Fiber & Laxatives
It’s not exactly a popular dinner party topic, but laxatives can sometimes be a necessity. When the need arises, it’s good to know your option, especially if you’re just as concerned about high-quality ingredients as you are about getting the job done.
What Is Fiber?
Dietary fiber is a plant-based carb found in legumes, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Your body can’t digest it well—which is actually a good thing, because fiber’s job is to keep food moving through your intestines (and take the waste with it). Here are some ingredients with natural sources of fiber to incorporate into your diet:
- Black beans
- Whole grains
Top Fiber Laxatives Brands
Looking to get your fill on fiber? These three brands fit the bill.
From soothing teas to must-have supplements, Organic India has been offering good-for-you products since the 1990s. Inspired by the founders’ holistic approach to wellness, the brand has become a leader in the regenerative agriculture movement in India, serving as a model for organic farming methods and ethical direct sourcing.
Founded in 1980, Yerba Prima is an Oregon-based brand with California roots. Dietary fiber is one of its most popular supplements, but no matter which option you pick up, the ingredients are top notch and have been scientifically studied for effectiveness.
Vegan naturopaths Jameth and Kim Sheridan founded HealthForce in 1990. What began as a small botanical company has grown into an independently owned wellness brand that makes every product with whole foods such as wheatgrass, nettles, kelp, and spirulina.
Best Fiber Laxatives
Thrive Market members have spoken—these are the top fiber laxatives available.
Organic India Whole Husk Psyllium
This supplement offers 100 percent Certified Organic fiber in an easy-to-take powder. Just stir a dose into your morning glass of water to enjoy its benefits.
Yerba Prima Organic Whole Psyllium Husk Powder
Yerba Prima’s supplement is Certified Organic and Certified Gluten-Free. Start by mixing one tablespoon with a cup of water, and drink it daily—it’s a gentle formula that may also help maintain normal cholesterol levels.
HealthForce Intestinal Movement Formula
Get things moving again with a supplement designed to help cleanse your colon of unwanted toxins and support regular bowel movements. Take two vegan capsules per day, or as needed.
Benefits of Eating More Fiber
Brush on fiber, constipation remedies, and one of our favorite fiber-rich ingredients.
Why You Need More Fiber
Are you getting enough fiber? Many people aren’t. Get our list of fiber-rich ingredients to add to your diet, plus a primer on why dietary fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet.
Choosing Pinto Beans Versus Black Beans
Pinto beans and black beans both boast a fair amount of fiber. This post explores the differences between two of our top bean picks.
How to Cure Constipation Naturally
In addition to taking fiber laxatives, there are other natural remedies that may help calm constipation troubles.