Konsyl 100% Natural Original Formula Psyllium Fiber - 15.9 oz. (450g)
Konsyl 100% Natural Original Formula Psyllium Fiber is effective in relieving occasional constipation and restoring regularity. Konsyl Natural Original Formula Psyllium Fiber is an easy way to increase your daily fiber intake. Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Konsyl Original Formula Psyllium Fiber, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. Konsyl 100% Natural Psyllium Fiber also helps support diabetes management and healthy weight. One adult dose of Konsyl Natural Psyllium Fiber provides 3 grams of this soluble fiber = 6 grams of psyllium.
Use as a Laxative: For relief of occasional constipation and to induce regularity, generally produces bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours.
Konsyl Original Formula Psyllium Fiber Features:
- Contains 100% pure psyllium
- No sugar or sugar substitutes
- Doctor recommended for over 45 years
- Convenient single use packets
Konsyl Original Formula Psyllium Fiber Benefits:
- Heart healthy formula helps reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol
- Restores regularity
- Relieves occasional constipation
Frequently Asked Questions about Konsyl
What is dietary fiber?
Dietary fiber is the part of a plant that cannot be digested by humans. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble.Your digestive system needs both types to function optimally.
What’s the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber?
Soluble fiber acts like a sponge in the intestines, absorbing water. It forms a thick gel which lubricates throughout the entire intestinal tract. This makes it easier for waste to pass more quickly through the intestines (bowel motility), which reduces incidences of constipation.Recent research suggests that increasing soluble fiber in the diet may be beneficial for:
- Lowering cholesterol
- Decreasing likelihood of colon cancer
- Slowing the absorption of glucose, improving diabetes
- Aiding weight control
Insoluble fiber acts like a broom sweeping through your digestive system. It absorbs little water but it adds bulk in the lower intestinal tract. Though less effective than soluble fiber in promoting bowel regularity, it is a necessary part of your diet. It aids in moving waste through the colon quickly and since insoluble fiber isn’t digested, it isn’t converted into calories. Insoluble fiber tends to help:
- Prevent diverticular disease
- Slowing the absorption of glucose
What are the best sources of soluble and insoluble fiber?
Good sources of soluble fiber include:
- Oatmeal and oat bran
- Legumes (dried beans, peas and lentils)
- Fruits and most vegetables
Good sources of insoluble fiber include:
- Whole grains (wheat bran, whole-grain breads)
- Whole-wheat pasta
- Fruits and vegetables with edible skins and seeds (apples, pears, strawberries and tomatoes)
- Psyllium fiber supplements contain both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Do I need to increase my dietary fiber?
Typical Americans consume only 10-15 grams of fiber per day. The National Cancer Institute recommends eating 25-35 grams of fiber daily. Though there is no standard on recommended daily amounts, these numbers demonstrate that most people would benefit from increased fiber intake. You can add up your daily fiber grams to see how you measure up.
What are the signs of low fiber or fiber deficiency?
There are four main warning signs that may indicate you are not getting enough fiber:
- Weight Gain
- Blood Sugar Fluctuation
- Nausea & Tiredness Related to Diet
Does fiber help you lose weight?
Fiber makes you feel full. The fuller you feel, the less likely you are to snack or eat large meals. Also, if a food contains insoluble fiber, that portion is not broken down by your digestive system so it is not converted into calories.
How many calories and carbohydrates are in Konsyl psyllium fiber?
Konsyl Original has 3 calories and 0.05 grams carbs per teaspoon dose. Konsyl Easy Mix has 10 calories and 5 grams carbs per teaspoon dose.
Why do I need to drink more water when I increase my fiber intake?
Adequate fluid intake, while on a fiber regimen, helps prevent constipation and assists the fiber in doing what it does best, move food through your digestive system.
Is extra fiber recommended for children?
Children benefit from a high fiber diet as much as adults. It is always recommended that you check with your pediatrician before starting your child on a high fiber diet or fiber supplements. It is generally accepted that all natural psyllium fiber is safe for children 6 years and older. Ask your pediatrician how many grams of fiber you should aim to give your child daily.
Is there fiber in milk or meat?
No. There is no dietary fiber in milk or meat. Some meats may seem tough and "fibrous," but they do not contain the dietary fiber that has health benefits like helping to lower cholesterol or aiding constipation. Fiber comes from plants like fruits, vegetables, seeds and psyllium seed husks.
How do I use fiber for colon cleansing or detoxing?
Maintaining a diet rich in fiber will keep your digestive system healthy. A healthy digestive system cleanses itself every day , naturally removing toxins. Severe colon “cleansing” kits can also disrupt the natural balance of healthy bacteria found in the gut. A colon that is too “clean,” is actually not healthy (as those who have had long courses of antibiotics have found). Natural fiber (prebiotics) help to encourage the growth of this healthy bacteria. If you get the recommended amount of dietary fiber daily, this helps to eliminate feeling the need for harsh detoxification programs.
How much psyllium fiber do I need to lower my cholesterol?
Studies show 14 grams of psyllium seed husk per day, along with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol have lowered total blood cholesterol levels.
Is fiber good for constipation? Or is it good for diarrhea?
Fiber can help both! Fiber is a stool normalizer. It can soak up excess water in the bowels, helping diarrhea and making a firmer bowel movement. It can also help if you are constipated by pulling water into the colon, making a softer, bulkier bowel movement.
How can I check my fiber levels?
The best way to check your fiber levels is to maintain a food diary. Then you can add up the amount of fiber you are consuming every day.
What does Konsyl do?
Because the label of Konsyl Original fiber supplement says "bulk forming laxative," some people may ask, "What will Konsyl do?" Don't worry! Psyllium fiber is not a stimulant laxative that will make you run to the bathroom with cramps. Konsyl fiber just adds "bulk" to your stool, making it softer and easier to pass. Konsyl will help make the bowel movement more normal.
If you are constipated, Konsyl fiber absorbs water, turns to a gel and makes bowel movements easier. If you have loose, watery stool, Konsyl absorbs water and helps form a solid bowel movement. Make sure to follow the dosage instructions on the label and drink added water to aid the fiber's benefits. Konsyl generally produces bowel movements within 12-72 hours. To stay regular, increasing dietary fiber intake every day is recommended.
Konsyl psyllium fiber supplements also have a ton of other health benefits, like helping to lower cholesterol levels and aiding a weight loss program.
Are Konsyl products gluten free?
Yes, all Konsyl fiber products are gluten free. Those with celiac disease can choose from any Konsyl fiber capsule or powdered fiber supplement, like Konsyl Original, Konsyl Easy Mix or Konsyl Orange for fiber therapy. These Konsyl products are gluten-free and okay for those with celiac disease. These Konsyl fiber supplements are made from the psyllium plant, which is in the dicot division. Plants containing gluten are in the monocot division of plants; the two aren’t even related. In Easy Mix, maltodextrin is used to make the psyllium easier to mix. Maltodextrin is a modified food starch derived from corn. Corn is usually acceptable to celiac patients.
Are Konsyl products Kosher?
Konsyl proudly offers many quality kosher fiber supplements. Five Konsyl fiber mixes are independently certified kosher by the OK Kosher Certification.
- Konsyl Original
- Konsyl Easy Mix
- Konsyl Orange Sugar Free
- Konsyl Orange (with sucrose)
What is the difference between Konsyl Original and New Konsyl Easy Mix fiber supplements?
New Konsyl Easy Mix contains 4.3 grams of psyllium and 1.6 grams of maltodextrin per teaspoon dose. Maltodextrin is a dispersing agent that is derived from corn. There is also a small amount (.06g) of silicon dioxide – another dispersing agent to make it mix quicker. The calorie count is 10 and the carbs are 5 gms per teaspoon dose. Konsyl Easy Mix is safe for people with diabetes.
Konsyl Original contains only psyllium so you get more per teaspoon. Konsyl Original has 6 grams of psyllium per teaspoon dose and does not have any other inactive ingredient. Konsyl Original has 3 calories and 0.05 gms of carbs per dose. Konsyl Original is also safe for people with diabetes because it is sugar free and sugar substitute free.
When is the best time for me to take my Konsyl powder products?
Konsyl fiber supplement powders can be taken anytime day or night, with or without food, though you must drink plenty of fluid: 8 glasses daily for overall good health. If you take it too late in the evening you will not allow yourself time to consume adequate fluid. Not to mention, if you drink a lot of liquid at night you may be up urinating in the night. Another consideration for night time dosing is that when you go to sleep, your body slows down to a "rest mode"; body systems are not operating as efficiently as during the day when you're up and moving around. The longer waste stays in the colon; more water is being drawn out. We suggest nighttime dosing to those individuals who are taking it for diarrhea or loose stools, because too much fluid in the stool is actually a problem for them. For constipation we suggest that Konsyl fiber supplements be taken early in the day when you will be active and moving around and your body systems are functioning at a higher rate. Also, you have more time to consume additional fluids throughout the day.
Can I take Konsyl Powder products with other medications?
Separate taking your Konsyl and your medications by at least 2 hours. The concern here is absorption in the stomach. Since psyllium is a hydrophilic product, some physicians are concerned that it may absorb other medications that are in the stomach at the same time and carry them out of the body without the patient getting the full benefit. If you are taking Coumadin, Warfarin or other similar medications, check with your physician before taking Konsyl products.
What is the normal dose for Konsyl?
If not directed by a physician, begin taking 1/2 teaspoon 1-2 times daily and increase up to one teaspoon daily. Drink plenty of liquids to aid the product action. If gas and bloating occur, reduce the amount of Konsyl taken and increase the amount of water.
Can I take Konsyl more than 3 times a day?
No. The FDA approved labeling allows a maximum of 3 teaspoons a day. The labeling also counsels, "Stop use and ask a doctor if you fail to have a bowel movement". It could be the sign of a more serious condition.
How do I mix my Konsyl?
Konsyl Original fiber supplement provides 6 grams of psyllium per dose, more than any other brand. Psyllium does not dissolve into water like sugar and other inactive ingredients; psyllium actually absorbs the water around it. The fact that it absorbs quickly and there is 6 grams makes it a bit more difficult to stir. "Shake, Don't stir". Konsyl Easy Mix fiber supplement has 4.3 grams of Psyllium and dispersing agents like maltodextrin to help make it easier to mix than Original.
Does Konsyl/Konsyl Easy Mix have to be mixed with water?
No. Both powdered fiber supplement products may be mixed in a variety of beverages. We do not recommend carbonated drinks because carbonation is not desirable when shaking the product. Some popular choices for mixing: pulpy fruit juices, iced tea, milk, lemonade, diet beverages like Crystal Lite and Diet V-8 for people with diabetes.
Can I take Konsyl with hot tea/coffee/beverage?
No. Hot liquids are not recommended for two reasons:
- It will splatter if shaken in a closed container.
- 2. One may not be able to drink it all before it begins to thicken, due to the temperature of the liquid.
What is the difference between Konsyl Fiber Caplets and Konsyl Powder fiber supplements?
Konsyl Powder fiber supplement is made from psyllium (5 grams of dietary fiber per dose). Natural fiber sources like psyllium provide both soluble and insoluble fiber. Konsyl Fiber Caplets are made from Calcium Polycarbophil (1/2 gram per tablet) and are a form of soluble fiber.
What is the difference between Konsyl Original Powder and Konsyl Psyllium Capsules?
Konsyl Psyllium Capsule fiber supplements provide a convenient alternative for traveling to the Konsyl Original Powder providing 0.52 grams of psyllium per capsule.
What is the difference between Konsyl Psyllium Capsules and SennaPrompt Capsules?
SennaPrompt capsules contain Psyllium + sennosides. Psyllium is a bulking agent and sennosides are a stimulant that promotes relief of constipation generally within a 12-hour period. SennaPrompt should be taken for quick overnight relief of constipation. It is not meant for long-term use.
What is Psyllium Fiber?
Psyllium fiber comes from the outer coating, or "husk" of the psyllium plant's seeds. It is not wheat, and is therefore gluten free. The psyllium husk is a natural source of soluble fiber, similar to fiber found in grains such as oats and barley.
- 100 grams of psyllium = 50 grams of soluble fiber
- 100 grams of oat bran = 5 grams of soluble fiber
A bulk forming laxative, psyllium fiber is frequently used to treat constipation. It absorbs liquid in the intestines, swells and forms a bulky stool, which is easy to pass.
How Does Psyllium fiber Work?
Only certain soluble fibers, such as the psyllium fiber in Konsyl, have multiple health benefits, because of its' gelling action. As psyllium forms a gel, it acts like a sponge and absorbs toxins in the digestive tract.
What are the Benefits of Psyllium Fiber?
- Intestinal Health Benefits
- Helpful for both constipation and diarrhea and used to help relieve a variety of gastrointestinal disorders, such as diverticulosis and crohn's disease.
- Bulking agent that promotes regularity.
- Heart Health Benefits
Clinical studies have shown that 7 grams of soluble fiber from psyllium husk, taken daily as part of a heart healthy diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One dose of Konsyl Original provides 6 grams of psyllium fiber = 3 grams of soluble fiber
Are You New to Fiber?
A fiber rich diet not only helps maintain regularity, it also has proven health benefits. Some of the top 10 benefits of adding dietary fiber are lower cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of getting certain cancers. There are many ways to maintain a diet rich in fiber. Eating whole grains such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and whole grain bread not only adds fiber but also helps you feel full longer. When snacking, opt for raw nuts, cut carrots, peppers, and raw sweet potatoes instead of potato chips.
Many people now know about the advantages of a fiber rich diet, but it’s easy to be confused by the number of fiber supplements on the market. Nearly everyone, from children to adults, can benefit from consuming an adequate amount of fiber everyday. The American Dietetic Association recommends getting between 25-38 grams/day. Konsyl Psyllium Fiber Supplements, along with a healthy diet that includes plenty of fiber rich foods, will help you achieve your daily fiber goal.
Konsyl Fiber Benefits
Did you know a little spoonful of psyllium fiber goes a long way in improving your health? Take a look at our top 10 fiber benefits:
- Avoid and Relieve Constipation
Do you ever go more than three days without having a bowel movement? If so, adding fiber to your diet will provide bulking action to help your bowel system function naturally. You can avoid using harsh, irritating stimulant laxatives.
- Prevent Heart Disease with Lower Cholesterol
There is growing evidence that suggests a diet rich in fiber lowers LDL or “bad” cholesterol. Lower cholesterol levels are key to maintaining a healthy heart.
- Control Your Weight
One great fiber benefit is that it fills you up. Adding fiber to your diet has been shown to enhance weight loss when accompanied by reduced calories and exercise. Fiber makes you feel fuller longer, helping curb cravings and increasing your chances for weight loss success.
- Manage or Help Prevent Diabetes
Nearly six million people in the U.S. have Type 2 diabetes and don’t even know it. A fiber rich diet decreases blood cholesterol levels and helps to maintain blood glucose and insulin levels.
- Ditch Diverticulitis
One in every two Americans over 60 will get diverticulosis. Don’t be one! The typical diet in the U.S. consists of refined carbohydrates and little fiber. Low levels of fiber in your diet can lead to this very painful disease. Not sure of the best way to add fiber? You could eat 10 bowls of oatmeal, a bushel of broccoli, or you could simply take a fiber supplement.
- Stay Regular During Pregnancy
The changes that pregnancy brings are hard enough without adding the discomfort of constipation. Even your prenatal vitamin can cause irregularity. Adding dietary fiber and a natural psyllium fiber supplement to your diet is an easy and painless way to stay regular. Be sure to choose a fiber supplement without added chemicals or artificial sweeteners.
- Reduce Acid Reflux
Many people experience frequent heartburn, or GERD. While antacids may seem to be an easy answer, they aren’t always good for you and may have chemical additives that you don’t want or need. Increased fiber intake has been shown to decrease incidents of acid reflux heartburn by 20%.
- Ease IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Do you have a problem with abdominal cramping or bloating? You may have irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. Adding fiber to your diet has been shown to help the colon relax which can result in consistent bowel movements on a regular basis. Natural psyllium fiber supplements can help regulate between incidences of diarrhea and constipation.
- Reduce the Risk of Certain Cancers
One fiber benefit is that it speeds up the passing of food through the body preventing harmful substances found in some foods from lingering in the body. This process primarily protects against colon cancer though some studies suggest that a fiber rich diet may help prevent breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers.
- Reduce the Chance of Hemorrhoids
Straining while going to the bathroom can sometimes lead to hemorrhoids. A fiber rich diet makes your stool softer and easier to pass. Softer stool leads to less straining and less likelihood of getting hemorrhoids.
At a Glance:
- Headquartered in Easton, Maryland
- Approximately 65 employees
- 75 years of bringing psyllium products to consumers
- Existing product portfolio includes 12 core products
- Products sold throughout the U.S. and worldwide
- Samples distributed by 21,000+ physician offices in the U.S.
- The best for 75 years
Konsyl is the #1 doctor-recommended all natural psyllium fiber supplement. Konsyl Original and Konsyl Easy Mix psyllium fiber products are all natural, gluten-free and contain no sugar or sugar substitutes. They are safe for celiac patients, diabetics and pregnant and nursing mothers.
Dr. Paul Senter, MD of Colon & Rectal Surgery in Fort Worth, Texas says: “Konsyl is the best source of natural bulk fiber on the market today. Konsyl is pure psyllium which allows the highest dietary fiber per dose. My patients prefer Konsyl over many other bulk-forming laxatives because post surgically, Konsyl provides them with the easiest elimination.”
“Kon-centrated Psyllium” - Outstanding since 1934
Psyllium seed husk has been recommended by doctors in the U.S. as a natural dietary supplement for regularity since the 1920s. Konsyl mixable fiber powder was trademarked in 1934. The name Konsyl comes from “concentrated psyllium,” describing the product with the most psyllium per dose.
Doctor’s choice for pure psyllium benefits
Physicians have been actively recommending all-natural Konsyl fiber to patients for over 50 years. Patient sample kits are available to physicians and dieticians. Doctors and their patients prefer Konsyl Original (with the burgundy cap) because it's more effective with 6 grams of psyllium seed husk fiber per teaspoon dose -- more than any other leading brand. Doctors widely recommend psyllium fiber as the best fiber powder for medical conditions. It can help conditions such as constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, diverticular disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), high cholesterol and Type 2 Diabetes. Konsyl Pharmaceuticals provides patient information pamphlets for patients on using dietary fiber to aid a variety of health conditions.