Move over oatmeal and popcorn! Make room for this low-energy-density food that allows you to eat more without gaining weight and filling enough to fight hunger even while watching Master Chef “Boy” Logro’s mouth-watering IDOL SA KUSINA cooking program!

Megafiber is an all-natural food supplement. It is made from 100%  Psyllium Fiber, reputed as nature’s best and most efficient source of natural dietary fiber. To compare, one teaspoon of MEGAFIBER has 14 times more fiber than oat bran and other cereals.

I’ve seen them being given as samples (sachets) in some of the races i’ve joined and they taste quite good and filling. But just what’s in this Psyllium fiber supplement? Is this really any better than a bagful of popcorn while watching the latest “The Avengers” movie?

Megafiber is made from Psyllium fiber plant-material, considered nature’s most effective soluble fiber. It has no additives or laxatives, no preservatives, no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.

Psyllium is a soluble fiber that is derived from the seeds of the plant Genus Plantago, with the husk being the outer coat of the seeds. It is also referred to as Isabgol or Isapagula husk.

The species P. psyllium and P. ovale are commercially grown in India, Pakistan, and in countries in Europe and the former Soviet Union. Psyllium products are grown for their mucilage content. Mucilage describes the clear, colorless gelling agents derived from plants which are able to increase in volume upon absorbing water.

The all-natural fiber supplement is also a natural fat absorber that assists in capturing the fats in our food, which are then excreted during regular bowel movement.

Because many of us strive for a perfectly lean body, one that can perform our optimum best in our given sport, we deny ourselves food that we think will lead to excess in calories and sluggish performance. This may be normal thinking for athletes but keeping a too-tight rein on food selection may be setting you up also on nutrients deficiency.

However, Megafiber provides a feeling of fullness, which in turn helps reduce hunger pangs, and lessens the tendency to overeat. As for its effectiveness, it assists in weight management, helps prevent constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, control Diarrhea or Loose Bowel Movement (LBM), reduce the risk of heart diseases and cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels and uric acid levels.

This is a great way to include MEGAFIBER into their weight loss plan. It is advised to add one heaping tablespoon in a half glass of water or juice 30 minutes before meals, followed by one glass of water.

MEGAFIBER is available over the counter at Mercury Drug outlets nationwide. It comes in bigger 7.5g sachets at P10.75 each, travel pack of 30 sachets at P325, and in bigger 300g jars at P430, with 50% more fiber than other brands to give you more value for your money. It is also offered in half-kilo family size packs at P705 for even greater savings.

MEGAFIBER is FDA-approved. Product inquiries may be coursed thru the MEGAFIBER customer service hotlines 524-6549, 354-2208 to 09 and 09474890262, and email. Product information is also available at and the MEGAFIBER facebook page.