Fiber Choice is a chewable fiber supplement with prebiotics. No water is needed. How does it taste? How does it perform?
Why Use Fiber Choice, and What Is It?
Fiber Choice is a chewable fiber supplement with prebiotics distributed by GlaxoSmithKline. If you are concerned you're not getting enough fiber in your diet, but hate all those fiber drinks that you mix with water, this product might be for you. These are easy chewable tablets that require no water with ingestion.
Fiber Choice is said to improve digestive health, provide prebiotics (which "nourish probiotics – the ‘good’ bacteria in the digestive system"), and support the immune system. The website claims "FiberChoice chewable fiber supplements are simple, convenient, and contain a natural fiber that provides the regular benefits of fiber, while also helping support the immune system, digestive tract, and overall health."
The free sample I received was Fiber Choice Weight Management in strawberry flavor. This product is supposed to "help curb cravings and promote weight control" ("when used as part of a healthy diet and exercise program").
Appearance, Taste and Texture
I received a free sample which came with two pink chewable tablets (one serving). It came in a typical wrapping of waxy paper with aluminum appearance inside, much like you would see for individual pills or other similar samples. At the top of the front of the packet said, "Improved Flavor" in red and yellow, with the words "Fiber Choice" below it in a big green circle with white writing. Near the middle of the packet in a blue banner are the words "Weight Management." As far as curbing my appetitie, I didn't really notice any change.
The taste is very pleasant, a sweet strawberry with a very slight almost undetectable chalkiness. I enjoy the Fiber Choice Sugar Free Strawberry flavor. There is absolutely no aftertaste. The texture was very smooth. It is easy and pleasant to chew. After the first couple chews it almost melts in your mouth.
Nutritional Information and Ingredients
Many prebiotic and some fiber tablets tend to have gelatin as an ingredient, so I stay away from those products, but these didn't contain any gelatin. Per the package, the ingredients for the Fiber Choice Fiber Supplement Weight Management Sugar Free Strawberry are: Inulin (a natural vegetable fiber), sorbitol, artificial flavor, citric acid, magnesium stearate, green tea, FD&C Red 40 aluminum lake.
Serving size is 2 caplets, which contains 15 calories, 7 grams of total carbohydrates (4 grams of dietary fiber, or 16% of the daily recommended value, and 4 grams of soluble fiber). There is also 200 mcg of Chromium (167% of the daily recommended intake).
Promotions and Additional Information
Currently at FiberChoice.com there is an offer for a free sample with a coupon for $2.00 off any 90 count Fiber Choice product.
There are a variety of Fiber Choice products available, such as the Fiber Choice Weight Management reviewed here, as well as Fiber Choice plus Antioxidants, Fiber Choice plus Calcium, and regular Fiber Choice Chewable Tablets in a variety of fruity flavors. There is a wizard at the website that can help you choose the best Fiber Choice product for your lifestyle if you are unsure which of their products may be best for you.
Fiber Choice products can be purchased online at Amazon.com and Drugstore.com as well as CVS, Walgreens, Target, and other pharmacies and stores.
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