it very easy to consume.