- Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 3.8 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds ( )
- Origin: USA
- UPC: 037000740858
- Item model number: NA
Power your health from the inside with Metamucil Orange Smooth Sugar Free – a great way to add fiber to your day. It’s the only leading fiber supplement brand containing psyllium fiber for multi-health benefits. The 100% natural psyllium fiber in Metamucil helps you feel less hungry between meals,* helps lower cholesterol to promote heart health†, promotes digestive health*, and helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of your diet*. Up the fiber in your diet with Metamucil – a small simple step toward maintaining your health.
Psyllium Husk, a natural dietary fiber originating from the psyllium plant, has been the source of both soluble and insoluble fiber in Metamucil for over 75 years. Studies suggest that the psyllium in Metamucil works differently than other non-viscous fibers to give you multiple health benefits:
Metamucil's Psylliym fiber forms a gel that traps some sugars, carbohydrates and cholesterol.
|Meta Powders||Meta Fiber Bars||Meta Wafers||Meta Capsules||Meta Capsules (+Calcium)||MetaBiotic with Bio-Active 12|
|Helps you feel less hungry between meals**||✓|
|Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of your diet**||✓||✓||✓|
|Helps lower cholesterol to promote heart health†**||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Promotes/Supports digestive health**||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Helps satisfy hunger as a healthy snack||✓|
|Excellent source of calcium||✓|
|Helps promote a healthy immune system**||✓|
Q: What is “MultiHealth”? Is Metamucil the same product I’ve been taking, or has it changed?
A: Metamucil has a new look, but is still the same great fiber supplement that you know and trust. We updated our packaging across all Metamucil products adding the term “MultiHealth fiber” because Metamucil provides you with the following healthful benefits:
- Helps you feel less hungry between meals (Metamucil Powders Only)*
- Helps lower cholesterol to promote heart health†
- Promotes digestive health*
- Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of your diet*
You will also notice we updated our dosing directions. Please reference the back of the product you are using for dosing instructions for each benefit.
Q: Why does my Metamucil package look different? Is the product the same?
A: The product is the same, but the packaging has been updated to make your favorite fiber easier to find. We’ve also provided the multiple benefits of Metamucil on the front of the package – look for them, along with all other product information, on the front and back labels of your Metamucil product.
Q: How does Metamucil help me feel fuller longer between meals?
A: Metamucil MultiHealth fiber powder, when taken in 8 or more ounces of liquid with meals helps you feel less hungry between meals*. This is because the Metamucil psyllium fiber thickens and forms a gel which aids in the sensation of fullness and prolongs the intestinal phase of nutrient digestion and absorption, allowing you to feel fuller longer*.
Q: Is it OK to take Metamucil with food? Should I take it before or after meals?
A: Any time of day is appropriate to take Metamucil as long as an adequate intake of fluids (at least 8 ounces of water or liquid per serving) is consumed. We recommend taking Metamucil three times per day at mealtimes as a convenient way to get the benefits of Metamucil. Our powdered product must be mixed with liquids, not taken in its dry form. Capsules should be taken one at a time; we do not recommend dissolving them in water. Please take Metamucil with at least 8 ounces of liquid, as indicated. For Metamucil Multihealth and Fiber Capsules Plus Calcium, we recommend taking them four times per day with at least 8 ounces of liquid, as indicated.
Q: Is it OK to use Metamucil every day?
A: As a dietary fiber supplement: Metamucil can be taken every day up to three times per day as a dietary fiber supplement. If you are considering use of Metamucil as part of a cholesterol- lowering program or to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of your diet*† , please consult a doctor before using.
For digestive health: Metamucil is indicated for treating occasional constipation and to promote and maintain regularity. Constipation persisting beyond seven days may be a sign of a more serious condition.
Q: What are the dosing directions to achieve the “helps you feel less hungry between meals” benefit?
A: The dosage directions for the “helps you feel less hungry between meals” benefit are:
Adults 12 yrs. and over:
Metamucil Powder Sugar Free versions - Two rounded teaspoons in 8 or more ounces of liquid with meals, up to 3 times daily.
Metamucil Powder with Sugar versions – Two rounded Tablespoons in 8 or more ounces of liquid with meals, up to 3 times daily
Q: Why have the children’s dosing directions been removed? Can I still use for my child?
A: Metamucil is now labeled as a dietary supplement, which is not recommended for daily dosing for children under 12. For relief of occasional constipation (irregularity) for children under 12 dosing directions are provided below:
Metamucil Fiber Powder:
Children 6-11 years: ½ adult dose in 8 oz of liquid, up to 3 times daily
Children under 6 years: Consult a doctor
Q: Do the capsules or capsules + calcium provide the “helps you feel less hungry between meals” benefit?
A: The Metamucil capsules do provide the same benefits as the powder; however the serving size for the “helps you feel less hungry between meals” benefit is not a realistic serving size for most individuals.
Q: Why have the drug facts / drug information been removed from Metamucil Powder?
A: Metamucil MultiHealth Fiber Powder is a daily fiber supplement. The label information has been updated to be consistent with fiber supplement labeling and the drug facts and drug warnings have been removed on most versions. There are 4 Metamucil products that retained the drug facts as a fiber therapy for regularity. These include the Metamucil Orange Powder 30 count singles (Sugar and Sugar-Free versions) and the Metamucil Orange 48 dose Powder (Sugar and Sugar-Free versions).
Q: Is Metamucil still a laxative? Will it still provide relief from constipation?
A: The Metamucil product is the same, and psyllium is indicated for relief of occasional constipation (irregularity) and to help promote and maintain regularity.
Q: Can I add Metamucil Powder to my coffee or hot tea?
A: One serving of Metamucil Powder should be taken with at least 8 fluid ounces of a cool or cold drink like water, fruit juice, milk, or other cold beverage. Stir briskly and drink promptly. If the mixture goes too thick, add more liquid and stir.
Q: Can Metamucil be used past the expiration date?
A: If your Metamucil has expired, please don't use it. The expiration date is on Metamucil because we have research to show that the ingredients are stable until the expiration date, if stored according to label instructions. Please discard any expired product in your trash can. Do not pour Metamucil down your drain.
Depending on the version you purchased, Metamucil has a two- to three-year shelf life. The expiration date is stamped on the bottom or side of each canister or bottle or on the back of each packet. If you purchased a box of wafers, the expiration date is stamped in ink on the side of each foil packet. The expiration dates are expressed by month and year, which means that the product can be used through the month noted.
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
† Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Meta, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of Metamucil has 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber.
Consult a doctor if you are considering use of this product as part of a cholesterol-lowering program or if you are currently using medication to control your blood sugar levels.