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2 Best Fibers for Constipation Relief

You might have heard the importance fiber has on your diet, but there are several different types of fiber that help your body in a unique way. Fiber is known for keeping you feel full longer, regulating your bowel movements, and keeping your gut in balance.

You may feel a little uncomfortable discussing your bowel movements with your doctor, but constipation is the most common gastrointestinal problem, affecting roughly 42 million Americans. Constipation occurs when you're unable to have a bowel movement, or you are only able to have two or fewer a week. Anyone is susceptible to having constipation, but it occurs more in women.

What are some causes of constipation?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), travel, pregnancy, not drinking enough water, the aging process, health conditions like diabetes, and certain medications can all be reasons for your constipation.

What are the two best fibers for constipation?
  • Glucomannan
  • Chitosan
Dr. Mike discusses what constipation is, the important role fiber has on your digestive health, and the best fibers for constipation relief.