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 Nature’s Herbs Psyllium Husk

Description

Nature's Herbs Psyllium Husk is a mild bulking agent that is high in fiber and mucilage. Psyllium husk (Plantago ovata) is a natural plant fiber traditionally used for centuries to treat constipation. Commonly found in over-the-counter laxative products, psyllium is used to improve stool consistency and promote regularity in people with constipation and hemorrhoids. Psyllium has also been used as a remedy for other GI (gastrointestinal) problems including diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and ulcerative colitis.

A high-fiber diet including the use of natural plant fibers such as psyllium husk is an effective treatment and prevention of constipation and hemorrhoids. Studies suggest that psyllium can treat chronic diarrhea by slowing the digestive process and promoting an increase in stool thickness. Similarly, psyllium can reduce the symptoms of IBS and ulcerative colitis.

Studies suggest that psyllium fiber can help lower high cholesterol levels and improve blood sugar levels in diabetics. One study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that psyllium husk lowered high blood glucose levels following a meal in patients with type 2 diabetes. Another study, published in Hypertension, reports that psyllium helped reduce systolic blood pressure by about 8 points and diastolic by about 2 points in participants with high blood pressure.


Pros

Nature's Herbs Psyllium Husk features 2,240 mg of psyllium husk per serving. Nature's Herbs exclusive FreshCare System includes natural antioxidants in each capsule and oxygen-absorbing packets in each bottle to guarantee product potency and freshness.

Psyllium Husk has the following benefits:

  • Promotes regularity
  • Treats constipation and hemorrhoids
  • Reduces the symptoms of diarrhea, IBS and ulcerative colitis
  • Supports good health

Cons

Certain people may experience GI problems such as stomach cramping and flatulence when taking psyllium.  This can be avoided by taking the minimal dosage of psyllium in the beginning, then gradually increasing the dosage over time.

It is important to drink plenty of water when taking psyllium.

People with pre-existing medical conditions or those taking medications should consult a physician before taking Psyllium Husk.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with Psyllium Husk including:

  • HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (Statins)
  • Lithium
  • Mesalamine
  • Orlistat
  • Simvastatin

Is it for you?

If you want to promote regularity, treat constipation or hemorrhoids and support good health, Psyllium Husk offers proven health benefits.

However, people with pre-existing medical conditions or on medication should not supplement with Psyllium Husk without consulting a physician.


Dosage and Directions

Take 3 to 4 capsules three times daily with a full 8 oz glass of water before or after meals.

Drink plenty of water when taking psyllium.

Certain people may experience GI problems such as stomach cramping and flatulence when taking psyllium. This can be avoided by taking the minimal dosage of psyllium in the beginning, then gradually increasing the dosage over time.



Psyllium Husk Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 4 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 25
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Psyllium husk 2,240 mg *
* Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Purified Water, MCT, Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil as natural FreshCare preservatives.


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Great product

Written by Elizabeth O'Connell  | View all my reviews
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Thursday, 06 May 2010
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

While this product did cause some slight gas issues they did not last long. This product helped with my irregularity when used with plenty of water throughout the day.