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The Difference Between Inulin And Psyllium Husk Fiber Supplements
They should not: For the most part, dietary fibers don't really bind to much except good at holding onto water (thus softening stool) and so does not prevent absorption of nutrients. So don't worry, take your fibers. Most of us in the good us of a don't consume enough fibers. If you can, do it for better health. If you have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
I've tried linzess trulance miralax psyllium and other fiber supplements diets my stool is still pencil thin. Is triphala safe?
Safe enough: Triphala is an herbal formula used in Aruvedic medicine often for bowel problems/relief of constipation. It consists of at least three plants; it is not clear what chemical is responsible for it's effects. I would be more skeptical that it would provide any benefit for you, if the other things you list have not, more than I would be worried it was unsafe. You could try it without expecting too much ...Read more
Is inulin safe during pregnancy? I've been taking it in the form of Metamucil (not the same as psyllium though). I've read that it's a vegetable fiber but just wanted to be sure it's safe. I'm in my 3rd trimester.
AS LONG AS IT IS: A non absorbable compund (which it is) and it is not used in excess, it should be fine. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a multivitamin, probiotic, fish oil omega-3 supplement, apple cider vinegar, and psyllium husk for fiber together daily?
These are safe though I wouldn't take them all at once. I advise the multivitamin after breakfast, the probiotic at the start of a meal, the fish oil after lunch or dinner, apple cider vinegar in water separate from meals and the psyllium at bedtime.
Some multivitamins are far better than others- see https://drrandybaker. Com/2012/11/
and https://www. Multivitaminguide. Org/best-multivitamin. Html ...Read more
Dr said to take either Metamucil or fibercon as a fiber supplement. What is the difference? Which is better fiber supplement.
Try one.: You will have to try them and compare. There may be theoretical advantages, but practical differences are what matters most. Use the one you like best. ...Read more
Dr said I have small anal fissure. What are the differences between fiber supplement (metamucil) and stool softener. Which one is best to use. Thanks.
Fiber supplement, extra water, and stool softeners all used together are the first line treatment for anal fissure. Fiber is simply indigestible fiber that adds bulk to the stool and makes it easier for the intestines to pass it along. The stool softener causes the stool to retain enough fluid to keep it from getting hard and dry and perhaps reopening the anal fissure.
Some people also use fasting. ...Read more
Fiber supplements: None are "good" to use if by good you mean they have been proven by proper trials to make what is bothering you better. Or make you live longer or healthier. ...Read more
Can I take my fiber supplement at the same time as I take my prilosec?
No prilosec should be take 1 hour before meals. Due to fiber binding up the drug in the stomach. Suggest 1 hour before fiber supplement or 2 hours afterward.
As always follow OTC label directions or med guidelines from your doctor included with your Prilosec from the pharmacy. ...Read more
If you change your diet and include much more fruit and fiber rich vegetables and whole grains and salads you won't need additional fiber supplements. A typical american diet of lots of processed foods, fast foods and meat and chicken doesn't have enough fiber to promote good bowel movements.
The healthiest diet is probably the Mediterranean Diet or a variation of it. SEE: http://bit. Ly/1FMQO4d ...Read more
Yes...: Chronic constipation in an otherwise healthy young female such as yourself is either due to ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) or colonic inertia (slow transit). Taking a fiber supplement along with drinking plenty of water is a good first step in trying to improve this problem. Good luck! ...Read more
I have not gone in 2 weeks since I did a cleanse tried taking fiber supplements and laxatives but still not going what do I do?
What's the best soluble fiber ingredient to look for in a fiber supplement? Right now mine uses xylitol, but seeing if there's something more natural.
No: Psyllium is safe for long-term use, as are fiber supplements in general. There is some risk, unrelated to how long you take the fiber, of obstruction, but this is thought to only occur with inadequate fluid intake along with the fiber. Overall, fiber supplements have many health benefits, and are definitely recommended for ongoing use. ...Read more
No: Standard answer: always ask your doctor about proposed tests & procedures as well as medications. With that said, check out http://www. Sitzmarks. Com/questionstoaskyourdoctor. Aspx which states not to use any laxatives including bulking agents prior to test. ...Read more
I've started taking a fiber supplement and noticed that my anus hole started to itch. Is this normal?
No: Those two drugs don't interact.Get a more detailed answer ›