Fiber FX Unflavored and Unsweetened 300g (10.6oz)
Fiber FX Unflavored and Unsweetened 300 g (10.6 oz)
Product Size: 300 g (10.6 oz)
Servings Per Container: 60
Fiber FX contains a combination of fibers derived from fruits, vegetables, roots, seeds, and tree extracts with added friendly bacteria and prebiotics. This product was designed with the features of the Paleolithic diet in mind, which is what human physiology is most likely adapted to fit.
Features of Fiber FX:
• 12 types of fiber: Fibregum tan acacia gum, creafibe cellulose, guar gum, cranberry seed powder, carrot fiber, inulin, citrus fiber, apple pectin, glucomannan, psyllium husk, flax, prune
• Free of non-paleolithic food extracts: free of grains (wheat, oat or rice bran) and legumes (peas, beans or soy fibers)
• gluten and lectin free, low allergenicity
• free of phytates (phytate fiber is found in grains, has an acid load and binds minerals -which interferes with their absorption)
• Has significant antioxidant activity from fibregum tan (a unique acacia gum high in polyphenols) and cranberry seed powder (also high in polyphenols and anthocyanidins that give it its red color)
• Negligible caloric value: no significant carbohydrate content (although fiber is required to be listed as grams of carbohydrates on food labels)
• A good balance of soluble and insoluble fibers, with emphasis on soluble fiber (which is very hard to get from common diets)
• Guaranteed purity: free of toxic contaminants
• Naturally flavored: no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors
• Mixes well & tastes great!
The addition of soluble and insoluble fiber can modulate many of the physiological responses to meals in positive ways, such as:
• Lowered insulin response and triglyceride synthesis
• Lowered fat and cholesterol absorption
• Increased satiety and less chance of hypoglycemic events
Soluble fibers in Fiber FX include: guar gum, acacia gum,apple pectin, inulin, psyllium seed and glucomannan
Insoluble fibers in Fiber FX include: cellulose (from carrot fiber and psyllium husk) and lignin (such as flax and cranberry seed)
Fiber supports appetite reduction: Fiber increases intestinal bulk, slows down stomach emptying and slows transit time of food through the GI tract. All of this contributes to appetite reduction; insoluble fiber may stimulate receptors on the stomach/intestinal wall by increasing CCK (the satiety neurotransmitter) or reducing ghrelin (a hunger hormone).
Fiber supports fat loss: Fiber supports fat loss by reducing appetite, calories absorbed, and the insulin response. One study reported that 14 g/day of fiber added to an unrestricted diet was associated with an average body weight loss of four pounds during four months.
Fiber supports the lowering of glucose and insulin: Soluble fiber slows stomach emptying and the passage of food in the upper part of the intestine. Consequently, both the total amount of glucose and the rate at which it is absorbed is lowered. Since insulin response is proportional to the rate at which glucose appears in the bloodstream, average insulin levels and total insulin output are lowered by fiber consumption. Apple pectin has been heavily studied for its ability to slow down gastric emptying (great for people who are hungry all the time), aid weight loss, support healthy LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and even helps with post-prandial insulin levels in insulin dependent diabetics.
Fiber supports cholesterol and triglyceride reduction: Soluble fiber binds fatty acids, cholesterol and bile acids and prevents their absorption or reabsorption during circulation. Soluble fiber increases bile acid synthesis, creating an avenue for cholesterol excretion. Since insulin stimulates cholesterol and triglyceride synthesis, lowering insulin with fiber may lower blood lipids. It may be wise to consume PaleoFiber® with meals that contain cholesterol.
Fiber and cholesterol-lowering medications: Fiber may have a supplementary effect on the cholesterol-lowering effects of statins. One study found that a combination of lovastatin and 20 g/day of guar gum lowered total cholesterol by 44%, while lovastatin alone only lowered it by 34%.
Fiber supports gastrointestinal health: Soluble fibers can be converted by friendly intestinal bacteria to short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), which can nourish the intestinal cells and help maintain proper colon pH, which in turn reduces the growth of pathogenic bacteria. Fiber helps cleanse the colon of toxins and impurities as well, which may reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Everyone can benefit from Fiber FX: The RDA of fiber is 25-30 g/day, but because the modern diet is deficient in fiber, as well as fruits and vegetables, most Americans only average about 15g per day. Two teaspoons of Fiber FX provide 4 grams of fiber – 3 g soluble and 1 g insoluble.
How to Take Fiber FX:
• Take 5 grams (approximately 2 tsp.) in water per day, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
• Consume extra water when taking Fiber FX.
• Prevent gas and bloating by increasing doses slowly, allowing the body time to adjust to higher doses of fiber.
• Do not take Fiber FX at the same time as any prescription medication, especially fat soluble ones such as HRT as it may reduce the absorption.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.