How to use psyllium hulls

Psyllium hull helps to increase the amount of water in the stool, making it softer and easier to pass.
Psyllium hull can be purchased at supermarkets, convenience stores or on the internet.
Prepackaged psyllium hulls are the safest choice, as foreign substances may enter the psyllium shell. Popular brands include Metamucil and Citrucel. Some products contain additives such as food coloring, so read the packaging carefully to check for allergens.
Unflavored psyllium hulls are more effective than flavored psyllium hulls. But if you cannot stomach the taste of psyllium hulls, try a product with cinnamon flavor added. Flavored psyllium husks are usually labeled “for diet.”

Consume with fluids.

Take 1-2 teaspoons of psyllium hull daily with 240 ml of fluids until constipation is relieved. The exact dosage required will depend on age, condition and response to the treatment.
Psyllium hulls are usually available in powder, tablet or wafer form. Take with 240 ml of water or other fluids to avoid choking, regardless of shape.

Precautions to be taken when taking psyllium

Consume psyllium hulls with fluids to avoid choking. Not drinking enough fluids when taking psyillum hulls can cause blockage in your esophagus, throat or digestive tract.
Do not take too much psyllium hull, as this can cause abdominal bloating or diarrhea.
Do not take psyllium hull for more than seven days in a row unless prescribed by a doctor.
If symptoms persist or get worse, consult your doctor.
Psyllium husk reduces the absorption rate of medication, making medication less effective. Therefore, eat psyllium two hours before or two hours after taking medication.
Psyllium hull should not be used as a treatment for chronic constipation. If you use too much psyllium hull, the digestive system becomes too dependent on psyllium hull and cannot function properly without it. It is far better to manage your fiber with a well-balanced diet that includes fiber-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

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