NOW Food Whole Psyllium Husks are true dietary fibers, even though it is classified by some as a laxative or mucilaginous fiber, and is a convenient way to increase intake of dietary fiber because of its high mucilage content. This bulking agent swells considerably when added to liquid, which can help to support healthy gastrointestinal transit time. This bulking action and healthy transit time can play an important role in maintaining healthy gastrointestinal function.Features:
- Gentle relief of occasional constipation.
- Promotes bowel movement by increasing bulk volume and water content.
- Bulk-forming laxative.
- Soluble Fibre source
- Bag packaging
- Corn free, egg free, soy free, halal
Children 6 - 12 years: Take 2 teaspoons, 3 times daily. 12 years old to Adults: Take 4 teaspoons, 3 times daily. Mix each dose into 250 mL (1 cup) of liquid, stir briskly and drink immediately. Produces bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours (3 days).
Each teaspoon (5 mL) contains:
Psyllium (Plantago ovata) (Seed Husks) --- 1.7 gNon-Medicinal Ingredients:
Caution: Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen or if
laxative effect does not occur within seven days. Consult a health care
practitioner immediately if you experience chest pain, vomiting, or
difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product. Consult
a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking medications
which inhibit peristaltic movement (e.g. opioids, loperamide) and/or if
you have symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or fever (as
these could be signs of abnormal constrictions of the gastrointestinal
tract, diseases of the oesophagus and/or the superior opening of the
stomach (cardia), potential or existing intestinal blockage, paralysis
of the intestine, megacolon, faecal impaction, inflamed bowel or
appendicitis). Do not use if you are experiencing a sudden change in
bowel habits that has persisted for more than 2 weeks, undiagnosed
rectal bleeding, failure to defaecate following the use of another
laxative product, if you have diabetes mellitus in which blood sugar is
difficult to regulate and/or difficulty swallowing. Hypersensitivity,
such as allergy, has been known to occur following inhaled and/or
ingested psyllium; in which case, discontinue use. May cause temporary
gas and/or bloating.