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Psyllium Husk Powder- 100 Grams
Scientific Name: Plantago ovata
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Psyllium is a soluble fiber made from the husks of the
Plantago ovata shrub. Psyllium is commonly used for its natural plant-based fiber properties to relieve constipation and mild diarrhea.
It's a bulk-forming laxative that soaks up water in your
gut to make bowel movements easier. That being the case, psyllium is often the main ingredient in fiber supplements that support digestion health and reduces constipation.
Psyllium husks are the outer wrapping of a plant native to India. These seed husks have a curious nature. When exposed to water, they swell to 10 times their original size. The seed husk is made up of dense mucilage (fibre)which has the capacity to absorb huge amounts of water. When you swallow psyllium husks, they swell in your stomach and form fibre missiles that blast their way through your digestive tract.
Psyllium is found in whole husk or powder form. Psyllium powder is made from grinding down psyllium husks into fine dust. This powder instantly dissolves in liquid and when added to lukewarm water, it swell into a gel-like bulk.
Psyllium contain negligible protein and only trace essential vitamins and minerals. However, the powder provides twice the amount per tablespoon when it comes to dietary fiber than the husk.
A 1-tablespoon serving of psyllium powder provides 7 grams of fiber, while the same amount of psyllium husks provides 3.5 grams of fiber. Because it absorbs moisture and swells, taking psyllium can increase the sense of fullness and slow down digestion. As a result, you'll consume fewer calories and have fewer blood sugar spikes.
Benefits of Psyllium Husk
Being constipated is not normal or natural.
Pysllium husk is often referred to as a colon cleanser, and as a by-product of this – a natural weight loss tool
As a bulk forming laxative, psyllium fiber is frequently used for the relief of constipation. It absorbs liquid in the intestines, swells and forms a bulky stool, which is easy to pass.
Due to its bulking properties, psyllium husk can be a great aid for those seeking to lose weight. Taking it 30 minutes prior to a meal with a full glass of water allows the psyllium to expand, creating a full feeling.
A tablespoon of psyllium husk contains the amount of fibre you find in 8 plums.
Psyllium can be encapsulated and taken daily to reap its long-term benefits
Psyllium soared into popularity during the Keto diet craze- one reason is because it is a perfect binder especially for vegetable swallow meals.
Think of it as a food glue. So if you’re have been making healthy swallow meals with cabbage or other vegetables, this is the perfect glue to help you bind it together
No more excuses on eating low carb swallows as psyllium helps to bind cabbage, eggplant, coconut flour, coconut fufu, ebbage (cabbage eba) etc.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does psyllium husk do to your body?
Rich in soluble fiber, psyllium is a bulk-forming laxative
that can assist with a range of health issues. The
supplement soaks up water in your gut, making bowel
movements easier and more regular without increasing
flatulence. And by slowing digestion and transit time,
psyllium gives the large intestines a chance to absorb
Does psyllium husk cleanse your colon?
Another benefit of adding psyllium to your diet is that it
binds indigestible food together, easing various
digestion problems. In this way, psyllium acts as a colon
cleanser in that it gets rid of the excess waste that can
build up and cause complications.
Unlike other colonic treatments, proper use of psyllium
does not alter your electrolyte balance or result in
bacterial imbalance. On the contrary, psyllium alters the
colonic environment favorably by promoting the
balanced growth of healthy bacteria.
Is psyllium husk good for gut bacteria?
A healthy colony of good bacteria in the gut is essential
for healthy brain and immune system function. Psyllium
is also considered a prebiotic as it promotes a healthy
environment for probiotics to grow in the gut. The
dietary supplement is particularly beneficial for the guts
of chronically constipated individuals. Because of its effects on the gut microbiome, taking psyllium can boost immune function, reduce inflammation and help your body maintain healthy tissues and cells.
How does psyllium support weight loss?
Many customers use our psyllium husk to relieve
constipation, diarrhea, and other digestion issues.
Some choose psyllium because the fiber helps slow the food absorption process, thereby improving the glycemic response and possibly supporting weight loss. Additionally, similar to weight loss aids such as Xenical and orlistat, and because psyllium may reduce fat absorption in some cases, it's possible psyllium may
support a calorie reduction plan and may aid in weight
When is the best time to take psyllium husk?
You can take psyllium first thing in the morning or
before bedtime. It's a gentle laxative that does not
interfere with your day but makes your digestive system
more efficient at expelling waste.
As a rule, however, you should not take psyllium
supplements simultaneously as other supplements. If a
health care provider has recommended psyllium
consumption to treat certain conditions, it's best to
follow their overall directions.
How long does psyllium husk take to work?
In people with constipation, psyllium usually produces a
bowel movement within 12 to 72 hours. You can use psyllium regularly to get the most benefit from it
and to make your bowel movements more regular. It
may take a few days before you feel the full benefits of
Can you take psyllium husk on an empty stomach?
Because psyllium slows down digestion, it's important to
consume it with food rather than on its own. This way, it
will positively affect your blood sugar levels. What's
more, fiber, by its very nature, isn't digested by the body;
it only aids digestion. Psyllium husk is best taken after
meals and not on an empty stomach.
Can psyllium husk affect vitamin absorption?
Taking psyllium means you may have trouble absorbing
all the fat in your diet, resulting in issues absorbing fat-
soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E, and K as well as iron, calcium, and zinc.
This is why it is suggested that you follow the directions
for taking psyllium, drink plenty of fluids and take
psyllium husk at least 1 hour before or 2 to 4 hours after
eating meals and or taking your vitamins to allow your
body enough time to absorb the nutrition.
How much psyllium should you take daily?
The recommended daily serving of psyllium is ½ to 2 teaspoons of psyllium mixed with 8 ounces of water. If you're on medication, talk to your doctor about the proper dose and other aspects of safe use.
You can also add psyllium husk or powder to juices and
smoothies or add it to soups and stews as a natural
thickener. It's an incredibly versatile supplement as you
can add it to your baking recipes, mix it in with cereal or
use it in place of flour or breadcrumbs.
When you first start taking psyllium, it's recommended
to start with the smallest amount to allow your digestive
system to adjust accordingly and reduce side effects like
gas and bloating. You can then gradually increase intake
to 2 teaspoons as you see fit. Make sure to increase your
water intake when you start taking psyllium to avoid
Can psyllium be taken long-term?
Psyllium is considered safe for long-term use because
fiber is not absorbed by the body but passes through
the digestive system. For this reason, psyllium is one of
the safest long-term treatments for constipation.
Babies, toddlers, and young children should not take
psyllium. It is also not recommended for persons with kidney disease, swallowing problems, esophageal narrowing, or any kind of gastrointestinal issues because of its moisture- absorbing capabilities. If you do not have any of these conditions, psyllium is generally safe for consumption in the long term.
Psyllium can interact with some medications, so it's important to consult with your doctor before taking it with medication.
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