Psyllium is a major source of fiber. The primary use of psyllium seed and/or psyllium seed husks is as a bulk laxative, especially for cases of chronic constipation. The tiny seeds contain a coating of gelatinous material, which swells upon contact with moisture. This increases the movement (motility) within the colon thus producing a bowel movement. Psyllium husk is an approved over-the-counter laxative
Cautions and Side Effects
Always take this fiber supplement with plenty of water. May cause bloating or constipation. Talk to your doctor before taking if you have difficulty swallowing, if you are suffering from diverticulitis, ulceractive colitis, Crohn’s disease, obstruction of the bowel; or if you are taking insulin (for diabetes) or any other medications.