Metamucil is a great way to get added fiber that you need. This version of Metamucil is less gritty than the original texture. The orange flavor is really pleasant tasting and goes down easily with no aftertaste. I take it on a regular basis and I find that for me it works just like it says it should. Metamucil does an excellent job of keeping people like me regular. The canister that it comes in is a strong plastic and it will hold up till the expiration date. It is really easy to use. You use just one teaspoon and add that into an 8 oz. glass of water or juice like orange juice. You can drink Metamucil up to 3 times per day. I take it with water. Sometimes I will put it in orange juice, but I prefer the water. Sometimes the powder will be stuck together or on the bottom of the glass and I have to stir it up again. Metamucil is labeled as a laxative, but it can also be used for chronic diarrhea. It works by absorbing water and adding bulk to the stool. Bulky stools move down the intestine faster. Overall, I find this product does a great job of doing what it is supposed to do. When I purcchase the Metamucil at WalMart I usually have a $3.00 coupon on any size and I can buy the smallest canister for less than $2.00 with my coupon. A really great deal and I buy more than one canister if I have more coupons.