Other products by NOW
Item #: 5975
Reg. Price: $9.99
Our Price: $7.99

Description  more details

Psyllium Husk Powder Vegetarian - 12 oz.

This popular version of our tablet-based product is pleasant tasting and mixes easily with your favorite liquids. Known for their uncanny ability to bulk over 100 times their original density, Psyllium Husk Powder offers an excellent source of natural fiber, essential to the promotion of digestive 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: 1 Level TBSP. -Servings Per Container: 37
 Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories  34    
Total Carbohydrates  8 g   3%* 
Dietary Fiber  6.7 g   27%* 
Calcium  27 mg   3% 
Iron  162 mcg   <1% 
Psyllium Husks (Plantago asiatica) (seed)  9 g   † 


Serving Size: 1 level Tbsp.

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, mix 1 level tablespoon into at least 12 oz of water or juice and consume immediately. Be sure to drink plenty of additional fluids throughout the day.

Other Ingredients: None




Be the first to submit a review on this product!
Review and Rate this Item

Other Items In This Category

NOW Potassium Citrate, 99mg, 180 caps
Our Price: $10.00
Retail Price: $14.00
NOW Caprylic Acid, 100 gels
Our Price: $11.99
Retail Price: $15.99
New Chapter  Bone Strength Take Care  120 Tabs
Our Price: $44.76
Retail Price: $63.95