SOLUBLE VS INSOLUBLE: Helping clear things up on how we help you clear things out

A common question we get is “What kind of fiber are we getting with Pinch?”.  

As mentioned in the previous post, we very intentionally chose psyllium husk as the base ingredient because it is all natural, proven to be very effective for all sorts of benefits, but also because it has a blend of Soluble and Insoluble fiber.  So, what the hell does that mean? Let us explain...

Insoluble

Insoluble fiber does not absorb or dissolve in water. It’s the kind of stuff you generally find in whole grains, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Basically what you’d call “roughage”. Insoluble fiber is tough stuff that goes through our system without breaking down or being absorbed by your body. Instead, it bulks up your #2’s and enables you to ‘truly empty’ yourself and also prevents causing constipation or more serious problems like hemorrhoids.  

Pinch has ~2g of insoluble fiber per serving, which is great but to really get a lot of insoluble fiber in your diet, you’ll have to stock up on fruits, veggies, legumes etc.

Soluble

Soluble fiber, on the other hand, works quite differently. As you might have guessed, soluble fiber absorbs water and turns into a gel-like mass inside your gut. This is why you shouldn’t let Pinch just sit around after you’ve mixed it with water.

Soluble fiber helps get your poops a little softer, allowing them to have a smooth ride through your digestive system. On top of that, soluble fiber will help regulate your blood sugar and lower your cholesterol by binding to cholesterol and sugar and not allowing them to absorb into your blood. Next, soluble fiber is what is known as a “prebiotic”, which basically means it will encourage the presence of good bacteria in your gut. These bacteria will give your immune system a boost, reduce inflammation, and even improve your mood.

And as if it wasn’t magic enough, soluble fiber can even help you lose your beer belly. Studies have shown that soluble fiber makes you feel full for longer and allows you to control your appetite better.

Pinch has about ~4g of soluble fiber per serving, which is plenty! If you’re trying to get even more, you can always do a double-scoop of Pinch or supplement with other natural sources like fruits, avocados, peas, beans, barley, and oats.

 

Hope that helps clear things up on how we help clear things out!

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