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Guar Gum Powder
Guar Gum is a derivative of the guar plant, which can be found in areas such as Pakistan or India. It is routinely cultivated in the United States and is used as a thickener and stabilizer in many products and other supplements.
India is possibly one of the biggest producers of Guar Gum and represents about 80% of global usage.
Serving Size & Timing
The recommended dosage of Guar Gum is about 1.5 grams (just under 1/2 tsp) to be taken up to three times per day. Each dose should be taken 30 minutes before a meal, and it should be mixed well with water.
Because Guar Gum is a thickening agent, it can cause the water to reach a gel-like state if it is not consumed shortly after it is mixed. This should be avoided, as it may cause the liquid to continue to thicken while it is stuck in the throat, causing possible respiratory or choking issues.
Supplement FactsServing size: 1500 milligrams
Serving per container: *
Amount Per Serving
|% Daily Value**|
|Total Carbohydrates 1500mg||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1500mg||6%|
|Guar Gum 1500mg||*|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, corn, gluten and additives.
As a dietary supplement, take 1500mg (about 1/2 tsp) with 8 ounces of water 30 minutes prior to a meal up to three times daily (or as directed by physician). Drink immediately.
|US Standard Measuring Spoons|
INGREDIENTS & FURTHER INFORMATION
CONCENTRATION OF GUAR GUM
This Guar Gum has no fillers in it of any kind.
GUAR GUM SIDE EFFECTS
As long as suggested serving sizes are adhered to, Guar Gum is considered safe. However, if consumed improperly, this can result in choking or blockage in the throat. This can happen if taking over the recommended dosage. Those that have issues with swallowing are cautioned from taking this product.
Guar Gum may also result in gastrointestinal problems as well as nausea. These side effects are not common, and symptoms will begin to normalize once Guar Gum has been consumed over the course of several days. Diabetics should stay away from this product due to its abilities to affect levels of blood glucose. Also, this product is not recommended for nursing or pregnant women.
Guar Gum is soluble in water and forms a gel when it has been well mixed. It has no real discernible taste. It can be added to other liquids or baked into certain bread- or pasta-based products. Guar Gum may be placed into capsules and taken that way.
I am really happy with the quality of the guar gum which I purchased. I am still learning to work with it because it is a little tricky to dissolve. Warm water does the trick, but I think it needs to be sifted in order not to form clumps. I have dropped into my eyes to great success in clearing up old infections.*
On 3/13/2016 Betty said...
I have been experimenting with food additives for some time now. After seeing things listed on every pre-made item in the store I started to wounder why they all used them and home cooks never did.
So after looking up and ruling out the bad additives that will hurt you I started ordering and experimenting with the rest.
Guar gum is one of the cheaper and more general purposed additives out there. By itself it does most things ok but it really works best when mixed with other additives.
Xanthan gum is the king of all food additives. Not only is it in everything but I have yet to find something that it doesn't help in some way. Xanthan is a ultra powerful emulsifier with some thickening ability's as well.
Guar has ok emulsification properties along with ok thickening ability's. Mixed together though they are far more powerful then either by themselves.
One place guar gum really shines is home made ice cream, it DRASTICALLY improves the texture and mouth feel from icey and cold to light and fluffy and helps keep it from setting like a brick in the freezer.
Now if you want the best home made ice cream then mix in some xanthan gum, guar gum and Gelatin and it will step it up yet another level.
Now if I could just find some locust bean gum at a reasonable price to see how that works....
Bulksupplements guar gum is high quality and as good or better then any other brand I have used.*
On 8/27/2015 A Happy Customer said...
I use the guar gum to add a little thickness to my protein shakes, it works really well. The powder is fine and not clumpy at all. Very happy with Bulk Supplements.*
On 9/26/2014 Robert said...
*NOTE: 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.
**DISCLAIMER: There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.