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NOW Certified Organic Fiber-3™ -- 16 oz


NOW Certified Organic Fiber-3™
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NOW Certified Organic Fiber-3™ -- 16 oz

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NOW Certified Organic Fiber-3™ Description

  • Psyllium Free • Natural Omega-3
  • Excellent Source of Fiber
  • Organic Golden Flax Meal, Organic Acacia & Organic Inulin (FOS)
  • Vegetarian/Vegan
  • USDA Organic
  • Non-GMO Project Verified

Dietary Fiber is known for its ability to support healthy intestinal regularity. Many Americans get considerably less than the optimal recommended amount of fiber from their diets. NOW® Fiber-3 is a combination of fibers from certified organic Golden Flax Seed Meal, Acacia, and Inulin that can help you increase your fiber intake.


Directions

Suggested Usage: Mix 2½  tablespoons into at least 12 oz of water or juice, and blend. Be sure to drink plenty of additional fluids throughout the day. Start with smaller amounts and gradually increase to full serving size over several weeks. Use once or twice daily for optimal effect.

Keep Refrigerated after opening.

Free Of
GMOs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 1/2 Tablespoons (17 g)
Servings per Container: About 27
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories80
   Calories from Fat40
Total Fat4 g6%
   Saturated Fat0.5 g3%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium5 mg<1%
Total Carbohydrate8 g3%
   Dietary Fiber7 g28%
   Soluble Fiber5 g*
   Insoluble Fiber2 g*
   Sugars0 g
Protein3 g
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium6%
Iron4%
Naturally occurring fatty acids (example) (per serving) (2 1/2 Tbsp)*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Alpha Linolenic Acid)2550 mg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Linoleic Acid)765 mg
Omega-9 Fatty Acids (Oleic Acid)895 mg
*subject to natural variability
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Organic golden flax seed meal (cold-milled), organic gum acacia and organic inulin (FOS) (from blue agave).

Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

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Do Not Eat Freshness Packet Enclosed. Natural color variation may occur in this product.

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Get Relief From IBS Symptoms with a Low-FODMAP Diet

A diet with a funny little name can offer big benefits to people struggling with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

The low-FODMAP diet aims to identify and eliminate foods known to trigger unpleasant gut symptoms such as:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Intestinal gas
  • Bloating
  • Changed bowel habits that include everything from constipation to diarrhea

Array of Fresh Produce and Eggs on Wooden Table for Low-FODMAP Diet | Vitacost.com/blog

The diet has the potential to help millions of people. About 1 in 7 Americans have symptoms related to IBS, according to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD).

The acronym "FODMAP" -- fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols -- is used to describe a group of short-chain carbohydrates known to cause digestive problems in some people

Patsy Catsos -- a Portland, Maine-based registered dietitian and author of "The IBS Elimination Diet and Cookbook" – says she has been practicing with and writing about FODMAPs for nearly a decade.

She believes the low-FODMAP diet has the power to change the lives of some people who try it. 

"Eating in a way that won't cause abdominal pain, bloating and unpredictable bowel habits dramatically improves the lives of IBS sufferers," she says.

Why FODMAPs cause problems 

Researchers have discovered that some people have a small intestine that struggles to absorb short-chain carbohydrates. Instead, bacteria rapidly ferment the carbohydrates in the gut. When this happens, the bacteria produce gas that leads to IBS symptoms, according to the IFFGD.

In some cases, making a few small changes can eliminate symptoms associated with IBS, Catsos says. These measures include:

If such adjustments don't eliminate symptoms, a switch to a low-FODMAP diet often can help.

Australian researchers developed the low-FODMAP diet more than a decade ago, and studies have shown it to be effective for many people with IBS, and some people with inflammatory bowel disease.

The core of this dietary strategy involves temporarily eliminating foods rich in the short-chain carbohydrates that cause symptoms. The IFFGD has a roundup of such foods on its website. They include:

  • Wheat and rye
  • Milk, yogurt and other dairy products
  • Many specific fruits and vegetables
  • Honey and foods containing high-fructose corn syrup
  • Sugar-free gum, hard candies and some chocolates

The IFFGD recommends that you work with a dietitian before embarking on a low-FODMAP diet. The dietitian will craft a plan that allows you to eliminate problem foods while also adding in low-FODMAP alternative foods that provide the nutrition you need.

The low-FODMAP diet: Doing it right

The IFFDG says a low-FODMAP diet should be temporary, and that you should not eliminate these carbohydrates forever.

Catsos notes that many high-FODMAP foods are rich sources of prebiotic fiber. This type of fiber provides food to the "good" bacteria in your body that help keep the digestive system healthy.

For that reason, FODMAP-containing foods should be reintroduced as tolerated after you've spent a few weeks on the low-FODMAP phase of the diet.

"You need a strategy and a plan for eliminating -- then reintroducing -- high-FODMAP foods," Catsos says. Doing so can "help you identify your own IBS food triggers," she adds.

A dietitian will keep you on a low-FODMAP diet for between six and eight weeks, according to the IFFDG. At that point, the dietitian will review your progress and develop a plan for reintroducing FODMAP-rich foods into your diet.

Pinpointing foods that are troublesome allows you to move forward with a sound, symptom-free diet.

"Once you know which foods are well-tolerated, it is easier to plan healthy meals," Catsos says.

It's important to remember that foods that cause symptoms in people with IBS are often healthful for others. For that reason, people without IBS should maintain a normal diet and avoid jumping on the low-FODMAP bandwagon.

"While it won't hurt anyone to enjoy a low-FODMAP meal or snack, an overall low-FODMAP diet does not benefit people without IBS," Catsos says. 

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