TThe herbal medicine HUSK Psyllium-seed is available both as powder and in vegetable capsules.
HUSK® Psyllium seed shells is approved by the Danish Medicines and Health Authority as herbal medicine for relieve of constipation, diarrhoea, IBS and elevated cholesterol levels. The beneficial effect comes from the Psyllium seed shells from the Indian plant Plantago ovata Forsk. The product is all natural and contains no additives – the only ingredient is the fibre rich Psyllium seed shells containing 85 % fibres.
How do Psyllium seed shells work?
Plant fibres from Psyllium seed shells are difficult to digest, and this is actually an advantage to your stomach. Instead of being digested the fibres remain in the intestines, absorbing fluid and increasing in volume. This increases the volume of the intestinal content and at the same time the water content softens the stool. The fibres:
• stimulate the natural movements of the large intestine, giving the intestines something to work with
• secrete vegetable mucus, lubricating the intestines
• increase the quantity of beneficial bacteria in the intestine, improving digestion
When you eat HUSK® Psyllium seed shells the fibres keep your digestion fit and relieve constipation, diarrhoea and IBS, a painful condition with alternating hard and liquid stool.
Many women experience problems with digestion during their pregnancy. Taking HUSK® Psyllium seed shells can help you when you are pregnant.
Lowering elevated cholesterol levels
In addition to strengthening the digestion and relieving intestinal problems HUSK® Psyllium seed shells have a documented effect on elevated cholesterol levels in the blood.
Cholesterol is a fat that can be divided into a good and a bad type. Too high a content of the bad cholesterol, LDL, increases the risk of arthritis and consequently blood clots. Therefore it is important to lower the level of LDL in the blood if it is too high. If you take HUSK® Psyllium seed shells day you can both prevent and lower the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood. The fibres in HUSK® Psyllium seed shells work by binding part of the fats that would otherwise be turned into the dangerous LDL. The fats are passed with the stool and the body consequently absorb a smaller part of the substance.
HUSK® products are sold in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.