Psyllium husk offers natural stool bulking to support regular bowel motions. Psyllium comes from the powdered husk of the plantain seed (Plantago psyllium and Plantago ovata.) Psyllium is a fibre-based bowel motion support that supports natural bowel motility without a stimulating action.
Psyllium gently supports comfortable and healthy bowel motions. The tiny seeds have been used since ancient times by Asian, European and North African people. They contain high mucilage, which causes them to swell up when combined with water and it is this bulking property that supports intestinal cleansing and good bowel function.
What are the benefits of Psyllium Husk?
By adding bulk to the stool, psyllium husk supports the smooth transition of waste through the intestinal tract. Psyllium absorbs toxins in the bowel so they can be removed via stool. They also help maintain balanced gut flora for healthy levels of probiotic bacteria. Psyllium has a role in supporting cardiovascular health and weight management through supporting normal, healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
What are the side effects of Psyllium Husk?
Take psyllium supplements with lots of water – at least a glass per dose on top of normal fluid intake. It’s not advised if you have difficulty swallowing or any narrowing of the digestive tract. Prescription drugs may be less effective if taken with psyllium, so take them at different times of the day, separate them by at least two hours.