Info: 90 Veg. Capsules
We're not always as regular as clockwork. Sometimes we get backed up, whether due to certain medications, or not drinking enough fluids, or perhaps we were traveling or something pressing came up throwing off our routine. If it's been at least three days without a movement, it's time for some help, especially since the leading stools are apt to be hard and dry and/or difficult to pass, by then. Fibre Flow is a completely natural, bulk-forming laxative made from three plants with good fiber content and laxative properties: kiwi, apple pectin, and konjac root. This gentle formulation for the relief of irregularity and constipation is safe to use and easy on your system.
Green kiwifruit in particular has been shown to be able to relieve constipation in human clinical studies, and it has an abundance of an enzyme called actinidin which is very good at breaking down protein. See, e.g.,
Chan AO, Leung G, Tong T, Wong NY. "Increasing dietary fiber intake in terms of kiwifruit improves constipation in Chinese patients." World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Sep 21;13(35):4771-5.
Martin, H. "Quantification of Functional Actinidin in Whole Kiwifruit Extract Using the Selective Cysteine Proteinase Inhibitor E-64." Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2016, 4(4):243-50. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-4-4-8
Montoya CA, Hindmarsh JP, Gonzalez L, Boland MJ, Moughan PJ, Rutherfurd SM. "Dietary actinidin from kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa cv. Hayward) increases gastric digestion and the gastric emptying rate of several dietary proteins in growing rats." J Nutr. 2014 Apr, 144(4):440-6. doi: 10.3945/jn.113.185744.
Rush EC, Patel M, Plank LD, Ferguson LR. "Kiwifruit promotes laxation in the elderly." Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2002, 11(2):164-8.
Each capsule contains:
Glucomannan (konjac root): 500 mg
Actazin® green kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa )*: 150 mg
Pectin (apple): 40 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Vegetable-grade magnesium stearate, vegetable capsule, silicon dioxide.
Vegan product. Contains no dairy, soy, corn, gluten, or GMO-ingredients.
* Note, there was an error on some product labels mislabeling this as the Gold Actinidia chinensis variety, but the manufacturer confirms this does indeed contain Green, not Gold, kiwifruit.
Adults: Take one capsule 3 times per day for regularity, or two capsules 3 times per day for gentle relief of constipation. Take with meals 2 hours before or after other medications, and with at least 250 ml of liquid. (Taking this product with insufficient liquid may result in choking or obstruction of the throat, oesophagus or intestine.) Do not take immediately before bedtime.
As with any natural health product, you should consult a healthcare practitioner on the use of this product, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication, or if you have a medical condition including diabetes or symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or fever, as these could be signs of abnormal constrictions of the gastrointestinal tract, disease of the oesophagus or the superior opening of the stomach, potential or existing intestinal blockage, paralysis of the intestine, megacolon, faecal impaction, inflamed bowel or appendicitis. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms worsen or if laxative effect does not occur within 7 days.
User should seek immediate medical attention if chest pain, vomiting or difficulty swallowing or breathing occurs after taking this product. Loose stools, flatulence, diarrhoea or abdominal discomfort may occur. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80027094.