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Fibre and Full (vegan high fibre)
Fibre & Full is a vegan-suitable, high in dietary fibre, bulk and weight loss support combination supplement, with psyllium husks, sugar beet fibre, bacteria, prebiotics (FOS), glucomannan fibre, L-glutamine and herbs (fennel seed, peppermint leaf and ginger root).
It is ideal used as part of a cleanse and detox programme, digestive health programme and/or weight management programme. It can be alternated or combined with COL-Clear A, COL-Clear B or Oxy-Klenz.
Fibre & Full at a glance...
Healthy bowels blend
High in fibre (from psyllium husk, glucomannan and sugar beet)
Contributes to an increase in faecal bulk
Support of weight loss
Support of normal blood cholesterol levels
With bacteria (Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum)
With FOS fibres and herbs
Contains the amino acid L-Glutamine
In a tasty, easy-to-take powder form
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Fibre as part of a balanced diet
The process of elimination can take anywhere from 12 to 24 hours, or even longer. Broadly speaking, the shorter the time, the better.
Unfortunately, modern eating habits and lifestyles have a tendency to increase digestive transit times quite considerably - for example, because foods high in saturated fats, sugar and artificial additives are harder for the body to digest and tend also to be low in natural dietary fibre.
As transit time increases, the stool becomes increasingly hardened and difficult to pass. Moreover, as the body re-absorbs the fluid content of the waste-matter that has failed to move through the digestive tract and be eliminated, it also re-absorbs soluble toxins.
Fibre is a key ingredient to a healthy, varied and balanced diet.
About sugar beet fibre
Sugar beet, cultivated Beta vulgaris, is a plant whose root contains a high concentration of sucrose (as its name suggests). It is grown commercially for sugar production. Sugar beets are related to other B. vulgaris cultivars, such as beetroot and chard.
Sugar beets consist of approximately 75% water, 20% sugar and 5% cell walls. After the sugar is extracted, remaining cell wall material - the sugar beet pulp - is used to produce the sugar beet fibre.
This source of dietary fibre contains both soluble and insoluble fibres. The main fibre types in sugar beet fibre are insoluble hemicellulose (22-32 %) and soluble pectin (22-29 %), but also smaller amounts of cellulose and lignin. It has a water-holding capacity of 3-4 times its own weight.
Compared to many conventional natural sources of dietary fibre, such as cereal products and fruits, sugar beet fibre has the following advantages:
- It has a higher content of dietary fibre, with an ideal balance of 2/3 insoluble fibre.
- It contains no phytic acid (cereal products, such as bran and flour, contain phytic acid which forms strong chemical complexes with iron and zinc and can consequently impair or reduce the natural absorption of these essential minerals in the human body).
- It is naturally free from gluten, which means it is an excellent dietary fibre source for people suffering from gluten intolerance.
Sugar beet fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk in two ways: the insoluble components of the fibre increase faecal bulk by absorbing water in the large intestine, while the soluble components are fermented by bacteria in the large intestine leading to an increase in bacterial mass.
About psyllium husks
Psyllium is a form of dietary fibre sourced from the Plantago ovata plant, specifically from the husks of the plant’s seed. It sometimes goes by the name Ispaghula. Psyllium is produced commercially mainly for its mucilage content. The term "mucilage" describes a group of clear, colourless gelling agents derived from plants. The mucilage obtained from psyllium comes from the seed coat. Mucilage is obtained by mechanical milling (i.e. grinding) of the outer layer of the seed. Mucilage yield amounts to about 25% (by weight) of the total seed yield. Plantago-seed mucilage is often referred to as husk, or psyllium husk. The milled seed mucilage is a white fibrous material that is hydrophilic, meaning that its molecular structure causes it to attract and bind to water. Upon absorbing water, the mucilaginous gel that forms increases in volume by ten times or more.
Weight management support
This formula includes glucomannan (a form of soluble fibre derived from the konjac root) and stevia leaf extract.
Glucomannan contributes to weight loss in the context of an energy-restricted diet. This beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3g of glucomannan in three doses of 1g each, together with 1-2 glasses of water, before meals. 1 teaspoon of Fibre & Full powder (5g) contains 1g of glucomannan.
Glucomannan also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. This beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 4g of glucomannan per day.
Konjac fibre glucomannan:
- has almost no calories
- is naturally high in fibre
- absorbs water in the stomach
- in contact with water, expands and can absorb up to 50 times its weight.
Plus, the stevia makes it sweeter, without the added calories!
Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid and is the most abundant free amino acid in muscle cells. It is a molecule that our body stores in the skeletal muscles and bloodstream, and converts into glucose (blood sugar) when it is needed.
L-Glutamine, the natural form of glutamine, is synthesised from 3 other amino acids: ornithine, arginine and proline. It is also a component of glutathione, a nutrient present in virtually every cell. Our body's own levels of glutamine can come under strain in circumstances of metabolic stress, including injuries, illness and even severe emotional distress.
180g powder per pot
NOTE: Fibre & Full contains a minimum of 36 servings per pot, based on 5g servings. 1 heaped teaspoon powder (5g) contains 1g of glucomannan.
Per 5g serving:
Dietary Fibre - 3.5g
Glucomannan Powder - 1.05g
Sugar Beet Fibre - 0.33g
Ingredients: Psyllium Husk powder (Plantago ovata); Glucomannan; Sugar Beet; L-Glutamine; Inulin (Fructo-Oligosaccharides); Fennel Seed; Peppermint Leaf; Ginger Root; Bacteria blend: Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Bifidum; Sweetener: Steviol glycosides (stevia leaf extract).
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
180g powder: Combination high-fibre bowel cleanser and weight loss blend
1 serving = 5g (1 heaped teaspoon).
Take 30 minutes before a meal.
Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of powder (5g to 10g) to a small amount of water or juice (¼ of a glass). Mix slowly in all directions until it turns into a smooth paste. Stir as you add more liquid until glass is full. Drink immediately and then follow with another glass of liquid.
Take 1 to 3 times daily.
A food grade approved silica gel sachet is included to maintain product quality after opening. Not to be eaten.
Taking without water can cause choking. Try to use a minimum of 250ml liquid per 1 heaped teaspoon.