Psyllium is a natural faster acting bulk laxative that is high in fibre (fiber) and mucilage.
All fibre falls into two basic categories water-soluble and water-insoluble, which are then further divided into five subclasses: cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, pectin, and gum.
The health benefits of both soluble and insoluble fibre have been well documented and whilst the body may extract and use some of the nutrients contained in fibre, its primary purpose is to help the bowels function efficiently.
The basic fibre structure passes through the digestive tract to flush the intestines and give more bulk to the stool.
Soluble fibre may be found in oats, pectin, guar, barley, beans and sea vegetables.
NOTE: Psyllium Husks Fibre should be eaten with at least a full glass of liquid. Eating Psyllium Husks Fibre without liquid may cause choking.