Answer this question for me (honestly too!), do you get enough fiber in your diet? I’m sure if most people think about it they will answer “No”. If you answered”Yes” – good for you! Keep up the great work. For those of you who answered “No”, do you know WHY you don’t get enough fiber in your diet? Is it because foods high in fiber are not alway your first choice? I can certainly relate to that.
I don’t have to tell you that getting enough fiber in your diet is essential. Aside from helping to maintain weight and to keep you feeling full longer, fiber also helps keep you regular. Another words it helps to keep the “pipes” free and clear. Ha Ha.
Its easy enough to take a dietary supplement for extra fiber in your diet. I have tried a few and all I can say is “Blah! Gross!”. It goes without saying that if something tastes gross you are less likely to want to take it, even if you know that its good for you. When something tastes good you are most likely to stick with it and take it daily.
As you know kiddie vitamins and supplements often come in fun, fruity flavors where as adults get stuck with the “bland” and boring flavors. Why should the kids have all the fun?
Northwest Natural Products offers a fiber supplement that is “gummy”, just like gummy bears, and in sweet, fruity flavors too. They are called VitaFusion Fiber Gummies.
VitaFusion Fiber Gummies are made for adults, but children over the age can use them as well. My kids, ages 11 & 13, have been taking them but I only allow them to take one per day. The adult serving size is two per day.
I’m not overly fond of gummy bears but I didn’t mind taking the fiber gummies. They are square in shape. They remind me of pillows.
VitaFusion offers two different kind of fiber gummies. They carry both regular and weight management fibers. Currently I am using the weight management fiber gummies.
The VitaFusion gummie fibers come in tasty fruity flavors including peach, strawberry and blackberry (regular VitaFusion fiber gummies) and peach, strawberry and berry in the weight management fiber gummies.
Serving size consists of 2 sugar free gummies. There are 10 calories in 2 gummies (5 calories each). Each serving provides you with 5 grams of fiber.
To give you an idea of how much 5 grams of fiber is, 1 cup of broccoli has about 5 grams of fiber and one apple has 3.3 grams of fiber. Although it would be better to actually eat a cup of broccoli and enjoy a juicy apple.
The fiber gummies taste good. They remind me of gummie bears, although not as sweet.
I cannot tell you how well the VitaFusion Fiber Gummies work from a scientific or medical standpoint. What I can tell you that since I’ve had the fiber gummies I have been taking them every day. Even my kids take one each morning without me reminding them too. As I mentioned earlier, if something tastes good you are more likely to take it every day compared to something that tastes awful.
VitaFusion Fiber Gummies are available at many retail locations including Costco, BJ’s, CVS, Duane Reed, Amazon and other retail locations.
For more information about VitaFusion products please visit http://www.nwnaturalproducts.com.
Northwest Natural Products would like to give TWO lucky readers both the regular Fiber Gummies and the Weight Management Fiber Gummies. This is a $30 value. Thank you Northwest Natural Products!
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*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was on compensation. The opinions expressed are my own.