Psyllium Husk with Apple Pectin

Psyllium Husk

 

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PSYLLIUM, a grain native to Southern Asia and Europe, is utilized for its dietary fiber content. This product is synergistically blended with Apple Pectin, an excellent source of soluble fiber. Psyllium is a good intestinal cleanser and stool softener. It thickens quickly when liquid is added and must be consumed immediately. This bulking action can play an important role in maintaining healthy gastrointestinal functions.

HEART HEALTH

Research has shown that taking soluble fiber can help people manage their cholesterol levels. Proper cholesterol regulation is important for everyone, but it’s vital for people over the age of 50.

One study shows that at least six weeks of daily psyllium intake is an effective way for people who are obese or overweight to lower their cholesterol with very few side effects.

If you’ve been told that you need to watch your cholesterol, ask your doctor if adding psyllium to a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet will help you.

Numerous studies have shown that fiber like psyllium, taken as part of a healthy diet, can help lower a person’s risk of heart disease. Psyllium can affect your heart by lowering blood pressure, improving lipid levels, and strengthening heart muscle.

WATCHING YOUR WEIGHT

Maintaining a healthy weight is a concern for many people, especially those with a chronic condition like diabetes. Besides being good for your heart and blood sugar levels, psyllium may help you lose weight.

Because psyllium absorbs liquid in your body, it can help give you a feeling of being full. This can help you control the amount of food you eat. Talk to your doctor about the possibility of taking psyllium if they’ve suggested that you lose weight.

DIABETES

People with diabetes have to be mindful of their diet to maintain a healthy balance of insulin and blood sugar (glucose). Some research has suggested that fibers like psyllium can help people maintain a healthy glycemic balance.

PSYLLIUM DOSAGE

The exact dosage of psyllium depends on the product you’re using. Dosage requirements may also vary based on what you’re taking psyllium for. Typically, you can take the product one to three times per day with a full glass of water.

Some research has shown that consuming 7.9 grams of psyllium per day (plus or minus 3.6 grams) with probiotics is a safe and effective way to treat Crohn’s disease. However, other results show soluble fiber like psyllium can make symptoms worse for some people.

One study found that taking 5 grams of psyllium twice a day can help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar. Another study Trusted Source of people with type 2 diabetes found similar results, but stressed that psyllium therapy should be tailored to the individual.

Follow all product instructions carefully. Don’t take any more than the recommended dosage unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

Take 2 capsules with 8 oz. glass of liquid, 2 to 3 times a day.

NOTICE: This product should be taken with at least a full glass of liquid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have difficulty in swallowing.

Some of the possible side effects include:

  • abdominal pain and cramps
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • loose stools
  • more frequent bowel movements
  • nausea and vomiting
  • stomach pain

 

Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 5
Total Carbohydrate 1 g < 1%**
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%**
Soluble Fiber 0.9 g
Insoluble Fiber 0.1 g
Psyllium Husk Powder (Husk/Seed) 1.4 g (1,400 mg)
Apple Pectin Powder 100 mg
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), Stearic Acid (vegetable source) and Silicon Dioxide.

Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

Caution: This product should be taken with at least a full glass of liquid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have difficulty in swallowing.

††Fiber is not digested, thus has no caloric effect.

Natural color variation may occur in this product.

Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.