While you do need fiber in your diet, not all fiber supplements are equal. The psyllium fiber used by Metamucil is much more effective than other sources of fiber, with additional health benefits suggested by multiple studies. One special effect of this fiber is a sponge-like effect of absorbing fats and cholesterol and removing them from your system. It also supports digestive system health and your natural internal-cleansing mechanisms.
Metamucil provides both major types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. The soluble fiber in this supplement can lower cholesterol levels, helping decrease your risk of heart disease. Soluble fiber also helps regulate blood sugar, a valuable effect for diabetics or those with metabolic conditions. Insoluble fiber is the form that promotes regularity and helps relieve constipation. Metamucil, with the power of psyllium fiber: no other fiber supplement can compare.
For Cholesterol Lowering and Heart Health
Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day form psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One adult dose of Metamucil has 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber. Consult a doctor if you are considering use of this product as part of a cholesterol-lowering program.
|Service Size: 1 12g|
Servings Per Container: 114
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| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
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Adults 12 yrs. & older: 1 rounded TABLESPOON (12g) in 8 oz of liquid 3 times daily. Under 12 yrs.: Consult a doctor.
Mix this product with at least 8 oz (a full glass) of liquid. Taking without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not take if you have difficulty swallowing.
Choking: Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking, Do not take this product if you have difficulty in swallowing. If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention.