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Acacia (Arabic Gum)

Acacia, also known as gum acacia and Arabic gum, is a type of fiber that is sourced from the sap of a particular tree known as the Acacia Senegal tree. This tree is native to parts of Africa, Pakistan, and India.

The extract is a type of dietary fiber that dissolves in water. When ingested, acacia actually turns into a substance with the consistency of gel, which remains in the intestines. This unique change is part of the reason that people believe that acacia is helpful with digestive issues. There has actually been lot of research on acacia that indicates that this dietary fiber can help with a number of different issues.

Here is a brief list of the dietary and health benefits of acacia.

- Acacia is believed to help lower bad cholesterol and maintain good cholesterol levels. It is included in many oral cholesterol medications on the market today.
- Some studies suggest that acacia is good for keeping blood sugar at normal levels, and that it can help protect against the onset of diabetes.
- Many people who struggle with digestive disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, constipation, inflammation of the bowels, etc) will either take an acacia supplement or their medicine may contain acacia in some form.
- Because of the gel-like substance that acacia creates in the digestive system, it actually helps to make you feel fuller, acting like a natural appetite suppressant. Many modern weight loss supplements will include acacia in some form.
- Acacia is also used as an ingredient in peel-off skin cleansing masks, usually as the film-forming agent.
If you would like more information on acacia and how you may be able to integrate it into your supplement regimen, take a look at the following links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacia
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-268-ACACIA.aspx?activeIngredientId=268&activeIngredientName=ACACIA
http://altmedicine.about.com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/Acacia-Fiber.htm
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