Newest Review: ... be purchased for £5.25 in Boots so this is a really affordable way to get more fibre into your diet. The powder comes in a plastic tub... more
Author Name: daisylee3
Date: 17/12/12, updated on 17/12/12 (56 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, tasteless, dissolves fast, works
Although I know that I'm getting all the minerals and nutrients that I need whenever I am juice fasting, the lack of fibre did concern me a little as I am well aware of how important fibre is in a diet.
As a result I ended up buying this to mix into my juices. There aren't that many fibre supplements around and I struggled to find a fibre supplement in powder form as most are in capsule and tablet form. I personally prefer my supplements in powder form if possible which is why I chose this one.
I bought mine from amazon purely because it was really cheap on there but it's also available from Boots as well as a few websites. I paid £3.39 for mine which is an absolute bargain in my opinion! Amazon say that the retail price is £6.12, but it can be purchased for £5.25 in Boots so this is a really affordable way to get more fibre into your diet.
The powder comes in a plastic tub which reminds me a little of the ovaltine packaging weirdly enough! The colour scheme is green and there is lots of information on the tub including what benefits taking the fibre has and there's also a picture of a spoon with the powder on it which I found handy as it shows what the powder looks like.
The back of the tub has nutritional information etc and the tub is easy to open as it has a screw top lid. I have the 155 gram tub but it's also available in a slightly larger 245 gram tub. I find the 155 gram tub enough for me as I only take it when I'm juice fasting which is usually 3 days a month so a tub will last me for ages.
The powder itself is a very fine powder which dissolves easily. It is completely flavourless, however there's an orange flavoured one available if you'd prefer a little flavour. As I mix mine into my juices though the fact that is flavourless doesn't bother me. It can be mixed into pretty much any drink including milk, water, diluted fruit juice etc and it can even be added to food such as soup, cereal and salads. I personally wouldn't mix mine into my food as I don't think that the powdery texture would feel particularly nice on my tounge and I prefer dissolving it into my juices.
The powder is completely scent less as well as flavourless so I really don't notice it at all which is definitely an advantage. I usually have one teaspoon in each juice and I have three juices a day, but six teaspoons can be taken a day if you're over twelve and children who are between six and eleven years old should not exceed three teaspoons a day. It is important not to exceed the stated doses as too much fibre can cause a lot of unpleasant side effects including bloating, diarrhoea and stomach cramps.
I take half the maximum dose because I have a healthy diet and I'm not 'stuffed up' or bloated, but for people who aren't eating enough fibre and suffer from bloating etc I'd definitely recommend taking the maximum dose. As for the effectiveness of the fibre it 'keeps things moving' while I'm juice fasting meaning that my digestive system isn't having a total break which I like as I don't like the idea of it shutting down and having a break like it should do when juice fasting. I've never had any nasty side effects from using this and it is quick and easy to take and very cheap as well.
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