bulking agents

bulking agents,

n.pl 1. fibers, including pectin, psyllium seed, and guar gum, that provide laxative properties, are claimed to maintain the strength of the veins in the body, and decrease the risk of developing varicose veins. These substances reduce the amount of strain produced during defecation by promoting peristalsis and maintaining fecal softness. In general, these fibers produce less irritation than cellulose fiber products such as wheat bran.
2. supplements thought to assist in adding muscle mass during weight training.
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There were large amounts of bulking agents and a small batch of a Class A derivative of crystal meth, which can increase the strength of an amphetamine mix.
Carbohydrate Nutrition, Dietary Fiber, Bulking Agents, Fat Mimetics.
For these women, bulking agents may be the answer, Dr.
As far as treatment for constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome goes, bulking agents such as fiber and psyllium improve colonic transit and ease stool passage.
Especially helpful is his chapter on carbohydrate nutrition, dietary fiber, bulking agents and fat mimetics.
Micropoly 210 and Micropoly 250S are ideally suited for use as binders and bulking agents in powdered cosmetic applications.
Results from 14 well-designed clinical trials on the use of bulking agents for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) "consistently show .
Targeted products include urethral bulking agents for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence, dermal augmentation products for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, surgical adhesives and sealants, scaffolds for wound healing and tissue engineering, and depots for local drug delivery.
Because it contains no artificial sweeteners, sugar, or potentially harmful chemicals, it's safer than other over-the-counter bulking agents.
Injecting bulking agents into the mucosa of the squamocolumnar junction has shown some promise (1-3).
But they could have a wide range of uses from soya flour for bread and biscuits to bulking agents in meat products and lecithin in chocolate.
Heaps of E numbers, thickeners, preservatives and bulking agents take this traditionally simple dish into the realms of processed food.