How often should you poop?
We all know pooping is an important and natural part of life, but do you know how often you need to go to maintain digestive health?
In general, you should have a bowel movement between three times a day and three times a week.(1) But how do you know if the bowel movements you have are good or not?
THE “PERFECT” BOWEL MOVEMENT
The ideal bowel movement is:
- A “ghost wipe,” leaving no mess on the toilet paper
- One long piece or a few short pieces
If you are not having the “perfect” bowel movement, there could be many reasons why. Stress, travel, and diet can all affect the size, shape, and mess of stool. If you’re experiencing less-than-ideal bowel movements, the fiber in Metamucil can help promote digestive health and maintain regularity*, leaving you feeling lighter and more energetic**.
If you have questions or are concerned that your constipation may be more than just occasional, consult with your healthcare provider.
METAMUCIL CAN HELP
If you’re concerned you’re not having the right amount of bowel movements for your digestive health, the fiber in Metamucil can help you stay regular. Metamucil is the only leading fiber supplement brand^ that contains psyllium, which gels in your system to trap and remove the waste that weighs you down.
You can sign up today for the Metamucil Two-Week Challenge to receive a $2 off coupon and daily emails filled with tips and reminders to help you start having the perfect poops!
1Rachel Nall, RN, BSN, CCRN. "How Many Times Should You Poop a Day? – Healthline." Healthline. Https://www.healthline.com/health/how-many-times-should-you-poop-a-day. Accessed May 24, 2019.
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
†Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of Metamucil has 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber. One serving of Metamucil capsules has at least 1.8 grams of this soluble fiber.
**Survey of 291 adults who self-reported that they felt lighter and more energetic after completing the Metamucil Two Week Challenge.
^P&G calculation based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its ScanTrack Service for the Digestive Health category for the 52-week period ending 04/27/19, for the total U.S. market, xAOC, according to the P&G custom product hierarchy. Copyright © 2019, The Nielsen Company.