VitaDiet Fibre is an all-in-one dietary fibre based colon cleanser, detoxification and weight loss supplement in a tasty, easy-to-take powder form - a natural solution for body waste cleanse and shape-up support with a special combination of psyllium husks, glucommanan, sugar beet fibre, L-Glutamine, prebiotics, probiotics, gut-soothing herbs and stevia leaf extract.
Due to its wide variety of nutrients and high fibre content, it is ideal for long-term use as a bowel cleanser and detoxifier, cell wall repair agent and an overall colon maintenance formula. It also contributes to weight loss.
Specifically formulated to contribute to an increase in faecal bulk, as well as encourage regular bowel movements, better digestion of foods, re-population of beneficial bowel bacteria, stable blood sugar levels and appetite control.
Sugar beet fibre, in particular, 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. As such, this source of fibre may have a beneficial physiological effect for people who want to improve or maintain a normal bowel function.
More about the Ingredients:
Sugar beet fibre has been included in this formula because it has been scientifically proven to contribute 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.
Psyllium husk is rich in soluble fibre and is therefore an ideal dietary supplement for anyone who wishes to maintain regular and healthy bowels. It is a retention fibre, which gives bulk to stools by absorbing water - as much as 20 times its own weight! This gives the bowel wall something to work on and lets it push matter through quickly via peristalsis. Fibre also stimulates natural bacteria in the bowel. Traditionally, most fibre in the average diet comes from wheat bran, but for people with foodintolerances / allergies and sensitive cell walls, the rough wheat bran can cause irritation andsometimes make matters worse. When water is added to psyllium husks, a soft gel is formed, which helps unwanted waste-matter and toxins in the colon to be ‘swept’ through smoothly and efficiently, with no straining or discomfort.
Glucomannan is a water-soluble polysaccharide that is classed as a form of soluble dietary fibre and is usually derived from konjac root. As such, it is widely used for the treatment of constipation, because it can decrease digestive transit time and is viewed as a “bulk-forming laxative”. The primary purpose for its inclusion in this formula is glucomannan’s potential weight loss applications, because of its ability to manage appetite (through stable blood sugar levels) and increase satiety (through the fibre content).
Glucomannan may be useful as a therapeutic adjunct for type 2 diabetes, because it has been shown to improve the lipid profile and alleviate the fasting blood glucose levels of type 2 diabetics. Glucomannan also helps to increase insulin sensitivity and improves glycaemia and risk factor for coronary heart disease.
L-Glutamine is an important amino acid, required by the human body for many repair and maintenance functions such as: maintaining the tissue integrity of the digestive system, providing fuel to the brain, supporting the immune system, helping to maintain and repair muscle tissue, synthesising protein, providing a primary fuel source for enterocytes (the cells lining the inside of the small intestine) The digestive system wall lining is constantly being eroded and irritated by, for example, food particles, parasites, medication and yeast. Over time, small holes can develop, thereby permitting potentially harmful substances to enter the bloodstream and access other parts of the body. This is commonly referred to as “leaky gut syndrome”. L-Glutamine feeds the gut wall cells, enabling constant replacement and repair and protecting against damage.
FENNEL SEED: A gentle warming agent for delicate stomachs, fennel is also a carminative, aromatic and anti-spasmodic. A natural digestive and gut-soother, it helps to reduce wind and regulate bowel movements.
PEPPERMINT LEAF: A well-known digestive agent, peppermint is also a carminative, anti-spasmodic, anti-septic, peripheral vasodilator and enzyme activator. A source of magnesium and potassium, it also helps to soothe the gut lining, promote gut function and regular bowel movements and reduce wind.
GINGER ROOT: Ginger’s actions include anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-spasmodic, expectorant, vasodilator, circulatory stimulant and anti-cholesterol. It also stimulates the secretion of stomach juice, bile and lessens wind.
NOTE: Contains a minimum of 36 servings per pot, based on 5g servings. 1 teaspoon powder (5g) contains 1g of glucomannan.
Per 5g serving:
Dietary Fibre - 3.5g
Glucomannan Powder - 1.05g
Sugar Beet Fibre - 0.33g
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: Stevia Leaf Extract (Steviol glycosides).
Fibre is a key ingredient to a healthy, varied and balanced diet. 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. Glucomannan contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. This beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 4g of glucomannan per day.