Psyllium Husk is a true dietary fiber, even though it is classified by some as a laxative or mucilaginous fiber, and is a convenient way to increase intake of dietary fiber because of its high mucilage content.
This bulking agent swells considerably when added to liquid, which can help to support healthy gastrointestinal transit time. This bulking action and healthy transit time can play an important role in maintaining healthy gastrointestinal function. Soluble fiber from foods such as psyllium seed husks, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may impact overall health. A serving of Psyllium Husk Powder supplies 6 grams of the 7 grams soluble fiber necessary per day to have this effect.
Other Health Benefits of Psyllium Husk
Psyllium support your heart health. It helps to lower your blood pressure, improve lipid levels, and strengthen your heart muscle.
Psyllium Husk Powder helps people with diabetes maintain a healthy glycemic balance. Psyllium husk can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
It can help treat diarrhea by increasing stool size and slowing its passage through the intestinal tract.
Psyllium has the ability to delay food digestion, which helps regulate your blood sugar levels.
Psyllium aids appetite control by slowing down stomach emptying and reducing appetite.
It also help reduce total cholesterol levels by promoting the removal of bile acids from the body.
Suggested Usage: As a dietary supplement, vigorously mix 1 level tablespoon daily into at least 12 oz. of water or juice and consume immediately. Be sure to drink plenty of additional fluids throughout the day. Start with smaller amounts and gradually increase over several weeks.