I take Metamucil Multi-Health Fiber for a variety of reasons. Firstly, for the obvious reasons you take a fiber supplement...to help with regularity. I would have a problem with this if I didn't take Metamucil. Works wonders. Secondly, I take it for help with cholesterol control. My cholesterol is only slightly high (not nearly high enough to consider taking a prescription medication) and I would like to lower it a bit. After taking it daily for a few months and rechecking my cholesterol, it was back down to the normal range without doing anything else. I don't mind the taste or texture of this Metamucil. I wouldn't drink it for enjoyment, but it's not bad considering what it is. I just mix it up in a little less water than the instructions say and drink it down as quick as possible. I usually take it at night and get it all down within a few seconds. The taste isn't bad at all, but it can be a little thick and gritty, which isn't exactly pleasant, but it's not as bad as the "old" Metamucil.