Guar gum is derived from the endosperm of the Guar plant, Cyanmopsis tetragonolobus. It is an FDA-approved, all natural GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) ingredient used by the food and cosmetic industries. Guar gum improves shelf life and contributes specific health benefits. Wysong's special guar gum contains galactomannan residues that have anti-cholesteremic, prebiotic, and blood sugar stabilizing activities. It helps lower the glycemic index of food, and is beneficial for diabetics and healthy weight loss. It also acts as a water soluble fiber, and can promote normal digestion, even in those with digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis and constipation.