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  • What type of fiber is in Benefiber products?

    There are two types of fiber used in all Benefiber products: wheat dextrin and partially hydrolyzed guar gum. Wheat dextrin is used in Benefiber Original, Stick Packs, Chewables, and Healthy Shape, while PHGG, or partially hydrolyzed guar gum, from the guar plant seed is found in Benefiber Healthy Balance.

     

    Both wheat dextrin and PHGG are prebiotic fibers, and are a great way to help support your digestive health.*

     

    Do wheat dextrin and PHGG contain gluten?

    All Benefiber powder products contain less than 20ppm of gluten and are considered gluten-free, based on the FDA definition of less than 20ppm. 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.

     

    Benefiber is a prebiotic fiber. What does that mean?

    Benefiber is a prebiotic fiber that nourishes the good microflora inside your digestive system.

     

    What is the benefit of taking a prebiotic if I’m already taking a probiotic?

    Daily intake of a prebiotic will nourish and support probiotics, also known as the good microflora. Learn more about the benefits of prebiotic fiber here.

     

    What are microflora?

    Trillions of microflora, or bacteria, live inside of your digestive system. These microflora help support your digestive health.

    What foods and drinks are Benefiber friendly?

    You can mix Benefiber unflavored powder products into all of your favorite hot or cold drinks such as water, coffee, or juice and into soft foods such as applesauce, pudding, or yogurt. You can also create fiber-rich recipes with it, such as muffins, sauces or soups, without affecting the taste or consistency of the food. Benefiber Kiwi Strawberry is also a great option to add to water for a delicious drink you can take on the go. Benefiber powder products are not recommended for carbonated beverages.

     

    Does cooking with Benefiber powder alter its effects in any way?

    Benefiber Original powder is a clear, taste-free, and completely dissolvable plant-based prebiotic fiber supplement that is non-thickening, so you can cook with Benefiber Original powder without affecting it, and without changing the taste or consistency of your food.‡ Bon appétit!

     

    How much fiber do I need every day?

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that American adults get a daily fiber intake of 21 - 38 grams from plant foods, including both soluble and insoluble fiber.1 However, most Americans get only half this amount! Adding Benefiber to a healthy diet can help you make sure you get adequate fiber and promotes good digestive health.*

     

    How long do Benefiber products stay fresh?

    Benefiber has a shelf life of 2 years. Just store at a room temperature of 68°- 77°F (20°- 25°C) and be sure to check each Benefiber package for additional information and expiration date.

    Where can I find Benefiber?

    Interested in trying Benefiber? You can use our Product Locator to find Benefiber products online or in a store near you.

     

    Can I use an HSA or FSA to buy Benefiber products?

    You can use your HSA and FSA tax-preferred savings account to purchase certain OTC products including Benefiber. The passage of the CARES Act by Congress includes provisions to restore OTC eligibility under tax-preferred HSA and FSA accounts. Your plan details may vary, so save your receipt and check with your benefits or health provider for eligibility.

    Source: https://www.chpa.org/Monograph_FSA_CARES.aspx

     

  • What is Benefiber Original Powder?

    Benefiber Original Powder is a clear, taste-free plant-based prebiotic fiber made with wheat dextrin that nourishes the good bacteria inside your digestive system.* You can get all the same plant-based prebiotic benefits as Benefiber Original Powder on-the-go with single-serve Benefiber Stick Packs, which are available in both unflavored and Kiwi Strawberry flavored powder.

     

    How is Benefiber Original different from other fiber supplements?

    Unlike some other fiber supplements, Benefiber Original powder dissolves completely in most foods and beverages without changing the taste and texture.‡ Benefiber Original contains plant-based prebiotic fiber.

     

    Is Benefiber Original powder flavored?

    Benefiber Original powder is a clear, taste-free and completely dissolvable‡ plant-based fiber supplement that can be added to most foods and beverages without changing taste and texture.

  • What is Benefiber Healthy Shape?

    Benefiber Healthy Shape is a clear, taste-free plant-based prebiotic fiber supplement made with wheat dextrin that dissolves completely and helps you feel fuller longer.* ** With regular use, Benefiber Healthy Shape helps support your digestive health.*

     

    How is Benefiber Healthy Shape different from other fiber supplements?

    Benefiber Healthy Shape is clear and taste-free. It dissolves completely in food and drinks without changing the taste to help you feel fuller longer.* **

     

    How does Benefiber Healthy Shape help with weight management?

    Regular use of Benefiber Healthy Shape helps you feel fuller longer.* **

     

    Is Benefiber Healthy Shape powder flavored?

    Benefiber Healthy Shape powder is a clear, taste-free plant-based fiber supplement that dissolves completely, so you can add it to most foods and drinks without changing taste and texture.‡

  • What is Benefiber Healthy Balance?

    Benefiber Healthy Balance is a 100% natural, clear and taste-free prebiotic dietary fiber supplement made with partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG) that helps maintain digestive health by nourishing the good bacteria in your gut. As a regulating fiber, Benefiber Healthy Balance helps to relieve occasional constipation and abdominal discomfort, all without causing diarrhea.* It’s also low FODMAP and gluten-free, and is a great way to keep your digestive health in balance.*

    What is the active ingredient in Benefiber Healthy Balance?

    The active ingredient in Benefiber Healthy Balance is PHGG, or partially hydrolyzed guar gum. PHGG is an all-natural, water-soluble prebiotic dietary fiber from the guar plant seed that helps to maintain digestive health with daily use.*

    How does Benefiber Healthy Balance support digestive health?

    Benefiber Healthy Balance helps maintain digestive health with daily use by helping users achieve the daily recommended amount of fiber. As a regulating fiber, it helps to relieve occasional constipation and abdominal discomfort without causing diarrhea.* Benefiber Healthy Balance is also a prebiotic fiber, which helps maintain digestive health by nourishing the good bacteria in your gut.*

  • What is Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber + Probiotics Gummies?

    It’s the first product from Benefiber to include both prebiotic fiber and probiotics. Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber + Probiotics Gummies help support digestive health by nourishing your existing good bacteria with prebiotic fiber, as well as adding probiotics to your gut.* Benefiber + Probiotics Gummies contain inulin—a plant-based prebiotic fiber that helps optimize gut health.* Benefiber + Probiotics Gummies come in delightful assortment of fruit flavors.

    How does Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber + Probiotics Gummies help optimize gut health?

    Benefiber + Probiotics Gummies nourish your existing healthy gut bacteria with prebiotic fiber, while also adding more probiotics—healthy bacteria—to help your gut to promote a robust environment for good digestive health.*

    What are the ingredients in Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber + Probiotics Gummies?

    The main fiber ingredient in Benefiber + Probiotics Gummies is inulin. It’s a prebiotic fiber that’s found in various vegetables such as chicory, onions, soybeans, and wheat. Each gummy also contains additional ingredients such as citric acid, pectin, sodium nitrate, corn starch, and coconut oil. You can learn more about Benefiber + Probiotics Gummies on the product package.

  • What are Benefiber Chewables?

    Benefiber Chewables are great-tasting, easy-to-take chewable tablets that help support digestive health.* Benefiber Chewables contain wheat dextrin, the same plant-based prebiotic fiber as Benefiber Original, and provide the same digestive benefits in an easy-to-take tablet form. You can enjoy Benefiber Chewables in assorted fruit flavors.

    What are the ingredients in Benefiber Chewables?

    Benefiber Chewables contain wheat dextrin, which is a plant-based prebiotic fiber. Each Benefiber Chewables tablet also contains some ingredients that provide a great taste and keep its tablet structure, such as sorbitol, corn starch, microcrystalline, cellulose and dextrates. You can find the full list of ingredients in Benefiber Chewables on the product package. Benefiber Chewables are sugar-free.

  • What are Benefiber Flavored Stick Packs?

    Benefiber Flavored Stick Packs provide all the digestive benefits of Benefiber Original Powder while you’re on-the-go, with the added benefit of a great-tasting flavor.

    Is Benefiber Kiwi Strawberry powder flavored?

    Benefiber is available in both unflavored and Kiwi Strawberry flavored powder.

    What foods and drinks are Benefiber Kiwi Strawberry friendly?

    Benefiber Kiwi Strawberry powder dissolves completely. Add to water for a delicious drink you can take on the go. It is not recommended for carbonated beverages.

    Does cooking with Benefiber Kiwi Strawberry powder alter its effects in any way?

    Benefiber Kiwi Strawberry flavored powder is not recommended for cooking. Benefiber is also available in a clear, taste free, and completely dissolvable‡ and non-thickening powder that you can add to any food without changing its taste or consistency.

‡Not recommended for carbonated beverages.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Use as directed.

**Clinical studies show benefits with regular use.
 

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  1. "Fiber: Daily Recommendations for Adults." Mayo Clinic. 22 Sept. 2015. Web. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/fiber/art-20043983?pg=2.

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