Dietary Fiber

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 Research Team. Last updated on Apr 29, 2017.

Things to Know

Also Known As

Fiber, bulk forming agent

Do Not Confuse With

Laxatives (some crossover, but not complete overlap)

(Common misspellings for Dietary Fiber include fibre)