NZ Apple Fibre
Brand name: FibaFit™
A rich source of both soluble and insoluble fibre to help bulk stools and allow for regular and comfortable bowel motions. Studies have shown that apple fibre supports the balance of good gut bacteria by not only increasing a type of fatty acid in the body called butyrate, but is a prebiotic fibre that helps feed the good bacteria in our gut.
Hawkes Bay, NZ
- Loose Stools
- Gut Imbalance
The insoluble fibre in apple fibre makes up approximately 50% of the total dietary fibre found in apples. Insoluble fibre does not dissolve in water, and therefore adds bulk to stools, aiding in constipation and promoting bowel motions. Research shows that supplementing with apple fibre has successfully increased faecal weight by approximately 40%, and consequently helped to reduce stool transit time to prevent constipation.
Most of the soluble fibre found in apples is in the form of pectin, a carbohydrate commonly found in plant cell walls. When in contact with water, pectin forms a gel-like substance which aids in making stools softer and easier to pass. Soluble fiber may also be useful for diarrhoea, where it can help to slow down stool transit by absorbing water. Given its ability to improve stool viscosity, soluble fibre has been shown to significantly improve IBS symptoms, and therefore is a first-line recommendation for helping with IBS.
Furthermore, the consumption of fibre in general has been widely studied to show associations with increasing the populations of healthy bacteria species such as Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus, as well as increasing concentrations of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) such as butyrate, with consumption of pectin alone also indicating similar fibre intakes may help to reduce or treat inflammation.
Research and studies
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Colonic response to dietary fibre from carrot, cabbage, apple, bran, and guar gum
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Dietary fiber intervention on gut microbiota composition in healthy adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The American Journal of Gastroenterology
American College of Gastroenterology monograph on management of irritable bowel syndrome