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Guar Gum in yours and your dog’s food

February 15, 2012

Side effects include increased gas production, diarrhea, and loose stools. These side effects usually decrease or disappear after several days of use. High doses of guar gum or not drinking enough fluid with the dose of guar gum can cause blockage of the esophagus and the intestines.

guar gum might affect blood glucose levels

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-919-GUAR%20GUM.aspx?activeIngredientId=919&activeIngredientName=GUAR%20GUM

The Harmful Side Effects Of Guar Gum | LIVESTRONG.COM.

 

Glucose Fluctuations

Guar gum’s ability to block your gastrointestinal track contributes to its ability to block absorption of other critical substances. For instance, large amounts of guar gum may prevent metformin, a glucose-controlling drug, from being absorbed in the intestines. If you are diabetic and require metformin to properly regulate your glucose levels, you may experience severe fluctuations in your sugar levels, which has several serious implications.

 

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