Psyllium is a dietary supplement based on water-soluble and easily assimilable dietary fiber (fiber), which slows the absorption of lipids and carbohydrates, normalizes metabolism and restores insulin production.
Structure and Composition
The main active substance - 500 mg crushed plantain. Auxiliary components: cellulose, magnesium stearate, talc.
Psyllium is produced in the form of powder, capsules and chewable lozenges. The drug has a brownish tint and odor and color are neutral.
In herbal medicine Psyllium is used as a dry powder for infusions and as an additive to the porridge.
Pharmacological properties of psyllium
Psyllium is intended to replenish the body's need for dietary fiber. This additive is suitable as a product for the diet and eliminating excess weight. Once inside Psyllium reduces hunger, cleanses the intestines, stabilizes the digestive process and eliminates the problems with defecation.
Psyllium has good reviews as a food additive, does not cause irritation of the digestive tract and improves the carbon exchange. The regular use of psyllium based on natural ingredients allows the digestive system to adapt to the fiber, and improve muscle tone ring between the stomach and duodenum. Psyllium not cause intestinal injury, and in contact with the liquid to soften and increase in size.
Psyllium is suitable as a food additive for the prevention of diabetes mellitus and is a strong enterosorbent that displays the body of harmful substances. The powder entering the intestine, envelops his wall and acts as a healing agent of erosions and ulcers. In dietetics Psyllium is used as an additional tool for the treatment of bulimia. This dietary supplement stimulates the endocrine system, improves motility and secretion of digestive glands. As a result, the immune function to normal digestive system.
Psyllium provides restorative and cleansing effect on the lymphatic capillaries, improves the intestinal microflora, helps eliminate dysbiosis and prevents the formation of kidney stones and gall bladder.
After a course of treatment with this biological additives improves the general condition of the urinary system, and significantly slows down the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.
Indications for use of psyllium
Psyllium is prescribed for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, bulimia, diarrhea, diverticular disease, constipation and lack of fiber.
Psyllium has received positive reviews as an effective means to reduce the level of cholesterol and glucose in blood.
Instructions for use
In accordance with the instructions psyllium should be taken 1 teaspoon 2-3 times a day. Gradually food additive dosage can be increased to 3 teaspoons 2 times per day. Plantain extract must be washed down with plenty of water. The powder can be dissolved in a green tea or fruit juice.
Dietary supplements in the form of capsules to be taken 2 times a day for 1 piece. The number of capsules can be gradually increased to 3-4 pieces per day. According to the instructions psyllium should be taken 2-3 hours before taking medications and other dietary supplements. For better absorption during the day is necessary to drink 5-7 glasses of water.
Contraindications and side effects of psyllium
Psyllium is contraindicated drug to the appointment if you are hypersensitive and allergic reactions to the presence of its components, as well as during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Be wary of dietary supplements should be taken in patients with severe diseases of the digestive system, mental disorders, disorders of cerebral circulation, and in the elderly.
Psyllium can cause vomiting, nausea, dizziness and headache, muscle cramps, bloating, indigestion and diarrhea. After supplementation may appear allergic reactions - itching and burning, hives, rhinitis, difficulty swallowing, bronchospasm, skin rashes, dermatitis, angioedema.