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Old 02-07-2003, 02:43 PM   #1
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Post Metamucil vs Citrucel...is one better for you?

I have IBS and other yet-to-be-explained abdominal aches, pains, noises and problems. I've been taking Citrucel...I really like the effects. I tried switching to Metamucil and I got a terrilbe bout of gas and bloating...it was horrible. Now this is something I experience occassionally anyway...but I associated it with the Metamucil. So I went back to Citrucel.
however, I know that Citrucel is synthetic and Metamucil is natural. Can the citrucel do any damage in the long run? Is one any better than the other in terms of over-all health of your body. Thanks for the clarification!!

 
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Old 02-07-2003, 08:09 PM   #2
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From all that I have read about both Metamucil and Citrucel --- They are both safe to take daily.

The gas caused by psyllium is that it gets brokendown by intestinal bacteria, ferments and produces gas. But, with most people as they get use to it the GAS goes away.

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