There are several forms of fiber, dietary fiber
is plant residue that passes through the intestinal tract undigested - it may be soluble (oat bran, psyllium
) and form a gelatinous bulk that has cholesterol-lowering properties, or it may be insoluble (wheat and other grains), which adds bulk to the stool. It can also be of animal origin, in your case, chitosan is relatively insoluble in water and is a highly-viscous dietary fiber. As fiber passes through the intestine
undigested, it absorbs many times its weight in water, resulting in softer and bulkier stools.
In your situation, it appears that you have added excess fiber in order to reduce your cholesterol and fat levels. It is unclear to me whether you are doing this on your own, or using the direction of a physician. Depending on the nature of your hypercholesterolemia
(elevated cholesterol) and/or hyperlipidemia
(elevated fat), medications that interfere with their production in your body, may help to lower these levels and allow you to reduce your fiber intake. I suggest you see your physician to assist in determining which medications are best for you, depending on your cholesterol and fat profile.