For most people yes, there is no evidence that taking fiber supplements each day, like psyllium husk, Metamucil and others are harmful. When starting a new supplement, it's best to ease into it and see how your body reacts. If you take too much fiber you can experience cramps, bloating, and gas. Always consult with your doctor if you have any concerns about how much fiber you should be taking each day.
Here are some suggestions based on category: 19-50 years (25 g/day) 51+ Years (21 g/day) Pregnant (28 g/day) Breastfeeding (29 g/day). Consult your doctor for the amount that is right for you.
Daily fiber softens the stool and makes it easier to pass, which helps lower the chances of constipation and bloating. For those who have loose, watery stools, daily fiber supplements may help make the stool solid because of water absorption which adds bulk to the stool. Staying consistent with your daily fiber goals can greatly improve your digestive and gut health.
It's typically best to spread out your high in fiber foods and supplements throughout the day. If you take our psyllium husk fiber supplement we suggest taking a capsule in the morning and in the evening. It's always best to consult your doctor to figure out what's best for your body's needs.
When it comes to getting enough fiber, it doesn't really matter what form the fiber comes in. It all depends on the individual person. Some like powders, others can't stand them. When it comes to capsules, it's a lot easier to measure how many grams you're getting per serving.