FibreClear Q & A

Why do we need fibre in our diet?

Fibre plays an instrumental role in several areas of health, including bowel health and even weight control. In fact, low fibre diets, typical of Western countries, appear to be a causal factor in many of today’s lifestyle diseases.
Fibre is divided into two general categories: water soluble and water insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre absorbs fluid and the chemical and toxic waste contained in that fluid. It also helps loosen or tighten your stool by balancing the water levels in the intestine. Soluble fibre helps regulate the consistency of your stool by absorbing more fluid if your stool is hard, making it softer or absorb less fluid, if stool is too loose, making it firmer.
Insoluble fibre on the other hand does not absorb fluid like the soluble fibre. It acts as a bulking agent and helps your intestine move food waste through the digestive tract thus promoting regularity and intestinal cleansing.

What are the daily recommendations for fibre?

It is recommended that adults consume between 20 and 35 grams of fibre every day. Children also need fiber as part of their daily diet. The minimum fibre recommendation for children between the ages of 2-18 is to consume 5 grams (plus the child’s age) of fibre every day. Unfortunately, however, most of us only get half this amount, since many of the daily foods we eat are not high in dietary fibre.

What are the possible health benefits of consuming adequate amounts of fibre?

A fibre-rich diet may help alleviate many common conditions including occasional constipation, bloating, upset stomach and occasional heartburn. It may even be used as part of your diet to maintain healthy blood glucose and cholesterol levels.

How much FibreClear can I take per day?

You can safely take as much FibreClear as you need to reach your recommended fibre intake level.

Is FibreClear safe for diabetics?

FibreClear contains 4.5 grams of carbohydrate per sachet serving. However, less than 1/6 of that carbohydrate is digestible sugar. Three grams of the carbohydrate is fibre, wich provides many health benefits but is not digestible and thus will not increase blood sugars.

Are there any side-effects or interactions?

While people can be allergic to certain high-fibre foods (most commonly wheat), high-fibre diets are more likely to improve health, than cause any health problems.
Fibre reduces the absorption of many minerals. However, high-fibre diets also tend to be high in minerals, so the consumption of a high-fibre diet does not appear to impair mineral status.
However, logic suggests that calcium, magnesium and multi-mineral supplements should not be taken at the same time as any fibre supplement.

Non-habit forming
No discomfort
No taste or texture
No sugar
No cramping
Safe for diabetics
No bloating or irritation
Safe for children
GI Lowering effect
Fibreclear also helps to
Healthy blood glucose
Healthy serum cholesterol
Intestinal health