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use of guar gum not only lowered my total cholesterol from 179 to 154 over 6 weeks, but lowered the post-meal spike in blood sugar. I make 2 qts at a time in an empty 32oz yogurt container. simply first add water, then the flavorings of choice, sugar substitute, and enough guar gum to thicken to a gel-like consistency; mix with mixer, and eat for a snack before, with, or after meals.

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daisy | On supplement for 6 months to less than 1 year |
4/13/2019
Condition: Other
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Gaur gum can cause severe allergic reactions.In my case I developed the most painful skin allergy Every pore was infected with a glue like gum. It would stick to my skin and the only way I found relief was to see a natural path who diagnosed me with the allergy. Once I avoided all products and foods containing guar gum the glue slowly started to come out of my skin. It was like chewing gum, and I found Vaseline and camomile lotion helpful . The Vaseline helped soften the glue like substance and the lotion helped to lift the stuff from my skin and pores. This is and has been the most painful and frustrating experience in my 67 years. If u have a bean or pea allergy STAY AWAY from gaur gum.I still do not know if my face and body will be covered in scars and dryness from the tight hold this product has on my skin. It was like I covered my entire body including my scalp with contact cement.Some of it rolled off my skin just the same way glue could. My bowels became totally constipated as I am sure the gluey gaur gum is blocking my stools and when I do go it is yellow.I am on a Carroll Diet and take vit. A, C,B, and magnesium in large quantities. I had never heard of guar gum until I was diagnosed.

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europeen | Age: 55-64 | On supplement for 5 to less than 10 years |
6/22/2016
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Reduses overall cholesterol abt 20% at a daily intak 10-15 g. Gives you moderate gas, possible B12 defiancy. Slight weight deduction

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gospace | Age: 55-64 | On supplement for 1 to 6 months |
4/9/2014
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Fibers are supposed to help reduce cholesterol- tried taking several singly, none had any effect. Started with 1 heaping spoon of milled chia and milled flaxseed, one rounded spoon of pectin and psyllium, one slightly rounded spoon of guar gum. Cholesterol dropped from 234 to 181 in 6 months. DO NOT start taking these amounts all at once, esp the guar gum. You will have severe gas pains and/or diarrhea. Was taking prescribed colestipol which is really nothing more then a fiber. Had zero effect on cholesterol. Taking any of these by themselves had zero effect. I've been trying for years to bring down high cholesterol without statins. This worked. I'm 58 now, and since first measured at age 38, my cholesterol has never been below 210 until now. I also gave up low fat low cholesterol foods as I started this fiber combination. Use real butter, eat eggs more often, etc. I eat what I like.

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3bichons | Age: 55-64 | On supplement for less than 1 month |
3/27/2013
Condition: General Health And Wellness
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I used guar gum as a binder in a gluten free recipe. Having never cooked with it before, I needed to get a taste of it on my finger before adding to the batter. I went into the early stages of anaphylactic shock. I calmed myself down and drank lots of water and after about 20 minutes was feeling fairly safe about my condition. I wonder if it is creating a problem for my cat, as I am noticing it is frequently used in canned cat foods.

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Age: 25-34 | On supplement for 6 months to less than 1 year |
11/13/2012
Condition: Weight loss
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