IBS and Fiber Supplements

Fiber supplements are useful for those who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Fiber supplements can be used long-term and have no side effects. Fiber supplements such as Metamucil and Citrucel are available in the traditional powder form, but there are wafer, tablet, and capsule supplements as well. Using fiber supplements is an inexpensive way to help keep IBS under control.

Fast Facts:

  • Some fiber supplements contain psyllium fiber which can irritate the intestines of some people.
  • Always use a fiber supplement that is free of additives such as chemical laxatives.
  • Using fiber supplements will make your stools softer and easier to pass.