I used Psyllium for cholesterol control. Eating oatmeal nearly every day for breakfast didn't help. Adding to that regimen a heaping teaspoon of Psyllium husk for a year lowered my total cholesterol by 32 points. I take the Psyllium an hour or so before the evening meal. I continue to use it to see the effects of the second year.Larry
To start the day on a top note try this for a delicious breakfast - mix 3 tspns psyllium husk with 1/2 cup water, add 1/2 cup tinned fruit salad and 1/2 cup yoghurt. Wash it down with large glass water.
Sorry, I accidently hit the wrong key!! I was saying that I agree with most here in this forum Psyllium Husk is great for helping with many things including cholesterol and regularity. One thing I will recommend for someone who might consider taking it, is to drink plenty of water or liquids after. In fact I've found it less "bloating" if you drink a glass of water 15 minutes before taking a spoonful in 8oz of liquid. Another thing that has helped me tremendously to avoid the "bloating effect" is to NOT sit or be stationary after drinking it. A long walk does wonders! Good luck.
Marcus, your reply does not make much sense, psyllium results do not occur "shortly after taking" moreover, psyllium is meant for drinking with (8oz) of water, and another glass of water thereafter, and not to be taken by eating a spoonful of it without fluid, it will cause the opposite of what you stated, that is to say "blockage of bowel movement" Your reply is rather odd, and one has to ask the question WHY.
you're odd for putting so much effort into diminishing someone else's comments. Maybe the English isn't so perfect, but I think we all got the jist of what Marcus was saying. Stop being ugly.
ccc ur an idiot. Marcus...awsome
I have read about the dangers of takinh psyillium husk. I cannot believe it is sold freely. It is extremely dangerous taken has I have,using it in my diet to keep my bowels in order.Please read about the dangers before you use it.Lyn Kristensen.
I have taken psyllium for many years and recently was told that they may reduce the absorption of vitamins and minerals...is there any truth to this?
hi Diane - where did you purchase the psyllium husk as I'm looking for the psyllium in its most natural and pure form. I don't want it in Metamucil or tablet form if possible. I live in Edmonton, Alberta Canada and cannot seem to find it here. I'm not really sure where you from and hoping you from somewhere around here.thanks and hope to here from you.
I picked some up at GNC in the "powder" form. It was in a big bottle called "Colon Cleanse" made by Health Plus. Says "100% Psyllium Husk" on the side. I'm sure they've got a store in Edmonton.
It is available even in Canadian super store and you can also find in natural food supply stores. I bought from super store in Calgary.
i used to get that too, it may be caused by allergy. just drink lots of water, better yet try to take one tablespoon of virgin coconut oil. dont give up.
I have hated bran flakes all my life, with or without raisins, so guess what?
I tried the loose-pack psyllium first. It's cheaper and I had no problem with swallowing it, but it's messy and awkward to pack along on travels. So then I switched to the "Lady Soma Detox". The packets of pills last for 7 days, and are an EXCELLENT psylium husk supplement. The capsules are convenient. Drink plenty of water! (But that's a good idea anyway.)
I've used psyllium regularly for over 20 years now. Combined with probiotics supplements I rarely experience any ill ness, and my doctors have been amazed how low my cholesterol (HDL) level is.
HDL is healthy cholesterol. If psyllium reduced it, that's a problem. You want our HDL as high as possible. In fact there has never been a heart attack reported in all of medical history in any individual with HDL greater than 100.
My mistake, my LDL was at 44, HDL 78.
can anyone who has taken pysllium with probiotics, please share type of probiotics? is it in liquid form?
I've been happiest with PB8 from Nutrition Now. 2 in the am and 2 in the pm. In addition I use about 4 oz of lassi, a yogurt like drink in my smoothies which is very high in active cultures.
Hi , i am new to this, just heard of this herb from a friend w.r.t dieting but where can i purchase this bec i tried i can't get this............... from south africa
Ebay is calles ibsagol in India ..dial that into Ebay and get some ;)
I can vouch for psysllium - it is great to get the bowels moving and regular. Also helps with easy passing if you have hemorroids ... doesn't take much -- I sprinkle on my green salads and granola ... it is tasteless and fine!
Hello - I'm from South Africa and have been using psyllium husk for a good couple of years. I am now in Canada in a city called Edmonton and unfortunately cannot seem to find the natural psyllium husk here. Its either in tablet form or in the Metamucil products but not pure and natural psyllium. Does anyone know where I can purchase this product in its most natural form?please let me know.thanks
Get it on ebay mate , its also called Ibsagol in India .hope that helps ya
I swear by Psyllium. I have been using it for over 7 years and recommend it.
I use a tablespoon of psyllium in yoghurt once a day with breakfast. Once you have a bathroom visit you will feel 20 pounds lighter. I feel full for many hours. I found that I get much less acid reflux as well. I am 270 pounds at 6 feet tall. I was 300 pounds 6 months ago and I have done only the following, with no exercise. I stopped eating sugary foods and colas, I reduced the amount of salty and fast food, and I take psyllium everyday. I can not emphasize how well you will feel from your esophagus down to your escape hatch. I stand by using psyllium everyday. I recommend using the lightest colored type as they seem to have the most affect. Try it for 5 days in a row and you will be truly amazed at how light you will feel and all because the psyllium cleans everything out of you like a sponge! It also help your body by absorbing fats and not allowing your body to absorb it.
From WEB MD : This medicationis used to treat constipation.It increases the bulk in your stool, an effect that helps to cause movement ofthe intestines. It also works by increasing the amount of water inthe stool, making the stool softer and easier to pass.
From herbwisdom.com : Psyllium soaks up a significant amount ofwater in the digestive tract, thereby making stool firmer and, under thesecircumstances, slower to pass.One states it makes stool softer, one states it makes it firmer....100% opposite
If you have a really loose movement it will firm it up, if you are having difficulty with too hard movements it will soften, what it does is balance out the consistency if used regularly and at a dose that suits your body. As everyone is different no one dose is right for all and the timing of the dose needs to be consistent as well as your meal timings to have the best effect. What this will do is regulate your body's natural transition.
I understand that this is a rather late response... but im taking psyillum husk while on the Jay Robb Fruit Flush Detox.. i have taken 16 ounces pure water, 2 rounded tablespoons high-quality natural whey isolate protein powder, 1 tablespoon organic non-GMO psyllium seed husks4 times in one day.. Also drinking plenty of purified water with electrolytes.. I have not had a BM and wanting to know how long will it take for me to have the BIG SHOW.Thanks
I've been takeing psyillium powder on and off for two years and i love it.we had a health fair at my work and my tricygliorides were 490 . 6 months later I had it check again and it was down to 190 . I ate never change diet always worked out a min. of 3 days a week.It workes! Really cleans you out!
I used to suffer from constipation and was recommended psyllium husk.
It really solved my problem and I have been using it off and on for 10 over years now. The problem now is, my 5 year old grandson! Can anyone tell
me how much psyllium husk should be given to him to help him ease his constipation.