Info: 120 Capsules
Some types of dietary fibre are Soluble in water, which enables them to get fermented in the colon to some extent... which can then lower the pH (acidity) level in the colon and help produce short chain fatty acids, which can not only help the intestinal microflora there (which can increase absorption of nutrients), but also help the colon absorb more water and improve the health of the mucosal cells there, which can help move things along.
Other types are Insoluble and do not get fermented in the colon well, so they end up not only providing bulk for the stools but also softening them by helping bind water to them.
And still other types help digestion in other ways by binding dietary cholesterol and bile acids in the intestine, which assists cholesterol metabolism.
Notes on the Individual Ingredients:
Glucomannan is a partially fermentable, soluble fiber extracted from the konjac root (in the yam family). This hemicellulose fiber is noted for its high water-binding capacity, and may have a beneficial role in cholesterol metabolism.
Carrot and celery powders provide a rich array of soluble and insoluble dietary fibers, including cellulose, hemicellulose, pectin and lignin. Sodium alginate is a soluble partially fermentable fiber derived from seaweed.
Pectin is a soluble dietary fiber noted for its ability to provide beneficial short chain fatty acids for the colon. FiberPlex provides both types of naturally occurring pectins: high- and low-methoxyl pectins.
Slippery elm powder supplies a number of gums and mucilages that are important for the mucous lining of the gastrointestinal tract.
Ingredients:Each capsule contains:
Apple pectin fruit (Malus pumila): 50 mg
Carrot fibre root (Daucus carota subsp. sativus): 100 mg
Celery leaves (Apium graveolens var. dulce): 100 mg
Citrus pectin (citrus fruits): 50 mg
Glucomannan (Amorphophallus konjac): 100 mg
Slippery elm bark (Ulmus rubra): 20 mg
Sodium alginate (Ascophyllum nodosum): 25 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Vegetable magnesium stearate, cellulose, and silica.
Does not contain yeast, wheat gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sugar, starch, artificial colouring, preservatives or flavouring.
Suggested Usage:Adults: Take 2 capsules twice daily with at least 8 ounces (a full glass) of water or other fluid, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 3 weeks. Take 2 hours before or after taking other medications.
Warnings:Do not use if you have difficulty swallowing. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or if you are taking blood pressure medication; or if you have diabetes; or if you have symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or fever.* If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention. Do not take immediately before going to bed. Taking the product with insufficient liquid may result in choking and/or blockage of the throat, esophagus or intestine. Loose stools, flatulence, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort have been reported. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80029791.
* (as these could be signs of abnormal constrictions of the gastrointestinal tract, diseases of the oesophagus and/or the superior opening of the stomach (cardia), potential or existing intestinal blockage, paralysis of the intestine, megacolon, faecal impaction, inflamed bowel or appendicitis)