Psyllium Hulls is a bulk laxative supplement.
Psyllium is a mucilaginous herb, whose tiny flea-shaped seeds (greek psylla means flea) can swell up to 14 times their original size when soaked in water. Psyllium hulls, also called husks, are the outer coverings of psyllium seeds, containing the majority of the bulking mucilage — complex carbohydrates that expand, becoming gelatinous when soaked in water. Psyllium hulls act like a colon “broom,” cleansing the intestines as it comes in contact with the walls of the intestines.
Did you know? There are two types of fiber: insoluble and soluble. The insoluble fiber or roughage is indigestible and works like a broom in the large intestine to giving bulk and size to stools and promotes regularity. Soluble fiber, which absorbs many times its own weight in water, binds with fat, cholesterol and debris in the intestinal tract for elimination. Psyllium hulls provides both soluble and insoluble fiber.
NSP Advantage: 100 capsules. Single herb. Herbal laxative.
Features and Benefits
- Gives bulk volume and water content to the stools to promote elimination.
- A herbal laxative which provides gentle relief of constipation and/or irregularity.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each capsule contains Plantago ovata (psyllium) husks 465mg.
Non-medicinal ingredients: Gelatin.
Dosage (children6-12years): Take two capsules twice daily. (Adolescents and adults 13 years and above): Take two capsules three times daily. Take with 250 mL (8oz.) of water. Maintain adequate fluid intake. Take 2 hours before or after taking other medications. Effects observed 12-24 hours after first dose, and may take 2-3 days.
Risk Information: 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 have symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or fever (as these could be signs of abnormal constrictions of the gastrointestinal tract, diseases of the oesophagus and/or the superior opening of the stomach (cardia), potential or existing intestinal blockage, paralysis of the intestine, megacolon, faecal impaction, inflamed bowel or appendicitis). Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking medications which inhibit peristaltic movement (e.g. opioids, loperamide). Do not use if you have difficulty swallowing or if you are experiencing a sudden change in bowel habits that has persisted for more than 2 weeks, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, or failure to defaecate following the use of another laxative product. Do not use if you have diabetes mellitus in which blood sugar is difficult to regulate. 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.