What is Psyllium Husk?

Psyllium husk and its health benefits



It seems like you need a master's degree sometimes to even pronounce the ingredients in supplements, let alone understand how it's right for you. Well, let's start by learning the psyllium pronunciation. You enunciate the word by saying sil-ee-um. Pretty simple, right? Psyllium comes from the seeds of the Plantago ovata plant.

 It's a form of fiber, so everyone benefits from the psyllium plant. And although the formal name may be unfamiliar, you may recognize names like Genfiber or Metamucil. If you recognize those names, you know it's used mainly for the digestive system.

Psyllium is an absorbent, so when you take it, it makes removing waste easier. What makes psyllium husk different from other forms of fiber is that it assimilates like a sponge. It automatically absorbs up substances such as sugars, carbs, and other toxins in the digestive tract. 

 However, psyllium does more than soothe the intestines. One of the more significant aspects of psyllium husk is it benefits the immune system, inflammation, pancreas, and heart.


 Since it's essential for the whole body to regularly get an ample supply of natural fiber, attempt piling up on high fiber foods. Nutritionists recommend eating vegetables, ripe apples, oranges, oatmeal, dried peas, carrots, and whole grains each day. 

 The best advice is to consume the daily recommended dosage. When we don't get enough of the right fiber-rich foods, our health suffers. The psyllium husk powder is already in the Good Morning Recovery Pack, along with 13 other digestive health nutrients.

Typically, one doesn't digest psyllium. The fiber forms a gel-like substance in the stomach so it can trap carbohydrates and sugars. Because they are held in the digestive system, the carbs and sugars are released slowly back into the body. That way, you can get relief from conditions like Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and diarrhea.


Taking dissoluble fiber helps control cholesterol levels, and this is pretty important for individuals over 50 with a sensitive stomach.

Not only can you manage cholesterol, but diabetics show improvement as well as cancer patients, and anyone who has colitis, diverticular disease, or hemorrhoids. When you slow digestion, it's possible to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, lose weight, and regulate blood sugar.

 The Good Mood Co packs 300 mg of psyllium husk into each Good Morning Recovery Pack, making it easy to live a healthy lifestyle. Studies how how regular use positively affects your diet, digestive system and heart. Why not try adding psyllium husk in your morning coffee?

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