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What is Larch Arabinogalactan Fiber?

So we all know we should be getting fiber in our diet, but believe or not, different fibers can produce amazing effects on the entire body!

Inner fibers extracted from the Larch Tree commonly found throughout North America are full of a highly branched polysaccharide called arabinogalactan.[1] What this means is that is is made up of many smaller sugar molecules that feed the bacteria in our gut, commonly referred to as a Prebiotic Fiber.

Humans lack the enzymes to break down arabinogalactan, allowing it to ferment in the gut and produce short-chain fatty acids as a result. Butyrate, an incredible short-chain fatty acid can act as an energy source for colon cells. Not only that, but Butyrate can quickly be turned into ketones for energy also.[2] [3]

When larch arabinogalactan fermentation occurs in the gut, many beneficial gut bacteria are created as a result. Most notably, arabinogalactan is great for supporting Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus strains.[4] These strains are known for promoting immune health as well as cognition.[5]

Immunity from Fiber?

That’s right, by taking in prebiotic fibers it allows for beneficial gut bacteria to grow and produce a myriad of immune system benefits.[6]

What’s most fascinating about larch arabinogalactan is it’s ability to stimulate natural killer cell cytotoxicity. This gives your gut the ability to build a more responsive immune system.[7]

Consider this fiber a great way to support a healthy gut and immune system for the long term.

Using prebiotic fiber helps keep you fuller longer, and so I use mine in Coffee, Tea, and Shakes!

 

[1] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12433485/

[2] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22254083/

[3] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2317475/

[4] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10231609/

[5] https://www.pnas.org/content/117/44/27509

[6] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23609775/

[7] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10231609/

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