I've been using Benefiber for years until it was recalled and forced me to look for other water dissolvable clear fibers. I was glad to find Metamucil makes this now. It does dissolve in water clearly, and helps my bowel movements like Benefiber does. However it makes me very gassy. I take 1-2 table spoon every morning empty stomach, by noon I will have a bowel movement if not earlier, but in the afternoon I become very gassy all the way until evening. I've been using it for a week. I'm not sure if this will get better or not.
I took 3 tspns daily for loose bowel movements and it added bulk to my stools which were for the first time in years normal.
Pharmisist recomended Fiber Choice to help me control fecal incontinence. I had a colonoscopy because my bowel habits had changed. Got an excelent report. I am 82 and expect this is age related. So far, so good using inulin in this form.