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Metamucil Shortage: Options For Circumventing.

by Anura Guruge


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I am still getting comments & messages that the Metamucil shortage still persists in some parts of the country. I am sorry about. We, in New Hampshire (at least around where I live in the central part) appear to be out of the woods. But, to be fair, I buy the ‘Walmart’ ‘Equate’ brand — & have done so for many, many years. Bought a 180-teaspoon bottle this Monday at Walmart — & YES, I noticed that I was taking the last one.

I checked Amazon. As you can see from the lead figure they are currently out of stock but expect to be able to ship starting November 17, 2020.

So, my recommendations:

  1. Check online: Amazon, Walmart, Target etc.
    ….
  2. Try the Walmart equivalent. I have been using it for years. In terms of the FIBER content it is identical to Metamucil. Yes, maybe the granularity is slightly different. But, it works — which is more than what I can say for the capsules. They do NOT work.
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  3. See if you can get it from another part of the country. Yes, if you really are DESPERATE let me know. I will see IF I can help you out. SMILE.

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by Anura Guruge

Metamucil Shortage Appears To Be BACK; Luckily There Are Store Brands Available.

by Anura Guruge


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A MONTH AGO!

WOW.


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A month ago it seemed that we were back to normal — as you can see from the 2nd picture above.

Exact same Walmart in Rochester, NH, a month apart. I think folks have started HOARDING Metamucil. That is crazy. All the Walmart ‘Equate’ comparables were gone too BUT for the poisonous ‘Real Sugar‘ variety. I am impressed, & glad, that folks now have the sense to boycott that version. It is BAD for you. So high in sugar.

Well, I had to go to ‘Market Basket‘ which is kind of ‘next door’. I looked they had a store brand which is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I was happy. But, they only had two containers — & NO, I did NOT buy both. I am good like that.

So, my latest update. I will, of course, keep you posted.


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I Think The Metamucil Shortage Is OVER.

by Anura Guruge


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September 16, 2020 UPDATE — shortage CONTINUES. (click)


Went to Walmart (Rochester, NH) this past Sunday, August 16, 2020. Yes, among other things I needed FIBER. I was willing to get straight Psyllium Husk Powder (e.g., Konsyl). But, the shelves were NOT bare. Looked like we were back to normal.

They had my Walmart-brand, 114-teaspoon full ‘NO SUGAR‘ bottles. I was happy. I got 1 bottle.

Don’t ask me why — methinks it is the GRINDING — but I think Metamucil, at least with I, works better than Psyllium Husk Powder. Kind of counterintuitive. Should be no difference — or, if anything, the Psyllium should be better.

Well, Psyllium was more expensive too.

So, didn’t see the point. SMILE.

So, I think the Metamucil shortage is OVER. At least from my experience.


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Metamucil Shortage — I Have Switched To Straight Psyllium Husk Powder (Konsyl).

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, I know that Metamucil is supposed to be psyllium-based, BUT, I will be honest. They, i.e., Metamucil vs psyllium, FEEL different. Not sure they act the same either! That is crazy.

Dietary fiber & soluble fiber should be dietary fiber & soluble fiber. There should be no apparent difference. But, there seems to be. They feel different as you drink it. NO, it is NOT the sugar. SMILE. I get the ‘SUGAR FREE’ Metamucil. It could be the way Metamucil is ground. I do not know. I did a quick ‘Google’. Nothing jumped out at me.

I first started getting straight — generic — psyllium husk powder from Amazon. Then I saw the Konsyl at Walmart — which is where I have habitually bought my Metamucil for 20-years. So, kind of habit.

Don’t ask me why, BUT I am sure the Konsyl is MORE expensive. That was also the case with psyllium husk powder from Amazon! Does not make sense. Just letting you know.

Well, the way I look at it, the Konsyl is better than nothing. Just wanted to share with you. OK? SMILE.


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