Works as advertised
I take this product for general gut health, this product helps me digest well and ensures I have a healthy stomach. I have not experienced any adverse reactions thus far.
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I've had IBS my whole life - debilitating cramps as far back as I can remember, constipation alternating with uncontrolled diarrhea.
Doctors couldn't come up with anything that helped, so I lived with it for decades without seeing a doctor again. 30+ years after I'd last seen a doctor, I had such an awful, embarassing experience that I thought I'd try again.
The doctor prescribed Metamucil original coarse. It was literally life changing! I take two teaspoons every morning after breakfast and another two before bed. I can eat anything - spicy, high fiber, you name it - with no problems.
Metamucil is a miracle cure!
Purchased in September 2019.
Best product I have tried
In August 2018 I had a bad accident in my home and suffered 3 broken ribs.
I was prescribed morphine for the pain but this caused severe diarrhoea which I had to deal with 24/7.
I had medical tests which revealed I had Collagenous Colitis. I was prescribed various products by my medical practitioners but still my condition continued. Not giving up I googled my embarassing condition and noted your product was recommended-so why not give it a go?.
Now after 11 months of severe discomfort and embarassing moments Metamucil powder has turned my life around. Just a simple dose each morning and my loose stools have changed to solid stools.
I cannot thank you guys enough for your amazing product
Purchased in July 2019 at Narraweena Pharmacy for A$20.00.
Lifesaver during pregnancy!
During my pregnancy I have had constipation off and on. My diet has been pretty normal and being able to use the loo only once every few days was taking its toll so I decided to try Metamucil, what a relief when I did! I now take it once a day and I have been able to keep my bowel movements regular. Absolutely a must have, especially during third trimester and even not being pregnant with the struggle to go.
I have found that Metamucil and Benefibre are not usable for me personally...
I have IBS and have recently found that I was gluten, lactose and fructose intolerant...I tried Metamucil and Benefibre and found I couldn't use either...the severe cramping I experienced was worse with these products...I had to stop using them...I believe it was because the product is based on wheat....I was never given any information by my GP or my specialist Gastroenterologist for managing IBS over the years.... except for using BioGlan100 probiotics...even with these I still suffered immensely with the severe cramping and my quality of lif...e was poor. I was forced to use Panadeine, Panadeine Forte (on script), to just manage the cramping I lived with... Due to my suffering... in desperation and at my daughter's request I went off wheat and gluten product, lactose, and fructose which was coming from many fruit and vegetables I was eating... I was introduced to FODMAP the diet....(research the diet derived by a Professor from Monash University) I followed these principles for a few months and would like to report I am much improved...I can even eat small amounts of fruit now...my life is much better...and I am so relieved that I no longer have to use painkillers all day long for relief...
Good for Gut;Good for Me
I've only just realised that my own biology could have been making Metamucil somewhat useless, so this an amended review. For years I've been taking Metamucil (smooth) , two teaspoons in 125 ml water, once a day just before eating. It does the (Lavatory) job very well at least 90% of the time, that's got to be a good thing, and as far as I can tell it also aids in promoting healthy gut conditions. I can recommend it and I've given it 4 Stars : Go Meta.
Overpriced and oversweet
My doctor suggested psyllium husk for cholesterol management, and directed me toward Metamucil. I tried both the orange and lemon "smooth" (lemon is quite nice) and then switched to the "natural coarse" type. The texture of this takes a bit of getting used to, but what surprised me was how sweet it is. It's basically fake sugar with husks.
I've since switched again to plain psyllium husks from the health food shop (taken in the same way - 2 tea spoons in a glass of water) and not only do these not have much of a taste, they don't stick to t...he side of the glass like the Metamucil version. Less than half the price as well. Metamucil does work as advertised for cholesterol and bowel health, but it contains too many extra additives/sweeteners and is over priced.
Helps but it’s disgusting!
I think it has been helping however it is disgusting, thick & gluggy & difficult to swallow. Can’t mix it in a cup of tea as it turns to jelly. ‘Orange’ flavour description is misleading - if it wasn’t so expensive I’d have thrown it out already. Going to try Beneful next time - it claims to be tasteless & you can mix it with food etc.
Sugar infested product
I can't believe I spent over $18 for what is effectively half a tub of sugar. They don't make it obvious on the packaging either. The product promises 100% Natural Psyllium and the nutritional info doesn't even mention carbs.
Like others have mentioned before, save money and get a genuine Natural Psyllium!
Saved me from the surgeon's knife
Just about to have an operation because of on going bowel problems; constipation is etc. Tried colonic irrigation and a host of other cures but, for some reason never tried Metamucil apart from the granular version which I didn't like and someone had told me it made the condition worse. Eventually after seeing their adverts tried Metamucil again, the non granular version, and it has cured me 100%.
If you're on Opiate Pain Medication, DO NOT USE
I am 21 years old in about a week. I have been on pain relief medication since I was 17 after severe problems that occured. Pain relief medications (opiods/opiates) cause constipation like some people wouldn't believe!!!! This Metamucil actually has written on the back:"Do not use in cases of pain relief or other medication induced constipation." So.. I shouldn't take it. Yet it is ALWAYS reccommended to me by EVERY Doctor I have ever gone to. Doctors are lacking so much knowledge in SO many areas (especially the Opiate Pain Relief area!) They ...say they have no addiction.. no withdrawals (physical & emotional/mental pain when coming off the meds.) Anyway I thought I'd say - this Metamucil made me sooo big and bloated. Sorry for TMI but.. Made all the crap just bulk up so much so.. that it was sooo big. .. would have destroyed my "exit" if I tried to get it out..it's definitely not for us with chronic constipation. I go to the bathroom maybe once every 5 days on the norm.... sometimes (like more recently) I go weeks without going.. I would love to have a normal system again, oh what I'd give to just be able to crap. I'd feel so much better.. lol sorry for tmi. But it's true. Being CONSTANTLY bloated and big with abdominal pain and gurgling all the time..
It works well, but the taste? Not so much.
When I was in primary school, I had constant constipation. I took metamucil, it was strawberry flavour then. It was sweeter than a normal strawberry, which I don't have a sweet tooth. I took it anyway.
It took about two weeks to adjust, and I felt lighter (as in not bloating) and I didn't have constipation as bad.
When I was in year seven, a new flavour came to my pharmacist and I asked mum to try it out. Orange flavour is nice.
Now I have finished highschool, the Orange flavour is not as nice as it used to be. It doesn't even taste li...ke orange, so maybe my taste buds are playing up. I would recommend it to anyone over the age of three who has terrible constipation and has a sweet tooth. Now I am searching for the right laxative for me. If I was in year seven still, I would rate it 5 stars!
But I just read the second ingredient is aspartame and I am not impressed. I have Crohns and I am going to tell absolutely anyone who will listen that is what is in it and it is not a nice additive/chemical. I mean it works but what will the other ingredients do long term. Do your research on all the ingredients including aspartame before you promote Metamucils complete benefits. I reckon a company your size knows you just know how to market it. I AM NOT HAPPY THAT I HAVE BEEN TAKING IT FOR THE LAST 12 MONTHS.
Questions & Answers
My doctor recommended 1 to 2 tablespoons metamucil per day as i have haemurrhoids
Trird this ended up with diarrhoea
The Natural Granular Metamucil lists ingredients as "psyllium husk powder, sucrose". However, further down it says "Phenylketorurics: contains phenylalanine".
There is NO phenylalanine in sucrose (nor psyllium husk) so WHY does it say this? I rang their 1 800 number in Australia and received no help - but a comment was made regarding "secret ingredients"!
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