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Metamucil Powders

Metamucil Powders

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kahanb

kahanbGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 8 reviews

Works as advertised

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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.

Purchased in June 2020 at Chemist Warehouse for A$16.95.

Effective WithinA week
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Life changing!

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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.

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Effective WithinA week
Susan Cameron

Susan CameronSydney, NSW

Best product I have tried

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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.

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Effective WithinA month
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Irina

IrinaMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 2 reviews

Dont use!

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I bought meta mucil! Very strong Orange taste. After one week used this product my chest became covered by rash. If you get sensitive skin then DO NOT drink it! I threw out !

Purchased in July 2019 at Chemist Warehouse for A$10.00.

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Effective WithinDid not work
azreal

azrealSydney, NSW

  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

Contains Aspartame or causes cancer!

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Buyer beware. Don't be fooled by Metamucil being a sugar free fibre booster. Fact is that it is sweet and sugar free because of aspartame which has been proven to cause brain tumours. Try a plain husk instead.

L.A.B

L.A.BMelbourne

  • 29 reviews
  • 7 likes

Lifesaver during pregnancy!

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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...

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Aidan76

Aidan76AU

  • 6 reviews

Good for Gut;Good for Me

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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.

Frogglin

FrogglinGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 8 reviews
  • 1 like

Overpriced and oversweet

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may lam

may lamSydney

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Metamucil Powders

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Very good in absorbing fat from the foold, drinking it half an hour before meal, not even make me feeling a bit full so I don't feel like very hungry but also good for my bowl movement as I have been open my bowl every single day

Helps but it’s disgusting!

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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.

CaroS

CaroSBrisbane

  • 10 reviews
  • 1 like

Sugar infested product

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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!

Mala

MalaBray Park

The truth about Metamucil

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Here are the FACTS:Metamucil contains 51% SUGAR ,49% psyllium husk.For an 80% saving just buy the psyllium husks folks! The taste is nutty and goes down easy.How this is termed a health product is beyond me.

Geoffrey Boxer

Geoffrey BoxerSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 17 reviews
  • 11 likes

Saved me from the surgeon's knife

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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%.

TheChemKid

TheChemKidGeraldton

  • 3 reviews

If you're on Opiate Pain Medication, DO NOT USE

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Cheng

ChengGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 7 reviews
  • 5 likes

Aspartame

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I have used this a few times and despite its claim to be a healthy product it is very sweet. it caused bloating. I didn't find any improvement. Aspartame is one of its ingredients and I am not going to be using the product anymore. There are other more natural options.

Game changer

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Been using Psyllium for years. Fixes symptoms of diverticular disease. I prefer as natural as possible. Flavour can be added to taste. Capsules are so convenient. The real game changer.

Bev G

Bev G

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Side effects

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After using the powder for a month i found that the pysllium husks caused a lot of gastric issues.Even with the extra water added to my daily routine it caused some awful bloating which has me throw the rest of the container out.

Jess T

Jess TNew South Wales

  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

It works well, but the taste? Not so much.

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It works

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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.

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Questions & Answers

Linda

Lindaasked

What works better pills or powder and how should take a day?
Thanks
Linda
lindaarenault@bellaliant.net

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Long Time Reviewer
Long Time Reviewer

I can't answer about pills vs powder, but I suggest splitting your daily dose in two - one morning, one evening.

Susan Cameron
Susan Cameron

I only use the powder once a day

Rex

Rexasked

My doctor recommended 1 to 2 tablespoons metamucil per day as i have haemurrhoids
Trird this ended up with diarrhoea

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Long Time Reviewer
Long Time Reviewer

From my own experience, stick with it and things will stabilize. If your gut is accustomed to a low fiber diet, this will give you diarrhea until it adjusts. You should be fine in a few days. BUT...you should split the dose, maybe 1-2 teaspoons 3 times a day, like before each meal.

Elizabeth B.

Elizabeth B.asked

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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Susan Cameron
Susan Cameron

I really can't answer this question. All I can say is I take the Smooth Orange and it has changed my life around.
I have collagenous colitis ,
I can only recommend that you give it a try.
Good Luck
Susan

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CategoryVitamins & Dietary Supplements
TargetsDigestion & Detox
Release dateJun 2006

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