How much should I pay for psyllium?

Answer Psyllium is a soluble dietary fiber taken as a laxative. It is the main ingredient in laxatives such as Metamucil and Serutan. Psyllium can be purchased for about $10 for 48 ounces of the powder fo... Read More »

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How much fiber in psyllium husk?

A whole psyllium husk has about 4 1/2 g of fiber for every 5 g of husk. This is about 1 tbsp. of husk. One rounded teaspoon of powdered psyllium husk is the same serving size as one unpowdered husk... Read More »

Is psyllium a laxative?

Pysllium (pronounced sill-ee-yum) is short for psyllium hydrophilic muciloid. Pysllium is bought over the counter to treat and prevent constipation, and higher doses can be prescribed to help lower... Read More »

What is psyllium?

Psyllium comes from the husks of the seeds of Plantago ovato. The plant is native to India and Iran and is also referred to as ispaghula or isphagula. Psyllium is used in bulk laxatives and high-fi... Read More »

Is psyllium safe?

On One Hand: Background and SafetyPsyllium is an anti-diarrheal and bulk-forming laxative. A few trade names for psyllium are Fibro-Lax, Genfiber, Metamucil, Fiberall, and Fibro-XL. It is used fo... Read More »