Soluble Fiber Vs. Insoluble Fiber: Which Is Better for Gut Health?

Our gut health plays a major role in the everyday function of our bodies. Incorporating dietary fiber into your daily diet and supplement routine can significantly improve the quality and function of your digestive system. Here at Vibrant Nutraceuticals, we believe that soluble fiber is a key player in maintaining gut health.

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Role of Fiber in Gut Health

When you prioritize dietary fiber, it can do a lot to support your gut health. Researchers are finding more and more evidence that your gut health plays a significant role throughout your body. With the proper amount of dietary fiber, it can: 

  • Maintain healthy weight levels.
  • Help support healthy cholesterol levels in the blood
  • Aid in healthy bowel movement regulation, and help to avoid hemorrhoids
  • Aid in blood sugar regulation
  • Assist your body’s satiation signals (The part of your brain that lets you know when you’re full)
  • Require you to chew your food more, which slows down your meals and aids in  digestion

Adding a fiber supplement into your routine can help to ensure that you are getting the proper amount each day.

Discover our daily liquid multivitamin: Clarifiber. 


Soluble Fiber VS Insoluble Fiber

Fiber can be found in two forms: insoluble and soluble fiber. Soluble simply means that it’s able to be dissolved in water. While both forms have their benefits, they serve different purposes. 

Soluble Fiber 

We recommend soluble fiber for the benefit of your gut because it attracts water and turns into a gel during digestion. This process will slow down your digestion and allow your body more time to break down your food and absorb the beneficial nutrients, helping those who commonly experience diarrhea.

Soluble fiber can be found in oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, and some fruits and vegetables. It’s known to support healthy cholesterol levels and maintain normal glucose levels, and once it reaches the colon, soluble fiber feeds your GI tract good bacteria. 

Insoluble Fiber 

Insoluble fiber does the opposite of soluble fiber. Where soluble fiber works to slow down the digestive process, insoluble fiber works to add bulk to the stool and helps food pass more quickly through the stomach and intestines, and supports regularity.

You can find insoluble fiber foods such as wheat bran, vegetables, and whole grains.


ClariFiber from Vibrant Nutraceuticals

When we developed Clarifiber, we used soluble fiber as the main active ingredient. Clarifiber is our all-natural, digestive support supplement with liquid apple pectin, formulated to support probiotic levels in the large intestine and maintain healthy bowel movements. soluble fiber

This no-grit fiber and prebiotic contains 14 grams of natural, soluble fiber in every serving (50% of your recommended daily fiber intake). It’s completely gluten-free and, with no added flavor, can be added to any of your favorite drinks or foods!


Vibrant Nutraceuticals

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