I'm trying to use diet, exercise, and scientific research to convince my doctor I don't need to go on Lipitor for high cholesterol. One addition I'm advised to make is Metimucil. I got both the powder and some cinnamon wafers. I tried a wafer on the way home from the store. It was sandy and dry. I thought, "This would be better with a cup of tea." WRONG!!! I ended up with a mouthguard of gritty gel.