Eating the right amount of fiber has been historically proven to have a wide range of health benefits. Fiber not just promotes general wellness and digestive health, it also lowers the risk of acquiring many life-threatening diseases. 1

Fiber—along with adequate fluid intake—moves quickly and relatively easily through your digestive tract and helps it function properly. 2

Psyllium fiber, a good source of functional fiber 3 that contains a high level of soluble fiber, and is the only ingredient in MEGAFIBER®, a food supplement.

WHAT IS PSYLLIUM?
Psyllium is a soluble fiber that is derived from the seeds of the plant Genus Plantago, with the husk being the outer coat of the seeds. It is also referred to as Isabgol or Isapagula husk. The species P. psyllium and P. ovale are commercially grown in India, Pakistan, and in countries in Europe and the former Soviet Union. Psyllium products are grown for their mucilage content. Mucilage describes the clear, colorless gelling agents derived from plants which are able to increase in volume upon absorbing water. 4, 5


SOURCE:
1 National Fiber Council (NFC). http://www.nationalfibercouncil.org/af_whatfiber.shtml

2 National Fiber Council (NFC). A fresh look at fiber. http://www.nationalfibercouncil.org/pdfs/FINAL_FINAL%20NFC%20Brochure4.6.07.pdf

3 Dietary, Functional, and Total Fiber. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/DRI/DRI_Energy/339-421.pdf

4. Hanson CV, Oelke EA, Putnam DH, Oplinger ES. Psyllium. Alternative Field Crops.
Available at: http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/afcm/psyllium.html

5 Narayan, Rupa, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Meet Psyllium: A Fiber Product with Potential Cardioprotective Effects. Nutrition Noteworthy, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, UCLA. 2005 https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6pr0g8dj#page-1


CONSTIPATION AND DIARRHEA

MEGAFIBER® is made from 100% pure Psyllium fiber plant material that assists and contributes to the success of health programs which are aimed to address digestive disorders such as constipation and diarrhea.

The soluble psyllium fiber in this product assists in chronic constipation by improving stool consistency and controls diarrhea by promptly reducing watery stools and helps regulate bowel movement.6

SOURCE:
6. Ashraf W, Park F, Lof J, Quigley EM. Effects of psyllium therapy on stool characteristics, colon transit and anorectal function in chronic idiopathic constipation. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 1995; 9:639–647.



HEART HEALTH

MEGAFIBER® is made from 100% pure Psyllium fiber plant material that assists and contributes to the success of health programs which are aimed to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease.

Psyllium may help lower LDL (bad cholesterol) by binding with cholesterol secreted in bile acids and excreted before it absorbed into the blood stream. 7

MEGAFIBER® can be integrated into a cholesterol reduction program for those who have been prescribed medication or advised to make diet and lifestyle changes to help manage their cholesterol, or those just seeking to eat smart and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

SOURCE:
7. Anderson JW, Allgood LD, Lawrence A, Altringer LA, Jerdack GR, Hengehold DA, Morel JG. Cholesterol-lowering effects of psyllium intake adjunctive to diet therapy in men and women with hypercholesterolemia: meta-analysis of 8 controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr. Feb 2000; 71(2):472-9.


DIABETES

MEGAFIBER® is made from 100% pure Psyllium fiber plant material that assists and contributes to the success of health programs which are aimed to control blood sugar for diabetics.

Fiber is important to people with diabetes because it slows down the digestion of carbohydrates (sugars), which results in better glucose metabolism.

Foods with more soluble fiber such as psyllium have LOW Glycemic Index (GI) values.8, 9 Studies suggest that taking soluble fiber from psyllium may help lower insulin and blood sugar levels and improve cholesterol levels in people with diabetes. It may also reduce the chance of developing diabetes amongst those who are at risk. 10, 11, 12, 13

SOURCE:
8. Anderson JW, Allgood LD, Turner J, Oeltgen PR, Daggy BP. Effects of psyllium on glucose and serum lipid responses in men with type 2 diabetes and hypercholesterolemia. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999; 70:466–473.

9. Glycemic Index. http://www.glycemicindex.com/faqsList.php#19

10. Giacco R, Parillo M, Rivellese AA, Lasorella G, Giacco A, D’Episcopo L, Riccardi G. Long-term dietary treatment with increased amounts of fiber-rich low-glycemic index natural foods improves blood glucose control and reduces the number of hypoglycemic events in type 1 diabetic patients. Diabetes Care. 2000; 23:1461-1466.

11. Simpson HCR, Simpson RW, Lously S, Carter RD, Geekie M, Hockaday TDR. A high-carbohydrate leguminous fiber diet improves all aspects. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. July 2002; Volume 102, Issue 7, Pages 993-1000

12. Nizami F, Farooqui MS, Munir SM, Rizvi TJ. Effect of fiber bread on the management of diabetes mellitus. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. November 2004; 14(11):673-6.
13. Diabetes Care. December 2009; 32 (12):2168-73.


WEIGHT LOSS

MEGAFIBER® is made from 100% pure psyllium fiber plant material that assists and contributes to the success of health programs which are aimed to achieve healthy weight.

Psyllium is an excellent source of fiber for low carbohydrate diets that is effective in weight control programs. It assist in weight management by providing a feeling of fullness, which in turn helps reduce hunger pangs and lessens the tendency to overeat.

As a natural fat absorber, it helps capturing the fats in our food, which are then excreted during regular bowel movement. 14, 15, 16

SOURCE:
14. Pasman WJ, Saris WH, Wauters MA, et al. Effect of one week of fibre supplementation on hunger and satiety ratings and energy intake. Appetite. August 1997; 29(1):77-87.

15. Britt Burton-Freeman, Amgen, Incorporated, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-1799, Symposium: Dietary Composition and Obesity: Do We Need to Look beyond Dietary Fat?

16. Britt Burton-Freeman. Dietary Fiber and Energy Regulation. J. Nutr. February 1, 2000; vol. 130 no. 2 272S-275S


A CLEAN STOMACH HELPS MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

MEGAFIBER® is made from 100% pure psyllium fiber plant material that assists and contributes to the success of health programs which are aimed to improve lifestyle and wellbeing.

Fiber-rich foods help cleanse the digestive system and remove harmful toxins from the body. For these reasons, a diet that is rich in fiber together with regular exercise helps maintain a healthy lifestyle.

MEGAFIBER® is made from 100% pure Psyllium fiber plant material considered nature’s most effective soluble fiber. It has no additives, no laxatives, no preservatives, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors and no artificial sweeteners.





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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please be advised: You should always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

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