Metamucil and lower bg and cholesterol

By diabeticdummy Latest Reply 2014-03-29 12:28:56 -0500
Started 2014-03-29 03:15:50 -0500

Ok so my mom sent me a video today by dr. Oz saying using Metamucil with meals will help lower and regulate bg and cholesterol because in your stomach it collects in the drink and carries it away only letting a little into blood stream so is this true or false and does it work anyone tried it or using it

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jayabee52 2014-03-29 12:24:21 -0500 Report

Howdy DD
Know that Oz is being paid to promote Metamucil. Oz can be such a shill and seems to promote any and everything which pays him. I see what he promotes and a lot of times shake my head in disbelief.

Like Steve noted below there is often a grain of truth in what Oz says, but often the result of taking what is suggested by him is often so minisule as to be negligable.

God's best to you


haoleboy 2014-03-29 11:07:57 -0500 Report

I take anything Dr. Oz may say with a grain of salt … however … it is believed that a diet high in fiber and low in saturated fats and cholesterol will help lower your cholesterol. I believe this absolutely works but rather than taking a laxative I have been eating a diet high in fiber. Besides getting the benefit of the fiber you will also get the nutritional benefits of eating healthier. And a high fiber diet does not mean high carbs … here is some info to get you started:
And some info on the affect of fiber on your blood glucose levels:

tinkerbell54 2014-03-29 10:09:45 -0500 Report

I have "NEVER" tried Metamucil to lower my bg, my Cholesterol. I will try any thing to lower my cholestor beside Crestor. Ruth Tinkerbell54

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