Sunday, January 1, 2012

Konsyl Fiber review and giveaway

Is losing weight or getting healthy on your list of New Year's resolutions? If so, you might want to continue reading :-)

Konsyl Fiber products contain psyllium fiber, a soluable fiber that has many health benefits including:
relieve constipation (even when pregnant)
relief from various gastrointestinal disorders including diverticulosis, Crohn's disease, acid reflux, and Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Enhance weight loss
decrease cholesterol levels
reduce the chance of developing hemorrhoids (especially important when pregnant)
lower the risk of heart disease

Do you know how much fiber you should be getting per day? I didn't (and I definitely wasn't getting the recommended amount). The ADA recommends:
38 grams for men 21-50 years of age
30 grams for men over 50 years of age
25 grams for women 21 to 50 years of age
21 grams for women over 50 years of age

I was sent 2 Konsyl products to try: Konsyl Original formula (which is a powder that you mix with liquid) and the Konsul capsules. I was also sent a mixing cup which is a very good thing to have if you are using the original formula. Simply mixing it up with a spoon just doesn't do it (trust me!). You definitely need the shaker cup so that you don't have clumps of fiber in your juice. I would not recommend mixing this with water. I did not like the taste with just water, definitely use a juice! I far prefer the capsules because they are so much easier for me and I don't have to wash the mixing cup each time, but I know there are people who aren't fond of pills.

I chose these 2 products to try because they do not have any artificial sugars and I have a sensitivity to artificial sugar. Just wanted to let you guys know just in case you have any issues with artificial sugars or try to avoid them.

One tip - be sure to increase your liquid consumption when adding fiber to your diet. It aids with the digestion. Also, add it slowly to your diet so you don't cause yourself any tummy issues if you know what I mean.

I have only been taking my fiber for about a week now, but I have noticed that I do feel fuller (I take mine before meals) and I am hoping that it makes a difference for me. I don't have any cholesterol issues, so I am not using it to lower mine, but it's a great benefit!

Konsyl wants you to try their fiber products too! They are giving one of my readers their choice of one of the following products:
· Konsyl Original Formula 450g (SRP $19.00)
· Konsyl Psyllium Caps 100's (SRP $9.50) listed on Amazon for $9.58
· Konsyl Orange Sugar Free Packets 30's (SRP $9.50)
· Konsyl Balance 300g (SRP $13.50)

If you pick one of the ones that need to be mixed, they will send you a shaker cup like I received to make sure that you can get your fiber mixed thoroughly. It keeps you from getting clumps too! The fiber absorbs liquid quickly.

MANDATORY ENTRY - tell me which product you want to try.

Additional entries (leave a separate comment for each):

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This giveaway will end January 15th. As long as comments are open, you can still enter.

Disclosure - I was sent the 2 products for free to facilitate my review. I was not financially compensated.


Anonymous said...

I would like to try the capsules please :)

Anonymous said...

I like you on FB

Anonymous said...

I'm a google friend

sherry L. said...

I would like original

Anonymous said...

I would like any of the fiber products. I've had good results with other brands.

Anonymous said...

I would like to try Konsyl Psyllium Caps 100's.

Anonymous said...

I like Saving with Brandi through Facebook.

Anonymous said...

I'm a GFC follower.

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the original formula

Anonymous said...

As a GNC follower this is a great deal. I love their products

Anonymous said...

I would like to try to capsules. I have tried other brands of fiber and would like to try this one as well.