resistant starch timing

Answered on June 03, 2014
Created June 02, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Leaving aside the issue of whether resistant starch is overhyped and whether supplementation is necessary...

I have decided to experiment with potato starch as a resistant starch supplement to see how it may affect me. I was wondering when the best time to take it is. Should you eat it near or with meals or should it be taken on an empty stomach away from meals. Also, out of curiosity, if you were to take it during a period of fasting (such as for instance in the morning for people who do IF until lunch) would it disrupt the effects of the fast?

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on June 03, 2014
at 06:08 PM

It would only matter if you're doing IF, and only if there are other nutrients along for the ride. If you're consuming some pure resistant starch, it wouldn't matter at all. If you're doing something like reheated/cooled potatoes, AND you're doing IF, you'd want to eat them within your eating window.



on June 02, 2014
at 04:14 PM

I remember reading this on MDA:

Regarding if timing matter: "It shouldn’t. Once you’ve established a healthy population of butyrate-producing gut bugs, they don’t need to be fed at a certain time every day. They’re quite malleable and adaptive, and they’ll also begin feeding on other fermentable fibers in your foods."

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