Psyllium Husk/Apple Pectin Blend
Psyllium husk is obtained by milling the seed of Plantago asiatica to remove the hulls.
Psyllium husk contains a high proportion of hemicellulose and is classified as a mucilaginous fiber due to its ability to form a gel in water.
Psyllium husk shortens gastrointestinal transit time, increases stool weight and stool moisture, and stimulates production of the short-chain fatty acids acetate, propionate, and butyrate in the intestines which exhibits antineoplastic activity against colorectal cancer anti-inflammatory activity against colitis. Psyllium also has hypocholesterolemic effects.
Apple pectin is a complex set of polysaccharides isolated extracted from apples and possessing gelling properties.
Apple pectin has been traditionally used in medicine to increase viscosity and volume of stool.
Potential side effects:
- Gastrointestinal discomfort
- B12 deficiency
Potential drug interactions:
- Birth control pills
- Chronic anticoagulation therapy
- Pernicious anemia
- Chronic esophagitis and esophageal stricture
Contents: 180 caps
The recommended dose of psyllium husks/apple pectin blend is 2 capsules with an 8 ounce glass of liquid, 2 times a day. Without drinking enough liquid the product may swell in the throat, causing blockage or choking.
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