How do you know you don't have any mucoid plaque!? Until you've done psyllium 3 or 4 times on an empty stomach for an extended period of time you'll never know! (unless you're a teenager who has eaten only organic vegetables and fruits and no meat or milk products...)
I am not sure but I think Renewlife products are created to help with constipation but not really to get rid of mucoid plaque. However I have read a post regarding Paragone helping to pass some mucoid plaque. I have read very good comments about Paragone.
The ingredient in clean FiberSmart is Flax seed. Richard says Flax seed is really good. I agree with him but I believe that if your objective is to get rid of mucoid plaque instead just improving with constipation, psillyum husks would be better. (for this objective, Flax seed is good for many other things).
I think you can continue taking the Renewlife product and try to take some psyllium separately. I took for some time just psyllium and that was good.
Any way here is some information about renewlife products. Is FiberSmart the one you are taking?
Medical research has conclusively shown the benefits of high fiber diets. Fiber is the indigestible parts of fruits, seeds, vegetables, whole grains and other edible plants. Fiber is generally classified as either soluble or insoluble.
Soluble fiber is that which easily dissolves in water. Fruit pectin is an example of soluble fiber. Soluble fibers lead to the production of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which support the nourishment of the cells of the large intestine and promote digestive healing. SCFAs also help reduce levels of cholesterol and can inhibit the growth of yeasts and disease-causing bacteria.
Insoluble fiber is not easily dissolved in water. Wheat bran is an insoluble fiber. Insoluble fibers help inactivate many intestinal toxins and may help to inhibit the ability of parasites to attach to the walls of the intestine. Insoluble fibers also contain roughage which helps tone the bowel. Research has also shown that insoluble fiber may play a role in reducing intestinal permeability.
Which type of fiber is best?
Both soluble and insoluble fiber are important, and FiberSMART™ contains both.
What are the potential benefits of high-fiber diets?
· Lower cholesterol levels
· Normalize blood Sugar
· Improve bowel function
· Feed intestinal bacteria
· Inactivate intestinal toxins
· Decrease intestinal permeability
How is FiberSMART different from other products?
· FiberSMART is made with flax, unlike most other powdered fibers that are made of psyllium.
· Flax fiber does not bind, swell, or gel like psyllium-based fiber products.
· FiberSMART’s flax fiber can be tolerated by many individuals sensitive to psyllium.
· Flax contains lignins, which strengthen fiber cells, thought to help the body’s defenses against many health problems.
FiberSMART is not just fiber - it’s also fortified with additional ingredients beneficial to digestive health.
oh no! I am so glad you told me all that but now I guess I should supplement with psyllium! Where do I get it and take it? Honestly, I have such a hard time with these fiber smart powder drinks. I hack up some of it. Can psyllium be a pill?
This is what I am taking as directed by my health food store clerk (quite an expert)
fiber smart powder once a day
cleanse smart- two in the morning and two in the evening, but they are in different bottles
oil smart 3 a day
If I get too much fiber, the above and psyllium, will I get "bulked" up or bloated?
This is all so new to me.....
First: I think you can take add one shake of psyllium if you really pay attention to your body reaction. If you feel too much discomfort is not good. In my experience your body tells you what is better. One shake of Fiber Smart in the morning and one shake of Psyllium at night seem reasonable to me.
The psyllium I have taken is this:
Yerba Prima Psyllium Husks formulations help to promote regularity.
Ingredients: Psyllium seed husks.
Their website is this:
I believe you can find this product at your health store. There are also another brands that sell the Psyllium also.
The shakes are recommended instead the pills because the cleansing process begins in the mouth. But since you are already taking the FiberSmart, maybe it is a good option to take the pills. BE AWARE ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS. Make sure you buy plain psyllium. Some brands have psyllium mixed with Senna or cascara Sagrada and those products should not be taken on an everyday basis. Do not buy pills with Senna or Cascara Sagrada. (Sometimes I have taken Cascara Sagrada in order to relief extreme constipation and in that case is O.K. but not everyday )
One option for pills is this:
The ingredients seem to be O.K.in this pills.
hi, i've never had problems with dairy products, and i only consume them at very small amounts. when i cleanse they are almost non existant if not totally gone from my diet. for me the big no no when i cleanse is grain. wheat especially since i am also dealing with pesky candida...it's in my gut partying hard...and i have a feeling it's stuck really well to my intestinal walls. i've seen the tip of the iceberg come out. yuck.
thanks for your advice tho. i think i will try taking some cayenne pepper to dry things out a bit. i've heard that milk curd...i have an east indian recipe from a woman who healed herself with dairy...is really good tho. you boil milk and add lemon. it curdles. you collect that and eat it with Sea Salt . it's very healing and does me wonders...also making your own yoghurt is very beneficial. but like all things, don't overdo...and for those that have lactose issues stay away till the flora in the gut recovers! too bad organic milk is so expensive tho...