Adding to the many health benefits of dietary fiber, researchers now believe many high-fiber foods are prebiotics, meaning they help nourish and support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.* This is important, since at least 70% of the immune system is found in the gut, so healthy balance of bacteria there (meaning more good and neutral than harmful bacteria) is important for overall well-being health.* Here are the questions we hear most often about fiber.
How much fiber should I be getting in my diet?
The American Academy of Dietetics recommends 20-35 grams of fiber each day to maintain good digestive and overall health.* Consuming more non-starchy vegetables and low-sugar fruits is a good way to increase your daily fiber intake, as well as adding a high-quality fiber supplement.
Can I take my fiber supplement during a cleanse?
Fiber supplements may be taken while cleansing and between cleanses to support good health.* As far as how many fiber grams to supplement, look for a fiber product to provide anywhere from 3 to 5 grams of fiber per serving. Slowly incorporate your supplement into your cleansing routine, and be sure to increase water consumption too. You may want to also take your fiber supplement separate from other supplements, including your cleansing components, by at least one hour.