Psyllium Powder Organic
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Pure, Certified Organic Psyllium Husk. Discover the incredible health benefits of added fibre!
Psyllium is a natural plant-based fibre with an impressive range of benefits. From promoting digestive health to supporting weight management, psyllium is a powerhouse when it comes to improving overall well-being. Boost your fibre intake and experience relief from constipation, bloating, and indigestion. Incorporate this simple fibre into your daily routine to lower cholesterol levels and maintain heart health. With its gentle yet effective properties, psyllium is a must-have addition to any wellness regimen. Get our premium psyllium husk powder and unlock a world of better health today,
Psyllium is considered good for digestion and is often used as a natural aid to promote digestive health.Our psyllium husk powder is 100% pure and certified organic.
What is Psyllium?
Sometimes called Ispaghula, psyllium husk is obtained from the seeds of the Plantago ovata plant.
Psyllium is a type of soluble fibre with a mucilaginous coat.. The husk is about 90% fibre, about 80% of which is soluble fibre. Soluble fibre attracts and binds water - it can absorb about 10 times its weight in water, forming a non-fermentable, viscous gel. So it binds to water in the intestine and adds "smooth" to it as well. The remaining 20% of the fibre in psyllium husk is insoluble which adds bulk to stool.
Why Certified Organic?
Not just free of pesticides, but tested free of other contaminants. In a shocking study, Consumer Lab tested a range of psyllium products including well-known brands. They found that all had trace amounts of lead and 5 out of 8 had excessive amounts of lead — as much as 11 micrograms per 5 grams of psyllium husk (that is 22x the daily amount permitted in California without a warning label). What's more, one product had an unusually high amount of filth in the form of insect parts!
11 Ways Psyllium can Benefit Digestion
- Improved Bowel Movements: Psyllium is known for its ability to increase stool bulk and soften it, making it easier to pass. This can be helpful for individuals who struggle with constipation.
- Relief from Constipation: Psyllium is a mild-acting, bulk-forming laxative. Suitable for long-term use in people with constipation
- Relief from Diarrhoea: Despite being effective for constipation, psyllium can also help in cases of diarrhea. Its soluble fiber content can absorb excess water in the intestines, leading to firmer stools.
- Supports Regularity: By promoting regular bowel movements, psyllium helps establish a more consistent and healthy digestive pattern.
- Colon Health: Psyllium's bulking action helps move waste through the colon efficiently, reducing the time that harmful substances may come into contact with the intestinal walls.
- May Aid Diverticular Disease: A preliminary trial found that psyllium, a good source of soluble fibre, was effective in relieving the symptoms associated with diverticular disease and constipation.
- Support Remission in IBD: Taking psyllium may help people with ulcerative colitis (UC) maintain remission. A small study showed that people with UC remained in remission just as long when they took 20 grams of ground psyllium 2x a day as when they took the drug mesalamine. A slightly better effect was achieved when used in combination. More studies are underway.
- Prebiotic Effects: As a prebiotic fibre, psyllium provides nourishment for beneficial gut bacteria, supporting a healthy gut microbiome.
- Heart Health: Psyllium has been shown to help reduce cholesterol levels when taken regularly, which can contribute to overall heart health.
- Blood Sugar Control: Some studies suggest that psyllium may help improve blood sugar levels, which is particularly beneficial for individuals with type 2 diabetes and may be useful as a preventative strategy in prediabetics.
- Weight Management: Due to its ability to increase satiety and slow down digestion, psyllium may aid in reducing overall calorie intake and thus support weight management.
It's important to note that while psyllium can be beneficial for many people, individual responses may vary. As with any supplement or dietary change, it's a good idea to consult with your healthcare professional before adding psyllium to your routine, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions or are taking medications.
Additionally, ensure that you follow the recommended dosage and drink plenty of water when consuming psyllium to avoid potential digestive discomfort.
Suggested Dose of Psyllium Husk
Take 5 grams of psyllium powder (that's about 2 tsp), mixed with water or juice, one to two times per day.
Consume with a full 250mL glass of fluid.
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- Effects of psyllium vs. placebo on constipation, weight, glycemia, and lipids: A randomized trial in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic constipation. Complement Ther Med
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- Beneficial effects of psyllium on the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic diseases. Food Funct . 2022 Jul 18;13(14):7473-7486.
- Randomized clinical trial of Plantago ovata seeds (dietary fiber) as compared with mesalamine in maintaining remission in ulcerative colitis. Spanish Group for the Study of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (GETECCU). Am J Gastroenterol. 1999 Feb;94(2):427-33.
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