Psyllium husk is a soluble fibre that is derived from the seeds of Plantago Ovata – a herb native to India. As it is a soluble fibre, this means psyllium passes through our digestive system without being absorbed or broken down. Instead, psyllium absorbs water and forms into a gel-like mass, which is why it is known as a ‘bulking fibre’. This gel-like form promotes easy elimination of waste in the colon and helps sweep out the waste. Psyllium can help:
Regulate Digestion: Through its mechanism of absorbing water, and expelling waste from the colon, psyllium promotes regular bowel movements, keeping us happy and regular! This means it can help relieve constipation and also treat diarrhoea.
Promote Satiety and decrease appetite: By forming its gel-like substance in our stomachs, it can keep us fuller for longer after meals. It also slows down the absorption of other nutrients such as fats and proteins, preventing a rapid increase in blood sugar level
Promote healthy bacteria: Psyllium is prebiotic, which helps nourish intestinal bacteria and help them grow. By promoting the good bacteria, psyllium helps support overall digestive health.
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Recommended dosage: 3 x 2 capsules daily with sufficient liquid after a mealItem number: VV-VITA-113