Enriched psyllium husk is an excellent source of fibre. It purifies and decontaminates, and is 100% natural. Psyllium is a bulk-forming laxative and is high in both fibre and mucilage; psyllium seeds contain 10–30% mucilage. The laxative properties of psyllium are due to the swelling of the husk when it comes in contact with water; this forms a gelatinous mass that keeps feces hydrated and soft, provided it is taken with sufficient water. The resulting bulk stimulates a reflex contraction of the walls of the bowel, followed by emptying.
DIRECTIONS OF USE
Adults ≥ 19 years old: Take 1 teaspoon twice daily. For each gram of psyllium, take with 30 ml of liquid (water, milk, fruit juice, or similar aqueous beverage). Drink immediately and maintain adequate fluid intake. Effects observed 12–24 hours after the first dose; results may take 2–3 days. If you are taking other medications, take this product 2 hours before or after them. Avoid long-term use, and consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 6 weeks. Also take 1–2 capsules of enteric-coated Acidophilus Ultra each day.
Contains no: Gluten, soy, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, yeast, citrus, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, starch, or sugar.
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner if symptoms worsen or if laxative effect does not occur within 7 days. Consult a health-care practitioner 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 liver function is impaired or if taking acetaminophen or anticoagulants; or if you are taking medications which inhibit peristaltic movement (e.g. opioids, loperamide), 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 esophagus 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 exceed the recommended dosage. Consult a health-care practitioner if sore throat or cough persist for more than 3 days or if you are taking any prescription medication. Not for prolonged use in high doses except under supervision of a qualified health-care practitioner. Contraindicated for diabetes and in hypertension, liver disorders, severe kidney insufficiency, and hypokalemia. May potentiate potassium depletion of thiazide diuretics and stimulant laxatives as well as the action of cardiac glycosides and cortisol.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are experiencing a sudden change in bowel habits that has persisted for more than 2 weeks, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, or failure to defecate following the use of another laxative product; if you have diabetes mellitus in which blood sugars are difficult to regulate; if you have difficulty swallowing; if you are experiencing distention and fullness of the chest and abdomen; if you are vomiting from overabundant dampness; if you have edema, hypertension, hypokalemia, cholestatic disorders, cirrhosis of the liver, chronic renal insufficiency, or congestive heart failure; if you are pregnant of breast-feeding; if you are undergoing corticosteroid treatment; or if you suffer from febrile disorder.
Known adverse reactions: 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. Consult a health-care practitioner in the event of an allergic reaction, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Notice: This product should be taken with at least a full glass of liquid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have difficulty swallowing.
Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
Each teaspoon contains:
Psyllium (Plantago ovata) husk 1,945 mg
Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa flower 414 mg
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) root 52 mg
Inulin (from chicory root [Cichorium intybus]) 36 mg
Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) flower bud 6 mg
Other ingredient: Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) leaf.