AIM Herbal Fiberblend Vegicaps (280 capsules)
- Psyllium, for soluble and insoluble fiber, along with effective herbs
- Supports a high-fiber intake for digestive and overall health
- Promotes regular bowel movements
- Cleanses the body and eliminates toxins
AIM Herbal Fiberblend – Digestive issues comprise the number one health problem in North America. And our bodies are becoming increasingly polluted with toxins found in the environment and in the foods we eat.
Getting adequate fiber and cleansing, (aka detoxifying) are two often overlooked elements of maintaining not only digestive health but also whole body health.
AIM Herbal Fiberblend provides the fiber that is often lacking in our diets and it contains cleansing herbs. This unique combination provides the perfect way to maintain your digestive health, keep your digestive system clean, and experience other benefits that are indicative of whole body health.
Benefits of AIM Herbal Fiberblend
- Helps maintain whole body health
- Helps maintain digestive health
- Helps maintain regular bowel movements
- Detoxifies—removes toxins from the body
- Reduces transit time—provides more thorough evacuation of waste
- Water-soluble fiber helps maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels
- Fiber may reduce incidences of diverticulosis, colon cancer, and appendicitis
- More than 22 years of safe and beneficial use by AIM Members
- Contains psyllium and cleansing herbs
- Contains 5 grams of fiber per one-tablespoon (7 g) serving
- Simple, “one-step” detoxification product
Fiber has long been recognized as one of the best food ingredients for maintaining bowel regularity and preventing constipation. Because it normalizes bowel movements, it can also be used to treat and manage chronic diarrhea. Consuming fiber reduces transit time and results in a more thorough evacuation of waste materials. It is thought to improve all aspects of colon function. Fiber is found only in fruits and plants. It is an indigestible complex carbohydrate and, therefore, adds few, if any, calories to the diet. There are two main types of fiber—water-soluble and insoluble. Both types of fiber are required in the daily diet, in the recommended ratio of 3:1 insoluble fiber to water-soluble fiber.
Water-soluble fiber dissolves in water and is found in oat bran, legumes, psyllium, nuts, beans, pectins, and various fruits and vegetables. It forms a bulky gel in the intestine that regulates the flow of waste materials through the digestive tract.
Water-soluble fiber may lower cholesterol by preventing the reabsorption of bile acids. Bile acids are made from cholesterol, and after they aid fat digestion, fiber binds with them and escorts them out of the body. The liver then has to pull more cholesterol from the blood.
Water-soluble fiber may also stabilize blood sugar by slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates into the blood. Plus, it can lower blood sugar levels. Researchers have found that increasing fiber intake results in a decrease in the body’s need for insulin. Psyllium supplementation, in particular, has been shown to improve blood sugar levels in diabetics.
Fiber in the diet
In 2001, the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine established an Adequate Intake (AI) recommendation for total daily fiber intake. For adults who are 50 years of age and younger, the AI recommendation for total fiber intake is 38 g/day for men and 25 g/day for women. For adults over 50 years of age, the recommendation is 30 g/day for men and 21 g/day for women.
Studies have found that in populations with high-fiber diets, the incidences of colon cancer, appendicitis, and diverticulosis are very low. Industrialized countries, which largely have diets high in fat and low in fiber, have high incidences of these diseases.
Because fiber is low in calories, it can be added to your diet, providing a greater feeling of satiety without significantly increasing your caloric intake. The fiber found in fruits and plants serves as a source of complex carbohydrate, which most nutritionists consider to be a healthy choice. In addition, fiber’s ability to stabilize blood sugar may also curb the desire to snack. In other words, you may find yourself eating less. This is beneficial in weight-loss programs.
The body does have a system in place for detoxifying harmful toxins. The most important cleansing organ is the liver. Eliminative channels include the bowels (the digestive system), kidneys, skin, lungs, and lymphatic system.
When the body is not overburdened with toxins and is performing well, blood carries toxins to the liver, which uses enzymes to detoxify harmful substances. They are rendered harmless or converted into a water-soluble form that is eliminated via the urine or feces.
Unfortunately, this system can handle only so many toxins and was designed for “natural” toxins, not the man-made ones we have to deal with today. For example, protection against alcohol is built into our genes. One gene codes an enzyme to convert alcohol into substances that the body can use or excrete.
Our body does not, however, always know how to handle the new toxins in our lives. It cannot understand how to excrete them, and they may accumulate to harmful quantities or be converted to odd, unknown substances that can interfere with metabolism.
Today, there are different ways to cleanse the body. Among these are baths and hydrotherapy, diet and nutrition, herbs, chelation, and exercise. Herbal supplementation, often in conjunction with other methods, has been used for ages and is one of the most popular ways to cleanse. Herbs are said to promote cleansing by eliminating toxins from the organs and systems of the body.
The ingredients in Herbal Fiberblend work together to help your body help itself. Following are the names of the herbal ingredients and their functions.
Alfalfa – Medicago sativa – Relieves constipation and reduces cholesterol
Black walnut hulls – Juglans nigra – Reduces intestinal parasites and improves bowel movement
Capsicum – (fruit) – Capsicum annum – Promotes cleansing of the circulatory and digestive systems; regulates blood pressure
Cascara sagrada – Rhamnus purshiana – Acts as a laxative, stimulating evacuation from the bowels; promotes peristaltic action (muscular contractions in the digestive system)
Hibiscus flower – Hibiscus sabdariffa – Lubricates the intestinal tract
Irish moss – Chondrus crispus – Helps form bulky stools
Licorice root – Glycyrrhiza glabra – Acts as an antiinflammatory and antispasmodic
Marshmallow root – Althaea officinalis – Acts as a mucilage, a sticky substance with adhesive qualities
Mullein – Verbascum thapsus – Soothes stomach cramps
Oatstraw – Avena sativa – Soothes stomach cramps
Passionflower – Passiflora incarnata – Calms the nervous system and soothes an irritable bowel
Psyllium – Plantago ovata – Helps form bulky stools and softens stools; is a natural source of fiber; removes excess cholesterol
Pumpkin seeds – Cucurbita pepo – Expels parasites
Rose hips – (fruit) – Rosa canina – Has a calming effect to reduce stress; helps fight infection
Senna (capsules only) – Senna alexandria – Acts as a laxative, stimulating evacuation from the bowels; promotes peristalsis
Shavegrass – Equisetum arvense – Expels parasites
Slippery elm bark – Ulmus rubra – Acts as a mucilage, a sticky substance with adhesive qualities
Violet – Viola odorata – Cleanses and expels parasites
Witch hazel – Hamamelis virginiana – Acts as a mucilage, a sticky substance with adhesive qualities
Yucca – Yucca schidigera – Acts as a laxative, stimulating evacuation from the bowels
NON-GMO, VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE