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Psyllium Husk - A Component of Colon Cleansing

Jul 13, 2008
Psyllium husk is a white powdery substance taken as part of a daily colon cleansing program. It is obtained from the Psyllium plant, more specifically, the coating around the seed of the plant itself. Though these seeds can be used for other purposes, it is more commonly associated with colon cleansing regimens. It is functionally similar to fiber due to its make up of complex carbohydrate components.

The Psyllium husks are placed inside capsules. These are then used as dietary supplements during the colon cleansing procedure itself. In other forms, it is processed into a powdery substance for easy use. The benefits of P. husks are numerous. The main benefit is with regards to effective colon cleansing. It prevents instances of constipation as well as improving the overall health of the colon itself. It improves the bowel movements as the fiber located in the P. husk acts similarly to a laxative. Many laxative products contain a modest amount of P. husk.

Psyllium husk is extremely effective in solving bowel related problems. The husk increases in size once it comes into contact with water. This improves the absorption capabilities of the husk, is some cases absorbing up to 16 times its own weight. The P. husk forms a protective layer in the colon that keeps bowels at a regular level. This helps make bowel movements easier. Another good effect is that the toxins located in the bowels are more easily absorbed. This means that they are flushed away with relative ease compared to normal unaided manner.

The substance also induces peristalsis. This is a process wherein muscle contractions in the body aids in moving food along the system. This allows the product to fight against the occurrences of constipation.

There are many other positive effects. The presence of carbohydrates in the substance fights off diarrhea. It is also noted to have anti inflammatory effects, which can help control lipids. This is helpful for those suffering from diabetes. Other notables effects include: easing of hemorrhoids, improved weight control, improved cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and removal of mucoid plaques which can be found in unhealthy colon.

Psyllium is typically consumed by mixing it with water. In other cases, it can also be combined with other products such as activated charcoal or bentonite clay as part of a colon cleansing regimen.

To ensure the effectiveness of the Psyllium husk, here are some guidelines in taking it. Consuming the P. husk with liquid is highly advisable. Without liquid, it can cause digestive problems that can complicate matters. It doesn't need to be water as it can be mixed with a variety of foods. Some other options include soups, milk, juices, and shakes.

The intake of liquids is not limited to the consumption of the P. husk. It is also important to consume plenty of liquids afterwards. This is to prevent dehydration. In some people, especially those who take it for the first time, it can be somewhat difficult to swallow. But taking it with a glass of water is the best way.
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