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Fibre - the gift that keeps on giving.

Fibre - the gift that keeps on giving.

Fibre has long been something I’ve sung from the rooftops to my patients. 
In more recent times, we’ve come to learn a lot more about the benefits of fibre - it’s more than just a bowel regulator and a happy trip to the bathroom.  Our hero product, The ABSOLUTE was created with this in mind, a simple teaspoon you can add to your regime with exponential benefits.

The majority of ingredients in The ABSOLUTE are both soluble and insoluble plant fibre (with the exception of MSM). Both are extremely important for overall health and wellbeing. Flaxseed and Chia are sources of insoluble fibre, meaning they do not break down in water but attract water to the bowels and support regular bowel movements.  Slippery Elm, Psyllium and Partially Hydrolysed Guar Gum (PHGG) are all forms of soluble fibre easily break down in water and become gel like in the colon helping to sooth, regulate and support overall gut integrity.

Let’s spotlight both soluble and insoluble Fibre;

Soluble fibre;

  • Fibre helps lower fat absorption assisting in weight management, as it forms a gel that blocks absorption.
  • Aids in balancing blood sugar, as it slows down digestion (meaning you are less likely to experience sharp blood sugar spikes) which helps reduce inflammation and regulate hormones.
  • Prevents some cholesterol from being broken down and digested, meaning it lowers cholesterol in various instances.
  • Soluble fibre feeds good gut bacteria.

Because of these reasons, soluble fibre can help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart disease, circulatory issues, diabetes and hormone issues like poly cystic ovarian syndrome. 

Insoluble Fibre;

  • It attracts water to the digestive tract, which helps to improve the efficiency and rate of the bowels.
  • Prevents constipation by supporting transition time without causing diarrhoea, pain or discomfort.
  • Helps to eliminate excess hormones which can contribute to conditions like endometriosis, as fibre is a binder for excess hormones, ready to be eliminated via the bowel.

Given this, insoluble fibre helps to reduce the risk of digestive problems including intestinal blockages, haemorrhoids, diverticulitis and other bowel related illness. It also helps to sweep the gut to support overall digestive health and may reduce the risk of related cancers.  What’s more, given its ability to help excess hormones leave the body, it can further be praised as it may assist in issues like hormonal headaches, heavy periods, period pain and more.

And yes, there is always more.  You may have heard me talk about synergy of ingredients - that is the impact that the interaction and sum of ingredients may have when combined.  Soluble and insoluble fibre both have great benefits on their own but when combined, they can help you feel satiated and fuller for longer and lower the risk of various illness including metabolic syndrome, obesity, hormone imbalances and more, because your body works as a whole not singular systems or in silos.

Knowing what ingredients you are putting in your body is integral. Simple inclusions, using food as medicine becomes therapeutic. It creates peace of mind knowing you are doing good for your body, in both specific and overall ways. That is why we called it The ABSOLUTE. The benefits are so numerous its kind of a marketing nightmare.

For me, fibre ticks a lot of boxes and as you can see, both insoluble and soluble fibre can really help up-level your health - by support blood sugar, healthy weight management, insulin sensitivity, diabetes, cholesterol, overall digestive health and hormones.  Just another sweet benefit of The ABSOLUTE.

Words by Nat Kringoudis

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