Dietary Fiber or Prebiotic

Dietary fiber is a collection of carbohydrates that cannot be digested in the human intestinal tract, and as such they proceed to the colon; they have mechanical properties (gel forming), probiotic effects, and may serve as a substrate for the production of short chain fatty acids.


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Jun 14, 2018.

Things to Know

Also Known As

Fiber, bulk forming agent

Do Not Confuse With

Laxatives (some crossover, but not complete overlap)

Supplements that function as Dietary Fiber or Prebiotic

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(Common misspellings for Dietary Fiber or Prebiotic include fibre)