Q: What is wheat dextrin and where does it come from (Benefiber Chewables)? A: Wheat dextrin is a natural soluble fiber derived from partially hydrolyzed wheat starches (glucose polymers) that have been a part of the general food supply since the early 20th century.
Q: How much soluble fiber from wheat dextrin is in a single serving of Benefiber Chewables? A: A single serving of Benefiber Chewables provides 3 grams of soluble fiber, which is about 12% of the daily value of fiber.
Q: How much fiber should a person consume per day (Benefiber Chewables)? A: According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) dietary guidelines published in 2005, the daily AI (adequate intake) value for fiber is 14 g per 1000 kcal consumed or 25 g/day for adult women and 38 g/day for adult men (ages 19-50). This adequate intake (AI) is based on the totality of the evidence for fiber decreasing the risk of chronic disease and other health-related conditions. Moreover, the American Dietetic Association recommends a healthy diet to include 20 to 35 grams of fiber a day, while the average American consumes only 12 to 15 grams a day.
Q: Do Benefiber Chewables have the same prebiotic benefits as other Benefiber products? A: Yes, Benefiber Chewables provide all the same great benefits of a prebiotic fiber in a great-tasting, easy-to-take chewable tablet without requiring beverages or soft foods.
Q: Does Benefiber Chewables contain other ingredients in addition to wheat dextrin? A: Each Benefiber Chewables tablet does contain additional inactive ingredients, such as sorbitol, corn starch, microcrystalline, cellulose and dextrates. For a full list of ingredients refer to the product label.
Q: Does Benefiber Chewables contain sugar and how many calories does that account for? A: Benefiber Chewables has 30 calories per serving. The chewable tablets contain zero grams of sugar and are considered sugar free. Artificial sweeteners, such as acesulfame potassium, sucralose and aspartame, are used to sweeten the product.
Q: Can Benefiber Chewables be used by children? A: Benefiber Chewables can be used by children ages 6 to 12 years. It is advised to ask your doctor before use by children younger than 6 years of age.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.