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Re: Question For Heather about gas and Acacia Fiber
      03/12/04 10:57 AM
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Hi Angel - I really don't have a black and white answer for you here. I'm thrilled you've been able to work up to 2 tablespoons a day, which is a good amount, since you've always had such severe symptoms and not much success with many avenues of help. It may just be that the 9 grams or so of the Acacia you're taking is the best amount for your body. As long as you're getting plenty of soluble (and insoluble, but carefully) fiber from foods your daily fiber intake should be a decent amount, and that's what counts.

It may also just be a longer, slower process for your body to adjust to an increase in soluble fiber. You might eventually be able to increase your dose of Acacia, or you might be fine just where you're at. The 3 tablespoons a day aren't a magic number that you have to strive to reach, it's just the max dose per day for most folks (and actually, some people are up to 4 T per day because that works best for them). There are always going to be shades of gray here because everyone's body will be a bit different.

- Heather

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* Question For Heather about gas and Acacia Fiber
till
03/11/04 05:32 PM
* Now I know why Heather.
till
04/07/04 05:34 PM
* just a note...
jenX
04/07/04 06:22 PM
* Re: just a note...
till
04/08/04 05:27 PM
* Re: Question For Heather about gas and Acacia Fiber
HeatherAdministrator
03/12/04 10:57 AM
* bump. interesting question! -nt-
jenX
03/12/04 05:28 AM
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03/11/04 07:51 PM
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03/12/04 09:41 AM
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