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Dietary Fiber and Detoxify with Herbal FiberBlend®

Digestive health problems have an enormous impact on individual health and the wellness of body systems. Many digestive health problems, such as constipation, could be avoided altogether by adopting a lifestyle that incorporates regular exercise and a healthy diet, including the recommended daily intake of fiber and plenty of water.

Changes in diet or routine, travel and eating away from home, physical or emotional stress, illness, or the side effects of medicine can all contribute toward constipation. However, the number one cause of constipation is usually the lack of dietary fiber (in the form of complex carbohydrates), and fluids.

Fiber As A 'Good' Carbohydrate

Eating high-fiber foods is a healthy choice for most people. Nutritionists recommend consuming 25 to 35 grams of fiber per day. The average North American typically consumes 10 to 15 grams of fiber daily.

Fiber is found only in fruits and plants. Since it is a complex carbohydrate, it adds few, if any, calories to the diet. There are two main types of fiber - water-soluble and insoluble. Both types of fiber are required in the daily diet, in the recommended ratio of 3:1 insoluble fiber to water-soluble fiber.

Water-soluble fiber - dissolves in water and is found in oat bran, legumes, psyllium, nuts, beans, and various fruits and vegetables. It forms a bulky gel in the intestine that regulates the flow of water materials through the digestive tract. Water-soluble fiber may help to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar.

Insoluble fiber - cannot be dissolved in water, meaning that our bodies cannot digest it. This type of fiber includes the dissolved parts of plant walls and is found in the greatest amounts in cereals, brans, and vegetables. Insoluble fiber collects water and increases stool bulk in the intestine, promoting bowel movement, and scouring the intestinal walls of waste matter, thereby reducing the risk of colon-related health problems.

Fiber For Weight Loss

Because fiber is low in calories, it can be added to the diet, providing a greater feeling of satiety without significantly increasing your caloric intake. In addition, fiber's ability to stabilize blood sugar may also curb the desire to snack. In other words, you may find yourself eating less. This is beneficial in weight-loss programs.

For diets high in protein, dietary fiber helps to detoxify and cleanse the body of the nitrogen waste that is produced as a byproduct of high protein food consumption. Cleansing the digestive system may help to alleviate feelings of constipation.

"In addition, high-protein diets are typically low in dietary fiber," comments the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. "Studies show that the healthiest diet is one that is high in carbohydrate, low in fat, and moderate in protein," says the Physicians Committee.1

"For people prone to constipation, limiting foods that have little or no fiber, such as ice cream, cheese, meat, and processed foods, is also important," according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.2

Fiber In Herbal Fiberblend®

The combination of soluble fiber psyllium and cleansing herbs found in Herbal Fiberblend® helps to maintain bowel regularity, enhances detoxification after consuming proteins, and prepares the body to receive vital nutrients, resulting in whole body health.

Herbal Fiberblend® is a valuable source of dietary fiber. A typical serving of Herbal Fiberblend® contains approximately 5 grams of fiber and Herbal Fiberblend® contains both insoluble and soluble fiber. Psyllium, the main source of fiber in the product, has over eight times the bulking power of oat bran.

With Cleansing Herbs

The concept of keeping the body in harmony to promote wellness is often referred to as cleansing or detoxification. As our world becomes increasingly polluted with toxins found in the environment and the foods we eat, cleansing becomes more important. Herbs have been used for ages, and today, herbal supplementation remains one of the most popular and effective ways to cleanse the digestive system.

Herbal Fiberblend® provides a simple way to cleanse. With Herbal Fiberblend®, there is no need to fast or to take multiple products at different times. No grinding or mixing of the herbs yourself! Each serving of Herbal Fiberblend® provides a complete professional formulation of cleansing herbs in a convenient and ready-to-use powder, or easy-to-take vegetarian capsule.

Depending upon flavor, Herbal Fiberblend® may contain raspberry flavoring, rose hips or capsicum, as well as the following herbal ingredients:
  • Alfalfa - relieves constipation and reduces cholesterol 
  • Black walnut hulls - reduces intestinal parasites and improves bowel movement 
  • Cascara sagrada - acts as a laxative, stimulating evacuation from the bowels; promotes peristaltic action (muscular contractions in the digestive system) 
  • Hibiscus flower - lubricates the intestinal tract 
  • Irish moss - helps form bulky stools Licorice root — acts as an anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic 
  • Marshmallow root - acts as a mucilage, a sticky substance with adhesive qualities 
  • Mullein - soothes stomach cramps 
  • Oatstraw - also soothes stomach cramps 
  • Passionflower  calms the nervous system and soothes an irritable bowel 
  • Psyllium - helps form bulky stools, a natural source of fiber 
  • Pumpkin seeds - expels parasites 
  • Shavegrass - expels parasites 
  • Slippery elm bark - acts as a mucilage, a sticky substance with adhesive qualities 
  • Violet - cleanses and expels parasites 
  • Witch hazel - acts as a mucilage, a sticky substance with adhesive qualities 
  • Yucca - acts as a laxative, stimulating evacuation

Powerful Detoxification Results

The fiber and cleansing herbs in Herbal Fiberblend® bring you a powerful formula for excellent detoxification results. This unique combination helps to maintain bowel regularity, scour the intestinal walls, and rid your body of harmful toxins accumulated from today’s modern diets. A clean, toxin-free body is the first step toward maintaining overall health.

When taking Herbal Fiberblend®, it is important to drink eight glasses of water per day. (To experience the benefits of fiber, adequate water intake is necessary.)

To receive the greatest absorption of nutrients, take Herbal Fiberblend® one hour before, or thirty minutes after, taking BarleyLife®, Just Carrots® and RediBeets®.

If you have ever received medical treatment for a digestive problem, it is best for you to consult with your healthcare practitioner to find out if a high fiber diet or the use of a fiber supplement is the right choice for you.

For more information, consult the AIM datasheet on this product. (PDF)

1Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, “The Protein Myth,” 2003. www.pcrm.org.
2 U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse, “Constipation,” No. 03-2754, June 2003. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov

Note: Herbal Fiberblend® is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.