Maltodextrin is a very common ingredient found in thousands of household products from food to personal care items like lotion and hair care products. It is a white powder made from starch sources like corn, potato, and rice; it’s plant-based, gluten-free, and vegan. Although it is a processed ingredient, the US FDA has labeled it as a safe food additive; it is part of what makes up the “carbohydrate” count on a food item’s label. It is generally used as a thickener or filler; it also increases shelf life, making sure that products stay good longer.
The largest concern for the use of maltodextrin is that, like sugar, it can raise blood sugar. However, when it is added in small amounts to something like DrNatura’s Colonix Intestinal Cleanser fiber, that concern is mitigated by the fact that soluble fiber blunts the spike of sugar found in food. While large amounts of maltodextrin would not be a part of a healthy diet and lifestyle, small amounts like those found in DrNatura products should pose no problem for the average consumer.
We recommend people with high blood sugar issues and diabetes should only use with caution, or until they know how it affects their blood sugar levels. As with any medical advice, it is always best to check with your personal physician who knows your medical history best since they are more qualified in giving you the best recommendation. Our advice or recommendation is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have.