Psyllium: Its exceptional richness in mucilaginous psyllium fibre confers it properties that relieve constipation by reducing the total duration of the intestinal transit. Furthermore, psyllium (plantago ovata) is now recognized to help reduce slightly elevated cholesterol blood levels as well as relieve diverticulosis and irritable bowel syndrome.
Licorice: Recognized as an anti-inflammatory, Licorice effectively relieves the irritated mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract. Its antibacterial properties confers it the capacity to fight against certain intestinal pathogens.
Red Elm: The mucilage content of Red Elm protects and relieves irritated intestinal mucous membranes. It also aids in preventing diarrhea. Furthermore, Red Elm is recognized to calm multiple inflammations of the digestive tract, in particular the ones affecting the intestines (ex.: colitis).
Hibiscus: Abundantly cultivated in tropical regions and in Europe, the Hibiscus flower is recognized for its virtues as a mild laxative for the intestines.
Research Based Claims
An excellent source of dietary fibre for the maintenance of good health.
Provides gentle relief from occasional constipation.
Reviews for INTESFIB – Organic Fibre capsules (1)
Elevated cholesterol levels.
Adults: Take 6 capsules once or twice a day, with water or juice, in the morning before breakfast and/or at bedtime or, as directed by your health care practitioner. Follow with an additional glass of liquid. Maintain adequate fluid intake during the day.
Take 2 hours before or after taking other medications.
Laxative effect observed 12-24 hours after first dose, and may take 2-3 days.
Optional: Take during the day (not immediately prior to bedtime).
Caution: Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen or if laxative effect does not occur within seven days.
Consult a health care practitioner immediately if you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or fever (as these could be signs of abnormal constrictions of the gastrointestinal tract, diseases of the oesophagus and/or the superior opening of the stomach (cardia), potential or existing intestinal blockage, paralysis of the intestine, megacolon, faecal impaction, inflamed bowel or appendicitis).
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking medications which inhibit peristaltic movement (e.g. opioids, loperamide).
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a liver disorder.
Consult a healthcare practitioner if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not use if you have difficulty swallowing.
Do not use if you have diabetes mellitus in which blood sugar is difficult to regulate.
Do not use if you are experiencing a sudden change in bowel habits that has persisted for more than 2 weeks, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, or failure to defaecate following the use of another laxative product.
Do not use if you are taking thiazide diuretics, cardiac glycosides, corticosteroids, stimulant laxatives or other medications which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance.
Do not use if you have hypokalemia, high blood pressure, or a kidney or cardiovascular disorder.
Known Adverse Reactions:
Hypersensitivity, such as allergy, has been known to occur following inhaled and/or ingested psyllium; in which case, discontinue use.
You may be dehydrated. Fibers need lots of water, remember to drink at least 6 glasses of water a day! Some intestines may needs more time to get used to a high fiber intake. It happens rarely, but some people react this way. It is preferable in this case to decrease the dosage by half and split the intake to once in the morning and once in the evening until your body gets accustomed to the fibre.
On the contrary, IntesFib helps sluggish intestines to regain their regularity and does not create habituation. Psyllium fibers are extremely important as they clean while sweeping the inside of the intestine and help facilitate the evacuation of the harmful waste from the body.