This bulk-forming laxative is high in both fibre and mucilage. Hydrated husks swell, forming a gelatinous mass that keeps feces hydrated and soft. The resulting bulk stimulates a reflex contraction of the walls of the bowel for a laxative effect.
Enriched psyllium husk is an excellent source of fibre. It purifies and decontaminates, and is 100% natural. Psyllium is a bulk-forming laxative and is high in both fibre and mucilage; psyllium seeds contain 10–30% mucilage. The laxative properties of psyllium are due to the swelling of the husk when it comes in contact with water; this forms a gelatinous mass that keeps feces hydrated and soft, provided it is taken with sufficient water. The resulting bulk stimulates a reflex contraction of the walls of the bowel, followed by emptying.
100% psyllium husk, partially ground, and enriched with prebiotics eliminates toxins and waste from the gastrointestinal system slowly as it supplies healthy fibres.
Inulin feeds the probiotic bacteria population in the colon, which in turn contributes to human health in many ways. Inulin is good for proliferation of bifidobacteria and reduction of detrimental bacteria, reduction of toxic metabolites and detrimental enzymes, prevention of pathogenic and autogenous diarrhea, prevention of constipation, protection of liver function, reduction of blood pressure, and production of nutrients.
Psyllium husk is excellent for softening the stool, preventing constipation as well as hemorroids and colitis.
Adults: For constipation or irregularity: Take 3 capsules twice daily (morning and evening) with 8 oz. of water or juice, before or after meals. Follow with a second glass of liquid. Effects observed 12–24 hours after first dose, and may take 2–3 days. If you are taking other medications, take this product 2 hours before or after them. For cholesterol, heart health, and cardiovascular effects: Take 6 capsules three times a day (morning, afternoon, and evening) with 8 oz. of water or juice, before or after meals. Follow with a second glass of liquid. If you are taking other medications, take this product 2 hours before or after them.
|Each vegetable capsule contains:
|Psyllium (Plantago ovata) husk
|Other ingredients: Inulin in a non-GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.
Contains no: Gluten, soy, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, yeast, citrus, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, starch, or sugar.
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner if symptoms worsen or if laxative effect does not occur within seven days. Consult a health-care practitioner immediately if you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are taking medications which inhibit peristaltic movement; or if you have symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or fever.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are experiencing a sudden change in bowel habits that has persisted for more than 2 weeks, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, or failure to defecate following the use of another laxative product; if you have diabetes mellitus in which blood sugar is difficult to regulate; or if you have difficulty swallowing.
Known adverse reactions: Hypersensitivity, such as allergy, has been known to occur following inhaled and/or ingested psyllium; in which case, discontinue use. May cause temporary gas and/or bloating.