Health Benefits of Metamucil
Recently, I have paid more attention to fiber, as many Americans do not get enough fiber in their diets. Metamucil, is a fiber product, which has been on the market for decades, but I find that a lot of people do not know about it’s health benefits! Let’s get to know about Metamucil!
Metamucil is a bulk-producing laxative and fi
ber supplement. The brand has been around since 1934, originally owned by G. D. Searle & Company. In 1985 Procter & Gamble acquired the brand. The active ingredient is psyllium seed husks. Psyllium seed husk contains 70 percent soluble fiber, while Metamucil delivers 2.4 grams of soluble fiber per serving.
Benefits of Metamucil
The main benefit of taking fiber is to maintain digestive regularity Another possible health benefit is lowering cholesterol and blood glucose levels
Did you know that Metamucil is sold in many different forms? Within the last few years, the brand has modernized the product’s packaging, and the product line is now called Meta.
Various Forms of Metamucil
– powdered drink mixes
Various flavors of Metamucil
– Pink Lemonade
– A sugar-free formula is also been available.
Potential Side Effects of Metamucil
– Intake of dietary fiber could hinder the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and proteins.
– Dietary fiber helps the gastrointestinal tract absorb excess water and remove food wastes, but a high intake of dietary fiber will interfere with absorption process in the intestinal tract.
What makes Metamucil (Psyllium) superior as compared to other types of fiber? It is a soluble fiber! Both soluble and insoluble fibers promote digestive health and regularity. Insoluble fibers work in the small intestine. However, soluble fibers, like Metamucil work throughout the whole digestive system, beginning in the stomach, then on to the intestines.
Metamucil’s soluble Psyllium contains 5 times more fiber than wheat or oat bran.
Metamucil is a safe, natural product, great for regularity and digestive health.
We discovered that mixing powder drinks is not the only way to take Metamucil. Another way to get your dose in, is by eating a MetaBar! It’s like a power bar, but has your serving of fiber inside of it! To note, the power bars have a great taste!
MetaBars and other, traditional forms of Metamucil are available at Kedvon Pharmacy! We promote nutritional health, after all, you are what you eat!
Come visit Kedvon Pharmacy, in our convenient locations in Chicago, Wheeling, and Buffalo Grove!