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How should I take fiber supplements?

Fiber supplements come in a variety of forms, typically as tablets, powders, or capsules. Follow the package directions for specific dosing instructions. Most supplements should be taken with a large glass of water. This helps prevent the side effect of constipation. The powders typically recommend doses of one teaspoonful to one tablespoonful taken in liquid one to four times per day. Tablets and capsules may recommend taking one to four per day.

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