When the gel moves down the small intestine, trapped sugars are slowly released and absorbed into the body, helping maintain healthy blood sugar levels.* The gelled psyllium traps some bile acids in the small intestine, preventing reabsorption. These trapped bile acids are passed into the large intestine with waste. The liver draws cholesterol from the blood to make new bile acids, resulting in lower blood cholesterol levels.†
The soluble viscous gelling fiber from psyllium husk maintains it's gelled nature through the digestive tract. In the large intestine this results in its stool normalizing benefit. By absorbing and retaining water the psyllium softens the stool to relieve constipation.