Frequently Asked Questions
What is Fenfiber®?
Fenfiber is a soft, water-soluble fiber that is derived from the fenugreek seed. It takes about 100 grams of seed to create 25 grams of Fenfiber.
Fenfiber is 100% Canadian and is fully traceable to the Saskatchewan farm in which it was grown. Fenfiber is then produced in Avonlea, Saskatchewan and finally bottled in British Columbia. This ensures the safest and highest-quality product possible.
What else is Fenfiber®?
*May contain trace amounts under 20 ppm
Why is FenFiber® better than other fiber supplements?
The predominant fiber in Fenfiber is a soluble fiber consisting of a mannose backbone with galactose side units of 1:1 ratio. The unique molecular structure enhances the structural integrity of FenFiber compared to other soluble fibers.
This results in Fenfiber having a stronger impact in the digestive system which creates these three outcomes:
- Creation of barrier for acid rising into the esophagus.
- Delaying the absorption of carbohydrates, thereby affecting postprandial glucose response.
- Bonding to bile salts to prevent reabsorption from the small intestine.
What is the recommended intake of FenFiber®?
To help with frequent heartburn we recommend:
- Start by taking 1-2 capsules, with a full glass of water, at night or in the morning.
- If heartburn continues, taking 1-2 capsules at least 10-20 minutes before each meal.
Should I see a doctor before taking Fenfiber®?
Yes, doctor consultation is always important before attempting anything new -- especially if you have any underlying health conditions.
I have diabetes. Should I see a doctor before taking Fenfiber®?
Yes, as Fenfiber will impact your blood glucose levels. You should consult with your doctor before any dietary changes, such as increasing your fiber intake with Fenfiber.
Can you tell me about the FenFiber® safety standards?
Fenfiber is produced in a facility owned by Emerald Seed Products Ltd. in Avonlea, Saskatchewan, Canada. Emerald Seeds Production facility holds a 'Good Manufacturing Processes' (GMP) site license and a 'Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products' (NNHPD site license).
Emerald Seed Products Ltd. has a Health Canada license that ensures Fenfiber is manufactured under the highest quality and food safety standards. Additionally, every single batch of product is tested by a third-party lab to ensure it is safe.
Fenfiber is then bottled in British Columbia at a facility with an NSF GMP site license.
Can you tell me more about Fenfiber® safety?
Fenugreek seeds have been used as a spice in cooking for thousands of years.
All of the fenugreek seeds used in the production of Fenfiber have been grown by local Canadian farmers under strict growing parameters.
None of the fenugreek seeds we use has been imported from outside of Canada.