Reference Guide for DIETARY FIBERS
DIETARY FIBER Overview
Fiber is the part of the food that cannot be broken down by the enzymes in the digestive tract, so fiber passes through without being absorbed. Fibers have an intestinal cleansing action, which keeps the digestive tract clean. A diet rich in fiber is protective against a wide variety of diseases, including heart disease, cancer of the colon and rectum, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis and obesity. See References.
Acts as a detoxifier by eliminating heavy metals and toxins from the body; slows down the absorption of sugar; lessens the severity of diabetes; is an excellent source of soluble fiber which lowers cholesterol levels and regulates blood pressure; reduces the risk of heart disease and prevents gallstones; contains anti-oxidant properties which protect the lining of blood vessels; improves stool consistency. More on APPLE PECTIN. See References.
Formulas that contain APPLE PECTIN: Maximus
Rids the intestinal tract of mucus; helps with coughs and persistent bronchitis by dissolving mucus in the upper respiratory tract; rids the body of pinworms; opens obstructions of the liver, spleen and gall bladder; relaxes the smooth muscle lining of the digestive tract to help expel gas; has a mild estrogenic effect, meaning it acts like the female sex hormone, estrogen; relieves gastrointestinal spasms; effective in the treatment of gout; has shown to cure colic in infants.
Formulas that contain FENNEL SEED: Maximus
Acts as a broom sweeping the colon of toxic material, metabolic waste, and dried mucus; is excellent food for "friendly bacteria" in the intestine; contains lignans that have anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-cancer properties; contains lecithin which breaks up fats and cholesterol; contains mucilage which aids digestion by increasing bulk and preventing constipation; reduces the risk of colon cancer; helps stabilize blood glucose levels; fights tumor formation; enhances cardio-vascular health; acts as a buffer for excess stomach acid. More on FLAX SEED. See References.
A water soluble fiber that assists in lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels; keeps the gastrointestinal tract in good working order; helps prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulitis; aids in weight loss; reduces plaque buildup by suppressing the adhesive molecules which make blood cells stick to artery walls; reduces the risk of colon cancer; removes toxins; regulates blood glucose levels; lowers blood pressure; improves stool consistency. More on OAT BRAN. See References.
Formulas that contain OAT BRAN: Maximus
Contains mucilage that lubricates and cleanses the areas through which it passes; cleanses the large intestines and expels toxins; supplies pure bulk fiber that promotes normal bowel function; promotes a healthy colon; used to treat irritable bowel syndrome; reduces cholesterol and blood sugar levels; used to treat hemorrhoids and yeast infections. More on PSYLLIUM SEEDS. See References.
Formulas that contain PSYLLIUM SEEDS: Maximus
Is a water-soluble fiber that helps diabetics maintain appropriate blood sugar levels; lowers cholesterol levels; keeps the gastrointestinal tract in good working order; contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. More on RICE BRAN. See References.
Formulas that contain RICE BRAN: Maximus
Is the reproductive area or embryo from which the seed germinates to form the sprout that becomes the green wheat grass. It is a nutritious super food rich in B-Vitamins, Vitamin E, enzymes, and minerals. It is also rich in Octacosanol, which has shown to lower blood cholesterol, improve energy levels, enhance endurance and stamina; quickens reflexes, sparks alertness, and improves oxygen utilization. Helps prevent heart disease, strokes, and cancer. Consist of 30% protein and 15% soluble fiber. More on WHEAT GERM. See References
Formulas that contain WHEAT GERM: Maximus