Info: Choose Either Capsules or an Organic Powder
Surveys have shown the fiber content of many North Americans' diets is about half the government-recommended levels, which contributes to irregularity. Psyllium husks are an excellent colon cleanser which can promote regularity, and Psyllium Husk in capsules or powder can be a convenient way to increase your intake of dietary fibre to optimal levels.
Psyllium powder should be mixed with water, shaken or stirred vigorously, and quickly consumed. Psyllium capsules can be swallowed like vitamins, but be sure to drink plenty of fluids.
Each capsule (NPN: 80010953) contains: 500 mg Psyllium Husk (Plantago ovata) (Husk (Seed)). Non-medicinal ingredients: Capsule (gelatin, water) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Each 1/2 Tablespoon of the Powder (NPN: 80014092) contains: 450 mg non-GMO Project Verified, Organic Psyllium Husk (Plantago ovata) (Husk). Non-medicinal ingredients: None.
Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Capsules: Dosage: Adults & Adolescents (age 13 and up): Take 2 capsules, 3 times daily with 30 ml of liquid.
Powder: Adults & Adolescents (age 13 and up): Mix 1/2 tablespoon (4.5) twice daily with 270 ml of liquid. Stir briskly and drink immediately.
For both types: Maintain adequate fluid intake. Take either 2 hours before or after taking any other medications, so as not to impair their effectiveness. Effects are generally observed 12-24 hours after first dose, but may take 2-3 days.
Do not use if you have difficulty swallowing, if you have diabetes mellitus in which blood sugar is difficult to regulate, 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. Consult a healthcare 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 oesophagus and/or the superior opening of the stomach (cardia), potential or existing intestinal blockage, paralysis of the intestine, megacolon, faecal impaction, inflamed bowel or appendicitis, or if you are taking medications which inhibit peristaltic movement. Consult a health care practitioner immediately if you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product. 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.