High Fibre Formula
The High Fibre Formula is a multi-fibres blend, providing 513mg of dietary fibre per capsule.
The high-quality fibre is derived from psyllium husk, flaxseed, sugar beet, prune juice, fig fruit, rhubarb, pectin and other naturally high-fibre foods and herbs.
High Fibre Formula will provide the user with a healthy combination of both insoluble and soluble fibre (a key ingredient to a healthy, varied and balanced diet). It is more than just roughage – it also provides cellulose, pectin, hemicellulose, lignin and gums.
Sugar beet fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk in two ways: the insoluble components of the fibre increase faecal bulk by absorbing water in the large intestine, while the soluble components are fermented by bacteria in the large intestine leading to an increase in bacterial mass. As such, this source of fibre may have a beneficial physiological effect for people who want to improve or maintain a normal bowel function.
Ideal support for regularity, an increase in faecal bulk, normal bowel function and a lower toxic load.
The High Fibre Formula is a multi-fibre formula in capsules, derived from a combination of psyllium husk, flaxseed, sugar beet, fenugreek, apple pectin, fennel seed, rhubarb, prune juice fruit extract, broccoli, carrot and fig fruit.
High Fibre Formula is a high fibre food supplement, which provides a combination of both insoluble and soluble fibre.
This combination is more than just roughage – it also provides cellulose, pectin, hemicellulose, lignin and gums. Sugar beet fibre, in particular, has been added to help contribute to bulk.
# Approved EFSA health claims:
- High fibre.
- Fibre is a key ingredient to a healthy, varied and balanced diet.
- Sugar beet fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk. Click here for EFSA scientific opinion.
Psyllium husk: Psyllium is a leafy-stemmed Eurasian plantain, the husks and seeds of which are used as a laxative and bulking agent in the treatment of constipation and, in some cases, obesity. Psyllium is naturally rich in dietary fibre, providing the extra fibre that so many people need in order to maintain regular and healthy bowels.
Flaxseed: Flaxseed is one of the best sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, a type of “good fat” that is generally missing from the Western diet. These acids can help to lower high cholesterol and high blood pressure, reduce elevated triglyceride levels and help to prevent blood clots. They can also lower elevated blood levels of the protein homocysteine, believed to be a major risk factor for heart disease.
Sugar beet fibre: Sugar beet fibre has been included in this formula because it has been scientifically proven to contribute to an increase in faecal bulk in two ways: the insoluble components of the fibre increase faecal bulk by absorbing water in the large intestine, while the soluble components are fermented by bacteria in the large intestine leading to an increase in bacterial mass. As such, this source of fibre may have a beneficial physiological effect for people who want to improve or maintain a normal bowel function.
Fenugreek: Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum ) is a bitter, medicinal herb that is loaded with antioxidants and has laxative and anti-parasitic effects. It also increases milk flow, stimulates the uterus, soothes irritated tissues, lowers fever, reduces blood sugar, improves digestion and promotes healing.
Apple pectin: Apples are a rich source of pectin: a naturally-occurring carbohydrate. Pectin is particularly good at helping to lower blood cholesterol levels. The liver pumps excess cholesterol into the bile, which then enters the intestines. If pectin is present in the intestines, it will bind with the cholesterol and take it out of the body.
Rhubarb root: Rhubarb is widely used as part of colon cleansing programmes, because it contains the following active ingredients: anthraquinones, emodin, tannins, flavonoids (including rutin) and several polyphenols. Rhubarb is a strong herbal laxative, astringent-bitter, gastric stimulant, anti-inflammatory, stomach tonic and antiseptic. It is also used for disorders of the liver, gallbladder and stomach.
Fennel seed: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a plant species in the genus Foeniculuma and is a highly aromatic and flavourful herb with both culinary and medicinal uses. For example, it can be used as an effective diuretic and as a potential treatment for hypertension. It contains anethole (a type of aromatic compound that occurs widely in natural essential oils), which can explain some of its health benefits. It also has carminative properties; in other words it prevents the formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract or facilitates the expulsion of that gas, thereby combating flatulence. It can also relax the intestines and reduce bloating caused by digestive disorders.
Prune juice: Prunes and their juice contain mild laxatives, including phenolic compounds and a number of different sugars like sucrose, fructose and sorbitol that help in drawing fluid into the intestines, thus helping the passage of waste out of the body. Research has shown that prune juice greatly helps in increasing the volume of fluid that remains in the waste passing through the intestine, while also causing contractions that aid bowel movement. Sorbitol, in particular, metabolises slowly to support healthy digestive processes. Prunes also contain high levels of antioxidants and dietary fibre (about 6% or 0.06g per gram of prune) and are therefore well-known for their contribution to the maintenance of a healthy bowel and alleviating constipation.
Broccoli: Broccoli is a rich source of carbohydrates, including dietary fibre. It therefore acts to support the digestive system, bowel regularity and stable blood sugar levels. It contains other essential nutrients like vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, magnesium, calcium and diindolylmethane – a potent modulator of the innate immune response system with anti-viral and anti-bacterial activity. As a cruciferous vegetable, broccoli is also high in natural organic sulphur, which is needed by the liver to carry out its detoxification processes. Sulphur-containing amino acids (such as taurine and cysteine) are necessary for the production of bile. It is important not to have sluggish bile flow, because this is a major exit route for toxins that the liver has broken down.
Carrot: The carrot gets its characteristic and bright orange colour from ß-carotene, which is metabolised into vitamin A in humans when bile salts are present in the intestines. Carrots are also rich in dietary fibre, antioxidants, minerals, essential enzymes and vitamins, including vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, biotin, potassium and thiamine. Carrots also contain lignin (which helps to strengthen the immune system) and folic acid (which helps to fight against harmful free radicals).
Fig fruit: Figs are one of the highest plant sources of calcium, fibre, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium and vitamin K. They also have smaller amounts of many other nutrients. Figs have a laxative effect and contain many antioxidants. They are a good source of flavonoids and polyphenols, including gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, syringic acid, (+)-catechin, (-)-epicatechin and rutin. Figs contain pectin and are a good source of the indigestible food fibre lignin, which retains water and helps bulk up the stool. Figs also contain ficin, a protein-breaking enzyme similar to papain in papaya and bromelain in pineapple. Together, pectin, lignin and ficin make figs a highly efficient laxative food.
As such, for best results of High Fibre Formula it should ideally be combined with our great-tasting and filling Vegan Superfood protein powder blends which:
- are dairy-free
- are non-GMO
- contain no added sugar
- contain no artificial colours
- contain no artificial sweeteners etc.
Also see our Vegan Superfood supplements for immunity and energy from natural ingredients and our Natural and 100% Vegan and natural fat burners for a healthy slimming, shielding your immune system and gain more energy levels .
100 capsules per pot
Take 1 or 2 capsules, 1 to 3 times per day or adjust intake as required.
Always take with a minimum of 250ml of water. Ideally take before an evening meal or split total intake over 2 meals.
Psyllium husk powder – 500mg
Flaxseed powder – 70mg
Sugar beet fibre – 60mg
Fenugreek powder – 40mg
Apple pectin powder – 20mg
Rhubarb extract 30:1 (equivalent to 450mg fresh rhubarb powder) – 15mg
Prune juice fruit extract 5:1 (equivalent to 50mg fresh prune juice) – 10mg
Broccoli extract 15:1 (0.5% sulphurophane) (equivalent to 75mg fresh broccoli powder) – 5mg
Carrot powder – 5mg
Fig fruit extract 4:1 (equivalent to 20mg fresh fig powder) – 5mg
Fennel seed powder – 5mg
Dietary fibre: 513mg per capsule.
Ingredients: Psyllium Husk Powder, Capsule: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) (Vegetarian), Flaxseed Powder, Sugar Beet Fibre Powder, Fenugreek Powder, Apple Pectin Powder, Rhubarb ext 30:1, Prune Juice Fruit ext 5:1, Broccoli ext 15:1, Carrot Powder, Fig Fruit ext 4:1, Fennel Seed Powder
Contains no added: artificial colours, flavourings, preservatives, dairy products, gluten, lactose, soya, sugar, wheat or yeast.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.