Psyllium husk is derived from the Plantago ovata seeds. It has been used for centuries to treat occasional constipation and also for promoting regularity in motions. It is a gel forming fiber and helps retain water in the intestine thus helping with bowel movements. Psyllium husk is also known to positively impact the beneficial microorganisms in our gut
Now Foods Psyllium Husk Caps (90 days pack)
|Supplement Facts||Serving size: 2 Vegetarian capsules|
|Servings per container||90|
|Amount per serving||
|Total Carbohydrate||1 gm|
|Dietary fiber||1 gm|
|Soluble fiber||0.9 gm|
|Insoluble fiber||0.1 gm|
|Psyllium husk powder (Husk/seed)||1.4 gm|
|Apple Pectin powder||100 mg|
Other ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), Silicon Dioxide and Stearic acid (vegetable source).
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients
Dosage: 2 Capsule / Day
Total Caplets: 180
Expiry Date: 08/2023
The Science Behind Psyllium Husk
Psyllium husk has been effectively used to treat constipation for several years, its mechanism has been well understood and effectiveness backed by several scientific studies. It works by holding water in the large intestine thereby leading to increased stool water content, resulting in bulky/soft/easy-to-pass stools.
In a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blinded trials it was observed that psyllium supplementation increased stool water in constipated patients and this was associated with significant changes in beneficial microbiota.
Besides bowel support, psyllium husk has been shown to be effective in managing blood cholesterol.