Overview

Acacia is the gum that is exuded from the acacia tree. It's a dietary fiber that can dissolve in water.

Acacia is used for high cholesterol, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In manufacturing, acacia is used as a pharmaceutical ingredient in medications for throat or stomachinflammation and as a film-forming agent in peel-off skin masks.

Don't confuse acacia with acai, cassie absolute, or sweet acacia (Acacia farnesiana).

How does it work ?

Acacia is a source of dietary fiber. It tends to make people feel full, so they might stop eating earlier than they otherwise would. This might lead to weight loss and reduced cholesterol levels.
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