- What type of fiber is Benefiber?
Benefiber contains wheat dextrin, a natural soluble fiber.
- How is Benefiber different from other bulk fiber supplements?
Unlike some other bulk fiber supplements, Benefiber contains a 100% natural fiber. It's taste-free, sugar-free, dissolves completely in noncarbonated beverages and soft foods, and won't thicken.
- What is the recommended daily intake of fiber?
The American Dietetic Association recommends that Americans get 20-35 grams of fiber a day from plant foods, including both soluble and insoluble fiber. However, most Americans get only half this amount. Incorporating Benefiber in a healthy diet can help ensure adequate fiber intake.
- Is Benefiber Original Powder flavored?
Benefiber Original Powder is taste-free and can be used in liquids (except carbonated beverages) and soft foods without changing the taste or texture.
For a great-tasting experience, try Benefiber Flavored Stick Packs, available in Cherry Pomegranate, Raspberry Tea, Kiwi Strawberry and Citrus Punch.
- In which foods and beverages can Benefiber Powder be used?
You can mix Benefiber Powder into any hot or cold beverage such as water, coffee, or juice; into soft foods such as applesauce, pudding or yogurt; or cook with it in recipes for such foods as muffins, sauces or soups, and it won't affect the taste or consistency. Benefiber Powder is not recommended for carbonated beverages.
- Does cooking with Benefiber Powder alter the effects of the product?
You can cook with Benefiber without altering the beneficial effects of the fiber and without changing the taste or consistency of the food.
- How long will Benefiber stay fresh?
Benefiber has a shelf life of 2 years. Store at a controlled room temperature of 20–25°C (68–77°F). Protect from moisture. Be sure to check each package for additional information and for expiration date.
- Is Benefiber safe?
Benefiber is generally well-tolerated and has an excellent safety profile.
- Does wheat dextrin contain gluten?
Benefiber Powder, which contains less than 20 ppm of gluten and is therefore considered "gluten-free," based on both the FDA and the Codex Alimentarius Commission's proposed definition of less than 20 ppm. However, people who experience gluten intolerance should not consume any products, including Benefiber, that contain any level of gluten unless otherwise directed by their doctor.