Fibre isn’t a sexy topic but it is an important one. Ensuring you get enough fibre every day is one of the best things you can do for your health!
We’ve all heard of the wonderful benefits of fibre and how a good fibre supplement is essential for excellent health. However, did you know that some types of fibre are better than others? When most people think of fibre supplements they envision the gritty orange-flavoured powder that is found in many peoples medicine cabinets. The good news is that there are many better options for increasing your fibre intake.
There are two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre absorbs excess cholesterol and toxins like a sponge while insoluble fibre ‘scours’ the intestinal tract and colon clean. Both types are essential for good health and are found in a well-balanced diet.
However, the reality is that most people do not eat a proper diet including fruits, vegetables, seeds and grains. Over time, this leads to a build up of undigested food in the intestinal tract and colon, which ferments, putrefies, and becomes toxic. These toxins seep into the bloodstream and lead to poor health and chronic disease. A low fibre diet can also contribute to constipation, and has even been linked to obesity. It is recommended that people consume 25-35 grams of fibre daily for optimal health but the average Canadian gets less than 15 grams! This is why adding a fibre supplement to your everyday routine is advised.
Most fibre supplements on the market are psyllium-based. Psyllium is 97% soluble fibre, which can be highly constipating because it absorbs 40 times its weight in water. Psyllium can absorb most of the free water in the colon, which leaves it dehydrated and constipated. Some other forms of fibre can cause uncomfortable gas and bloating. Using a flax-based fibre, provides a more balanced form of fibre. It absorbs excess cholesterol and toxins and creates proper bulk in the colon without dehydrating it.
FibreSMART is much more than just fibre, it is an unique flax-based fibre formula for daily use. It is approximately 50% soluble and 50% insoluble fibre. It will not swell and dehydrate the colon like psyllium and does not contribute to excess gas. FibreSMART also contains healing ingredients for the health of the digestive tract. FibreSMART is available in powder or capsules and can easily be incorporated into anyone’s lifestyle.
At the age of 86 I need all the help I can get with keeping things "regular". I used to have constipation and was taking something that was so hard on my system. I tried FibreSMART and I love it. I’m going to the bathroom like clockwork. It really works gently without having to… run to the bathroom (hard to do at my age) without gas and bloating too. Thank you.