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What is a good fiber supplement?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Metamucil

The active ingredient in Metamucil is psyllium husk, a natural plant fiber that is a great source of soluble and insoluble fiber.

In brief: Metamucil

The active ingredient in Metamucil is psyllium husk, a natural plant fiber that is a great source of soluble and insoluble fiber.
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Natural sources of high fiber such as fruits, many veggies, whole grain rice and wheat products also have nutritious vitamins without too many calories. Exercise helps stimulate the bowel and has many other benefits besides easing constipation and it burns calories in the process.
Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fiber Facts

Any natural source of fiber from food, such as your favorite fruits and vegetables, is preferred over a store bought supplement.
This is because you get so much more enjoyment and benefit from the food rather than a store bought processed product. Having said that, most products bought at the store are soluble fiber products. Insoluble fiber comes primarily from non-digestible food components.

In brief: Fiber Facts

Any natural source of fiber from food, such as your favorite fruits and vegetables, is preferred over a store bought supplement.
This is because you get so much more enjoyment and benefit from the food rather than a store bought processed product. Having said that, most products bought at the store are soluble fiber products. Insoluble fiber comes primarily from non-digestible food components.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Food.

It's always better to get fiber from natural food sources - fruits, vegetables, whole grains, breakfast cereals.
35 grams daily for women, 50 grams for men. Supplements can help you reach your daily goal, but shouldn't be your only source.

In brief: Food.

It's always better to get fiber from natural food sources - fruits, vegetables, whole grains, breakfast cereals.
35 grams daily for women, 50 grams for men. Supplements can help you reach your daily goal, but shouldn't be your only source.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: Psyllium

Psillium is what is found in metamucil and many other products.
Be careful about fibre products with inulin because they can make you very gassy. Oatmeal is also a good fiber source.

In brief: Psyllium

Psillium is what is found in metamucil and many other products.
Be careful about fibre products with inulin because they can make you very gassy. Oatmeal is also a good fiber source.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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