METAMUCIL FAQS

METAMUCIL FAQS

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SMOOTH TEXTURE AND COARSE MILLED ORIGINAL TEXTURE?

Metamucil Smooth Fibre Supplement Powder is ground into finer particles than Metamucil Coarse Fibre Supplement Powder. Because of individual taste differences, you may prefer either Metamucil Smooth products or the Metamucil Coarse products.

HOW DOES METAMUCIL HELP TO TEMPORARILY SUPPRESS APPETITE WHEN TAKEN PRIOR TO A MEAL?

When taken with 240 mL of liquid prior to a meal, Metamucil psyllium fibre thickens and forms a gel which aids in the sensation of fullness and prolongs the intestinal phase of nutrient digestion and absorption, helping to temporarily increase feelings of fullness and reduce food intake.

HOW DOES METAMUCIL WORK FOR LAXATION?

Metamucil contains a bulk-forming fibre without any chemical stimulants. The active ingredient, psyllium husk, is a soluble viscous fibre that absorbs and holds moisture. This causes the psyllium to swell, supplying the necessary bulk to help form an easily eliminated stool. Metamucil will not cause immediate evacuation but generally produces an effect in 12 to 72 hours.

WHY IS THE SERVING SIZE DIFFERENT FOR SUGAR AND 75% LESS SUGAR POWDERS?

Serving size amounts differ by version because the sweeteners and flavorings used in each Metamucil product vary in volume.

IS IT OK TO TAKE METAMUCIL WITH FOOD? SHOULD I TAKE IT BEFORE OR AFTER MEALS?

Any time of day is appropriate to take Metamucil as long as an adequate intake of fluids (at least 240 mL of water or liquid per serving) is consumed. We recommend taking Metamucil three times per day at mealtimes as a convenient way to get the benefits of Metamucil. However, if you are taking Metamucil to help to temporarily suppress appetite you should take it before eating.Bulk-forming fibres like psyllium husk, may affect how well medicines work. Take this product at least 2 hours before or after medicines.

IS IT OK TO USE METAMUCIL EVERY DAY?

As a dietary fibre supplement:Metamucil can be taken every day up to three times per day as a dietary fibre supplement. If you are considering use of Metamucil as part of a cholesterol-lowering program* please follow label’s instructions for correct directions and always consult a doctor before using. See below for information about soluble fibre and heart disease.For digestive health:Metamucil can be used for occasional constipation and to promote and maintain regularity. If your constipation persists beyond seven days, consult a doctor because it may be a sign of a more serious condition.Bulk-forming fibres like psyllium husk, may affect how well medicines work. Take this product at least 2 hours before or after medicines.

CAN METAMUCIL BE USED PAST THE EXPIRATION DATE?

If your Metamucil has expired, please don't use it. The expiration date is on Metamucil because we have research to show that the ingredients are stable until the expiration date, if stored according to label instructions. Please discard any expired product in your trash can. Do not pour Metamucil down your drain.

CAN I ADD METAMUCIL POWDER TO MY COFFEE OR HOT TEA?

No, adding Metamucil to hot beverages causes it to gel more rapidly. We recommend adding Metamucil to cool or cold liquids.

HOW CAN METAMUCIL HELP ME MAINTAIN HEALTHY BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS?

The psyllium in Metamucil forms a viscous gel, which traps some sugars as the gel moves down the intestine. Trapped sugars are slowly released and absorbed into the body—helping the body maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

HOW AND WHEN SHOULD I TAKE METAMUCIL FIBRE CAPSULES?

Capsules should be taken one at a time; we do not recommend dissolving them in water. Please take Metamucil with at least 240 mL of liquid, as indicated. For Metamucil Fibre Capsules and Capsules Plus Calcium, we recommend taking them 3 times daily with at least 240 mL of liquid, as indicated.Bulk-forming fibres like psyllium husk, may affect how well medicines work. Take this product at least 2 hours before or after medicines.

WHY IS METAMUCIL NOW "75% LESS SUGAR" INSTEAD OF "SUGAR-FREE"?

This is the same great Metamucil product you had been using – the product hasn’t changed, just the label! Health Canada recently began to recognize maltodextrin as a sugar, which is an ingredient we use in some of our products. In order to be compliant with the new classification by Health Canada, we changed our label to accurately communicate what is in our product. If you had previously been enjoying our product, then we hope you continue to do so. It is still the same great product! If you are concerned with the 1.9 g of Maltodextrin, Metamucil capsules are a great way to get the benefits of psyllium fibre without any sugar.

METAMUCIL 3-IN-1 MULTIHEALTH FIBRE

3 benefits. 1 Fibre.

3-IN-1 FIBRE

FEEL LIGHTER WITH METAMUCIL

Metamucil helps promote regularity.

Feel Lighter with Metamucil

To ensure this product is right for you, always read and follow the label.

* Lowers mildly to moderately elevated cholesterol levels when taken with a low fat diet.

** By relieving irregularity.

‡ Among doctors who recommended a brand of Fibre Supplement in a ProVoice 2017 survey.