We all know that beauty is from the inside out. It’s true, it’s not just something your mom said to you to make you feel better during those awkward middle school years (we’ve all been there). We know that taking our vitamins and drinking enough water is key to staying and looking healthy, but did you know that fiber is also vital to feeling your best? It’s true! Read on to learn all about fiber, its importance, finding the right supplement for you, when to take them, and the benefits of fiber supplements.
Why Take a Fiber Supplement
You may be thinking to yourself, “I eat cleanly, I know I’m getting enough fiber in my diet.” And we take our hats off to you sir, but even if you think or know you’re getting enough fiber in your diet, are you getting enough each day? We know that each day brings on its own set of unique challenges and tasks that can distract us from drinking our eight plus glasses of water a day and sometimes we don’t eat as well as we wanted or intended.
Fiber supplements are a great way to get your daily needed fiber intake to ensure that everything keeps moving along smoothly no matter what the day brings. If you aren’t someone who keeps track of their macros then a fiber supplement may be needed to make sure you’re getting the most out of your food and water intake.
The Benefits of Fiber Supplements
We know our readers are smart, so you’ve probably heard about some of the benefits of taking a daily fiber supplement. Did you know that fiber not only helps to normalize bowel movements by making BMs easier and more pleasant to have, but it also helps maintain overall bowel health. Avoid and help heal hemorrhoids with the help of fiber.
Fiber also helps to lower cholesterol, control blood sugar levels, and aids in achieving a healthy weight. If you’ve been struggling with any of these common health problems you may be shocked by how much a daily fiber supplement can help you. Who knew fiber could be the key to a longer life? (We did, and now you do too!)
Finding the Right Fiber Supplement for You
When finding the right fiber supplement for your needs and lifestyle there are a few things we recommend you think about and consider:
- How often are you eating fiber rich foods?
- Do you start your day with breakfast or do you need coffee as soon as you roll out of bed?
- How many glasses of water do you drink daily?
- Are you always on the go and need to get your fiber intake the easiest and fastest way possible?
Depending on your needs you may find that you want a fiber that you dissolve into any liquid, or maybe you want to take it in pill form, or need to take it on the go. Whatever your needs are, we have an option to help you stay healthy, clean, and ready.
When Should You Take Fiber Supplements
For many, taking fiber is easy and as simple as just remembering to take it each day; however, there are a few things to keep in mind so you can make the most out of your fiber intake. Some studies suggest that you shouldn’t combine fiber with prescriptions that treat depression, diabetes, high cholesterol, thyroid disorders, seizures, and various types of heart ailments. Even common medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, and penicillin can be affected by increasing your fiber. It’s recommended to take your medications either one hour before or two hours after ingesting your fiber supplement. And, of course, if you’re concerned or want to know more about taking a fiber supplement with your medications always talk to your doctor.
We also recommend that if you’re just beginning to take a fiber supplement to take it slow. Adding fiber to your diet too quickly can cause some uncomfortable side effects like bloating, cramping, and gas. All of which are no fun, no matter what you have planned that day. We recommend you gradually build up how much you take and remember to drink water!