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.
Did you know? There are two types of fibre: insoluble and soluble. The insoluble fibre or roughage is indigestible and works like a broom in the large intestine to giving bulk and size to stools and promotes regularity. Soluble fibre, 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 fibre.
NSP Advantage: 320 g. Bulk-forming laxative.
Features and Benefits
- Psyllium husks provide gentle relief of constipation and/or irregularity.
- A dietary source of soluble and insoluble fibre.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each teaspoon contains Plantago ovata (psyllium)husks 2.9 g and Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice)root 0.14 g.
Non-medicinal ingredients: Hibiscus.
Dosage: (Adolescents 10-14 years): Take 1 teaspoon (3.5 g) 3 times per day.(Adults 15 years and over: Take 1 teaspoon (3.5 g) 5 times per day. For each gram of psyllium, mix with 30 mL of liquid (water, milk, fruit juice or similar aqueous beverage). Stir briskly and drink immediately. 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. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4-6 weeks.
Risk Information: Consult a 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 esophagus and/or the superior opening of the stomach, potential/existing intestinal blockage, paralysis of the intestine, megacolon, fecal impaction, inflamed bowel or appendicitis). Consult a practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, taking medications which inhibit peristaltic movement (e.g. opioids, loperamide) or if you have a liver disorder. 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. Consult a practitioner if laxative effect does not occur within seven days; if you experience chest pain, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing/breathing after taking this product or if symptoms worsen. Do not use if you have hypokalemia, high blood pressure, a kidney/cardiovascular disorder, difficulty swallowing or diabetes mellitus in which blood sugar is difficult to regulate. Do not use if you are taking thiazide diuretics, cardiac glycosides, corticosteroids, stimulant laxatives, medications which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance 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 defecate following the use of another laxative product.