Guar Gum

Clean Keto Ingredient

What is Guar Gum?

Guar gum is a natural food additive used in a wide range of applications. It acts as a thickener, emulsifier, and binding agent, and has gelling properties. Its functionality, coupled with the fact that it can work in a wide range of pH’s and dissolves quickly in cold water, make it a food scientist’s best friend. It comes from legumes called guar beans. It is a carbohydrate and is mostly composed of two types of sugars – galactose and mannose; however, the carb content is mostly soluble fiber, so it has little impact on your net carbs.

Keto Status?



Guar gum is a carbohydrate, but mostly made up of fiber, so zero net carbs. It lowers blood sugar at baseline and after meals. It aids in digestion and lowers cholesterol,

Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Guar Gum?

In large amounts, may cause digestive issues


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