Pharmacist tells San Diego viewers that fiber helps spring travel woes


April 7, 2015

Travelling over spring break is a time-honored tradition. And although people may be reluctant to discuss it, that springtime travel can lead to some uncomfortable situations. We’re not talking about sharing a room with someone who snores, but rather occasional constipation or diarrhea. Holistic pharmacist and health author Sherry Torkos suggests Sunfiber. Torkos, appearing on XETV’s San Diego Living, explained that this soluble fiber is truly regulating. It may be just what you need to get your digestion back on track.

You are not the only one whose digestion is affected by travel. “Constipation is very common, especially when traveling,” said Torkos. “You are eating different food and going to a different bathroom. You are just not quite as comfortable. I love this product. It is called Sunfiber.” Torkos demonstrated how the white powder rapidly dissolves in water. “It is tasteless and odorless,” she explained. Gluten-free Sunfiber can be mixed into almost any beverage or used in cooking or baking. Unlike other fiber supplements, it’s not gritty so it won’t alter the taste or texture of foods.

Made from hydrolyzed guar gum, Sunfiber is a truly regulating fiber. “This is good whether you are struggling with occasional constipation or occasional diarrhea,” explained Torkos. “It also contains prebiotics which are components that help encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria in your stomach. So, it helps get the digestion back on track.” This prebiotic fiber is also less likely to cause the gas and discomfort common in other fiber supplements because it has a slower rate of fermentation in the gut. Some fiber supplements encourage a more rapid fermentation which results in an excess of uncomfortable bloating and flatulence.

Because it doesn’t impact the flavor, color, aroma or texture of the food or beverage to which it is added, it’s an easy way to increase fiber intake and improve digestion. Sunfiber is available at GNC or Tomorrow’s Nutrition.

Sherry Torkos is a holistic pharmacist, author, fitness instructor and lecturer, compensated to provide her professional opinions.

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    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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