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Is psyllium husk a grain?

No: Psyllium is a seed and the seed and husk (outer shell) is used as a source of soluble fiber. It is not a grain. ...Read more

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How long can i take psyllium husk ?

How long can i take psyllium husk ?

Psyllium husk.: Psyllium husk is safe to use in the long term as a fiber and nutrient supplement. My concern with it is more the fact that it's easy. Remember that men need no more than 50 grams of fiber daily - it's easy to start sprinkling a lot of that stuff on everything. I'd rather you get the majority of your fiber from your regular meals and add Psyllium husk to oatmeal, salads and smoothies for example ...Read more

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What does psyllium husks do for you?

What does psyllium husks do for you?

See below: It is a naturalsource of fiber, it bulks uo the stool.To hrlp with good bowel movement. Need to take it with adequate water. ...Read more

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Where can I buy psyllium seed husks or powder?

Psyllium: can be found in a number of products at drug and grocery stores. ...Read more

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Does psyllium husk absorb b12?

Does psyllium husk absorb b12?

psyllium husks B12: It is possible if both taken at same time. Best to take B12 sub-lingually to get the best absorbtion. Can use drops or instant dissolve tablets under tongue. ...Read more

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How soon after diverticulitis attack can you take psyllium husk powder?

How soon after diverticulitis attack can you take psyllium husk powder?

I generally: Treat acute diverticulitis with 2 weeks of antibiotics and to stay on a no to low fiber diet for 6 weeks from diagnosis. I do not recommend starting psyllium before the 6 weeks have elapsed and you are symptom free as you risk a more severe recurrence during those 6 weeks with possible complication of perforation, abscess or fistula development, all of which are emergencies. ...Read more

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How many mg. of psyllium husk capsules to reduce cholesterol?

How many mg. of psyllium husk capsules to reduce cholesterol?

A lot: In generally, psyllium husk is not a great supplement to help lower cholesterol. Based on an analysis of 8 large studies, it was noted that consumption of 10.2 g psyllium/d lowered serum total cholesterol by 4% and LDL cholesterol by 7% . No effect on the good cholesterol (HDL) was noted. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10648260 ...Read more

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18 y/o girl. Is it okay to take 3-4 psyllium husk tablets daily to stay regular?

Added Fiber: That sure seems like too much. Remember in medicine that more is never better. This saying is repeatedly proven over and over in all kinds of scenarios when it comes to health care. One or two capsules followed by appropriate amounts of water is the recommended dosing. ...Read more

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Are there any concerns with prolonged daily use of psyllium seed husk for colon health?

Are there any concerns with prolonged daily use of psyllium seed husk for colon health?

No, It's good for yo: No in fact it is beneficial for health. It relieves the symptoms of constipation and hemorrhoids and it prevents against colon cancer. ...Read more

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I took biogesic 6am and 1pm. Now i want to try flanax. Is it safe. And also will have my regular psyllium husk. How safe?

I took biogesic 6am and 1pm. Now i want to try flanax. Is it safe. And also will have my regular psyllium husk. How safe?

Med question: yes it would be ok to do so, provided there are no other reasons not to take flanax (allergy, high blood pressure, kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure med use). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 2 tablespoons of psyllium powder instead of two teaspoons. I've had 2 days of bloating. Will it go away of its own accord?

I accidentally took 2 tablespoons of psyllium powder instead of two teaspoons. I've had 2 days of bloating. Will it go away of its own accord?

Yes: that is not unusual if a person ingests a lot more fiber than usual all at once. This is why when we advocate increasing fiber that we recommend that people start slowly and build it up. There is much less bloating and gas if you follow that schedule. When your stools are back to normal, start adding in a small amount of fiber each day, and then gradually build it up. Good luck. ...Read more

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My dr told me 2 take Benefiber daily. I found fiber oral capsules were cheaper & easier to consume. Fiber caps r made of psyllium. Which better &why?

My dr told me 2 take Benefiber daily.  I found fiber oral capsules were cheaper & easier to consume.  Fiber caps r made of psyllium. Which better &why?

Benefiber may be: easier to take. The powder in a can format is easier and cheaper than capsules and you'll get a larger dose which which will help make you regular. Psyllium works well too and is a bulk laxative, and helps moves things through. It s a matter of preference. It also comes as loose powder. ...Read more

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Is psyllium husks safe for functional dyspepsia?

Is psyllium husks safe for functional dyspepsia?

Probably safe: There is a dearth of high quality medical studies on psyllium in functional dyspepsia. That being said, psyllium is generally well tolerated by most people. The real question is whether psyllium is an effective treatment. In this area, more study needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can regular intake of psyllium husk lower cholesterol?

Can regular intake of psyllium husk lower cholesterol?

Yes it can: Although the amount of lowering is not that much. If your lipid levels are borderline, this can help, but if very high, you won't get a low enough value to avoid other therapies. ...Read more