Psyllium husk comes from the crushed seeds of the Plantago ovata plant. It is a herb native to parts of Asia, Mediterranean regions of Europe, and North Africa. The psyllium seed husks have been used widely in herbal remedies. Similar to oats and wheat, psyllium is rich in soluble fiber. Traditionally, psyllium husk is used as a gentle bulk-forming laxative for constipation.The seed husks are rich in the gelatinous, water-absorbing substance mucilage. Mucilage is not broken down by enzymes in the digestive tract, nor is it absorbed. Rather, in contact with water it swells and forms a gel. In cases of diarrhea, mucilage absorbs excess water and slows bowel transit time. In cases of constipation, mucilage adds bulk to stools, stimulates the walls of the bowels to contract, and thus speeds bowel transit time. Psyllium's regulation of blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels may be due to effects on cholesterol-containing bile and the digestion of carbohydrates.
Take one to two capsules daily with food or as directed by your practitioner. It is important to drink plenty of water for the product to work effectively.
Psyllium Husk Powder (No. 1 Grade) Vegetarian, Magnesium Stearate
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