Psyllium Husks 500mg (180 Vegetarian Capsules)

Psyllium Husks 500mg (180 Vegetarian Capsules)

What is Psyllium Husks?

Good 4 Life Psyllium Husks offers 1.7 grams of fiber per serving and is available in 180 count vegetarian capsules.

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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 as a prebiotic they act as a food source for friendly flora.

Psyllium Husks act as a bowel cleanse and a colon cleanse 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 (FDA), Psyllium Husks may also help lower the risk of heart disease.

Psyllium Husk Benefits and Uses

» The FDA 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
» Psyllium Husk Fiber acts as a bowel cleanse and a colon cleanse and is important for healthy 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

Psyllium Husks Dosage

 
Recommended 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 Using Psyllium Husks

• 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.
 
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 4 vegetable capsules
Servings per container: 45
Amount Per Serving Amount % Daily Value
Total Calories 8 **
Total Carbohydrate 2g <1% 
      Dietry Fiber 1.7g 7%
Blonde Psyllium (Seed Husks) 2000mg *
* Daily value not established
** Percent Daily Values based upon a 2000 calorie diet.
Other ingredients: Rice powder, magnesium stearate, cellulose.
 
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration have not evaluated these statements. The statements above are the views of the manufacturer and are intended for reference only. The manufacturer can sometimes unexpectedly improve their formulation so be sure to check the product labelling, before consumption, for the most up to date information.
 

 

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