Re: Stool problems
Metamucil is a water soluble fiber supplement that absorbs fluids and slows down your BMs. Insoluble fiber causes contractions of your intestines to move your BMs. A person is suppose to intake 25 to 35 grams of fiber daily --- It is suppose to be divided between soluble and isoluble fiber.
Insoluble fiber is all fruits and all veggies. Soluble fiber is in inside of all grains, beans and peas and all root veggies. Psyllium seed husk fiber, as well as other fiber that absorb fluids. When adding fiber to you diet, it will produce GAS until your GI system gets use to it--- then it will go away--- So, start off slowly!!
There is no fiber in all meats, seafoods or dairy products!! I don't know what Yakult is. But, with loose stools it is good to take an enteric coated probiotic supplement--- I use Ultamate 10 by the Vitamin Shoppe.
Wish you well---Harry
Last edited by Harry; 05-02-2012 at 10:19 PM.