- Supports the intestinal system.
- Is an excellent source of soluble fiber.
- Encourages normal bowel movements.
- Helps maintain cholesterol levels already in the normal range.
How It Works:
It has one of the highest levels of soluble fiber known--much more than that of oat bran. Encapsulated psyllium hulls are a convenient way to add essential fiber to the daily diet. Psyllium hulls can play an important part in helping the body maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range and may help to support cardiovascular health.
Take 2 capsules with at least 8 oz. water with a meal twice daily.
NOTE: May cause allergic reaction in persons sensitive to inhaled or ingested psyllium.
Psyllium hulls have been part of Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine for hundreds of years. This member of the plantain family gets its name from the Greek word for flea…no doubt because the seeds look a bit like a giant flea party. The psyllium shrub has a base of thin, green leaves and skinny stems topped by elongated green heads that turn white with tiny blossoms and then brown. It grows all over the world and is native to Asia and the Mediterranean region. It is most commonly found in the sandy soils of India, but it grows well in the more arid parts of the US, including the southwest and drier Rocky Mountain states. Because it swells in liquid, psyllium has sometimes been used as a thickening agent in ice cream. People have also been known to bake it into bread and pasta.