Last update: July 31, 2017

E412

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Natural polysaccharide obtained from the seeds of the leguminous plant cyamopsis tetragonolobus.
Indigestible and unabsorbable, it reduces the intestinal absorption of nutrients (carbohydrates, fats). It has satiating properties and is a mild laxative.
It is a thickener and gelling agent used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Devoid of toxicity.

Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breast milk.

Its pharmacokinetic data (very high molecular weight and lack of intestinal absorption) make it very unlikely that significant amounts would pass into breast milk, or be absorbed by the infant.

Diet, exercise, and breastfeeding improve blood sugar levels.


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Alternatives

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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Other names

E412 is also known as Guar Gum. Here it is a list of alternative known names::


E412 in other languages or writings:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Bioavailability 0 %
Molecular weight 220.000 daltons

References

  1. AESAN. Informe del Comité Científico de la Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición (AESAN) sobre condiciones de uso de determinadas sustancias distintas de vitaminas, minerales y plantas para ser empleadas en complementos alimenticios - 1. Revista del comité científico nº 17. 2012 Full text (in our servers)
  2. Acofarma. Goma guar. Ficha técnica. 2010 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Slavin JL, Greenberg NA. Partially hydrolyzed guar gum: clinical nutrition uses. Nutrition. 2003 Abstract
  4. Alam NH, Meier R, Rausch T, Meyer-Wyss B, Hildebrand P, Schneider H, Bachmann C, Minder E, Fowler B, Gyr K. Effects of a partially hydrolyzed guar gum on intestinal absorption of carbohydrate, protein and fat: a double-blind controlled study in volunteers. Clin Nutr. 1998 Abstract
  5. Jenkins DJ, Jenkins AL. Dietary fiber and the glycemic response. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1985 Abstract
  6. Blackburn NA, Redfern JS, Jarjis H, Holgate AM, Hanning I, Scarpello JH, Johnson IT, Read NW. The mechanism of action of guar gum in improving glucose tolerance in man. Clin Sci (Lond). 1984 Abstract

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