Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Konsyl Fiber Supplement



This is not the usual type of product that I normally post about about, but it definitely is something that I was interested in trying to promote digestive health. I was sent the following products to review from Konsyl.

Konsyl Orange Sugar Free Packets 30'sKonsyl Orange Sugar Free Fiber Supplement Packets contain psyllium fiber with a refreshing, sugar-free orange flavor and smooth texture for a convenient and pleasant tasting way to increase daily fiber intake. The packets are effective in relieving occasional constipation and restoring regularity, producing a bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours, as well as providing many other digestive health benefits.  This product’s heart-healthy formula helps to lower cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. 



Konsyl Balance 300g
Konsyl Balance Fiber Supplement is a blend of psyllium fiber and inulin, a soluble prebiotic fiber designed to stimulate growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. The combination of the two fibers helps to maintain a healthy digestive balance.  Sugar free with a refreshing orange flavor, the innovative blend can reduce the risk of heart disease as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Konsyl Balance helps to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels and helps manage body weight by helping to feel full and curb food cravings.*
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Both products mixed well with water and it wasn't clumpy. I was also sent a shaker cup. It is definitely better shaken, not stirred.  Just like my Martinis! It didn't taste bad with plain water but I also tried it with Crystal Light Sunrise. I usually drink CL Sunrise in the morning to make myself believe that I am having OJ without all the sugar. The Konsyl Balance (Orange Flavor) actually enhanced the taste of the Crystal Light and reduced the after taste. Go figure.

The Konsyl Orange Sugar Free Packets 30's is really great for on the go and for travel. I, for one, am the type that has a "difficult time" while on vacation.

Instead of supplying you with TMI, I will just post the facts directly from Konsyl. If you would like to try the same 2 products (described above) that I received, including a shaker cup, just leave me a message below. Konsyl has generously sponsored this giveaway.

We’ve all heard about the digestive and other health benefits of having enough fiber, but in addition to helping promote regularity and good digestive health adequate soluble fiber intake offers an abundance of health benefits, ranging from a reduced risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol, to reducing blood sugar absorption, thereby assisting in the management of Type-2 Diabetes. Fiber can also aid in weight loss by making you feel fuller longer.


Psyllium fiber, such as the fiber found in Konsyl Fiber Supplements, is a bulk-forming soluble fiber derived from the outer coating, or "husk" of the psyllium plant's seeds. Because psyllium does not come from wheat it is therefore gluten free and safe for celiac patients. Konsyl products are also safe for pregnant and nursing women. Just one serving of Konsyl Original Formula 450g provides 6 grams of psyllium fiber (equal to 3 grams of soluble fiber), 75% more than the leading brands.


How do we know if we are actually getting the recommended daily fiber intake? The American Dietetic Association recommends getting between 25-38 grams of fiber each day. Konsyl Psyllium Fiber Supplements, along with a healthy diet that includes plenty of fiber rich foods, will help you achieve your daily fiber goal.
38 grams for men under the age of 50 to 21 years of age
30 grams for men over 50 years of age
25 grams for women under the age of 50 to 21 years of age
21 grams for women over 50 years of age


Many of Konsyl Fiber products are sugar and gluten free and are all natural. The full Konsyl Fiber Supplement line is:
Made with 100% pure psyllium, a soluble plant fiber
Safe for celiac patients, diabetics and pregnant and nursing mothers
Available in powder, capsule and single-serve packets


Who should take Konsyl products?
Konsyl is for women and men of all ages who want to:
· Relieve constipation and induce regularity (even while pregnant)
· Get relief from various gastrointestinal disorders, such as diverticulosis, Crohn's disease, acid reflux and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
· Reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol
· Follow a heart-healthy diet
· Enhance weight loss
· Help decrease blood cholesterol levels and help maintain healthy blood glucose and insulin levels
· Reduce the chance of developing hemorrhoids


The featured Konsyl product line includes:
* Konsyl Original Formula 450g (SRP $19.00)
Konsyl Original Natural Fiber Supplement contains 100% pure natural psyllium fiber, with each teaspoon dose containing 6 grams of psyllium, 75% more than the leading brands. This product’s heart-healthy formula helps to lower cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease.  Each container holds a total of 450 grams, 15.9 oz, 75 teaspoons. Konsyl Original Formula contains no sugar or sugar substitutes, is gluten free and safe to take while pregnant. Konsyl Original Formula is effective in relieving occasional constipation and restoring regularity as well as providing many other digestive health benefits
* Konsyl Psyllium Caps 100's (SRP $9.50)
Konsyl Psyllium Fiber Capsules contain no sugar or sugar substitutes and are convenient to use and easy to swallow.  They are effective in relieving occasional constipation and restoring regularity as well as many other digestive health benefits. This product’s heart-healthy formula helps to lower cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. 
* Konsyl Orange Sugar Free Packets 30's (SRP $9.50)
(Described above)
* Konsyl Balance 300g (SRP $13.50)
(Described above)


Konsyl Original 450g – the number one doctor recommended all natural psyllium fiber supplement- is available in retail stores; other Konsyl products, as well as Konsyl Original, are conveniently available for purchase on www.konsyl.com and on various e-tailers, such as drugstore.com, walmart.com, Amazon.com.


Psyllium actually absorbs the water around it very quickly, which makes it a bit more difficult to stir. That is why we provided you with a FREE Konsyl Shaker Cup to facilitate easier mixing. Both powdered fiber supplement products may be mixed in a variety of beverages. We do not recommend carbonated drinks because carbonation is not desirable when shaking the product. Some popular choices for mixing include pulpy fruit juices, iced tea, milk, lemonade, or, for those looking to control sugar intake, diet beverages (e.g. Crystal Lite, etc.).

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***Konsyl & Robin Leedy & Associates provided me with the free products to review in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own ***


16 comments:

Izzie said...

I like that it's sugar fee!

Simone said...

I like that it helps to lower cholesterol.

BethElderton said...

I like that it adds fiber to the diet.
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BeCheerful said...

I would like to try the Konsyl Balance Orange, as it has prebiotics.
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Cheryl F. said...

"Help decrease blood cholesterol levels and help maintain healthy blood glucose and insulin levels" appeals to me most :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Jenn S. said...

I like that it will help you "Get relief from various gastrointestinal disorders, such as diverticulosis, Crohn's disease, acid reflux and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)".
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Courtney said...

I love that it's sugar free.

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tyedie said...

I really like the fact that:

Relieve constipation and induce regularity (even while pregnant)

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I like the fiber it adds to my diet. I dont get enought fiber and it would definately help.

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Heather said...

The fiber. I need it!

spirit_kim said...

The fact that it helps reduce cholesterol.
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ferriz said...

i love the fiber. i really need to get more fiber!

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sumn said...

I like the fiber. My doctor recommended me to add fiber to my diet. It's supposed to help my cholesterol.

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we like Konsyl's helping decrease blood cholesterol levels and help maintain healthy blood glucose and insulin levels

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Cheryl Free said...

I replied to your email -- *Thanks so much* Lissete and Konsyl! I look forward to trying Konsyl :)

Cheryl Free said...

Just wanted to let you know I received my Konsyl today :) Many thanks again!

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