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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.

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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Xylitol

Is a sugar alcohol, or artificial sugar. It's not fiber.
It acts as an osmotic laxative, but has significant side effects of bloating and gas. Look for citrucel or Metamucil.

In brief: Xylitol

Is a sugar alcohol, or artificial sugar. It's not fiber.
It acts as an osmotic laxative, but has significant side effects of bloating and gas. Look for citrucel or Metamucil.
Dr. David Ziring
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Dr. Daniel Bates
Family Medicine
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In brief: Natural Fiber

xylitol is a sugar alcohol used as a non-calorie sweetener and is not a source of fiber.
Look for psyllium seed, that's the mainstay of natural fiber supplements. I personally like flax and chia seeds to add flavor, omega-3s and fiber to protein shakes for meal replacement. Extra fiber is great, but make sure you drink extra water to keep every thing moist!

In brief: Natural Fiber

xylitol is a sugar alcohol used as a non-calorie sweetener and is not a source of fiber.
Look for psyllium seed, that's the mainstay of natural fiber supplements. I personally like flax and chia seeds to add flavor, omega-3s and fiber to protein shakes for meal replacement. Extra fiber is great, but make sure you drink extra water to keep every thing moist!
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