Propol Prebiotic Fiber features Shimizu Propol® A propolmannan — a highly pure and naturally soluble fiber. Propol A is created from Amorphophallus konjac-derived glucomannan using proprietary processing techniques. This fiber has been studied for its stability through the digestive tract and for promoting bowel regularity, as well as other key functions, including:
- Weight control
- Glucose metabolism
- Cholesterol metabolism
- Healthy bowel movements
Propol also serves as a prebiotic for intestinal bacteria and aids in removing mycotoxins/mold from the body.
Soluble fiber is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Not all fibers are the same, so when selecting fiber there are many things to consider. Each type of fiber is unique in origin, purity, viscosity, and overall stability once ingested. In fact, fiber can vary greatly in quality even within the same type.
Propol uses fiber from Amorphophallus konjac, a tuberous plant known to be a rich source of the soluble fiber glucomannan. This fiber has an exceptional ability to absorb water and is one of the most resistant dietary fibers available, making it a high-value supplement for your overall digestion and health.
Propol Prebiotic Fiber: A Unique Blend
Propol goes through a three-stage purification process that involves pulverizing the Amorphophallus tubers, collecting mannan-glucose particles, and polishing the particles in order to dislodge and extract any remaining noxious materials. Propol A is formulated with cutting-edge technology that reduces its special particle size, maximizing density while remaining in its desirable viscous form. This process yields a pure, refined, high-performance Amorphophallus propolmannan that improves product solubility, stability, and overall functionality.
Healthy Bowel Function, Prebiotic
Glucomannan not only allows more water to remain in the stool, thereby making waste softer, larger, and easier to pass through the intestines, but it is also an excellent prebiotic. Glucomannan has been shown to reduce mouth-to-large intestine transit time compared to placeboes, while also improving defecation frequency, easing bowel movement, and increasing the fecal concentration of lactobacilli as well as the daily output of bifidobacteria, lactobacilli, and total bacteria.
Propol Prebiotic Fiber is essential for anyone looking to improve how the body digests food, which can in turn have a huge impact on your overall health.
Stability Through the Digestive Tract
The viscosity of fiber is essential to allow thickening as it mixes with fluid. Propol A features an extremely high viscosity (100,000 mPa·s), which is thought to contribute to its health benefits. Additionally, due to its unique processing, Propol A remains intact in the digestive tract — another key factor in fiber functionality. Viscosity and stability, taken together, produce a highly effective material that, once in the digestive tract, attracts water and forms a viscous gel-like substance that slows digestion, delays the emptying of food from the stomach into the small intestine, slows down the influx of carbohydrates and fats into the bloodstream, binds to bile acids, and impedes dietary fat absorption.
Satiety And Weight Control
Soluble fiber is known to act as a bulking agent in the stomach and intestine, which signals to the brain that there is no longer a need to eat. Studies suggest that glucomannan supplementation in particular significantly reduces weight because it helps prevent overeating.
Soluble fiber also slows the absorption of carbohydrates, which influences the release of insulin and the rate of fat storage. With a lower rate of fat storage, the body can focus on burning the already present fat to help maintain weight — this also helps control cholesterol metabolism. Since soluble fiber reduces fat and cholesterol absorption and carries bile out of the intestines, the body draws cholesterol from the bloodstream to make more instead of leaving it in storage.
Suggested Use: Take three to six capsules once per day, or take three capsules 30 to 60 minutes before each of your two biggest meals, or use as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Why We Love It:
- Supports weight management
- Promotes healthy cholesterol
- Aids in healthy digestion
- Rigid three-stage purification process
- Free from wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives.
- Helps the removal of Mycotoxins/mold from the body. Mycotoxins are toxins produced by molds (fungi) that, when they are ingested, can cause harm to humans. The longer time glucomannan was present in the gut, the more mold toxins were adsorbed. Here are some more studies.