Gives bulk volume and water content to the stools to promote elimination.
A herbal laxative which provides gentle relief of constipation and/or irregularity.
How It Works:
Psyllium Hulls is a bulk laxative supplement. Psyllium is a mucilaginous herb, whose tiny flea-shaped seeds (greek psylla means flea) can swell up to 14 times their original size when soaked in water. Psyllium hulls, also called husks, are the outer coverings of psyllium seeds, containing the majority of the bulking mucilage — complex carbohydrates that expand, becoming gelatinous when soaked in water. Psyllium hulls act like a colon "broom," cleansing the intestines as it comes in contact with the walls of the intestines.
Dosage (children 6-12 years): Take two capsules twice daily. (Adolescents and adults 13 years and above): Take two capsules three times daily. Take with 250 mL (8 oz.) of water. Maintain adequate fluid intake. Take 2 hours before or after taking other medications. Effects observed 12-24 hours after first dose, and may take 2-3 days.