There are many advantages from the fiber. Fiber is used to keep food moving efficiently through your body. Fiber helps prevent heart disease, diabetes, digestive problems, and weight gain. Fiber is found in whole grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables. Our daily fiber needs are 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables every day. If you consume fiber regularly, you will have a good and healthy digestive system. However, most people do not like to eat fruits and vegetables, instead of consuming real food that contains fruits and vegetables, people tend to consume fiber product. There are two different fiber products that fulfill your daily fiber needs and to prevent you from digestive problem, and we are going to discuss both products.
Benefiber is a fiber supplement to improve your digestive system, the main ingredient of this product is wheat dextrin. Wheat Dextrin is produced from wheat starch using a chemical process, a study done on Wheat Dextrin, it was found that it does not inhibit the absorption of minerals such as Calcium and Magnesium. Benefiber comes with powders, chewable tablets, and caplets forms. You can mix the power with beverage or food. Benefiber is consumed by many people as their diet supplement.
Take a look: Benefiber Vs Fiber Choice.
Optifiber is also a fiber supplement, but it is used to solve digestive problems. This product claim that is can cure many problems, not just digestive problems, but also as a diet supplement. It contains Ispaghula Husk and Lactitol Monohydrate as active ingredients. It comes in powder form.
Benefit is more expensive than Optifiber, Benefit costs about $26.71 while Optifiber only $22.99, and you can buy these products online.
Benefiber has side effects such as stomach cramping and gas. If not taken properly, Benefiber can cause constipation or dehydration because it works with water to create bulk in the colon. However, this product claims that it is “clinically proven”, but there are no research studies listed to support this statement. Most of the consumers judged this product negatively.
Optifiber can cause abdominal distension flatulence, nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, cramps and you cannot use Optifiber powder for constipation and hepatic encephalopathy without consulting first with your doctor. Like Benefiber, Optifiber also does not have any research activity but many consumers, and there is no problem with that.
In short, if you want fiber products to prevent from digestive problems you can choose Optifiber. Even though Benefiber and Optifiber have not scientifically proven, but many people prefer Optifiber. And there are positive comments about Optifiber. However, you have to consult with the doctor if you have digestive problems or choose the product which is scientifically proven or consume the real food to fulfill your daily fiber needs like vegetables and fruits.