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Hi, all. I’m one year post-surgery, and I need to start taking a Fiber supplement. I wanted see what fiber supplements that people use that don’t cause excessive bloating. Thanks in advance!

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My team recommends Benefiber, and says that Metamucil and Citrucel add too much bulk. !! There is a generic equivalent that is not as expensive.

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41 minutes ago, Briswife15 said:

My team recommends Benefiber, and says that Metamucil and Citrucel add too much bulk. !! There is a generic equivalent that is not as expensive.

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Thank you so much. I will try the Benefiber and look for The generic equivalent. Thanks for the warning about the Citrucel and Metamucil.

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I do a low dose chewable ones -

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It’s really important to get a blend of both insoluble fiber (bulking fiber) and soluble fiber (prebiotic fiber that feeds the healthy bacteria in your gut) it’s usually best to get fiber from foods. I’m still working on this myself but I’ve got other gut issues.

i didn’t finish what I meant to say so had to edit:

benefiber is only Prebiotic and is what dextrin. Psyllium fibers are just no good either. Chicory is an excellent prebiotic fiber. At first it is hard to fit in fiber especially with foods but I never trust the fiber supplements they sell in grocery stores. You can try making chia pudding for fiber. Also adding milled flax seeds will give you soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, healthy fats plus Protein. You can mix flax in a lot of things. Milled flax seed is one of the best sources of both types of fiber.

a good fiber blend is also gentle fibers, I Think found it in Vitamin Shoppe or vitacost.com

https://www.jarrow.com/product/327/Gentle_Fibers

I forgot Inulin is also a good fiber. I’m pretty sure it’s a prebiotic fiber.

im trying to find ways to not use laxatives. Cascara sagrada is a good natural laxative. Also Ayurvedic supplements (I studied holistic health but my memory is getting worse over time so I can’t recall the name)

I did find this interesting article on the subject of fiber after bariatric surgery

https://www.njbariatriccenter.com/constipation-weight-loss-surgery-dont-suffer-silence/

Edited by Darktowerdream
Forgot to finish what I was saying ... oops

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I have difficulty tolerating foods with good fiber content, unfortunately. I still have an aversion to many of them, and with others, I have occasional nausea. This is why I need a fiber supplement.

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From the previous poster...benefiber is only Prebiotic and is what dextrin.

I take Benefiber Healthy Balance, and it does not contain Dextrin, like plain Benefiber. I can't recall now what's in it, but not Dextrin. Anyway, I hope you find some fiber supplements that agree with you! I'm prone to severe constipation so I also take Dulcolax stool softener twice a day.

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Thanks to all. I’m going to try Benefiber for now. I may also try the milled flax seeds, as I like homeopathic methods.

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