Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for guar gum is 2.3 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for guar gum as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for Guar Gum
There is one study in the database on guar gum; the research rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for guar gum as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|increase weight loss|
|Cardiovascular Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|lower blood pressure||lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels|
|Title of Study|
|Psyllium improves dyslipidaemia, hyperglycaemia and hypertension, while guar gum reduces body weight more rapidly in patients affected by metabolic syndrome following an AHA Step 2 diet|