Frequently Asked Questions
How does Sunfiber support my digestive health?
Sunfiber supports regularity by helping food move through the gut at just the right pace, improving both occasional constipation and occasional diarrhea.* As a prebiotic fiber, Sunfiber also promotes a healthy gut flora which supports digestive health and overall wellness.*
How do I know if my body needs more fiber?
Most adults do not get the recommended daily requirement of dietary fiber: 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. Fiber insufficiency signs include constipation, flatulence, frequent upset stomach and hemorrhoids. If you follow a gluten-free diet, you may also be at a greater risk for a dietary fiber deficiency.
How much Sunfiber should I consume?
The typical recommended single serving of Sunfiber is between 3 and 7 grams. The current adequate intake for dietary fiber is 25 grams/day for women and 38 grams/day for men. The daily amount of Sunfiber that should be consumed by healthy people looking to meet the daily recommended level of fiber would be the difference between their fiber intake from food and that of the recommended fiber intake for men and women.
Sunfiber has been affirmed as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) by an expert panel at a level up to 60 grams per day.
What is Sunfiber?
Sunfiber is a soluble dietary fiber made from guar beans. This versatile galactomannan-based guar fiber promotes a healthy digestive balance without the digestive discomfort associated with other fibers.
Why is guar fiber preferred over other fiber supplements?
Guar fiber, Sunfiber’s fiber source, helps to normalize both occasional constipation and occasional diarrhea. It also won’t lead to additional excess gas and bloating, common side effects of other fiber supplements.*
Sunfiber is a versatile powder that can be easily added to foods and non-carbonated beverages without negatively impacting their flavor, color, aroma or texture.
Sunfiber is gluten free, Non-GMO, organic, low FODMAP and glyphosate-residue free.
What’s the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber?
Insoluble fiber creates the bulk in your stool. Good sources of insoluble fiber are grains, nuts, seeds and the skins of fruits.
Soluble fiber dissolves in water. The right soluble fiber aids digestion, feeds beneficial bacteria, moderates glucose absorption, lowers cholesterol and helps you feel less hungry (increases satiety). Some soluble fibers may lead to excess gas, bloating, loose stools and diarrhea. Sunfiber is a unique low-FODMAP soluble fiber. It supports digestive health without causing additional gas or bloating.*
What are FODMAPS?
FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Disaccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols) are a group of dietary sugars which are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. They are known to cause gas-related pain, intestinal distention and constipation and/or diarrhea in people suffering from functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Low-FODMAP diets help to reduce these symptoms. Sunfiber is a Monash University Low FODMAP Certified™ product.
Because many high-fiber foods are also high in FODMAPs, people with FGID and IBS typically have difficulty meeting the recommended daily intake of 25 to 38 grams of dietary fiber. This means they may not get enough soluble fiber which is essential for gut health and regularity.* Even more problematic, many dietary fiber supplements contain inulin, wheat dextrin and IMOs. These are high-FODMAP fibers and should be avoided by those looking to reduce FODMAPs in their diet.
Is Sunfiber a natural product?
Sunfiber is a natural guar fiber that has been classified as a 100 percent natural ingredient by the International Organization for Standardization (technical specification ISO 19657:2017). Sunfiber starts with natural guar beans which are grown in fields that are not treated with chemicals. No preservatives are used or added during manufacturing. Sunfiber is certified Kosher, Halal, vegetarian (not of any animal origin nor derivative) and non-GMO. All raw materials are kept free from GMO and their derivatives throughout the production process. Sunfiber qualifies as an Organic material. Sunfiber is 100% gluten free.
How many calories does Sunfiber have?
One scoop of Sunfiber (7 grams) is 15 calories.
What benefits does Sunfiber offer over other soluble fibers?
- Sunfiber is a “true regulating” fiber. It helps with both occasional constipation and diarrhea, returning stool content to a normal healthy state.
- Unlike other soluble fibers, Sunfiber will not lead to a state of diarrhea with frequent consumption.
- Sunfiber is well tolerated and does not lead to the excess bloating, cramping and gas production.
- Sunfiber is a 100% gluten-free product.
- Sunfiber is a prebiotic fiber that helps improve beneficial probiotics within the intestinal tract, including Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus.
- Sunfiber helps regulate moisture and electrolyte exchange in the gut.
- Sunfiber has a healthy satiety effect. Unlike other fibers, Sunfiber does not “block” the gut, but rather slows the gastric transit time and increases the satiation hormone CCK resulting in a comfortably full and satiated feel.
- Sunfiber improves absorption of minerals, including Calcium, Iron, Zinc. Other fibers often decrease absorption rates.
- Tasteless, colorless, odorless. No effect on mouth feel or viscosity.
Can children take Sunfiber?
Sunfiber is appropriate for all ages. Sunfiber can easily be added to juice, milk, yogurt or any other non-carbonated food or beverage. The recommended single serving (3 to 7 grams) is the same for all ages above 9 months.