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In a Vitamin Supplement, Fiber is a Cheap Filler...


so take it alone.

Fiber is a good thing - if it's in food or in a fiber supplement. 

It's not a good thing in a vitamin and mineral supplement, whether the supplement is synthetic or whole-food.

Why? 

Two reasons:

First, if fiber is among the ingredients in a capsule or tablet, you're getting less of the expensive ingredients (the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, probiotics, etc). 

You can buy a month's supply of fiber (psyllium husk, oat bran, wheat bran, etc.) in the bulk section of a health food store for a few dollars. 

A good vitamin or whole-food supplement costs much more.

The space in a supplement is best saved for precious ingredients, not wasted on cheap fillers, don't you think?

Second, fiber prevents the body from using vitamins and minerals. 

It can bind with vitamins and minerals and carry them right out of the body. 

Phyllis Balch, in the Fourth Edition of her immensely popular guide to natural health, recommends that "supplemental fiber and minerals should be taken at different times." (Prescription for Natural Healing, 2006, p. 30).

BarleyLife Xtra does not have any fiber. 

There are many ingredients, including fruits, vegetables, amino acids, metabolic enhancers and digestive enzymes. 

They're a quick and easy way to get your fruits and veggies every day.

So, if you need to add fiber to what you eat, take it alone.