Herbal Fiberblend dietary fiber
You can purchase AIM Herbal Fiberblend ™ dietary fiber here at wholesale prices.Dietary fiber has a definite role in health maintenance, disease prevention, and is an important component of nutrition therapy.
Except in certain therapeutic situations, dietary fiber should be prefferably be obtained in foods, such as as, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes, in addition to fiber they provide micronutrients that are essential components of a healthy diet..
Plant foods also contain many other nonnutritive components (eg, xenobiotics, antioxidants, phytoestrogens) that have other health benefits.
Chronic Constipation affects over 4 million people in the United States
Recommended Fiber Intake
An adults daily dietary fiber intake should generally fall in the range of 20 to 35 g.
The dietary fiber intake of the US population continues to be less than recommended levels, with an intake averaging only about 14 to 15 g/day.
Most popular American foods are low in dietary fiber. Servings of commonly consumed grains, fruits, and vegetables contain only 1 to 3 g dietary fiber.. Legumes and high-fiber cereal products which supply more dietary fiber are not commonly consumed.
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Add AIM Herbal Fiberblend dietary fiber to 6 to 8 ounces (approx. 240 ml) of water or juice. Remember that the more dietary fiber you consume, the more water you should consume. Drink eight glasses of water per day while using Herbal Fiberblend dietary fiber.
Since most people consume less dietary fiber per day than is recommended, you should start out with one-teaspoon (3 g) servings twice a day and gradually increase, over two weeks, to the recommended serving.
The recommended fiber serving size per day is based on weight:
- Up to 150 pounds (68 kg): 1 tablespoon (9 g) per day
- 150 - 200 pounds (68 - 90 kg): 11/2 tablespoons (14 g) per day
- 200 pounds or more ( 90+ kg): 2 tablespoons (18 g) per day
- Children should start out with ½ teaspoon (1½ g) per day and gradually increase to 1 teaspoon (3g) per day.
- Use for 3 months for initial program, then as desired.
AIM Herbal Fiberblend ™ has a shelf life of 3 years, unopened. Store in a cool, dry place (70°- 75° F; 20.1° - 23.8° C). Do not refrigerate
Benefits of an adequate dietary fiber intake
The primary action of fiber in the body is in the gastrointestinal tract, not all fiber sources have the same physiological effects.
Generally, concentrates of water-soluble fiber delays transit through the stomach and small intestine.
Some soluble fiber sources slow the appearance of glucose in the blood. For a soluble fiber to be effective, it also must be viscous. Viscosity slows transit of chyme in the upper gastrointestinal tract, resulting in slower absorption rates, lower blood concentrations of nutrients, and altered hormonal responses to these absorbed nutrients. Viscosity also appears to be a requirement for fiber to lower blood cholesterol concentrations. Most of these effects of soluble fibers were demonstrated using fiber concentrates. There is no evidence that the soluble fiber in a mixed-food diet would have the same effect on upper gastrointestinal tract physiology.
Soluble fibers are rapidly broken down (fermented) by bacteria in the large intestine and do not promote laxation.
Insoluble dietary fiber promotes laxation and is either slowly or not fermented. Two notable exceptions to these general guidelines are oats, which contain up to 50% soluble fiber (primarily as 13, 1 4 ß-glucans) and psyllium seed husks, which also analyze as a soluble fiber. Both of these fiber sources promote laxation and modulate gastric and small intestine physiology.
More than 75% of the dietary fiber in an average American's diet is broken down in the large intestine, where carbon dioxide, hydrogen, methane, short-chain fatty acids, butyrate, propionate, and acetate are produced by bacterial fermentation. In some studies short-chain fatty acids have been shown to promote growth and healing of the mucosa.
Stool weight, an important measure of the laxative effect of fiber, increases with dietary fiber intake, although the addition of insoluble dietary fiber sources modulates other measures of large-bowel physiology. Defecation frequency is increased only when there is less than the normal one bowel movement daily. Consuming more food fiber decreases gastrointestinal transit time (the time required for the residue from an ingested meal to be excreted) only when it is longer than about 2 1/2 to 3 days. The concentration of water in stools is not usually affected by larger fiber intakes.
Disease Risk Reduction and Therapeutic Uses of Fiber
Correlation studies that compare colorectal cancer incidence or mortality rates among countries with estimates of national dietary fiber consumption suggest that fiber intake may be protective against colon cancer. When results of 13 case-control studies of colorectal cancer rates and dietary practices were pooled, it was concluded that the results provided substantive evidence that intake of fiber-rich foods is inversely related to risks of both colon and rectal cancer. It is estimated that the risk of colorectal cancer in the US population could be reduced by about 31% if fiber intake from food sources were increased by an average of about 13 g/day.
Limited epidemiologic evidence has been published on fiber intake and risk of breast cancer in human beings. International comparisons show an inverse correlation between breast cancer death rates and the consumption of fiber-rich foods. A meta-analysis of 12 case-control studies of dietary factors and risk of breast cancer revealed that high dietary fiber intake was associated with a reduced breast cancer risk . Not all studies, however, including a prospective cohort study find a relationship between dietary fiber intake and breast cancer incidence. Foods high in fiber, namely vegetables and fruits and whole grains , have been linked to decreased risk of developing cancer at other sites. Fiber may also protect against prostate cancer.
A low-fiber diet may increase the risk for diabetes because such diets are usually more energy dense and promote obesity. Fiber has a role in the treatment of diabetes because it slows the absorption of glucose from the small intestine. If postprandial blood glucose levels are elevated, incorporating soluble viscous fibers into the diet will minimize this abnormal glucose spike.
Dietary fiber has been used to treat constipation and promote laxation for thousands of years. The gastrointestinal tract is remarkably sensitive to dietary fiber. Foods and other sources of insoluble fiber have demonstrated positive effects on laxation. Fiber in wheat bran and oat bran have comparable effects on stool weight. These two brans are more effective at increasing stool weights than the same amounts of fiber provided from fruits and vegetables, mixed-food diets, or purified cellulose.
Long-term studies in animals indicate that diverticular disease of the colon is a result of a lifelong pattern of a low dietary fiber intake Although the diverticulae remain intact, a higher dietary fiber diet eliminates the exacerbation of diverticulitis. Because they may become trapped in one of the diverticula, whole pieces of fiber (hulls of nuts and corn and seeds such as those of tomato and cucumber) could be excluded from high dietary fiber diets for people with diverticulosis. To our knowledge, no controlled studies have been conducted to demonstrate that skins and seeds are harmful .