Common starches differ from RS in that they are broken down into glucose molecules in the upper GI tract by enzymes produced in the mouth, pancreas and small intestinal brush-border. This glucose is absorbed quickly, resulting in rapid and sometimes dramatic rises in blood glucose. The Trim and Lean RS blend delivers 4g of RS along with 3g of regular starch, which is not likely to cause a significant rise in blood glucose. Three ingredients in Trim and Lean Fiber RS — two resistant starch (RS) and arabinogalactan — are fermentable, which confers them with prebiotic properties. RS is metabolized by colonic bacteria into short chain fatty acids such as propionate, butyrate, acetate and lactate. The fermentation of RS and other fibers results in a lowering of colon pH, which makes this environment unfavorable for many pathogens. Studies with RS supplementation have revealed that RS promotes increases in several bacterial populations (Bifidobacteria, Actinobacteria and Bacteroidetes, Ruminococcus bromii, Eubacterium rectale) while diminishing populations of detrimental pathogens (E.coli, Pseudomonas, firmicutes).
Trim and Lean Fiber RS may benefit individuals with:
• Low fiber, low carbohydrate and/or high fat diets
• Dysbiosis; diarrhea; constipation
• Intestinal permeability; malabsorption syndromes
• Inflammatory bowel conditions
• Dysregulated glucose management; dyslipidemia
• Excess body fat
** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.