Ultimate Fiber Review

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What You Should Know

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There is nothing worse than trying to lose weight only to find the scale creeping up. Some dieters will do anything to lose weight, even use a product like Ultimate Fiber. Ultimate Fiber is more than a fiber supplement. The supplement contains a natural laxative, which could cause the colon and intestines to stop working efficiently. With prolonged use, products like Ultimate Fiber are required to have a bowel movement. Dieting may reduce the number of bowel movements because the dieter is eating less food, but constipation is not healthy. Taking a product like Ultimate Fiber can relieve occasional constipation.

List of Ingredients

Proprietary Blend: Psyllium Powder, Marshmallow Powder, Slippery Elm Powder, Lactobaccillus Acidophilus, FOS.

Product Features

Psyllium powder is one of the more common sources of fiber used in weight loss supplements. Typically, this ingredient is used as an appetite suppressant because fiber slows digestion and makes the dieter feel full. Psyllium is associated with allergic reactions and negative side effects like swelling in the throat. To prevent this reaction, the dieter needs to drink plenty of water when taking supplements like Ultimate Fiber. If the dieter has an allergic reaction they should stop taking the supplement and any other products that contain psyllium.

Psyllium should not be taken within two hours of prescription medication. It can reduce the effectiveness of these medications. If the dieter takes multiple medications throughout the day, they may wish to consult the prescribing physician before taking Ultimate Fiber.

Marshmallow powder and slippery elm are known to have laxative effects. Laxatives may cause dehydration and loss of potassium. In extreme cases, electrolyte imbalance occurs, which can lead to death. Dieters should take this supplement for only a few days. If constipation is chronic, medical attention may be required.

Lactobaccillus acidophilus is a healthy addition to any diet, but it is useless in a laxative. The laxative effects will wash out the healthy bacteria. Dieters should always take lactobacillus acidophilus supplements after finishing a cleanse, not during.

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Advantages

  • Contains fiber.
  • Fiber may reduce hunger.
  • Contains only a few ingredients.
  • Ingredients are listed online.
  • Can be purchased online.

Disadvantages

  • Contains laxatives.
  • Laxatives should not be used for weight loss.
  • Should not be used for more than a few days.
  • Laxatives are appropriate for occasional weight loss and nothing more.
  • Costs more than a healthy diet and exercise.

Conclusion

Eat better, move more and add plenty of fiber and water to your diet and you will not have to worry about constipation. Ultimate Fiber is a laxative supplement not just a source of fiber. Dieters should not use laxatives for weight loss nor should they use products like this for more than a few days.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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