Acacia Gum

Acacia Gum is a water-soluble carbohydrate derived from the sap of the Acacia senegal tree. Acacia Gum has proven prebiotic and bifidogenic effects. Acacia Gum promotes the growth of Bifidobacteria, Lactobacilli, and other Lactic Acid Bacteria in the gut and supports the gut barrier by encouraging the development of specific strains of beneficial bacteria that produce gut-nourishing short-chain fatty acids.

Health Claims: There are no permitted health claims for Acacia gum in New Zealand. Please refer to the published international research below for information on Acacia Gum's benefits and effectiveness.

Natural Sources: Acacia Gum, also known as Gum Arabic, is a natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of two Acacia tree species, Acacia senegal (now known as Senegalia senegal) and Vachellia (Acacia) seyal, native to parts of Africa, Pakistan, and India.

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The ingredients chosen for use in Pro You products are backed by the latest scientific research, or steeped in traditional use. We believe that the best health choice is an informed one, so for your reading, we’ve collated a selection of the most relevant unaffiliated studies that support the selections made by our lead scientist and naturopath when formulating our products

Published Research

This research is for informational use only. The results reported may not occur in all individuals. This information should not be read to recommend or endorse any specific products.

Slavin J. Fiber and prebiotics: mechanisms and health benefits. Nutrients. 2013 Apr 22;5(4):1417-35. doi: 10.3390/nu5041417. PMID: 23609775; PMCID: PMC3705355.

Alarifi S, Bell A, Walton G. In vitro fermentation of gum acacia - impact on the faecal microbiota. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2018 Sep;69(6):696-704. doi: 10.1080/09637486.2017.1404970. Epub 2018 Jan 16. PMID: 29334803.

Calame W, Weseler AR, Viebke C, Flynn C, Siemensma AD. Gum arabic establishes prebiotic functionality in healthy human volunteers in a dose-dependent manner. Br J Nutr. 2008 Dec;100(6):1269-75. doi: 10.1017/S0007114508981447. Epub 2008 May 9. Erratum in: Br J Nutr. 2009 Aug;102(4):642. PMID: 18466655.

Further Reading

The Health Benefits of Acacia Fiber or Gum Arabic

By Cathy Wong. Medically reviewed by Richard Fogoros, MD.

August 22, 2018

7 Uses for Acacia

Medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT — Written by Tim Jewell.

January 30, 2017

Top Acacia Fiber Benefits for Health

By KetoVale Team

May 4, 2020