Arabic Gum is a key ingredient in VIAP MENTEL pastilles. It is a 100% natural ingredient, collected by hand from a particular species of acacia (Acacia Senegal) in Africa and gives the pastilles their typical flexible texture and principal capacity to function as a natural throat soother. It is in fact the “juice” of the tree, a natural way the acacia heals wounds in its bark.
Arabic Gum is a miraculous polysaccharide containing potassium, magnesium, calcium and other nutrients. Recently, its beneficial action as a natural prebiotic has been discovered. Specifically, being a polysaccharide, the arabic gum remains almost intact until it reaches the colon, where it is absorbed to exert prebiotic activity. This means that it is an excellent “food” for beneficial bacteria which constitute the intestinal flora, thus helping its proper functioning. It also gives better digestion, less bloating and offers protection from infections.