Metamucil Psyllium Fiber Capsules, 160-Count (Pack of 2)


No. 1 Doctor recommended with 100% Natural Psyllium Fiber. Metamucil MultiHealth Fiber Psyllium Fiber Capsules, 160-Count(Pack of 2)

$ 30.65

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  1. buru buru piggu says
    24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for promoting health, but could do without the artificial colors and additives, June 19, 2010
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    This review is from: Metamucil Psyllium Fiber Capsules, 160-Count (Pack of 2) (Health and Beauty)

    Most of us don’t get nearly enough fiber in our diet (usually from too much processed food and not enough fruits and vegetables), so we need an extra push to help us make um… our push. Metamucil is a great helper when it comes to “working things out”. These capsules are flavorless, easy to swallow, and convenient to store and carry. You can take a bottle to the office, or a few capsules with you in your pocket to take at meals, for example. As listed on the label, each “serving” is 6 capsules and gives you 11% (3g) of your recommended daily intake of fiber and adds 10 calories.

    As good as Metamucil is, I do have a few beefs. I really don’t like all the chemical additives. It is advertised as 100% pure psyllium husk, but it’s not a 100% natural product. It contains polysorbate 80 (a preservative), and 3 FD&C dyes, a bit much for something that comes out the same color in the end. Polysorbate 80 is used to extend shelf-life and prolong storage, but the colorants serve no purpose, cosmetic or otherwise.

    Secondly, the price is not very good. Lesser known brands/generics like Now Foods Psyllium Husk 500mg, 500 Capsules cost a lot less. At almost a third of the price ($.03/capsule), that’s a huge savings. There shouldn’t be any difference in effectiveness since the main ingredient is ground up seed husks from the psyllium plant (Plantago ovata, related to the common plantain weed that grows in many people’s gardens). Fiber is fiber. It is indigestible to humans regardless of what company it comes from, so you’re not getting any extra benefit out of paying more for one brand versus another. You’re literally flushing money down the toilet.

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  2. 9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This product helped change my life!, March 21, 2009
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    This review is from: Metamucil Psyllium Fiber Capsules, 160-Count (Pack of 2) (Health and Beauty)

    My doctor recommended taking Metamucil daily for IBS.

    The old Metamucil mix had a profound positive effect on my health. However, it was annoying to take when traveling, plus it really made drinking glasses difficult to clean.

    The cookies were more convenient, but tasted slimy, which is not a good taste for cookies.

    These capsules are even more convenient and have no bad taste and nothing to clean up. WARNING: ALWAYS TAKE THE CAPSULES WITH THE RECOMMENDED AMOUNT OF LIQUIDS!

    N.B. If you struggle with IBS, I highly recommend that in addition to these capsules you eat yogurt with active cultures at least once a day, and always drink a generous amount of liquids such as water.

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  3. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    marked improvement and cleaner toilet time, April 29, 2012
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    This review is from: Metamucil Psyllium Fiber Capsules, 160-Count (Pack of 2) (Health and Beauty)

    Since taking these I have noticed a much better experience with bowel movements. Everything comes out nice and clean now. That has been a great side affect of the product. I use about 1/3 of the toilet paper I used before.

    I take 3 pills 2x a day. This is great to boost your fiber intake which is of course good for a number of reasons. The Psyllium should also reduce cholesterol.

    As others have mentioned there are some dyes and other uneeded additives in this product. If that is a concern for you then try this instead:
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    For those complaining of gas, your a ramping up too quickly. Start with one pill a day if your body is not used to processing fiber. Also try adding pepper to your diet.

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