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What Is Psyllium Husk and What Are its Benefits?

Psyllium husk to promote regularity
  • What Is Psyllium Husk?
  • What are the benefits of psyllium husk?
  • 1. Promote and maintain regularity*
  • 2. Maintain healthy blood sugar levels*
  • 3. Helps lower cholesterol†
  • 4. Helps you feel less hungry between meals*
  • What Is Psyllium Husk?

    For centuries, psyllium husk has been used in the ancient traditional medicine of Ayurveda to promote the body’s overall health and well-being. This ancient knowledge has now been proven by modern science, and today psyllium is known as one of the most effective fibers for maintaining regular digestive health*.

    Psyllium comes from the Plantago Ovata and is grown in the rolling fields of the Gujarat and Rajasthan regions of India. The name psyllium comes from the Greek word “psulla”, which means flea, because seeds on the plant resemble clustered fleas. Each plant produces about 15,000 tiny seeds!1

    Once a year, the psyllium seed is gathered and is stone ground to harvest the husk, which is then made into the powder that powers Metamucil. Metamucil is the only leading fiber supplement brand that contains psyllium and can provide all the benefits psyllium fiber has to offer.^

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    What are the benefits of psyllium husk?

    When taken daily, the psyllium fiber in Metamucil can provide four main benefits.

    1. Promote and maintain regularity*

    If you frequently experience constipation, you know how disruptive it can be to your life. Psyllium powder is a fiber that draws water into your intestines to help bulk and soften stool, making it easier to pass. Psyllium husk is also thought to help relieve loose stool by absorbing water, making your stool more solid. So, whether you experience loose stool, constipation, or both, psyllium husk can help you stay regular.*

    1. Maintain healthy blood sugar levels*

    After you eat, carbohydrates like bread or pasta are broken down into simple sugars, which are absorbed into the blood stream. Typically, most sugar absorption occurs early in the digestive process. Metamucil forms a thick gel that traps some of the sugar and carbohydrates. This delays the absorption of the sugar so that some of it is absorbed later in the digestive process. And that’s how Metamucil works with your body to trap some carbohydrates and sugar, slow sugar absorption, and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.*

    1. Helps lower cholesterol

    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, 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 (bad cholesterol) in the blood!.

    1. Helps you feel less hungry between meals*

    The gel that forms in your stomach when you take Metamucil can also help you feel less hungry between meals. The gel pushes on the stomach walls signaling to the body it is full, helping to curb your appetite and keep you feeling fuller longer.*

    Try Metamucil today and experience the all the benefits psyllium fiber has to offer for yourself!

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