General Information: AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Psyllium Husk Fiber capsules.
Psyllium Husk Fiber comes from the Plantago Ovato plants seeds and is also known as ispaghula. It is primarily used for its laxative properties. It is a soluble fiber that is mainly grown in India and is used as a dietary supplement. The main active ingredient of psyllium husk is Metamucil, a fiber supplement. Since psyllium is highly soluble, it can absorb water and resist digestion in the small intestine.
Psyllium is best known for relieving constipation and diarrhea. Constipation is a common problem for older adults especially. The fiber from psyllium is a natural constipation relief. It swells when in contact with liquids to produce more mass. This stimulates intestines to contract and push stool through the digestive tract. It thus softens stools by increasing water content and has a great laxative efficacy. Likewise, psyllium husk can treat hemorrhoids, a result of constipation.
The other benefits of psyllium include cardiovascular benefits. It can reduce cholesterol levels naturally. It can also regulate blood sugar levels, thus acting as a natural treatment for diabetes. The fibers in psyllium help to maintain a healthy balance of insulin and glucose. Since it is high in water-soluble fiber, it lowers triglyceride levels and the risk for cardiovascular disease. It can prevent hypertension, also known as high blood pressure.
It has also been shown to help treat obesity naturally. Psyllium has correlated with positive effects in treating ulcerative colitis, Crohns disease. Since psyllium absorbs liquid in the body, it can give the impression of being full and thus aid with weight loss.
Pair psyllium husk fiber intake with water, as water is necessary to absorb the fiber. Consuming without water can cause digestive discomfort and possibly swelling powder in the throat, causing a blockage. Consume psyllium husk in moderation and as directed to.