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77 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
Because of the elimination of Benefiber from store shelves (due to some problem in the manufacturing) our pharmacist recommended Equate fiber instead. It is the exact same item (ingredients) for a lot less money. Wish we had known about this before!
This is a great way to get fiber into your diet, this product you can be mix ed in tea, or juice , water, yogurt, soup, etc.
The picture of the fiber jar is not the same as the item sent. The description is not the same either.
The item description says it is wheat dextrim.(like the picture on the jar) On the item sent it states just dextrin, so I called the number on thejar and he said it was corn dextrim. It states it is campareable to Benefiber, but Benefiber is wheat dextrim I tried it anway but it gives me gas. the UPC is the same so Equate must have made some changes that w-m is not aware of.
So glad this product does exactly what it says!! It is tasteless, it does completely dissolve, and it doesn't make what you add it to gel. I have tried MANY different kinds of fiber powders and they were all gross - this one is awesome!!
Is less expensive, dissolves better, and, though I can't imagine why, seems to perform better for it's intended purpose than the product it compares to.
I am a prolific Equate buyer. I prefer to get the most bang to my buck and this works fine for me. I've not had the grit that some complain about. I use it in my morning coffee, so that may have something to do with it.
I will say though that it may not be flavorless. I also have to take polyethylene glycol. I used to put it in water in the mornings, but one of them has a terrible flavor. It may be the polyethylene glycol, but just in case, I don't want to clam there is no flavor since I'm not 100% positive on that. In any case, that's why I switched to coffee. Coffee is a much stronger flavor and I cannot taste anything in that.
I did note what others said about the dextrin and all my packages say dextrin as well. I have to say that it's definitely misleading. It is NOT wheat dextrin. Just before writing this I wanted to call them and get the official word on the matter. I called the 800 number on the container and though he says the official word is that it can be wheat OR corn, this container (going by the lot number) is corn. My assumption is that they are saying "wheat OR" to make you think it's possible that there is wheat in there.
For this reason, I have to downgrade the star rating. Had they been upfront, I'd give it 5 stars, but I do not like deliberate dishonesty and while what they're saying is not entirely a lie, it's not the whole truth either.
Take that as you will. I cannot afford Benefiber and I still need something. For this reason I will not drop this product, but I definitely am disappointed in their disclosure method
Completely dissolves in water or other non-carbonated drinks you wouldn't even know it's there. Does what it says it does. Good product.
I have been using this for over a year. When I couldn't find Benifiber I figured I would give it a try . There is no difference , except it costs less. I have recommended it friends and will continue to use it myself.
This is a great product to add fiber to your eating plan.It is good for the money.
i love this better than the sugar free orange. this is like your drinking water. also you can put it in yogurt, cereal, the list goes on, doesn't work well in juice though
MAY BE OKAY FOR FIBER INTAKE . DISSOLVES WELL IN WATER AND SEEMS NOT TO HAVE A TASTE.HOWEVER THIS PRODUCT DID NOT DO ANYTHING FOR MY CONSTIPATION. SO IT DID NOT SOLVE MY PROBLEM I HAVE TO SAY.
After 2 weeks of use I see know difference between this product and "Benefiber" except price.
Actually dissolves better than Benefiber at half the cost.twx
This is a great product. Been using this brand for 5-8 years now. The price is affordable compare to other fiber products at GNC or Vitamins Shoppe. One little drawback if use more than 5-6 tablespoons per day, it can cause diahhrea or loose stool. Will keep using this product for many years to come.
Have used this or products like this for several years, glad to be able to buy it online.
Like the way it mixes with almost anything and has no flavor of it's own.
Clear, disolves easily even in cold water and priced fairly.
equate hasbeen around a long time and is a very good generic brand
Having some tummy problems; sent to specialist; he recommended I use Benefiber; I found this, the generic for benefiber and it works great. No more tummy problems! :)
I bought this hoping it would be as good as benefiber and it is definitely not. It may dissolve fine and be suitable if you tend to use it in a hot liquid, but most of the time I drink it in just plain cool water from the tap (faster). Benefiber dissolves fine when I do that, this clumps up and is a mess.
After using Benefiber for a decade and being forced to find a replacement due to the Benefiber supply issue I am happy the Benefiber supply issue happened. I always felt Benefiber was over priced and it is after taking Equate for a month at a FRACTION of the Benefiber cost and not losing anything relative to the Performance of the Equate vs the Benefiber. Check the active ingredient for each and you will see they are the same. You to can switch to a more cost effective product.