Acacia Fiber vs. Psyllium Husk: Which Is Better?

Dr. Evan Goldstein

fundamentals April 10, 2023

If you’ve prayed to the anal gods for an answer to improve your cleaning routine — look no further than acacia and psyllium husk fiber. Acacia and psyllium husk are soluble fibers that absorb water and can help relieve symptoms of constipation. They’re helpful for those with IBS, Crohn's disease, or anyone simply looking to make their bowel movements more regular. 


As you may already know, one essential aspect of prepping for anal sex is improving your gut health, which starts from the inside out. Wanna know more about these awesome prebiotics and how they can boost your gut health? Let's dive into the nitty-gritty details!

What is Acacia Fiber?

Also referred to as gum arabic, acacia fiber is a soluble, prebiotic fiber obtained from the sap of acacia trees. Acacia shrubs and trees are indigenous to parts of Africa and Asia. It’s high in soluble fiber and supports a healthy gut microbiome. Some of its key benefits include: 

  • Promotes good bacteria in your gut and keeps out harmful bacteria
  • Eases IBS symptoms as it ferments slowly, preventing gas and discomfort
  • Helps lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), which is referred to as your “bad cholesterol”

What is Psyllium Husk?

Psyllium husk grows from the plant, Plantago ovata, which is found all over the world. It’s sourced from the seeds of the plant and is used in pharmaceutical drugs, cosmetics, and food, including cereal and bread. Similar to acacia, psyllium husk is a soluble fiber with an array of benefits, including: 

  • Relieves diarrhea by soaking up water and making stool bulkier 
  • Slows digestion and regulates blood sugar levels, improving glycemic control and lipid levels in those with type 2 diabetes
  • Reduces LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, lowering the risk of heart disease

Psyllium Husk vs Acacia Fiber

Psyllium husk and acacia fiber are both added to foods and fiber supplements for their ability to manage weight and relieve constipation. While they do have many similarities, keep reading to explore the unique differences between the two.

The Similarities

Acacia and psyllium husk relieve constipation and help keep you regular. They are soluble fibers, which help to make your stools bulkier so they can pass more smoothly. A recent study found that acacia improves satiety and can reduce BMI to manage weight. The same is true for psyllium husk which also leads to sustained weight loss compared to restricting diet alone. Overall, both promote the growth of healthy bacteria to help protect the gut barrier.

The Differences

Acacia has a neutral taste and a fine texture, which is more blendable than psyllium husk when you mix it into smoothies, broth, or water. Psyllium husk has a more grainy, sawdust-like texture that may make it less appealing to some. Psyllium husk may be better suited to mix into oatmeal and other heartier foods. 

Acacia fiber ferments slower than psyllium husk, which makes it easier on sensitive stomachs, especially for those with IBS or other digestive issues. Psyllium husk can irritate your gut; however, it’s a great option if you can’t tolerate acacia.

Which Fiber is the Best for You?

While each fiber is proven to aid digestion, lower cholesterol, and relieve diarrhea and constipation, when taken together these supplements can work wonders for your gut and booty health! Our Butt & Gut Daily Fiber utilizes a combination of acacia and psyllium husk fiber to support natural digestion and make anal sex prep easier. This prebiotic solution can improve your booty game and reduce douching time so you can feel more comfortable in the bedroom (and faster).

How Much Fiber Do You Need?

You should get on average 25-38 grams of fiber per day, but most people come up short. 

Acacia fiber is more effective than psyllium husk, which means to produce the same results, you need less acacia gum compared to psyllium husk. This is why psyllium husk fiber supplements require you to take 4-6 tablets or capsules daily and why you only need to take two tablets daily of our Butt & Gut Daily Fiber to achieve optimal gut health. Plus, less time taking supplements means more time for booty play.

How Should You Take It For Best Results?

Acacia fiber and psyllium husk can be purchased as powders and mixed into water and other beverages. One convenient way to increase your fiber intake is to take fiber supplements. Dr. Goldstein recommends taking fiber supplements in the evening before bed so that you can wake up in the morning and have a bowel movement. Our digestive system works overnight, which means you’ll be able to reap the most benefits by taking fiber at night. It’s also recommended that you drink plenty of water with your fiber supplements, as well as throughout the day, which will aid in digestion and allow the fiber to do its thing. The majority of dietary supplements shouldn't be taken with other medications, but you should review with your doctor all side effects and warnings for the particular supplement before you start.

Our Butt & Gut Daily Fiber

Our Butt & Gut Daily Fiber is formulated to encourage the growth of healthy bacteria, thus improving your gut biome. It also relieves uncomfortable gas, bloating, and constipation symptoms. Formulated with acacia fiber and psyllium husk — these powerhouse prebiotics will help keep you regular so you can spend less time prepping for anal sex and more time between the sheets.  

About the author

Dr. Evan Goldstein is the Co-Founder of Future Method and the Founder and CEO of Bespoke Surgical, the leading private practice in health and wellness for gay men. He received his MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Goldstein is the go-to butt and bottoming expert, having been published in Huffington Post, Men’s Health, Healthline, and more. Learn about Dr. Goldstein by visiting his practice, bespokesurgical.com.

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