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July 13, 2012 3:52 PM
Help! They have stopped making Benefiber and I am looking for an alternative non soluble flavorless fiber powder to put in my morning protein shakes. Apparently, due to a manufacturing problem, Benefiber is not available at all and there is no way to know when it will be back on the shelves (you can't even order it online unless you want to pay exorbitant prices). I can't use Metamucil since it has psyllium, which bloats me, and Citrucil is flavored.

Any suggestions for a flavorless insoluble fiber supplement I can use instead of Benefiber are welcomed.
  7676855
July 13, 2012 3:54 PM
Cold-milled flax seed. It's a natural laxative that helps keep you regular and full.
  4256389
July 13, 2012 3:56 PM
WHAT? OMG! I love the benefiber flavored drink powder that was like crystal light....SO sad if this is true! I hate metamucil and Citrucil (either they are thick and gross or kill my tummy)......luckily since I started eating pounds of veggies every day and drinking a gallon of water, I don't depend on those type of supplements anymore. Hope you find what you are looking for.
  4192509
July 13, 2012 6:44 PM
Flax had many other health benefits... Those are actually what I use it for.
  4256389
April 19, 2013 7:09 PM
I read that Wheat Dextrin available at Costco is a good substitute for Benefiber.
also

I also have Psyllium and Flaxseed
April 19, 2013 7:12 PM
My doc recommended Miralax.
April 19, 2013 7:14 PM
I used to use Benefiber too, and the best replacement I've found is Fiber Smart. Like Benefiber, it doesn't get gritty or gross in the liquid--it seems to dissolve much better than any other brand I've tried.

http://www.renewlife.com/fiber-smart.html
  30961620
April 19, 2013 7:15 PM
They make gummy fiber now. Pretty good. Not sure how effective it is against benefiber. But they are fun :)
  28543754
April 19, 2013 7:16 PM
QUOTE:

My doc recommended Miralax.

Miralax is a laxative, and a pretty powerful one for its availability. I wouldn't use it for a fiber supplement (which it is not) unless you have permission from a doc.
Edited by DollyMiel On April 19, 2013 7:16 PM
April 19, 2013 7:16 PM
I've been using the Fiber Gummies from Costco, love them!
  23569393
April 19, 2013 7:17 PM
QUOTE:

They make gummy fiber now. Pretty good. Not sure how effective it is against benefiber. But they are fun :)


In with the other fiber "items" at the grocery store or the vitamin section. Good luck!!
  28543754
April 19, 2013 7:18 PM
QUOTE:

I've been using the Fiber Gummies from Costco, love them!


Glad I am not the only one LOL
  28543754
April 19, 2013 8:49 PM
Just put greens in your protein shakes in the blender. You get the vitamins from those greens too. Heck, or throw in some fruit. Fruit has fiber.
  3622766
April 19, 2013 10:17 PM
Look at Psyllium seed husk's. I use the pill form GNC and it seemed to do wonders for me with a Probiotic Pill to go with it.

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