Psyllium Husks come from the small reddish brown to black seeds of the Plantago Psyllium plant. Odorless and tasteless, Psyllium is a member of the family Plantaginaceae, and is not related to wheat. The seeds from these husks, also known as blonde Psyllium, have the best quality and highest fiber content. Psyllium Husks are pure dietary fiber, composed mostly of hemicelluloses. They are not digested in the small intestine, but are partially broken down in the colon, where they act as a food source for friendly flora and act as a sponge in the intestinal tract, swelling as it absorbs water and waste material in the bowels. This forms a soft, bulky mass that passes through the colon more quickly and evacuates more smoothly and easily.
*Important for normal bowel function
*May support healthy blood pressure by enhancing the excretion of sodium
*May help with diarrhea caused by certain medications.
*May help support healthy cholesterol and blood sugar balance