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Doctor insights on: Psyllium Seed Husk Fiber

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Can psyllium husk fiber aggravate gerd?

Can psyllium husk fiber aggravate gerd?

Psyllium: The psyllium itself, should not aggravate gerd, but sometimes the flavorings that are used in different products are problematic. You're going to have to try different flavors to see what you tolerate the best. ...Read more

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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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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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Use of bulk forming fiber like unifiber fiber supplement during sitz marker test?

Use of bulk forming fiber like unifiber fiber supplement during sitz marker test?

No: Standard answer: always ask your doctor about proposed tests & procedures as well as medications. With that said, check out http://www.Sitzmarks.Com/questionstoaskyourdoctor.Aspx which states not to use any laxatives including bulking agents prior to test. ...Read more

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Can consuming bran cereal reduce constipation?

Can consuming bran cereal reduce constipation?

Possibly: Any fiber source can help constipation proivided you are drinking adequate fluids with it. If you are lacking in fluids and overdose on fiber it can make the constipation worse. Fiber is important but too much of a good thing is not always better. ...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

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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 taking psyllium fiber supplements effect nutrient absorbance?

Does taking psyllium fiber supplements effect nutrient absorbance?

They should not: For the most part, dietary fibers don't really bind to much except good at holding onto water (thus softening stool) and so does not prevent absorption of nutrients. So don't worry, take your fibers. Most of us in the good us of a don't consume enough fibers. If you can, do it for better health. If you have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin, probiotic, fish oil omega-3 supplement, apple cider vinegar, and psyllium husk for fiber together daily?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin, probiotic, fish oil omega-3 supplement, apple cider vinegar, and psyllium husk for fiber together daily?

Yes: These are safe though I wouldn't take them all at once. I advise the multivitamin after breakfast, the probiotic at the start of a meal, the fish oil after lunch or dinner, apple cider vinegar in water separate from meals and the psyllium at bedtime. Some multivitamins are far better than others- see https://drrandybaker.com/2012/11/ and https://www.multivitaminguide.org/best-multivitamin.html ...Read more

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Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) with fish oil and flax seed oil capsules?

Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) with fish oil and flax seed oil capsules?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) ; Fish Oil: There is no reason that you cannot use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and take fish oil ;/or flex seed oil capsules. I would recommend that you do not take them at the same time of day. One could affect the absorption of the other. Separate doses of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and fish oil by at least 2 hours. ...Read more

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I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

Nothing wrong: There is no concern about any of the ingredients you mention. Am not sure whether to say it is "good" since other unprocessed foods are probably as good. It is an interesting combination of ingredients. I presume you did some research before choosing them? If you feel it helps you then there is no reason that i know of not to continue with it. ...Read more

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Difference between fiber in your diet and supplement fiber? Isn't fiber, fiber?

Difference between fiber in your diet and supplement fiber? Isn't fiber, fiber?

Yes ; no: Yes, fiber is fiber. But no, there's also soluble vs non-soluble fiber. More importantly, try to focus on eating enough of the right foods to get 25-36g/d as opposed to eating poorly ; then attempting to supplement w/fiber pills/mixes. Besides which, food tastes much better than pills ; powder. And eating enough fiber daily w/plenty of fluids ; physical activity will regulate bowel function. ...Read more

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Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...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