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October 5, 2011 3:54 AM
I am looking for a fiber supplement to incorporate into my daily diet. I have tried going the natural route by eating plenty of fruits and veggies to obtain my daily fiber, but my digestive system just seems to move very slowly. Lately, I have been using a laxative, caffeine-free tea, but it tends to cause cramping. I am going to try Benefiber today, but I would like to know if there are better alternatives out there or if Benefiber will be my best bet. Thanks!
  3874306
October 5, 2011 3:57 AM
Aren't Flax Seeds supposed to help with that?
October 5, 2011 3:57 AM
I use benefibre and find it great as you can just add it to drinks or sauces and you dont really know it is there
and when I have a real problem I take ortisan fruit and fibre cubes as they are gentle and I dont get cramps with those

interesting question I am looking forward to seeing what others take
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October 5, 2011 4:01 AM
I'm a fan of Fitness Fiber by Optimum Nutrition. Unflavored, 6 fiber sources and mixes clean.
  90881
October 5, 2011 4:04 AM
im using fybogel- orange flavour powder that gets thick if u dont drink it in literally two seconds. its not great tasting but it works i think.

glad this was posted because im looking for a tasteless alternative that wont irritate my irritabke bowel syndrome (i think i need soluble fibre, not insoluble).
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October 5, 2011 4:06 AM
Citrucel powder mixed with water is doctor recommended when my husband had digestive problems. It comes orange flavored and tastes like Tang. I think they may have a sugar free version too. It's better than Metamucil because it doesn't give you gas.
Edited by Strive2BLean On October 5, 2011 4:06 AM
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October 5, 2011 4:07 AM
Pure Psyllium Husks are great nothing added so all good worth a try i used these and they help i no longer take this but i do take a 20 million probiotic everyday and never have an issue
October 5, 2011 4:13 AM
QUOTE:

Citrucel powder mixed with water is doctor recommended when my husband had digestive problems. It comes orange flavored and tastes like Tang. I think they may have a sugar free version too. It's better than Metamucil because it doesn't give you gas.


I use the store brand knock off of this (the sugar free one). I started using it about 3 months ago and it has really helped regulate....... everything.
Edited by sjohnny On October 5, 2011 4:13 AM
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October 5, 2011 4:13 AM
Barley bread and flax seeds do it for me! plus apples, peaches and plenty of cabbage, broccoli, well, just lots of veggies!

Food is more natural; the exact amount of water with the fiber,plus other nutrients are right in the foods.
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October 5, 2011 4:19 AM
I use benefiber. I have 2 sticks a day in my bottle of water and its working awesome so far:-)
  8217333
October 5, 2011 4:22 AM
Flax seed is my favorite. Adds, fiber, protein and fats. Tastes great as well.
October 5, 2011 4:24 AM
Whats your water intake like? That would be the first thing to look at. 64oz is ok, but it is the minimum recommended. I do at least double that. I also try to incorporate a fiberone bar into my snacks. It works wonders!
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October 5, 2011 4:28 AM
Metamucil or Benefiber every day as directed. Straight from the mouth of my 'family' gastroenterologist (aka my dad). These products aren't meant for short term relief, they are meant as a supplement to take everyday.
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October 5, 2011 5:02 AM
I also go with Psyllium Husks in capsule form along with a multivitamin tablet
  11562016
October 5, 2011 7:50 AM
Metamucil capsules since they contain psyllium. This not only boosts fiber, it helps with cholesterol control.
October 5, 2011 7:53 AM
I use the generic of Citrucel. I get it at walmart. It doesn't constipate me like Metamucil.
October 5, 2011 12:41 PM
Thanks everyone! I will try the Benefiber a little longer and up my water intake...all of your advice was great!
  3874306
October 5, 2011 2:14 PM
I buy the fiber gummies from Target. Works great and tastes like candy!
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