Our society is plagued by constipation, irritable bowels and an unhealthy gut environment. “In my clinical opinion, it’s far more important to supplement with fiber than it is a multi-vitamin,” says Dr. Bryce Wylde, alternative health expert and medical advisor on The Dr. Oz Show. “That might shock you. But as a healthcare practitioner, I truly appreciate the importance of moving things along the digestive tract at just the right speed.”
Wylde cautions against using a fiber supplement that adds bulk, because it also may cause such side effects as gas, bloating and intestinal cramping. Instead of just accepting these side effects from your fiber supplement, consider your options.
Wylde recommends choosing a dietary fiber supplement that is truly regulating, and helps with occasional constipation as well as occasional diarrhea. “I travel the planet in search of the best finds in natural medicine. When I came across guar bean, from which Sunfiber is made, I knew that I had found the perfect fiber.”
Sunfiber is made from hydrolized guar gum. It is flavorless, colorless and odorless. Wylde also praises Sunfiber because, as a soluble fiber with a very low glycemic index, it is perfect for diabetics. It’s non-GMO. And for those with gluten sensitivity, Sunfiber is 100 percent gluten free.
While the public has become savvy about the role and importance of probiotics for gut health, Wylde says that many don’t yet understand the role of prebiotics. “The balance between pro- and prebiotics essentially represents 80 percent of an intact immune system,” he says. He explains that Sunfiber is an optimal prebiotic because it serves as food for probiotic (friendly) gut bacteria. It also helps improves absorption of calcium, iron, zinc and protein, whereas other fiber supplements may actually impede their absorption.
Wylde adds that Sunfiber production starts with all-natural material. It is not treated with chemicals or preservatives. It is self-affirmed GRAS. “It is truly nature’s answer to regularity,” he concludes. “My patients call it the Goldilocks formula because it doesn’t make them too fast or too slow, but just right.”