Citrus Pectin (high-methoxyl)
Apple Pectin (low-methoxyl)
Slippery Elm Powder
Fiber-Plex™, is a
convenient dietary supplement designed to provide a
unique combination of all major classes of naturally
occurring dietary fiber.
Fiber-Plex™ capsules supply a
balance of soluble and insoluble, as well as
fermentable and non-fermentable dietary fiber.
Dietary fiber is defined as complex carbohydrates
that are resistant to the action of digestive enzymes,
and therefore pass through the intestinal tract,
unabsorbed. Dietary fiber includes substances such
as cellulose, hemicellulose (xylans, galactans and
mannans), pectins, gums, and lignin.
Dietary fiber has many nutritional benefits for the
health of the gastrointestinal tract. Insoluble dietary
fiber, such as cellulose and many hemicelluloses, are
not efficiently fermented in the colon. As a result,
they provide fecal bulk, bind water, and help soften
stools. Soluble dietary fiber, such as pectin, many
gums, and some hemicelluloses, are fermented in the
colon to varying degrees. This results in lower
colonic pH (acidity) and the production of short chain
fatty acids, which are important for the intestinal
microflora and the health of the mucosal cells. Short
chain fatty acids also have a role in facilitating
colonic water absorption.
Many insoluble and soluble fiber types bind dietary
cholesterol and bile acids in the intestine, and
therefore play an important nutritional role in the
enterohepatic circulation of cholesterol and
cholesterol metabolism in general.
Most types of dietary fiber, when hydrated,
contribute substantially to the volume of stomach
contents and help provide a feeling of fullness.
Fiber-Plex™ was formulated to take advantage of all of
the physiological benefits of fiber by combining a
wide variety of insoluble, non-fermentable and
soluble, fermentable natural fiber sources.
Glucomannan is a partially fermentable, soluble fiber
extracted from the konjac root (yam family). This
hemicellulose fiber is noted for its high water-binding
capacity, and may have a beneficial role in
cholesterol metabolism. Carrot and celery powders
provide a rich array of soluble and insoluble dietary
fibers, including cellulose, hemicellulose, pectin and
lignin. Sodium alginate is a soluble partially
fermentable fiber derived from seaweed. Pectin is a
soluble dietary fiber noted for its ability to provide
beneficial short chain fatty acids for the colon.
Fiber-Plex™ provides both types of naturally occurring
pectins: high- and low-methoxyl pectins. Slippery
elm powder supplies a number of gums and
mucilages that are important for the mucous lining of
the gastrointestinal tract.
Fiber-Plex™ may be taken as a dietary supplement for
individuals who wish to increase their intake of a
broad spectrum of nutritionally important dietary
Serving Size 3 Capsules - Servings per Container 40
Provides approximately 235 mg of total dietary
fiber from the following sources:
One to two capsules, one to three times daily as a
dietary supplement, or as directed by physician.
Take with plenty of liquids during meals. Capsules
may also be opened and contents stirred into
beverages or foods.