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Dietary Fiber or Prebiotic

A collection of non-digestible carbohydrates that pass through our intestines to be excreted unaltered or fermented by intestinal microbes. They can have mechanical properties (e.g., gel forming), prebiotic effects, and/or may serve as a substrate for the production of short-chain fatty acids via fermentation within the microbiome.

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List of Dietary Fiber or Prebiotic Supplements


Things To Know & Note

Also Known As

Fiber, bulk forming agent

Do Not Confuse With

Laxatives (some crossover, but not complete overlap)