Does guar gum work?
The overall effectiveness rating for guar gum is 2.3 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using guar gum may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.
There is one study in the database on guar gum; the confidence 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 rating is for guar gum as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.
The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about guar gum. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.
|Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|increase weight loss|
|Cardiovascular Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence 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|