Resistant Maltodextrin is a dietary fiber made from corn starch.
- It is over 90 percent fiber and used for fiber enrichment of a variety of foods.
- Because it can often replace the functionality of sugar, it is also used for sugar and calorie reduction.
- It is soluble, meaning it dissolves in water, and is stable in heat so it can be used in hot beverages, baking, or cooking.
- Clinical research has indicated Resistant Maltodextrin (fiber) helps support or maintain intestinal regularity. Clinical studies show that it helps to relieve occasional constipation and select studies show that it improves stool consistency.
- Studies show that, when taken with a meal, Resistant Maltodextrin (fiber) may attenuate the rise in serum glucose following the meal.
- Resistant Maltodextrin (fiber) has the potential to reduce peak postprandial blood glucose and insulin levels that are within the normal range in healthy individuals.
- In addition, studies show that it does not alter healthy, steady-state blood glucose or insulin levels.
- Data also suggest that, when taken with a meal or food, Resistant Maltodextrin (fiber), may attenuate the rise in serum triglycerides following the meal and that it may help retain healthy serum triglyceride levels.
- Resistant Maltodextrin (fiber) has been demonstrated to delay post-meal hunger and has been shown to increase specific satiety hormones. PYY and GLP-1. PYY and GLP-1 are satiety hormones released from the gut that help tell your brain that you are no longer hungry.
- Resistant Maltodextrin (fiber) has been shown to help maintain intestinal regularity while being gentler in producing fermentation off-gas and GI discomfort compared to other added fibers.
The consumption of maltodextrin has similar side effects and health risks as most food additives. These side effects include allergic reactions, unexplained weight gain, bloating and flatulence. Specific allergic reactions associated with the use of maltodextrin include rash, asthma, itching and difficulty breathing. If you experience any allergic reaction or other side effect after consuming maltodextrin, you should discontinue use and consult with a medical professional.
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Source: FiberFacts.org, https://fiberfacts.org/consumer_drm/