Encourages normal bowel movements.
ÂContains high fiber content to aid in the absorption of bowel toxins.
ÂHelps lower food-cholesterol absorption.
ÂSoothes bowel tissue.
ÂCleanses the entire lower bowel.
ÂHelps normalize dietary blood sugar levels.
Plantago psyllium is a popular product that is best known as a bulking and lubricating agent for the digestive system. Psyllium is an annual herb native to Mediterannean climates. All parts of the plant are used by some cultures, but the seed and seed hulls are preferred. The husk mucilage is used as a thickener or stabilizer in some frozen dairy desserts. It is also used as a bulking agent.
HOW IT WORKS
Psyllium hulls have a remarkable ability to absorb water many times their own weight, which makes them swell. This exerts a gentle pressure on intestinal walls, stimulating them to contract normally. However psyllium must be used with plenty of water, and it should not be used if someone has a bowel obstruction. Psyllium’s ability to absorb bowel toxins, together with the natural action of the bowel, work to keep the walls of the intestine clear of harmful debris. An additional advantage of psyllium hulls, when taken with a meal, is their natural ability to absorb dietary sugar, slowing its absorption into the bloodstream. This may be an advantage for those who know they have overindulged.
According to the American Heart Association, 50 percent of middle aged Americans have dangerously high levels of blood cholesterol, a contributing factor to the high rate of cardiovascular disease in the U.S.
Scientific research has shown that cutting down on fats and increasing the amount of soluble fiber into the diet can significantly reduce these levels. But getting enough soluble fiber into the diet can be a problem, Most foods contain only small amounts. Even oat bran is a mere 7% soluble fiber. 100 capsules
NSP Psyllium Hulls Combination contains psyllium hulls, hibiscus flower and licorice root in bulk powder.
Adults Mix 1 teaspoon in a glass of water or juice one to three times daily. Children: Mix 1/4 tsp in half glass of water or juice at bedtime.