Newly published research supports the significant role of soluble dietary fiber to delay hunger and enhance satiety. Nutrition Research, an international publication, published “Soluble Dietary Fiber Decreased Hunger and Increased Satiety Hormones in Humans When Ingested With a Meal.”

Various studies have shown that adding effective fiber sources to the diet can decrease calorie intake and increase production of multiple satiety hormones. This recently published study confirms that Fibersol-2 Digestion Resistant Maltodextrin, a soluble corn fiber, may impact satiety by decreasing hunger, prolonging satiation or increasing satiety signals from the gut.

Fibersol-2, a member of the premier Fibersol line of soluble dietary fiber ingredients, has been thoroughly studied for its health benefits, including effects on regularity, glucose control and serum lipids.

“We are pleased the results of this clinical study have now been published and confirm that people who consumed Fibersol-2 felt fuller longer than those who did not. This study demonstrated that 10g Fibersol-2 with a meal stimulated production of satiety hormones and enhanced satiety. We continue to see demand from product formulators to provide foods that have an effect on satiety to help with weight management, and Fibersol-2 will make their job easier,” said Allan Buck, director of Research and Development, ADM Food Ingredient Research and Technical Service.

The study hypothesized that digestion-resistant maltodextrin Fibersol-2 may impact satiety by decreasing hunger, prolonging satiation, and/or increasing peripheral satiety signals. In the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study conducted by Dr. Suzanne Hendrich at Iowa State University, healthy subjects (nine men and 10 women) underwent three treatments in which they consumed a standardized meal with a tea containing 0g, 5g, or 10g of Fibersol-2.

A visual analog scale (VAS) questionnaire, on which participants mark on a line how full or hungry they are, was given in 30-minute intervals to measure subjective appetite and satiety. In addition, blood was drawn just before the meal (time 0) and at six 30-minute post-meal intervals for measurements of plasma ghrelin, cholecystokinin, gastrin, peptide YY, gastric inhibitory polypeptide, and glucagon-like peptide-1 (all by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) to provide objective scientific measurements of hunger and satiety. The result: there were significant delays in hunger and increased satiety for 1.5 to 2 hours after treatment with 10g of Fibersol-2.

“The effects of Fibersol-2 to increase hormones PYY and GLP-1 are particularly important, as these two hormones released from the intestine help tell your brain that you are full,” says Dr. Hendrich.

The study demonstrated that 10g of Fibersol-2 with a meal stimulated production of satiety hormones, enhanced satiety and delayed post-meal hunger in healthy adults.

Interestingly, not every form of dietary fiber automatically provides a similar result. In fact, in a 2013 study conducted by Dr. Slavin, only 39% of the fiber sources tested significantly reduced subjective appetite rating, and only 22% significantly reduced food or calorie intake. Fibersol-2’s slow fermentation soluble dietary fiber provides both reduced subjective hunger feelings and accompanying increased satiety hormones in the blood. Fibersol-2 allows manufacturers to increase fiber content to improve the nutritional value of virtually any food or beverage product without affecting taste or adding unwanted texture.

Consumers are more informed than ever about the health benefits to increasing their fiber intake, and formulators want to meet their savvy consumers’ fiber demands. Whether formulators are seeking ways to reduce sugar and calories, meet clean label goals, create products that help promote digestive tract health or simply boost the fiber content of a food or beverage, Fibersol has a solution.

The Fibersol line of soluble dietary fibers offers manufacturers a portfolio of solutions that can fit their development needs. Also, Fibersol gives manufacturers options for solutions other than just fiber addition. Solutions may include reducing sugar and calorie content in their products, adding finished product attributes such as softness in various moist and intermediate moisture foods, adding crispiness to lower moisture foods and extending the shelf life of finished products.

Fibersol’s line of dietary fibers allows for fiber fortification with minimal formulation and process adjustments while maintaining the desired finished product characteristics. The Fibersol line of dietary fibers bridges the needs of manufacturers and consumers to help close the gap on dietary fiber intake.

The study is available in its entirety at For more information on Fibersol’s full line of premier soluble dietary fiber ingredients, please visit

About Fibersol
The joint venture between Archer Daniels Midland Company, Matsutani Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., and Matsutani America, Inc., which officially formed May 1, 2006, supports the worldwide sales and marketing of Fibersol, a full line of soluble dietary fiber food ingredients that can be used in a variety of food and beverage applications as well as dietary supplements. This unique collaboration results in an integrated, competitive food ingredient company whose core strength is working as a development partner with innovative food manufacturers.

Invented by Japan’s Matsutani Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Fibersol®-2 soluble dietary fiber has been primarily produced at ADM’s Clinton, Iowa facility since 1999. Additional products including Fibersol®-2 AG, Fibersol®-LQ and Fibersol®-HS have since been added to the product line. The joint venture combines Matsutani’s strong technical and scientific expertise with ADM’s vast production facilities and transportation network, resulting in a quality food ingredient that is backed by attentive, reliable service and supply.

About ADM
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 33,000 employees serving customers in more than 140 countries. With a global value chain that includes more than 460 crop procurement locations, 300 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 40 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. Learn more at

About Matsutani
Matsutani America, Inc., Itasca, Illinois is a U.S. representative of Matsutani Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Japan. Matsutani America, Inc. is entirely focused on selling one brand: Fibersol®. With 16 technical sales representatives throughout North America, Matsutani America is unmatched in customer service, product knowledge, and market awareness.

Matsutani Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. is a leading producer of industrial & specialty food starches and maltodextrins in Asia. Founded in 1919, the company continues to be a privately held family owned business which employs over 400 people in over 100 Research & Development roles. Headquarters are located in Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The company is a key pioneer in the development of starch technology for over 90 years. What sets the company apart from other starch developers/manufacturers is a razor sharp focus on discovering new, cutting edge and innovative technologies.

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