USANA Fibergy Active – All Important Digestive Health
Digestive health is more critical and more overlooked than we realize. A healthy gut helps to maintain a general sense of well-being and to ward off infection.
When gut health is compromised with upset stomachs or bowel irregularities, it can affect moods, cause anxiety and stress to begin with. Fiber helps keep digestion smooth, and it’s usually available from soluble and insoluble fibers in our diet. But in our busy modern lives, USANA’s Fibergy Active offers support for gut health that’s easy to access and supplement a meal that cannot fully meet your body’s fibre requirements.
USANA’s Fibergy Active offers a hefty 9 grams of fiber per serving. It doesn’t contain any sugar and has only 15 calories per serving. With this supplement, you can get your dietary fibre needs without taking in extra calories.
The ingredients present in USANA Fibergy Active include:
- Fructooligosaccharides, insoluble fibre, and natural sweetener derived from fruits. It helps to add texture and low-GI value to your diet and maintain good blood sugar levels.
- Sugarcane fibre, an increasingly popular source of soluble fibre that can create feelings of satiety.
- Apple, blueberry and raspberry extracts for antioxidants and phytochemicals that improve digestion in combination with fibres.
- Inulin, a prebiotic that improves the diversity of flora in your gut, complements the work of fibre in your body for overall digestive health.
Gluten-Free, Non-GMO Fiber Encouraging Satiety & Gut Health
The fibre present in USANA Fibergy Active is derived from sugarcane and a blend of fruit fibers like raspberry, apple, and blueberry fibers. It is gluten-free and non-GMO fiber, which means anyone can use it without concern.
The potential health benefits of natural fiber from sugarcane have been studied in recent years. It is the organic fibre produced in the sugarcane industry. A comparative study in Louisiana State University of various types of fibres – sugarcane fibre, psyllium, and cellulose – found sugarcane fibre induced the least amount of weight gain. Sugarcane fibre was also found to increase satiety by triggering the relevant gut hormones—feelings of satiety help to manage weight in weight loss programs. Fibre will stave off hunger pangs and prevent overeating or snacking.
Dietary fibre like sugarcane fibre is low-GI. Low-GI foods are known to improve insulin function in the body and prevent insulin resistance. It is not always easy to find low-GI food products that can lend variety and nutrition to your meals daily. Fibergy Active thus plays the role of a low-GI supplement that can help with improving glucose tolerance throughout the day.
Quality Blend of Fibers for Regularity & Gut Flora Diversity
Maintaining the diversity of good bacteria in your gut is vital for good health. Good bacteria will be more efficient in metabolizing fiber and keeping the bowel movements regular and in order. Regularity is essential to keeping the clockwork of the body working in top order.
Prebiotics for Overall Health
Prebiotics like inulin have been studied in recent years for their ability to alter the microbial environment of the gut for the better. Inulin present in USANA Fibergy Active will help to active certain gut bacteria like bifidobacteria, known to reduce markers of inflammation associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The fruit fibers present in Fibergy Active will introduce phyto-nutrients and polyphenols into your system. The berry extracts present in the supplement are rich in polyphenols. These compounds are known to inhibit the growth of bad bacteria in the gut and maintain good bacteria like bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, etc. To support your gut even more, USANA Probiotic has a concentrated volume of the good bacteria
Overall, pre-biotics from dietary fibers are very good for the gut. The gut flora can ferment pre-biotics to squeeze out energy and other valuable compounds like short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), which also have important roles to play in a healthy body.
A Blend of Soluble and Insoluble Fibers
There are two types of dietary fibres that the body can benefit from. Soluble fibres attract water and turn to gel during digestion. It helps to prevent constipation and keep the bowel movements regular.
On the other hand, insoluble fibres add weight and bulk to stool and help food pass more quickly through the stomach and the intestines. It helps to prevent constipation.
The combination of soluble and insoluble fibres in Fibergy Active is necessary for maintaining good digestive health.
Non-flavored to Add to Your Nutrimeal Shake and Smoothie
Fibergy Active is easy to take. The non-flavoured supplement can be added to your shake or smoothie for quick fibre on a busy day. You can take it with yogurt or green drinks, or any meal replacement shakes you may already be taking. We recommend blending it with the USANA Nutrimeal smoothie for the best results, which will give you a boost of energy and nutrients along with fibre for good overall health.
Instead of sugar, the supplement contains some natural sweeteners that make it pleasant to consume. Sweeteners from fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are alternative sweeteners that have between 30 to 50 percent sweetness levels than sugar used in commercial syrups. There’s even some evidence that suggests these low-calorie, non-digestible carbs can help to improve the texture and taste of food, and also aid immunity.
4 Health Benefits of Dietary Fiber
- Dietary fibers are essential for your body to function normally. It is vital for supporting heart health.
- Fibre is also essential for the management of and prevention of diabetes by helping to normalize blood sugar levels
- Aids in lowering cholesterol
- Satiety helps to prevent overeating and obesity markers that impact cardiovascular health negatively.
Since fiber helps to maintain insulin sensitivity in the body, you can enjoy steady insulin levels throughout the day when you give your body the daily recommended dose of fibers it needs.
The recommended intake for fibers tends to be higher than the intake of the average adult. The average adult is getting 12 to 15 grams of dietary fibre from their meals every day. Taking USANA Fibergy Active will help you raise those numbers to the recommended 25 grams to 30 grams of fibre you need daily.
You can also achieve an increase in Fiber by eating healthier, vegetable and fruit based diet.