Clean out your digestive system with our Psyllium husk fibre
Supports a healthy digestive system
Psyllium husk fibre has been studied to be an effective way to promote regularity in bowel movement. It is a gentle bulk-forming laxative that has been tested in clinical trials to help treat bowel diseases and relieve constipation (Source: New Century Health).
Acts as a prebiotic
Psyllium husk fibre is a prebiotic that can stimulate the growth and activity of bifidobacteria and lactobacili. This activity can help promote and maintain a healthy gut microbiome (Source: New Century Health).
Benefits Psyllium Husk Fibre
Support your digestive system and stay regular with our psyllium husk fibre! Big Food psyllium husk fibre packs a punch of soluble fibre, to help keep you regular, along with a range of additional benefits:
- Thriving gut bacteria
- Maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels
- Adds bulk to stool
- Maintenance of blood sugar levels
- Normalised hunger levels
- Increased feelings of fullness
Additional Benefits of Big Food Psyllium Husk Fibre
Big Food psyllium husk fibre has some additional benefits compared to other, competitive products. At Plent, we do our utmost to bring you the best, purest, highest quality products.
- Sourced from one ingredient
- Rich source of soluble fibre
- Mixes well with dishes and drinks
- Neutral flavour
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What does Psyllium Husk do in the body
Dietary fiber is essential in promoting regularity in bowel movement and helps keep our body healthy. Here at Plent, we use Psyllium Husk as a source of dietary fiber which is also recommended because of its health benefits.
Psyllium fibre helps you achieve your weight loss goal
Dietary fiber from Psyllium Husk can help you feel full after a meal. This reduces your urge to eat more, which can potentially help those who are trying to lose weight. This can be a great add on to your diet and exercise to achieve your weight loss goal!
Psyllium fibre helps the healthy growth of intestinal flora
A healthy gut requires a a healthy growth of intestinal flora, and surely, Psyllium husk can help you with that. One of the studied benefits of Psyllium husk is that it helps in growing gut bacteria. It is a prebiotic, which means food for good bacteria. This can help the intestinal flora to thrive and help maintaining balance and good gut health (Source: NCBI).
Psyllium fibre boosts your digestive system
It is no secret that one of the wonders of Psyllium Husk is improving digestive health. The dietary fiber from the Psyllium husk, is studied and being regarded as a conventional method in relieving gut problems such as irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, constipation and even diarrhea! (Source: ResearchGate & New Century Health).
Psyllium fibre helps provides health benefits
Dietary Fiber from Psyllium Husk can help in preventing several diseases such as heart problems, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Meeting your Dietary Fiber Requirement
According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the recommended dietary fiber intake per day should be 25 g (Source: EFSA). If you convert that into serving sizes that would be around 3-4 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit in a day.
However, a busy schedule and a long day from work often keeps us from eating fruits and vegetables thus not meeting our nutrient needs. When we fail to eat the right number of fruits and vegetables in a day, we also fail to meet our dietary fiber requirement. This is where supplementation comes in.
A lot of people are unaware that Psyllium Husk is a functional food that can help keep the body healthy. It possesses pharmaceutical properties and is being used to prevent diseases from occurring (Source: ResearchGate). Who knew that Psyllium husk could be that good, right?
“Fibre intake in the U.S. is approximately only half of the recommendation at 15 g/day”
Usage Psyllium Fibre
In terms of usage, we recommend 1-2 tablespoons daily. Mix the psyllium husk powder into water or juice and stir thoroughly. The powder will form a gel-like substance that should be consumed shortly after mixing.
Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Can also be used in baking, sprinkled on salads, or mixed into soups to increase the fibre content of these dishes.
Fun Facts About Fibre
☼ We do not possess the digestive enzymes needed to break down fibre
☼ Instead, fibre is fermented in the colon by the bacteria residing there
☼ Insufficient fibre intake can increase the risk of digestive diseases
☼ Soluble fibre absorbs water, loosening stools and keeping us regular
☼ The western diet is deficient in fibre
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What we’re doing different at Plent
Here at Plent it has always been our core mission to provide clean, sustainable and highly-tested products that can provide one or more health benefits to our amazing customers. It is safe to say, we have achieved this and more with our Big Food Psyllium Husk Fibre.
Why We’re Different!
At Plent, we are driven to deliver high-quality products using only sustainable and environmentally-friendly methods.
New supplement companies are popping up every day, and unfortunately more and more are compromising on quality! We never have and never will!
This is how we make a difference
In order to be able to deliver the best quality products, we do not think it is enough just to rely on our own tests. That's why we ship several of our products to third-party laboratories to ensure both their purity and safety.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Psyllium is an impactful and highly beneficial source of dietary fibre (arabinoxylan) derived from the Plantago Ovata, a native plant of Asia, Africa and Mediterranean regions of Europe (Source: NCBI). Our high-quality product is sourced from the husks of the plant seedlings and naturally ground into a fine powder that is 99% pure, and can be easily added to your oats or smoothies. Yum!
Psyllium is a widely popular supplement which stems initially from its use as a dietary laxative (Source: NCBI). It is known as a soluble (or viscous) fibre which refers to the ability to dissolve in water, forming a gel-like substance. This gel resides in the gut and adds water to the stool, enhancing defecation (pooping HeHe) and provides a host of additional benefits.
There are two primary classifications of fibre - soluble and insoluble. More recently, it has been recommended that these names are changed to viscous and non-viscous. The labels simply refer to the fibre’s ability to dissolve in water, and both types play important roles in the diet:
- Soluble fibre can draw water in the colon, which can help to soften the stool acting as a natural laxative.
- It is recommended that we consume at least 3-4 grams of soluble fibre each day, with a total fibre intake of 25-30 grams. 1-2 teaspoons of our natural psyllium powder will provide you with your total daily soluble needs!
Soluble fibre easily dissolves in water, which allows it form a thick, waxy gel. On the other hand, insoluble fibre does not mix well with fluids and so will remain intact in the digestive tract. Both fibre types are important, but we typically under consume more soluble fibre (Source: Harvard).
The most well-studied benefit of soluble fibre is its potential as a natural laxative. Soluble (or viscous) fibre draws water into the colon, which can increase the bulk to as well as soften the stool. While most fibres are fermentable in the colon by our gut bacteria, a component of soluble fibre is not (Source: NCBI). In one study, this was the crucial factor that improved the lubrication, bulk and moisture of stools among 15 participants that supplemented psyllium husk for seven-days compared to other fibre supplements (Source: NCBI).
Increasing soluble fibre intake is known to help suppress the appetite, especially after meals (Source: NCBI). This type of fibre draws water into the colon, which stimulates stretch receptors more dramatically. When these are stimulated they cause us to feel more full and satiated. In one study, a healthy dose of psyllium before and after a meal resulted in greater fullness when compared to a placebo group (Source: NCBI).
There is no recommended best time to take psyllium husk. However, any fibre supplement is best when taken in the morning, to allow sufficient time for it to pass through the digestive tract.
We recommend sprinkling 1 tsp of our fine powder over a yoghurt pot, porridge oats or in your morning smoothie first thing!
Psyllium husk fiber has been studied to help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is a commonly termed as a “bad” cholesterol. According to a study, a daily dose of 10 g of Psyllium husk taken for at least three weeks can help lower bad cholesterol (Source: Harvard).
According to a scientific study, 20 g of Psyllium fiber supplementation before and after a meal can significantly increase a feeling of fullness and help people to reduce their intake after meals. (Source: New Century Health). Take note that this is not a meal replacement and a balance of exercise and healthy diet is essential to help reduce weight.
Psyllium husk fiber supplementation has been studied to help treat digestive problems in clinical trials. (Source: New Century Health) Psyllium husk has been studied to help relieve constipation and treatment to bowel problems such as ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel disease (Source: New Century Health). According to studies, psyllium husk has the ability to trap water in the intestine which can help increase water in stool, which can then ease defecation (Source: MDPI). For this reason, it is also being used as a remedy for diarrhea, since it can help maintain stool consistency. This is being regarded as one of the most conventional methods in relieving gut problems, including diarrhea (Source: Research Gate).
It is being studied that the science behind Psyllium husk fibers’ ability to help relieve constipation is because it helps in improving the metabolism of intestinal flora. (Source: NCBI) Psyllium husk fiber is also a prebiotic that can stimulate the growth and activity of bifidobacteria and lactobacili. The growth of these two bacteria can help promote and maintain a healthy gut microbiome (Source: New Century Health).