Let’s end the confusion about fiber supplements

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March 5, 2014

It’s nearly impossible to miss all the TV commercials talking about digestive problems and the need for fiber supplements. But what are the basic differences between the various fiber sources? And why is Sunfiber now the preferred ingredient in a growing list of fiber supplement brands? 

Dietary fiber does more than help keep you regular. It plays an important role in overall gut health as well as blood sugar and weight management. Some are better than others at delivering the potential benefits. That’s why choosing the right fiber supplement should be done carefully. Read the labels. And know the differences between guar fiber, wheat dextrin, psyllium and inulin. 

Why not just reach for a chemical laxative? 

Over-the-counter chemical laxatives may simply address the symptoms but not the root cause of constipation. Worse, their overuse may reduce or weaken the intestine’s ability to contract. This may make their constipation worse or cause dependence. Overuse may also lead to dehydration, diarrhea and an electrolyte imbalance. So, before you consider chemical laxatives, you might want to try one of these more or more of these more natural approaches.

One serving of Sunfiber (100% guar fiber) delivers multiple benefits

Whereas you may need to take as many as three servings daily of some fiber supplements, just one serving of Sunfiber helps with everything from managing your digestion to satiety to glycemic control. But even the best fiber won’t help if you don’t like how it tastes, smells or makes you feel. Sunfiber has no taste or odor. It dissolves completely in liquids, and when used in cooking or baking, so there’s no grittiness or gelatinous gunk. 

Guar fiber (Sunfiber) has more distinct advantages over other types of fiber supplements: 

  • It is gluten free. 
  • It is Low FODMAP Certified.
  • It is the only fiber that is Non-GMO Project Verified.
  • It is the only fiber that is Informed Sport Certified. 
  • It is certified as glyphosate residue free. 
  • It is truly regulating. Unlike other types of supplemental fiber, guar fiber also helps regulate occasional diarrhea. 
  • As a prebiotic, it stimulates the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. 
  • It supports overall digestive wellness without causing excess gas or bloating
  • It does not contain other ingredients. In contrast, inulin tablets may contain a lengthy list of other ingredients including sorbitol, corn starch, magnesium stearate, and artificial colors and flavors. 
  • It’s been shown to be effective in adults with occasional constipation.
  • It has also been shown to support regularity, reduce stomach aches and other related symptoms in children.


There are important differences in fiber supplements. Sunfiber (guar fiber) is safe, effective and has several advantages over other over-the-counter options. 

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  • Sunfiber

    Sunfiber is a true regulating dietary fiber and prebiotic for maintaining digestive health and microflora balance. It is tasteless, colorless, odorless and 100% water-soluble. Sunfiber is well tolerated and does not lead to the typical bloating, cramping and gas production that other fibers are known for.


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