Today we’re taking a look at Nature’s Way Psyllium Husks capsules.

Nature's Way Psyllium Husk Front LabelPsyllium husks come from the seeds of the psyllium plant. Psyllium husks are hydrophilic meaning they are attracted to water & readily absorb it. When saturated with water psyllium husks produce mucilage which is a thick gooey substance. Mucilage creates a film over mucous membranes, such as those found in the intestines. This film can help with the passage of stool as well as lowering inflammation by reducing the chances of irritation.

Psyllium husk is not digestible so it can be thought of as a “bulking agent”, meaning it will help add size to stool potentially increasing the chances of properly formed stool, which can aid with proper bowel movements.Psyllium husk is often advertised as a laxative, but it’s not a stimulant & can be used on a daily basis for those who want to try adding fiber to their their daily diet or treatment regimen. Fiber supplementation can be helpful for things like chronic diarrhea or constipation related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Inflammatory Bowel Diseases like Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.

Nature’s Way Psyllium Husks comes in capsule form. You get 180, 525mg capsules per bottle. The capsules are vegetarian safe(no gelatin). The recommended instructions are to take 6 capsules along with at least 8 ounces of water, once per day. The size of the capsules are somewhat smaller than the Custom Probiotic CP-1 Adult Formula pills or the Nature’s Way Magnesium Complex capsules I’ve been taking along with the psyllium husks.

While it’s possible to take psyllium husk in a non-capsule form, I would not recommend it. I took the contents of 6 pills & mixed it with about 10 ounces of water, letting it sit for about 10 minutes. The result was not very palatable as it was very bland & had the consistency of gruel. It’s best to just keep the psyllium husk in the capsule.

My current regimen is to take 6 Nature’s Way Psyllium Husks capsules, 2 Nature’s Way Magnesium Complex capsules & 2 Custom Probiotics CP-1 Adult Formula capsules. So far this routine is working out rather well. In the past if I took only the probiotics, I’d often end of constipated. If I took only a small amount of the psyllium husk or magnesium I’d end up with diarrhea, cramping or abdominal pain. Combining all 3 seems keep each of them in balance.

So if you’re looking for an easy way to take psyllium husk, go for a capsule form like Nature’s Way Psyllium Husks capsules. I’d avoid any powdered forms of psyllium husk as drinking that stuff will be quite a chore. Definitely look into combining psyllium husk with probiotics and/or magnesium.

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