Overview

Polydextrose is a type of carbohydrate. It's made in laboratories.

Polydextrose is taken by mouth for constipation, prediabetes, and diabetes. It is also used as a prebiotic.

In foods, polydextrose is used as a sweetener and to improve the texture of foods.

How does it work ?

Polydextrose passes undigested into the colon where it can increase bowel mass and possibly promote growth of certain bacteria that are thought to be beneficial.

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