It’s not the sexiest product we sell, but it is one of the most important! 70% of your immune system stems from your gut and chances are, if you are sick often, you are also bloated constantly, have inconsistent bowel movements, and don’t get enough fiber. Too many people associate their immune system with strictly Vitamin C and that is simply not the case. While Vitamin C is a great vitamin to maintain a healthy immune system, ensuring you are getting enough fiber is also vital. Plus- you will probably experience some other amazing benefits such as less bloat, less gas, k feeling fuller longer, and being more in control of your hunger cues.
Only 5% of Americans consume an adequate amount of fiber per day!
There are 2 types of fiber: insoluble fiber and soluble fiber.
Sources of insoluble fiber: wheat bran, whole grains, cereals, seeds, and the skins of many fruits and vegetables.
Sources of solute fiber: dried beans, oats, oat bran, rice bran, barley, citrus fruits, apples, strawberries, peas, and potatoes.
Both can be consumed in a supplement, as well!
Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass, decreasing your chance of constipation. If you have loose, watery stools, fiber may help to solidify the stool because it absorbs water and adds bulk to the stool.
It is recommended, for an adult, to consume 14g for every 1,000 calories you consume. For example, if you are dieting on 1,500 calories, you should be consuming 21g of fiber. 2,000 calories = 28g of fiber and so on. The only way to know how much fiber you consume per day is by keeping tracking and tallying it at the end of the day. If you are underrating on fiber through your whole food sources, supplementing with Bowmar Nutrition Fiber is a great way to fill the gap. One scoop of our fiber is 10g which makes filling the fiber gap extremely easy. If you’re under by 5g- you can use 1/2 a scoop! There is such a thing as too much fiber and it can have the opposite effect (more bloating and less regular trips to the bathroom) so you want to ensure you are getting the perfect amount!
The active ingredient in our Bowmar Nutrition Fiber is psyllium husk!
When combined with water, many studies have shown that psyllium husk relieves constipation. When combined with water, it swells and produces more bulk, which stimulates the intestines to contract and helps speed the passage of stool through the digestive tract. This is why we recommend taking fiber before your first meal or at the very end of the day before bed!
As stated above, getting enough fiber throughout the day will help to reduce bloating, less gas, more regular bowel movements, improved immune system, etc. There are also many studies that prove fiber helps reduce bad cholesterol, improves insulin sensitivity, helps regulate body weight, and helps reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes!