Benefits of Fiber Supplements for Digestive Health

Fiber supplements are products that provide dietary fiber, a type of carbohydrate that the body cannot digest. They help promote digestive health and regulate bowel movements.
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Supplement
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Available in pharmacies, health food stores, and online.
Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Fiber Supplements FAQ


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What is a good fiber supplement?

Popular fiber supplements include inulin, psyllium (Metamucil, Konsyl, others) and methylcellulose (Citrucel). Fiber is good for the body. It helps the bowel work well and prevents constipation. Fiber can help lower cholesterol and help you feel full, which might help control overeating. It's best to get fiber from food.

Are fiber supplements good for You?

Fiber supplements can be used to add to the dietary fiber you get from food. They can help ensure regular bowel movements, treat acute bouts of constipation and help lower cholesterol and blood sugar. There is evidence that they can reduce the risk of heart disease and even colon cancer.

What are the different types of fiber supplements?

Supplement type: Fiber supplements are sold in a variety of forms, including powders, gummies, caplets, and whole foods. We understand factors such as convenience, portability, and taste are important when choosing a fiber supplement. For example, someone who doesn’t like the taste or texture of supplement powders may choose a fiber gummy instead.

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