What Is Psyllium Husk and What Are Its Benefits?
Did you know that over 100 million American adults have high cholesterol?(1) That’s almost 1/3 of the population! This is concerning considering that high levels of LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) can cause plaque buildup in arteries, which may result in heart attack or stroke.
Getting enough dietary fiber in your diet is one way to help lower LDL levels but getting enough fiber each day can be tough. Metamucil can help add fiber to your diet and help promote heart health by lowering cholesterol.†
How Metamucil Can Help
In your body, cholesterol is used to make bile acids in the liver. Bile acids are released into the gut to promote digestion of the fat in the food you eat. The body typically absorbs bile acids to be used again.
However, the psyllium in Metamucil forms a thick gel, which traps some bile acid, so not as much is re-absorbed. These trapped bile acids are removed in your body’s waste.
In response, the liver removes LDL cholesterol from the blood stream, to make more bile acid, and this results in less LDL or bad cholesterol in the blood!
†Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of Metamucil has 2.4 grams of soluble fiber. One serving of Metamucil capsules has at least 1.8 grams of soluble fiber.
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
†Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of Metamucil has 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber. One serving of Metamucil capsules has at least 1.8 grams of this soluble fiber.
**Survey of 291 adults who self-reported that they felt lighter and more energetic after completing the Metamucil Two Week Challenge.
^P&G calculation based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its ScanTrack Service for the Digestive Health category for the 52-week period ending 04/27/19, for the total U.S. market, xAOC, according to the P&G custom product hierarchy. Copyright © 2019, The Nielsen Company.