Now Foods Whole Psyllium Husks 454 grams
Now Foods Whole Psyllium Husks
Psyllium is a true dietary fiber, even though it is classified by some as a laxative or mucilaginous fiber, and is a convenient way to increase intake of dietary fiber because of its high mucilage content.* This bulking agent swells considerably when added to liquid, which can help to support healthy gastrointestinal transit time.* This bulking action and healthy transit time can play an important role in maintaining healthy gastrointestinal function.*
- Gentle relief of occasional constipation*
- Promotes bowel movement by increasing bulk volume and water content*
- Bulk-forming laxative
- Soluble Fibre source
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Dosages: Children 6 - 12 years: Take 2 teaspoons, 3 times daily. 12 years old to Adult: Take 4 teaspoons, 3 times daily. Directions: Mix each dose into 250 mL (1 cup) of liquid, stir briskly and drink immediately. Produces bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours (3 days).
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen or if laxative effect does not occur within seven days. Consult a health care practitioner immediately if you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking medications which inhibit peristaltic movement (e.g. opioids, loperamide) and/or 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). Do not use if you are experiencing a sudden change in bowel habits that has persisted for more than 2 weeks, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, failure to defaecate following the use of another laxative product, if you have diabetes mellitus in which blood sugar is difficult to regulate and/or difficulty swallowing. 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.
These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.