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Bean Fiber Supplement Boosts Energy in Menopause

By | Fact Checked By Andrea Donsky |

Bean Fiber Supplement Boosts Energy in Menopause

Are you feeling sluggish? Did your get up and go leave you in the dust? Has perimenopause or menopause left you wondering where all your energy went? Low energy and fatigue are common among women going through the perimenopause and menopause years. You may get some help reviving your energy with a bean fiber supplement that also provides some other health benefits as well.

Tell me about this bean fiber supplement

Guar beans are the basis for Sunfiber, a fiber supplement composed of partially hydrolyzed guar gum or guar fiber. Guar gum is a type of polysaccharide composed of two sugars, mannose, and galactose, and it is primarily soluble fiber. Many processed foods contain guar gum, which is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).

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Sunfiber is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless powdered supplement that has no gelling properties. It is produced from Indian guar beans using an enzymatic fermentation process that utilizes gut bacteria, including Bifidus bacteria, and is 100 percent natural. This prebiotic fiber can help increase both Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus in the gut.

How Sunfiber boosts energy

It’s important to note that when you ingest fiber, your body doesn’t digest it into a form that provides fuel to your body. However, fiber does indirectly help with low energy.

For example, fiber is necessary to eliminate solid waste and toxins from the body. If these waste products were allowed to accumulate in the body, they could contribute to low energy and fatigue. 

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Another contribution of fiber is through its ability to transport food efficiently through the gut and help with bowel regularity without causing bloating or gas. Constipation and bowel discomfort are one way to feel drained of energy.

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Fiber also can help with energy by boosting the levels of beneficial bacteria in the microbiome. This results in the production of short-chain fatty acids (mainly acetic, propionic, and butyric acid) that are subsequently absorbed and then used as an energy source.  

Maintaining balanced blood sugar levels is essential for keeping your energy levels on an even keel. If you are experiencing blood sugar fluctuations, this fiber supplement may help by reducing blood glucose spikes after meals and working to keep your energy levels more steady; and the sugar hills and valleys to a minimum. For even better energy, be sure to include protein at every meal.

Would you like to get the maximum benefits from your nutrients? Using a fiber supplement can help support the absorption of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. 

How to use Sunfiber

Sunfiber is easy to use. The fine white powder dissolves quickly in all types of beverages, hot or cold, as well as many foods such as yogurt, soups, mashed vegetables, cereals, and apple sauce. Use according to package directions.

Bottom line

Unlike macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, fiber has unique ways of helping with energy in the body. A fiber supplement may assist in boosting flagging energy that often accompanies perimenopause and menopause.

Andrea is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) & Menopause Expert. Andrea is in menopause & has been researching for the last 5 years science-based ingredients and methods to help women manage their symptoms. She’s the Founder of NaturallySavvy.com—a multiple award-winning website. Andrea co-authored the book “Unjunk Your Junk Food” published by Simon and Schuster, as well as “Label Lessons: Your Guide to a Healthy Shopping Cart,” and “Label Lessons: Unjunk Your Kid’s Lunch Box.” Andrea co-hosts the Morphus for Menopause podcast and appears as a Healthy Living Expert on TV across North America. Andrea has more than 20 years of experience in the health & wellness space and is a multiple award-winning Influencer.