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NOW Psyllium Husk 500 mg - 500 Caps
 
  • Intestinal Health
  • Excellent Source of Soluble Fiber
  • Helps Maintain Regularity


Surveys have shown that the fiber content of the American diet is typically about half of government recommended levels.  Psyllium Husks can be a convenient way to increase the intake of dietary fiber.  It has the ability to swell up to 50 times its initial volume when added to liquid.  This bulking action can play an important role in maintaining regularity and gastrointestinal health.

The soluble fiber found in psyllium husks can help lower cholesterol. Psyllium can help relieve both constipation and diarrhea, and is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, and other intestinal problems. Psyllium has also been used to help regulate blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. When psyllium husk comes in contact with water, it swells and forms a gelatin like mass that helps transport waste through the intestinal tract.

Constipation- Many well designed studies have shown that psyllium relieves constipation. When combined with water, it swells and produces more bulk, which stimulates the intestines to contract and helps speed the passage of stool through the digestive tract. Psyllium is widely used as a laxative in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Diabetes-Studies have shown that a high fiber diet lowers insulin and blood sugar levels and improve cholesterol levels in people with diabetes. It may also reduce the chance of developing diabetes in those who are at risk.

Diarrhea-Psyllium can also be used to help relieve mild-to-moderate diarrhea. It soaks up a significant amount of water in the digestive tract, making stool firmer and slower to pass.

Heart Disease-Adding psyllium to your diet may help lower heart disease risk, and some studies show that a diet high insoluble fiber is associated with lower triglyceride levels, and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Hemorrhoids-Psyllium helps to soften the stool and reduce the pain associated with hemorrhoids.

High Cholesterol-Soluble fibers -- such as those in psyllium husk can help lower cholesterol when added to a low fat, low cholesterol diet. Studies have shown psyllium can lower total as well as LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)-Several studies have found that soluble fiber (including psyllium) helps relieve some symptoms of IBS, such as diarrhea and constipation.

Obesity-Studies and clinical reports suggest that psyllium may make you feel fuller and reduce hunger cravings.



 
Nutrition Info
 
 
Serving Size: 3 Capsules -Servings Per Container: 166
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories  6    
Total Carbohydrates  1.3 g   <1%* 
Dietary Fiber  1.1 g   4%* 
Psyllium Husk Powder (Plantago asiatica) (seed)  1.5 g (1,500 mg)    

Serving Size:  3 Capsules
 
Servings Per Container:  166

Suggested Usage:  As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules with an 8 oz. glass of liquid, twice a day.  Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® Gr8-DophilusT, Triphala and Detox SupportT.

Other Ingredients:  Gelatin (capsule) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
 
Contains no:  sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
 
Caution:  Do Not Eat Freshness Packet.  Keep in Bottle.
 
Warning:  Take this product as recommended.  Without drinking enough liquid the product may swell in the throat, causing blockage or choking.  Avoid use if you ever had esophageal narrowing or swallowing difficulties.

 

 
 
 
 

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