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  • Guar gum, which is derived from the endosperm of the guar seed, has many derivatives that used for numerous industrial applications. Depending on the need and requirement of the industry, guar gum has different industrial grades suitable for entirely every single manufacturing and production scope. Guar gum is mainly used as a vegetable in many parts of India and Pakistan. It is also serves as a highly nutritious fodder crop for animals. This infograph shows the important industrial aspects of using Guar Gum & its derivatives. For more information on Guar Gum, Visit – http://www.agrogums.com/guar-gum-powder/

    This infograph has been posted by working at Agro Gums. Agro Gums is a guar and cassia gum manufacturing company offering high quality guar gum powder, fast hydration guar gum powder, cassia powder, guar splits and guar meal to satisfy the production requirements of various industries across the world.

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  • Guar gum has wide range of applications in pharmaceutical industry. Chemically known as a hydrocolloidal polysaccharide, this is a valuable pharmaceutical product composed of sugar galactose and mannose. Guar gum or the popular Guarkernmehl or Goma guar is an important product used in pharmaceutical formulations, cosmetic, paper, food, explosives, textile and toiletry industries. It has various applications in the form of a binding agent, thickening agent, suspending agent and stabilizing agent. Guar gum acts as antimicrobial, appetite suppressant, antiproliferative, laxative and hypolipidemic agent and therefore used in therapeutical formulations.

    Guar gum is water soluble nonionic polysaccharide derived from endosperm of Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus, this is leguminous plant belonging to family of galactomannans. Widely grown in dry semi-arid regions like India and Pakistan, this guar seeds are extracted and processed from the plant using advanced technologies. Guar gum has high molecular weight and therefore has got the ability to produce highly viscous solutions even at lower concentrations. This property of guar gum gives it the required solubility and ability to form gels even in cold water.

    Guar gum or the valuable guarkernmehl as called in German, is widely used in the form of powder in various pharmaceutical applications. It is widely preferred for its viscosity increasing properties. Guar gum has high hydration rate which mean it can swell fast in aqueous solutions and therefore is used in the production of therapeutical formulations to forms gels and viscous dispersions. Guar gum as a binder and disintegrator is used in tablet manufacturing processes to enhance the cohesiveness in the drug powder for forming tablets. The product obtained from the seeds of guar plant is also an effective thickener and stabilizer which is used in formulation of tablets in pharma industries.

    All in all there are number of applications of guar gum powder in pharmaceutical industries. It is preferred for applications where gelling, viscosifying, thickening, suspension, stabilization, emulsification, preservation, water retention, binding is the primary requirement.

    Guar gum is effective in controlling blood sugar or the common diabetes. It has ability to decrease postprandial plasma glucose, insulin and triglyceride concentrations and therefore helps in control of the chronic disease. Apart from diabetes, cancer and obesity can also be treated or controlled using guar gum. As a non-caloric source of soluble dietary fiber, guar gum can be very effective in weight loss. When taken as food additive, it gives a feeling of fullness and reduces hunger in the individuals. It is a useful product for colon cleansing and help in cleaning the intestinal system for the proper functioning of intestines. Guar gum’s C-glycosylated derivatives have got good anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative properties and therefore preferred in various therapeutic formulations in pharmacy.

    Conclusion

    Studies have been and are to this day being performed on guar gum to investigate its therapeutic values in pharmacy. Several tests have been conducted to study the uses of guar gum as a food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical additive. Studies on different derivatives of guar gum like guar acetate, guar phthalate, guar acetate phthalate, carboxymethyl guar and oxidized guar gum are going on today in order to find their relevancy in pharmaceutical and therapeutic sectors. However studies till now conducted on the guar gum call it a valuable pharmaceutical product whose contribution in medical field is enormous.

    Agro Gums is the leading supplier of guar gum and its products in India exporting high quality guar gum powder, guar gum splits, guar meal and fast hydration guar gum powder to various countries across the world.

    This article educates reader about guar gum applications in pharmaceutical applications.

    This article has been written by working at Agro Gums. Agro Gums is a guar and cassia gum manufacturing company offering high quality guar gum powder, fast hydration guar gum powder, cassia powder, guar splits and guar meal to satisfy the production requirements of various industries across the world.

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  • Guar gum is one of the most important ingredients of pet foods. This is a naturally derived polysaccharide found in almost every kind of pet food available in market today. Because of invaluable properties of guar gum, it is widely used in human as well as animal foods. The best property of guar gum which makes it a worthy additive for pet food is its capability to thicken the fluids. Guar gum as thickener in pet food is used to give the product required viscosity and suspending properties during the can filling process in order to ensure efficient filling and pet food packaging without spilling and wastage. This as a pet food additive has got a wide functional pH range and therefore can very well give efficient thickening and stabilizing effect even at low concentrations as low as 1%.

    Guar gum also known as Gomme de guar or guarkernmehl is derived from Indian cluster bean plant or guar plant. This is widely cultivated in dry arid regions of the country and an important source of animal food. A guar seed essentially contains three components – endosperm, hull and germ. It contains approximately 40% of endosperm, 15% hull and 45% germ. The endosperm is the vital component used for mainly food applications for both human as animal requirements. It is separated from the hull and germ by a guar gum processing method where the guar seeds are grounded into spilts, then pre-hydrated, flaked, grounded and dried. The hull and germ extracted from the guar gum processing is also a rich source of protein and therefore in many cases used to feed cattle for good health.

    Use of guar gum in pet foods is not new at all. Since from the early periods guar gum has been an integral part of cattle feed or animal foods. Earlier the guar plants were cut and fed as green forage to the animals. The beans of guar plant were boiled and fed to the cattle as means of high protein source.

    The by-product of guar gum called guar meal produced during the manufacturing or processing of guar gum powder in industries is a popular product fed to the cattle and poultry as source of protein. Guar meal being very rich protein can be used as a replacement for protein supplements like oil cakes in ruminants.

    There are reasons for why guar gum is such a good thickener for the pet foods. Technically speaking guar gum is a polysaccharide galactomannan containing mannan sugar chains linked with galactose side units. The side chains formed during linking gives guar gum more ability to hold on to the other molecules thereby giving it good thickening property to add on to the product.

    Guar gum is the most effective and affordable of all the commercial gums used for thickening applications. Of all the naturally occurring gums used for commercial thickening applications, guar gum powder can produce the highest viscosity required to thicken the products.

    In pet foods guar gum acts as a high soluble fiber. It therefore can help to improve amino acid digestibility in animals. It reduces post-prandial plasma insulin and cholesterol by reducing digestion ability and subsequent nutrient absorption in the animals.

    Conclusion:

    Therefore guar gum is a valuable additive for pet foods. For those looking to buy high quality guar gum powder for addition in pet foods, Agro gums can offer the finest quality guar gum at most affordable price.

    This article educates reader about uses or guar gum in pet foods.

    This article has been written by working at Agro Gums. Agro Gums is a guar and cassia gum manufacturing company offering high quality guar gum powder, fast hydration guar gum powder, cassia powder, guar splits and guar meal to satisfy the production requirements of various industries across the world.

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