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Psyllium Husk Caps - An Easy Way to Get More Fiber in Your Diet

Most Americans don't get enough fiber in their diet. The recommended daily intake is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men, but the average American only gets about 15 grams per day. Psyllium husk capsules are a convenient way to increase your fiber intake and maintain good gastrointestinal health. Here's what you need to know about psyllium husk capsules and how they can benefit your health.

What is Psyllium Husk?

Psyllium husk is a type of soluble fiber derived from the Plantago ovata plant. It's often used as a natural laxative or digestive aid. When psyllium husks come into contact with water, they swell up and form a gel-like substance that helps to bulk up stool and promote regularity. Psyllium husk capsules are simply psyllium husks that have been ground into a powder and enclosed in a capsule for easy consumption.

Benefits of Psyllium Husk Capsules

There are many benefits of psyllium husk capsules, including the following:

  • - They can help you meet your daily fiber needs: As mentioned earlier, most Americans don't get enough fiber in their diet. Taking psyllium husk capsules is an easy way to increase your fiber intake.
  • - They can promote regularity: The bulking action of psyllium husk can help to promote regularity and prevent constipation.
  • - They can support gastrointestinal health: Psyllium husk capsules can also help to reduce symptoms of diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and other gastrointestinal disorders.
  • - They're convenient and easy to take: Psyllium husk capsules are easy to take with you on the go and require no preparation. You can simply take them with a glass of water without having to worry about measuring out the correct dosage of psyllium husks.

Side Effects of Psyllium Husk Capsules

Though psyllium husk is generally safe and well-tolerated, there are a few potential side effects to be aware of, such as bloating, gas, and abdominal cramping. If you experience any unpleasant side effects after taking psyllium husks, discontinue use and consume half the serving recommended till the body adjusts to a higher fiber diet.

Overall, psyllium husk capsules are a convenient and effective way to increase your dietary fiber intake. If you're looking for an easy way to get more fiber in your diet, give them a try!

Suggested Usage: Take 3 capsules with 8 oz. glass of liquid, 2 to 3 times daily.

Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 3 Veg Capsules

Servings Per Container: 66

Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value

Calories †† 5

Total Carbohydrate 1.3 g <1%**

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g 4%**

Soluble Fiber 1.0 g

†Daily Value not established.

Insoluble Fiber 0.1 g

†Daily Value not established.

Psyllium Husk Powder (Husk/Seed) 1.5 g (1,500 mg)

†Daily Value not established.

**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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

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

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.

Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

†† 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.

Family owned since 1968.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Using Psyllium Husk for Diarrhea

It is not often that a constipation remedy can also be used as a diarrhea remedy, but psyllium husk can. The reason becomes obvious when you consider how psyllium husk works to cure constipation and other bowel conditions such as anal and rectal injuries, and also IBS in some people. It should be noted that the use of Psyllium with irritable bowel syndrome should be carried out with the cooperation of your doctor (some physicians prescribe it for this), because it can make the condition worse in a few patients.

Psyllium husk is a source of insoluble and indigestible roughage, but it absorbs water. When it does so, the husk swells and forms a mucilage that softens the stool, and enables it to be easily and gently passed along the intestine and colon until it is expelled. Because there are no hard masses to be forced along, as some stimulatory laxatives do, using psyllium husk is kinder the walls of the colon, rectum and to the anal muscle.

When you have diarrhea, psyllium husk works in exactly the same way: it absorbs the water to turn the diarrhea into a mucilage that is easy moves through the intestine by means of the rhythmic peristaltic pumping action of the intestinal muscles. Hence, the same remedy can be used for both constipation and diarrhea.

Reducing Cholesterol with Psyllium Husk

Psyllium husk can be used to reduce blood cholesterol. Psyllium husk is most commonly used to treat constipation, and it is also an effective remedy for diarrhea. That is because it works by absorbing water and then swelling, either to convert hard-packed solid stool into a soft consistency easy to move through the intestinal system, or to absorb the moisture in diarrhea and again form a mucilage that your intestines and colon can adequately handle.

However, clinical studies have also indicated a beneficial effect on your cholesterol levels. Even when taken with an unhealthy high-fat diet, studies have indicated that psyllium husk can reduce the level of low-density (LDL) cholesterol in the blood by around 7%. This is a significant reduction, and one that has been recognized by the FDA who have approved labeling promoting the use of Psyllium husk as part of a low cholesterol and low saturated fat diet to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).

The FDA rarely endorse claims made regarding herbal treatments in this way, and is an indication of how effective this seed husk must be in protecting you from CHD. Psyllium husk can be taken as part of a healthy diet and not only because you have bowel problems.

Nutrition Info
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories  6    
Total Carbohydrate  1.3 g   <1%* 
Dietary Fiber  1.1 g   4%* 
Psyllium Husk Powder  1.5 g   † 
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.



Serving Size: 3 capsules

Servings per container: 66

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules with an 8 ounce glass of liquid, twice a day.

Free of: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, corn, soy, milk, preservatives, additives.

Other Ingredients: Stearic acid

Warnings: None

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