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Why do I need fiber?

Fiber adds bulk to the stool and softens it by absorbing water. This helps you pass stools easily, without straining, on a regular basis, which is what healthy regularity is all about. Without enough fiber the body can experience bouts of constipation which may lead to other health problems.

What is fiber therapy?

Fiber therapy is a way of supplementing your fiber intake in order to become regular. Also known as bulk-forming laxatives, fiber therapy products work in a safe and gentle way and act like natural fiber to help you control and maintain normal bowel function. Additionally, they do not contain chemical stimulants.

Am I getting enough fiber?

There are plenty of high-fiber foods available. You'll find the highest fiber content in foods like beans, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. It is important to try to include more of these foods in your daily diet. But even so, it's sometimes difficult to get from your diet all the fiber you need to keep you regular. That is why many doctors and health care professionals recommend products like FiberCon®.

What is a bulk-forming laxative?

Bulk-forming laxatives act by providing bulk and moisture to stools for easier, more frequent elimination. Calcium Polycarbophil, the active ingredient in FiberCon®, adds bulk to the stool by absorbing water. Calcium Polycarbophil absorbs about 60 times its weight in water.

What is constipation?

Constipation is the passage of small amounts of hard, dry bowel movement, usually less than three times a week. People who are constipated may find it difficult and painful to have bowel movements.

What are the Symptoms of IBS?

It is a disturbance of the colon (large intestine) function characterized by abdominal discomfort, bloating, and abnormal bowel movements. Diarrhea may often alternate with constipation. Discomfort and bloating are often relieved by having a bowel movement. IBS is diagnosed by a doctor.

IBS can present as chronic diarrhea (diarrhea predominant IBS), or constipation (constipation predominant IBS). A pattern of alternating constipation and diarrhea is also common. IBS patients may feel a sensation of not being able to fully empty their bowels after a movement. Abdominal pain and spasm are among the most common symptoms and many patients will feel significant relief of pain and discomfort after a bowel movement.

HOW FIBERCON® CAN HELP:
FiberCon® is one of the first bulk-forming fiber therapy products to come in a caplet. It works with your body's natural rhythm to help normalize stool formation and keep you regular. And because it doesn't contain any chemical stimulant, you won't experience cramps.

FIBERCON®, WITH ITS NATURAL FIBER ACTION, RELIEVES BLOATING CONSTIPATION:
FiberCon® works primarily in the intestine. And unlike some dietary fibers and fiber laxative products, FiberCon® does not ferment in the colon - a process that can lead to painful and embarrassing gas. FiberCon® has less than 1 calorie per dose and each 2-caplet dose contains 244 milligrams of calcium.

See how FiberCon® compares to the competition.

Compare FiberCon® to Other Bulk Laxative Powders
  FiberCon®
caplets
Metamucil® Sunrise
Smooth
Citrucel®
Regular
Benefiber®
Powder
Easy-to-use caplets YES no YES no
No mixing, no mess YES no YES no
Less bloating and gas YES no YES no
Less than 1 calorie per dose YES no no no
Easy measured dosing YES no no no
Dye-free YES no no YES
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