4 Reasons Why Benefiber® Is the Dietary Supplement for You
With so many fiber supplements on the market, you may be asking “Why is Benefiber® right for me?” If you care about your gut health, these four reasons will show you why Benefiber® should be part of your daily routine.
1. Prebiotic Fiber
Benefiber products containing wheat dextrin or partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG) fiber are made with prebiotic fiber. Prebiotic fiber doesn’t just support a healthy digestive system, it nourishes the growth of good bacteria.3
Additionally, Benefiber® Healthy Balance can help relieve occasional constipation and abdominal discomfort* which is good news for the estimated 19% of North Americans who experience constipation. While upping your fiber intake may be a good source of relief,1 it’s not just a lack of dietary fiber that can cause bowel irregularities—gut flora imbalance may also be a factor.2
2. 100% Fiber Ingredient
Some other products are derived from synthetic fiber with additional ingredients like sweeteners or colorants, but Benefiber® Original and Benefiber® Healthy Shape are made with a 100% natural ingredient. 4 These two powders are made from wheat dextrin, a natural fiber that can improve digestive health.5
Benefiber® Healthy Balance is also made from a 100% natural ingredient but formulated with a different prebiotic fiber – PHGG. PHGG is made from guar beans and is clinically shown to improve gastrointestinal function in people with occasional digestive sensitivities.6
3. Clear and Taste-Free
After stirring for 60 seconds, Benefiber® Original, Benefiber® Healthy Shape, and Benefiber®Healthy Balance dissolve and become completely clear. It’s also taste-free, so you can enjoy your water or juice the way they were meant to be.
If you want to get a little creative, why not try cooking with Benefiber®? It’s dissolvable and non-thickening – so you can blend fiber with your favorite dish and seamlessly add it to your daily routine!
Other brands may use flavoring or artificial sweeteners like aspartame. While these flavorings may make the fiber more palatable, some find the taste too strong and artificial to mix with anything other than water.
4. Low FODMAP in Benefiber® Healthy Balance
An estimated 2.7 million people in the U.S. have a food intolerance, which can lead to unpleasant symptoms like nausea, bloating, gas, constipation and diarrhea.7 Those with occasional food sensitivities may be hesitant to try a new supplement, but Benefiber® Healthy Balance may be a good option for maintaining digestive health.*
Benefiber® Healthy Balance is Low FODMAP (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols). FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates, which resist digestion and are not metabolized in the body. They’re found in wheat, beans, various fruits and vegetables, dairy products and other foods.8 Adhering to a low FODMAP diet can be beneficial for people suffering from stomach problems, but it can feel very restrictive, and other fiber supplement brands typically don’t offer a good option, which can make occasional digestive issues worse.
Most fiber supplements are safe, but can occasionally come with minor side effects, such as gas and stomach cramping that tend to diminish after the first few weeks. Drinking enough fluids can go a long way in helping digestion and metabolization.
Your gut health doesn’t just affect your stomach, it can impact your overall quality of life. Consider making Benefiber® an essential part of your daily wellness routine.
*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.
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- Medical News Today. Benefiber vs. Metamucil: Why is better? https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322538.php
- Moriera-Rosário A, Marques C, Pinheiro H, et al. Eur J Nutr. 2019. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31325040
- Niv E, Halak A, Tiommny E, et al. Randomized clinical study: Partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG) versus placebo in the treatment of patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Nutrition & Metabolism. 2016:13(10). https://nutritionandmetabolism.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12986-016- 0070-5
- Acker WW, Plasek JM, Blumenthal KG, et al. Prevalence of food allergies and intolerances documented in electronic health records. Food Allergy and Gastrointestinal Disease. https://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(17)30672- 3/pdf.
- FODMAP 101: A detailed beginner’s guide. Healthline. 2020. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/fodmaps-101