Fiber Plus is a natural fiber supplement with a balanced ratio of soluble and insoluble fiber to help with occasional constipation and maintain long-term bowel regularity.
Soluble fiber (viscous fiber) partially dissolves in water and forms a gel in the gastrointestinal tract. It promotes bowel movements by increasing bulk volume and water content.
Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water. Substances found in insoluble fiber include cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. These cell walls of plants are not digested and help maintain bowel health and regularity.
Both types of fiber are necessary to maintain regularity and healthy bowel function. With the balanced ratio of soluble to insoluble fiber, Fiber Plus is an ideal way to achieve greater fiber intake with a balanced nutritional profile.
The daily recommended intake (DRI) for dietary fiber varies with gender and age, but Health Canada’s reference standard is 28 g. Other health institutions recommend up to 50 g per day.
Husks and Seeds
Psyllium has been found to be effective at increasing stool output and was found to improve the symptoms of occasional constipation increasing abdominal comfort and a sense of evacuation completeness, while reducing defecation effort. The laxative effect and gut- stimulatory effect of psyllium has been purported to be facilitated partially by muscarinic and 5-HT(4) receptor activation, which complements the laxative effect of psyllium’s fiber content.
Adults: Mix 1 scoop briskly (14.83 g) in 270 mL of water or juice and drink immediately 1-2 times daily. Maintain adequate fluid intake. Take 2 hours before or after taking other medications. Laxative effects observed 12-24 hours after first dose and may take 2-3 days.