Psyllium Husk

What is Psyllium?

Psyllium is a soluble fiber derived from the seeds of Plantago ovata, a herb grown mainly in India.
It is used as a dietary supplement and is usually found in the form of husk, granules, capsules or powder. However, it can also be obtained through fortified breakfast cereals and pastries.
Psyllium husk is the main active ingredient in Metamucil, a fiber supplement that is often used to reduce constipation.
Because of its excellent solubility in water, psyllium can absorb water and become a thick, viscous compound that resists digestion in the small intestine.
Its resistance to digestion makes it possible to help regulate high cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar levels. It can also help manage weight and relieve diarrhea and constipation (2, 3, 4).
Moreover, unlike some other powerful sources of fiber, psyllium is well tolerated 4.

Dosage

Psyllium can be consumed in doses of 5-10 grams during the meal, at least once a day.
But when it comes to fiber, more is not always better. The benefits of most studies are linked to intake of 3 - 20.4 grams per day, and taking more can cause digestive problems (35)
It is important to take it with water and then drink water regularly during the day.
As a bulk laxative supplement, 5 grams with a glass of water is often recommended as a starting point three times a day. This can be gradually increased, as is tolerated.
It depends on the product how many grams is contained in a teaspoon or tablespoon, but a tablespoon is often recommended as a serving of psyllium husk.
It is best to follow the dosing instructions on the package.
Conclusion: It is recommended to start psyllium supplementation three times a day with doses of 5 grams. Be sure to follow the dosing instructions.

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