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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.
List of Dietary Fiber or Prebiotic Supplements
Things to Note
Also Known As
Fiber, bulk forming agent
Do Not Confuse With
Laxatives (some crossover, but not complete overlap)
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