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Psyllium Husks

Product Name: Psyllium Husks
Product Number: VNV276
Product Count: 180/CT
Product Form: V-Caps
Sizes Available: 180 V-Caps

Overview
Psyllium Husks come from the small reddish brown to black seeds of the Plantago Psyllium plant. Odorless and tasteless, Psyllium is a member of the family Plantaginaceae, and is not related to wheat. There are several species of the plant, but the seed husks from Plantago ovata, also known as blonde Psyllium, have the best quality and highest fiber content. Plantago grows as a weed in several places around the world and is cultivated for commercial use in Spain, France, India, Pakistan and other countries. Psyllium Husks are pure dietary fiber, composed mostly of hemicellulose. They are not digested in the small intestine, but are partially broken down in the colon, where they act as a food source for friendly flora. Mostly, Psyllium Husks act as a sponge in the intestinal tract, swelling as it absorbs water and waste material in the bowels. This forms a soft, bulky mass that passes through the colon more quickly (keeping potentially toxic waste moving in the colon) and evacuates more smoothly and easily. According to the Food and Drug Administration, Psyllium Husks may also help lower the risk of heart disease.

Our Psyllium Husks 500mg offers 1.7 grams of fiber per serving and is available in 180 count vegetarian capsules.

Research Indicates
  • Fiber is important for normal bowel function
  • May support healthy blood pressure by enhancing the excretion of sodium
  • A study has shown benefits for Psyllium Husks in improving diarrhea caused by certain medications
  • Studies suggest that Psyllium Husks may support healthy cholesterol balance
  • The Food and Drug Administration has approved
  • Psyllium Husks to reduce cardiovascular disease risk with recent studies confirming risk reduction
  • Studies suggest that Psyllium Husks may support healthy blood sugar balance
Recommended Dosage
  • Typical daily dosage ranges from 1 - 4 grams; take 1 to 4 capsules daily with at least 8 ounces of fluid.
Note: Psyllium Husks should be taken with one to two additional glasses of water as it can expand in the throat and cause an uncomfortable sensation.

Cautions
  • If you have chronic constipation, bowel obstruction, an ulcer, diabetes, are obese, or are pregnant or lactating, consult a health care practitioner prior to using this product.
  • Some individuals experience an allergic reaction when taking Psyllium Husks. Some people may also have respiratory reactions to Psyllium dust. Contact your health care practitioner or seek medical attention if you have fast or irregular breathing, skin rash, hives, or itching.
  • Psyllium Husks may cause gastrointestinal pain, flatulence and abdominal pain. Consult a health care practitioner if these side effects become severe or do not go away.


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