FAQs

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  • General FAQ

    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 100% natural, clear, and taste-free 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® is a clear, taste-free, 100% natural, completely dissolvable fiber supplement that is non-thickening, so you can cook with Benefiber® 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.

     

  • Benefiber® Original Powder and Benefiber® Stick Packs

    What is Benefiber® Original Powder?

    Benefiber® Original Powder is a clear, taste-free 100% natural prebiotic fiber made with wheat dextrin that nourishes the good bacteria inside your digestive system.* You can get all the same 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® dissolves completely in most foods and beverages without changing the taste and texture. Benefiber® Original contains 100% natural prebiotic fiber.

    Is Benefiber® Original powder flavored?

    Benefiber® Original powder is a clear, taste-free, 100% natural, completely dissolvable fiber supplement that can be added to most foods and beverages without changing taste and texture.

  • Benefiber® Chewables

    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 all-natural 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 an all-natural 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.

  • Benefiber® Healthy Shape

    What is Benefiber® Healthy Shape?

    Benefiber® Healthy Shape is a clear, taste-free, 100% natural fiber supplement made with wheat dextrin that dissolves completely and is clinically proven to help you feel fuller longer.** With regular use, Benefiber® Healthy Shape helps you to curb cravings while supporting your digestive health.**

    How is Benefiber® Healthy Shape different from other fiber appetite-control supplements?

    Unlike some other fiber appetite-control supplements, Benefiber® Healthy Shape is clear and taste-free. It dissolves completely in food and drinks without changing the taste, and is clinically proven to help you feel fuller longer.**

    How does Benefiber® Healthy Shape help with weight management?

    Regular use of Benefiber® Healthy Shape is clinically proven to help you feel fuller longer**, which helps to curb food cravings when used along with a healthy diet and exercise.

    Is Benefiber® Healthy Shape powder flavored?

    Benefiber® Healthy Shape powder is a clear, taste-free, 100% natural fiber supplement that dissolves completely, so you can add it to most foods and drinks without changing taste and texture.

  • Benefiber® Healthy Balance

    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.*

  • Benefiber® Flavored Stick Packs

    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, 100% natural, 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. A weight management program should include a healthy diet and regular exercise. This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
 

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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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