Guar gum, also known as guaran and guaraprolose, is the ground endosperm of the seeds of the guar plant (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L. Taub) of the family Leguminosae, mainly consisting of high molecular weight (50000 to 8000000 g/mol) polysaccharides composed of galactomannans (a high molecular weight hydrocolloidal polysaccharide composed of galactopyranose and mannopyranose units combined through glycosidic linkages). Indications for the medical use of guar gum include use for hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia and/or the use for reduction of postprandial serum glucose values, in addition to special diets and/or exercise. Guar gum is used for constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and high blood pressure. It is also used for obesity and diabetes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses.
Affygility Solutions has an occupational exposure limit (OEL) and control band assignment for this active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This monograph also contains the acceptable daily exposure (ADE) value.
Please note: Due to the complexity and amount of studies regarding this compound—a Natural Health Product—increased cost is charged.
OEL Fastrac monographs are a cost-effective and convenient way to meet the requirements for PDEs (ADEs) contained in the EMA Guideline on setting health based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities (EMA/CHMP/CVMP/SWP/169430/2012), as well as PIC/S and ANVISA requirements, and to obtain the following information:
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