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Taking a fiber supplement is so important to me, and I’m grateful for my partnership with Metamucil and the opportunity to share my personal experiences with you.
A little over a year ago I realized my health was in a dangerous place. My blood pressure and weight had skyrocketed and I was severely anemic. My doctor told me she was shocked I was even standing up. Obviously, that scared me straight and I began to take charge of my health again immediately.
Flash forward to last week when I went for my annual check-up and scored perfect marks on everything! My doctor was thrilled with my blood pressure, blood tests and overall health. I think I’ve finally got this healthy living thing figured out.
As part of all the changes I made, I gave up diet soda permanently, increased my physical activity ten-fold and began to focus on nutrition and digestive health. Not only did I thoughtfully consider everything I put into my body, but I also began to take a fiber supplement – Metamucil, not just for regularity, but for its many other benefits.
Why Metamucil? Why not another fiber supplement?
Metamucil is the #1 doctor recommended brand‡ and the only leading fiber supplement that contains 100% natural psyllium husk, a soluble gel-forming fiber that works with your digestive system to trap and remove waste that weighs you down*. Best of all, it’s a non-fermenting fiber so it doesn’t produce gas – a big reason I’ve continued to use it long after I first tried it.
What are the other benefits of Metamucil?
It helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of your diet*, helps lower cholesterol to promote heart health†, helps promote overall digestive health† and helps lessen hunger between meals.*
How to use Metamucil fiber supplement.
Measure the fiber powder into an empty glass and mix with 8 ounces of water or other cool liquid. Stir briskly and drink promptly. I think the tasty orange flavor makes it easy to drink quickly.
The directions state that you can take Metamucil up to three times daily, but I recommend you start with just one serving and see how your body adjusts to the increased fiber intake. If you think you may need more fiber, add it in gradually over a few weeks and remember to always drink plenty of water with each serving.
I’ve found that one serving of Metamucil fiber supplement is all I need to eliminate that bloated and sluggish feeling and keep things moving along properly. I take it at lunchtime and it really seems to fill me up so that I don’t have that mid-afternoon energy slump.
I get a lot more done when I’m not spinning my wheels with exhaustion or wasting hours on a nap. (I love naps, but I try to reserve those for weekends when I’m not working.) When my digestive system is in good shape, it makes me feel so much more productive and energetic!
Take the Metamucil Challenge! Try Metamucil daily fiber supplement for two weeks and you’ll begin to feel what lighter feels like!** Sign up for the challenge here.
‡Among recommendations in a ProVoice survey 2018 (OTC therapeutic fiber category).
†Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of Metamucil Powder has at least 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.
**Survey of 291 adults who self-reported that they felt lighter, more energetic and more comfortable after completing the Metamucil Two Week Challenge.