The only ingredient in Benefiber powder is wheat dextrin, and it contains less than 20 parts per million of gluten, according to Benefiber. Some ingredients in Benefiber Orange are wheat dextrin, natural orange flavor, citric acid, potassium citrate and aspartame, according to Drugs.com. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifies a product as gluten-free when it has a gluten content that is less than 20 parts per million, gluten-intolerant individuals should consult their physicians before taking Benefiber, notes Drugs.com.
A serving size of Benefiber powder is 2 teaspoons, or 4 grams, It contains 15 calories and 3 grams of soluble dietary fiber, notes Benefiber. The product is 100-percent natural fiber, does not thicken, and dissolves completely in most hot or cold soft foods and noncarbonated beverages when users stir it in. Before using the product, women who are pregnant or nursing should consult their doctors. Caretakers of children under 6 years of age should not give the product to them without discussing it with their physicians.
Benefiber is a natural fiber supplement that aids digestion and helps individuals maintain regular bowel movements, explains Benefiber. Americans should consume about 20 to 35 grams of fiber daily from soluble and insoluble fiber sources, but they typically consume only 50 percent of the amount, explains Drugs.com.