Short Read Summary

  • Eating enough dietary fiber is known to reduce your risk and/or improve health status for dozens of the most common health conditions
  • Almost all Americans are falling short of the recommended daily fiber intake
  • Supplements can help fill the gaps to reach daily goals, especially in picky eaters
  • You need to be careful when selecting fiber supplements because many are actually junk food disguised as healthy fiber sources
  • Some fibers promote healthy bacteria and others do not
  • Some fibers cause more gas and bloating than others

Tell me More!

You've heard it all before - if you want to be healthy, you need to eat more vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, and whole grains. But why these foods? What makes them so special? There are plenty of things that make these foods good for us including the vitamins, minerals, and other plant nutrients (called "phytonutrients") that they contain, but one thing that these foods all have in common that is often overlooked is their high fiber content.
 
The health benefits that have been attributed to high fiber diets is truly overwhelming. There are tens of thousands of published peer-reviewed research articles that confirm the benefits fiber has in medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, inflammatory bowel disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, and many more. Some of the reported benefits include:

  • Decreased inflammatory response in the digestive tract1
  • Improved absorption of nutrients1,2
  • Promote the growth of natural and beneficial probiotic bacteria3–5
  • Improve digestion of other foods
  • Slower absorption of sugars, improving blood sugar levels8–11
  • Lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides12–14
  • Promotes healthy bowel movements5
  • Makes a person feel fuller longer, aiding in weight loss4,15–18
  • Improves serum lipid and cholesterol levels, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes11,19–21

How Much Fiber do I Need?

We've known for decades that we need to be consuming more fiber, yet less than 5% of the American population regularly consumes the recommended 25 grams/day for women, or the 38 grams/day for men.22,23 Many health care professionals would recommend aiming even higher for 40 – 50 grams of fiber per day, depending on total caloric intake. A study conducted at Harvard and published in the BMJ added to the body of evidence supporting fiber intake in heart disease. This study showed that after surviving a heart attack, the people that increased their fiber intake to the recommended 14 grams per 1,000 calories had a 35% reduction in cardiac mortality and a 31% reduction in all-cause mortality.24

Supplementing Fiber

It's a wonderful idea for people to try an obtain their daily fiber goals entirely from natural food sources, but as mentioned before, fewer than 5% of the American population is routinely getting enough fiber even when using supplements and fortified foods.  Pinnaclife Prebiotic Fiber makes it easier than ever before to boost the fiber content of your diet using a naturally derived fiber from non-GMO corn.  You can easily incorporate Pinnaclife Prebiotic Fiber into your meals to start experiencing the health benefits today!


Features of Pinnaclife Prebiotic Fiber

Pinnaclife Prebiotic Fiber is composed of soluble fiber, meaning that it dissolves completely, even in cold beverages. This means that when you mix Prebiotic Fiber into your food or beverage, it is completely free from grit and lumps. It is flavorless and odorless so it will not alter the taste or smell of your food or beverage. Prebiotic Fiber is also heat and acid stable, meaning it does not break down into simple sugars like some other prebiotic fibers do when they are heated up or added to acidic foods like spaghetti sauce or orange juice.25 The digestion-resistant maltodextrin used in Pinnaclife Prebiotic Fiber is a slow-fermenting fiber, so it does not cause excessive gas and bloating that is commonly experienced with fast-fermenting prebiotic fibers like inulin (from chicory) and fructooligosaccharides (FOS).26,25

To boost the fiber content for you and your family, try adding Pinnaclife Prebiotic Fiber to:

  • shakes and smoothies
  • yogurt
  • tea, coffee, juice
  • salad dressings
  • soups and stews
  • macaroni and cheese
  • pizza sauce
  • meatloaf
  • oatmeal
  • batters, dough
  • mashed potatoes
  • sauces (spaghetti, marinara, gravy, etc.)
  • dips and spreads (guacamole, hummus, queso, salsa, etc.)

To determine how much fiber to add to a food or beverage, consider how many people you are serving and add no more than 1 serving of Prebiotic Fiber for every intended serving of the dish you are preparing. For example, if you intend on 4 people eating the mashed potatoes you are preparing, add up to 4 servings of Prebiotic Fiber, stir well, and serve as you normally would. Adding Prebiotic Fiber to baked goods may require slight adjustments to other ingredients in the recipe such as flour or cornstarch.

Be aware that some foods and supplements that are thought to be healthy because of their fiber content such as cereals, fiber bars, baked beans, and juices may not be as healthy as you think because of other ingredients like added sugar and salt. Pinnaclife Prebiotic Fiber is formulated so that it is completely free from:

  • animal products
  • added sugars
  • gluten, wheat
  • milk
  • soy
  • egg
  • sodium
  • yeast
  • synthetic dyes
  • artificial flavorings
  • preservatives

Not only do you get the benefits of the Prebiotic Fiber, but the addition of Olivamine 10 Max, grapevine/red wine extract, and green tea extract adds even more benefits by providing patented antioxidant support.  Start your path to good health today with Pinnaclife Prebiotic Fiber!

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  • Kyle Hilsabeck, PharmD., is the Vice President of Pharmaceutical Affairs at McCord Holdings and licensed by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.  He completed bachelors degrees in biology and biochemistry at Wartburg College before earning his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Upon graduation, he completed a community pharmacy practice residency through the University of Iowa where he focused primarily on nutritional aspects of care including the use of vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements.  He has taught courses for the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy on vitamins, minerals, herbs, and nutritional supplements and given many presentations on the subject as well.  He has a passion for improving patient care specifically with regards to the safety and quality of the nutritional supplements and health information people use.


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