Source Naturals Psyllium Husk Powder 12oz. (340 g)
Source Naturals Psyllium Seed Husk Powder is an excellent, low caloric source of soluble dietary fiber. Consumption of seven or more grams of soluble fiber from Source Naturals Psyllium Seed Husk Powder per day from Source Naturals Psyllium Seed Husk Powder in association with a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Source Naturals Psyllium Seed Husk Powder uses only the husk of the seed, as it is a much better fiber source than the whole seed.
Suitable For Vegetarians
Contains No Dairy or Egg
Contains No Sugar
Soy and Wheat Free
Where is Psyllium Used and Grown?
Psyllium is native to Iran and India and is currently cultivated in these countries. The seeds are primarily used in traditional herbal medicine. Psyllium seed husks are mainly used to treat constipation.
Source Naturals Psyllium Husk Powder Benefits
Psyllium is quickly becoming one of the top recommendations for people using low-carb Atkins-style diets. It is very difficult to get enough fiber in a diet when you eliminate the carbohydrates in cereals, whole grains and fruits. Source Naturals Psyllium Husk Powder is an easy way to take care of this problem. It fills you with fiber, reducing appetite without overstimulating the nervous system; a much healthier approach than formulas containing ephedra such as Herbalife or Metabolife.
Psyllium is the husk of the seed of the Plantain and is a top herb used in weight control and for general intestinal health. It contains a spongy fiber that reduces appetite, improves digestion and cleanses the system, making it an excellent choice for healthy dieting. Psyllium can provide the fiber that is missing on low carbohydrate diets. Every 100 grams of psyllium provides 71 grams of soluble fiber; a similar amount of oat bran would contain only 5 grams of soluble fiber. Only recently have scientists learned that soluble fiber has unique effects on metabolism. Source Naturals Psyllium Husk Powder is one of the simplest, healthiest and most effective herbs for weight control.
Psyllium has also been used for irritable bowel syndrome (a stress-related disorder with alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation). Because it will produce easy bowel movements with a loose stool, Psyllium is used by patients with anal fissures (cracks in the skin near the anus) and hemorrhoids and is often recommended following anal or rectal surgery, during pregnancy and as a secondary treatment in certain types of diarrhea.
Psyllium soaks up a significant amount of water in the digestive tract, thereby making stool firmer and, under these circumstances, slower to pass. Psyllium also has the additional advantages over other sources of fiber of reducing flatulence and bloating. It may be recommended by a physician to help soften stool and reduce the pain associated with hemorrhoids.
In a study of people with ulcerative colitis (a type of inflammatory bowel disorder), psyllium seeds were as shown to be as effective as the prescription drug mesalamine in decreasing recurrences of the disease. In addition, a physician may recommend the use of psyllium as a bulking agent for mild to moderate cases of diarrhea from either ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease (another type of inflammatory bowel disorder).
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