Many of our customers already know that the Time philosophy is the production of "pure" food supplements of the highest quality, without the use of unnecessarily overused, potentially risky additives. At the same time, we care about an ethical approach, the technological processing of raw materials and the entire production process.
Article at a glanc:
- Trime - premium prevention-focused supplements
- What is acacia fiber?
- Benefits of acacia fiber used in our supplements
- Health benefits of acacia fiber
- Types of dietary fiber and its deficiency in our diet
Trime - premium prevention-focused supplements
There aren't many companies in the supplement industry with a similar philosophy. When choosing premium ingredients, we always look for the best supplier, whose products offer maximum nutritional potential and are environmentally friendly at the same time. During production, we use the most gentle processing procedures. Our supplements do not contain any synthetic additives (even the permitted ones), which can be potentially harmful to our health. We replace synthetic additives with natural ingredients.
That's why we started using organic acacia fiber in some of our products. Acacia fiber is a purely natural additive with nutritional benefits at the same time.
What is acacia fiber?
Acacia fiber, also known as gum arabic, is a type of prebiotic soluble fiber. It is obtained from the sap of acacia, which is a tree or tree-like shrub growing mainly in the tropics and subtropics. Acacia fiber has technological properties that can be used in food, beverages or food supplements, where it acts as a natural thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier. In addition to these properties acacia fiber shows beneficial effects on human health and is also used as a dietary supplement for its health benefits.
Benefits of acacia fiber used in our supplements
Our requirements for the quality of Trime supplements as well as for the entire production process are really high. That is why we are always looking for a supplier that meets our strict criteria. It is no different in the case of acacia fiber, which you can currently find in vitamin K2 or in the Multivitamin Daily F20 Complex.
What are the key features of the organic acacia fiber used in some of our supplements?
- completely natural, organic and obtained from sustainably grown acacia trees
- shows high digestive tolerance, FODMAP certified. Due to the slow and gradual fermentation of acacia fiber in the intestines, it does not generate digestive discomfort such as bloating, flatulence or diarrhea and is also suitable for people with digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- carbon neutral - does not leave a carbon footprint that would burden the environment
- additional positive health effects - acacia fiber shows a whole range of health benefits
Health benefits of acacia fiber
Natural acacia fiber is rich in polysaccharides arabinogalactans and glycoproteins and supports our health in several ways:
- promotes gut health by increasing gut microbiome diversity
Acacia fiber acts as a prebiotic, increasing the diversity of intestinal bacteria (primarily from the Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria group). Therefore it helps to strengthen our overall health. The soluble dietary fiber stimulates colonic fermentation and thus the production of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), such as butyrate, acetate or propionate, which are very beneficial for the human body. SCFAs supply energy to the intestinal cells, lower the pH (which itself helps to reduce pathogenic bacteria and increase the absorption of some nutrients), promote the production of intestinal mucus and improve the integrity of the intestinal mucosa. Overall, they increase resistance to harmful substances and toxins and support the immune system.
- supports digestion by accelerating intestinal transit
Fiber helps with regular bowel movements and prevents constipation by increasing stool volume.
- helps to manage healthy weight
Fiber generally induces a feeling of satiety and reduces appetite.
- regulates blood sugar levels
Fiber is essential for managing blood sugar levels. It reduces the efficiency of the enzymatic breakdown of carbohydrates and so helps to slow down the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream.
- helps lower cholesterol
Fiber binds bile acids and increases the excretion of cholesterol, which leads to the reduction of cholesterol levels in the body.
Types of dietary fiber and its deficiency in our diet
Fibers are divided into 2 groups: soluble and insoluble, and acacia fiber is one of the soluble fibers. Soluble fiber has the ability to absorb water and is fermented by the gut microbiota. It is a prebiotic which means it serves as food for our beneficial gut bacteria. In addition to the acacia fiber, this group includes for example legumes, fruits and vegetables.
Another type of fiber is insoluble fiber, also called coarse fiber. As the name suggests, it does not dissolve in water, but increases the volume of the stool and thus accelerates the passage of digestate through our digestive tract. At the same time, it works as a "brush" that cleans the intestines. Examples of insoluble fiber are whole grains, nuts and seeds.
Fiber intake in most European countries is below the recommended values. The average daily fiber intake for an adult in the Czech Republic is estimated to be around 15 g. EFSA (= European Food and Safety Authority) recommends a daily fiber intake of 25 g for an adult to ensure a normal bowel function.
Low fiber intake is reported as one of the possible causes for developing various civilization diseases, such as constipation and its complications, gallstones, and is also a risk factor for colon cancer.
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