In comparison to other commercially available soluble fibres, Actilight® is the less digested: up to 95% are fermented in the colon.
This non-digestibility confers a slow energy release, and finally a low caloric value of about 2 kcal/g, which is less than half the calories of sugar.
Another consequence is that Actilight® does not increase blood glucose or insulin levels. Actilight® is a low glycaemic substance which is suitable not only for diabetics but also for designing low caloric and low glycaemic foods.
Studies from animal models also demonstrated promising effect of Actilight® on insulin sensitivity.