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(BOBODI Premium Pectin)

1. What is Non-Starch Polysaccharide (NSP)?

Non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) cannot be digested by the human digestive tract enzymes. Unlike starch, the chemical bonds between sugar molecules cannot be broken down and released by human enzymes, nor absorbed by the small intestine.

2. If NSP cannot be absorbed, then why eat it?

It can be regarded as an excellent dietary fiber. Although it does not have any nutritional value, it can physically promote peristalsis in the intestines, better defecation, enhance satiety, avoid overeating and other functions.

3. What is the main resource of NSP?

The natural non-basic modified corn starch is hydrolyzed and purified by enzymes, and hydrogenated to obtain resistant starch which is a soluble dietary fiber. These are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the Japanese Consumer Agency and the U.S. FDA.

4. Why can NSP regulate the intestinal bacteria ecology?

Although it is not absorbed by the intestines, it can be decomposed by intestinal probiotics and is the source of nutrients for it, meaning it is a “prebiotic”. It can promote the growth of probiotics, assist in the synthesis of vitamins B2, B6, B12 and K for the human body, and regulate the gastrointestinal flora.

5. How does the micro element “Chromium” work in the human body?

It takes an important role in maintaining the physiological functions of the human body. Since the human body cannot synthesize by itself, it needs to be absorbed by natural foods or supplements. 

6. What is the recommended intake of micro element “Chromium”?

The American Academy of Sciences recommends a daily intake of 50-200 micrograms of chromium. According to the survey, the average person can only get 20-40 per day from their diet, which is obviously insufficient. Pregnancy, infection, injury, etc. will decrease chromium. Diabetic patients and the elderly also have a low amount of chromium in their body.

7. What is the glucose tolerance factor “ Niacin Bound Chromium Complex”?

The only chromium nicotinate that has passed the biological activity test has a bioavailability of more than 18 times. It mainly acts synergistically with insulin to promote the physiological activity of insulin and maintain the metabolism of carbohydrates in the body. Raw materials obtained multinational patents and U.S. FDA GRAS safety certification

8. Why do we feel satiety?

Because it contains water-soluble dietary fiber, it will swell to form a gel-like substance after water absorption. It has strong viscosity and can absorb substances. Therefore, in addition to increasing the volume for satiety and promoting gastrointestinal peristalsis, it can also regulate physiological functions.

9. Is Bobodi a water-soluble or non-water-soluble fiber?

Bobodi Honey Lemon Premium Pectin contains both water-soluble and non-water-soluble fiber. The main proportion is still water-soluble fiber including corn-derived soluble fiber, pectin, chia seeds, and Guar gum. The insoluble fiber is apple fiber.

10. Is Bobodi suitable for people who are diabetic and need to reduce sugar?

Fructose is a low-GI food and does not cause drastic changes in blood sugar. The glycemic index (GI value) of fructose falls between 15 and 17, which is only 1/4 compared with granulated sugar. Therefore, people with reduced sugar or diabetes are suitable to drink it.

11. Bobodi is a high-fiber food and non-starch polysaccharides that are difficult to be decomposed by human digestive tract enzymes. Will eating too much cause constipation?

Any high-fiber foods are equal. Although it helps to promote intestinal peristalsis and better defecation, it must be combined with sufficient daily water intake to be effective.

12. Why is it called “Probiotics”?

Bobodi is a Non-starch Polysaccharide, called dietary fiber; although it cannot be digested by the human body, it can be decomposed by bacteria, supplementing nutrients to good bacteria in the body.