Psyllium husk powder is the powdered husk of the seeds that cover the plant named plantago psyllium, which is grown in the Middle East. Psyllium is well known for its fibre benefits, which is approximately 71 grams of fibre per 1/3 cup.
When taking psyllium, it is best to start with a low dose -- half of the suggested usage -- and working your way up to the suggested dose by increasing it in one-eighth doses over a course of four weeks. The reason for this gradual increase to full dose is to make sure you can tolerate the usage of psyllium since some people experience gas or bloating
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Things you need
- Orange juice, milk, soy or juice.
Mix half of the suggested use on the bottle with an 236ml glass of orange juice, milk, soy or juice. Mix with a spoon or shaker jar. Graduate slowly by an eighth of a dose each week for three weeks until suggested dosage is met.
Take psyllium any time of the day to promote regular elimination, one to three times a day, and drink a full 227gr glass of water after taking it.
Take psyllium 10-20 minutes before meals to feel full from it to support weight loss. Drink an 227gr glass of water after drinking the psyllium powder.
Tips and warnings
- Some people are allergic to psyllium, and anaphylactic shock reactions may occur. Intestinal obstruction may also occur for some and is most likely for those who have had intestinal surgery.
- Drink 6-7 glasses of water a day while taking psyllium and a full glass at the time of taking the supplement.