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High Fiber FAQs

Q: How much dietary fiber should I consume each day?

A: 25 to 35 grams of fiber a day is recommended. If you are currently eating a very low-fiber diet, increase your fiber intake slowly. (Increase by 5 grams at a time for a week until you reach the 25-35 grams daily.)

Q: When is the best time to take a fiber supplement?

A: Fiber supplements may be taken any time of the day, either with food or on an empty stomach. It is best to separate fiber from other supplements by 30-60 minutes.

Q: What can I mix a powdered fiber supplement in?

A: Fiber can be mixed with water, juice, protein drinks or fruit smoothies. It may also be sprinkled on hot or cold foods.

Q: What is the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber?

A: Soluble fiber works like a sponge and absorbs things like toxins and waste in the digestive tract. Soluble fiber may also help lower cholesterol. Insoluble fiber works like a broom and “sweeps” away those toxins as it moves through the digestive tract.

Q: There are many kinds of fiber supplements. How do I know which one to take?

A: A fiber product with insoluble and soluble fiber is necessary to promote regularity. A fiber blend that mimics the ratio of insoluble to soluble fiber (found in a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables) is what the body recognizes as natural. A fiber with approximately 75% insoluble fiber to 25% soluble fiber is the ideal ratio for most people. For those with occasional diarrhea or a loose stools, a higher soluble fiber content may be beneficial.

Q: Why do the FiberSMART capsules have only have one gram of fiber?

A: Fiber is bulk, and only so much bulk can fit into a single capsule. A fiber supplement is just that—a supplement to your regular intake of fiber and should not be the sole source of fiber in your diet. The powdered form offers more fiber per serving than the capsules, but for those who are not partial to a powdered fiber supplement, ReNew Life offers capsules for convenience and ease of ingestion.

The material on this page is for consumer informational and educational purposes only, under section 5 of DSHEA.

Disclaimer: Nothing in this website is intended as, or should be construed as, medical advice. Consumers should consult with their own health care practitioners for individual, medical recommendations. The information in this website concerns dietary supplements, over-the-counter products that are not drugs. Our dietary supplement products are not intended for use as a means to cure, treat, prevent, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or other medical or abnormal condition.