The major component of Psyllium seed (Plantago psyllium) is mucilage, which consists of both soluble and insoluble fibre. Mucilage is found in both the outer husks and the inner seed. Psyllium is an indigestible fibre which absorbs water and swells several times its original size. If taken with lots of water, it acts as a bulk laxative which absorbs water and stretches the large intestine thus decreasing the length of time that stool stays in the intestine. In cases of diarrhea, psyllium’s mucilage absorbs the excess liquid and slows down the movement and delays the emptying of the contents from the gastrointestinal tract. The mucilage in psyllium also absorbs toxins from external sources (e.g. carcinogens) and internal sources (produced by intestinal bacteria and parasites).
Take 3 to 6 Omega Alpha Psyllium (Seed and Husk) capsules per day with juice or water, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 3-6 capsules Servings per Container: 16-33 Amount Per Serving % Daily Value * Psyllium Seed (Outer Husk and Seed Contents) 500 mg * Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet † Daily Value not established Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving Additional Ingredients: n/a Allergy Information: n/a Warning: Plenty of water should be consumed with psyllium or water will be drawn out of the body tissues. If one is already constipated, taking psyllium without water could worsen the condition. If pregnant or breastfeeding consult your health care practitioner prior to use.