Herbal Fiber Laxative for Constipation

Fiber Cleanse formula laxative constipation relief curbs appetite for weight loss.

Fiber Cleanse is a unique blend of soluble and insoluble fiber from Psyllium Hulls and Psyllium Seeds, plus the added benefit of oat bran, apple fiber, slippery elm and bentonite.

Fiber, roughage, bran, plant bulk ... whatever you call it, we know it's important to health. Dietary fiber has been shown to protect us from cancer (especially colon cancer), heart disease, bowel disease, including constipation and diverticulosis, and obesity. It may also help to reduce blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

A diet rich in fiber and vegetables lowered cholesterol just as much as taking a statin drug, Canadian researchers reported on February 7, 2005. They said people who cannot tolerate the statin drugs because of side-effects can turn to a high fiber diet, which they said their volunteers could easily follow.

You should eat between 25 and 30 grams of fiber each day to gain these health benefits. Most Americans consume only 10 to 12 grams a day. More than a third of low-carb dieters report changes in their regularity. That's because cutting down on carbohydrates eliminates many sources of fiber. Fear not, just taking Fiber Cleanse daily can help you get back on track.


The importance of fiber is well known for colon health. It helps aides in better digestion and weight control. This formula contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps prevent cholesterol and insoluble acts as a scrubbing broom in the colon. The seeds are more healing and act as a lubricant as well as a cleaner. The seeds are soluble fiber. They act as a laxative for constipation and irregularity.

PSYLLIUM Hulls and Seeds: Colon blockage, constipation, diverticulitis, and diarrhea.

APPLE FIBER: Good source of soluble fiber, benefiting the colon, digestion, cholesterol, and triglycerides.

OAT BRAN: Fiber and cholesterol.

SLIPPERY ELM: Healing to any inflamed tissue especially to the colon. Slippery Elm affords nutrition to the whole body and is soothing to the stomach, colon and intestinal ulcers. It is very helpful in both diarrhea and constipation. It has been used for coughs, colitis, digestion and lungs.

BENTONITE: A highly absorbing clay to help collect toxins and liquids including toxic metals.

Increased Fiber Curbs Appetite In Women

Everyone knows that if you eat a plate of beans or a bowl of bran cereal, you're likely to get full pretty quickly. UC Davis nutrition researchers now have a better idea why.

A UC Davis study, published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, indicates that increased fiber content in a meal boosts feelings of fullness in women and increases levels of a certain hormone associated with satiety.

Previous research has shown that the hormone cholecystokinin is released from the small intestine when a fat-containing food is eaten. It's thought that this hormone may be the chemical messenger that acts in response to fat to notify the brain that the body is getting full.

Now it appears that fiber can trigger the same signaling mechanism as fat.

In an effort to better understand cholecystokinin's role, the UC Davis researchers decided to test how levels of the hormone respond to increases in dietary fat and fiber, and how that hormonal response corresponds to feelings of satiety.

To do so they fed a test group, including equal numbers of men and women, three different breakfast meals. The test meals were either low-fiber, low-fat; high-fiber, low-fat; or low-fiber, high-fat.

Blood samples were drawn before, during and after the meals were eaten, to measure hormone levels. They release of the hormone cholecystokinin was correlated with the feelings of satiety reported by the subjects.

The researchers found that in women both the high-fat and high-fiber meals resulted in greater feelings of satiety and significantly higher levels of cholecystokinin, than did the low-fat, low-fiber meals.

In men, however, the two low-fat meals caused greater feelings of satiety, and there was not a significant difference in the hormonal increase between the various meals.

"These results indicate that the addition of fiber to a meal can increase a person's feeling of being full," said Barbara Schneeman, a UC Davis nutrition professor, who led the study. "It appears this is due not only to fiber creating a greater volume of food in the gastrointestinal tract, but also to fiber promoting the release of cholecystokinin."

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The Mayo Clinic Health Letter offers the following advice for people using fiber supplements: *Go slow. Start with a small dose and progress gradually. *Be consistent. Fiber supplements are most effective when taken daily for at least a month. *Drink plenty of fluids. If you don't do that, fiber supplements can make you even more constipated. *Take fiber supplements before or after meals. They create a feeling of fullness. Take them before meals if you're overweight and take them after meals if you're underweight or normal weight. *Remember that supplements can't do it all. They contain only part of the required amount of daily fiber. You still need to include high-fiber foods in your diet.


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