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The magical working of super fibres

These are super fibres

Psyllium husk ('Plantago psyllium') refers to super fibres that can help promote digestion and a natural bowel movement. Psyllium husk is also known as 'flaxseed' - a name that is a little easier to remember and sounds less hocus-pocus. Flaxseed has the unique ability to absorb dozens of times its own weight in moisture.

Applications psyllium husk

The moisture-absorbing effect of psyllium husk results in a softer stool. The substance is often used for both constipation and diarrhoea. Psyllium husk has a positive effect on the intestines.

It is no wonder that the substance is often used by people who are overweight and with diets. You will find the best quality psyllium husk powder and psyllium husk fibres at Naturaplaza, 100% natural.

Promote natural bowel movement

psyllium husk helps, as mentioned before, to promote bowel movement. However, you can also use flaxseed when you are not experiencing problems with your bowel movements or digestion. Flaxseed can rightly be called a superfood.

Our Sat-Isabgol Psyllium Husk fibres are easy to add to a glass of water, fruit juice, or milk. Use about 1-2 tablespoons each time (this will be 5-10 grams). A good thing so powerful use in moderation.

The use of locust bean gum

Locust bean gum is the white or yellowish-white powder that consists of the ground germinating seeds of a carob tree. The flour is used to thicken baby food and is also used in bottle feeding. Spitting up (reflux) is common in babies because the sphincter between the stomach and the esophagus is not yet fully developed.

Locust bean gum stools

You can use locust bean gum to thicken food. The food becomes heavier and stays better in the stomach of the baby. The child will be able to drink the thicker food more easily and the chance that spitting up follows is smaller with locust bean gum.

Why buy psyllium husk?

Psyllium husk can rightly be counted among the superfood seeds. You can buy psyllium husk as psyllium powder, but Naturaplaza also offers ground psyllium.

Psyllium husk is ideal for a diet or detoxification cure, for instance with a low-carb diet. If you eat few carbohydrates, it is difficult to get the daily recommended amount of fibre. Do you use psyllium husk in the right quantity? Then this will not be a problem anymore.

Appetite suppression

Did you know that the psyllium husk helps to suppress hunger? That is an important weapon in the fight against obesity: if you are on a diet, flaxseed gives you an extra trump card. You are less likely to be hungry, so you will eat less, which means you will be less likely to exceed your daily calorie limit. Nothing as useful as a satiating superseed.

Use psyllium fibre

Psyllium fibres are used, among other things, for intestinal problems such as diarrhoea, constipation, also chronic inflammation of the intestines (Crohn's disease), and irritable bowel syndrome. There are people who use psyllium fibre when losing weight and as a prevention against weight gain.

Flora is also used for some cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, and dyslipidemia in pregnancy. The applications are legion.

Origin of psyllium husk

Psyllium husk is a robust type of herb that grows all over the world, but is particularly prevalent in India. India is now the largest producer of psyllium husk in the world.

The herb is also called 'Isabghol' (in Pakistan 'Ispaghol'), which is derived from the words 'asp' and 'ghol' from Sanskrit. Together this means 'Dandelion'. The action of the seed has long been known: it has been used in traditional medicine for centuries.

What parts of the plant are used?

The inner seed contains a lot of fatty acids as well as starch. Therefore, it can also be used as a natural additive in animal feed, among other things. The husk of the psyllium seed is ground into mucilage. This is a clear and colourless (kind of gelatinous) substance that can provide the most health benefits for humans - but also for animals.

Psyllium fibre for athletes

The effects of psyllium fibre are also known among (top) athletes and bodybuilders, among others because these fibres help to regulate hunger. Top athletes and bodybuilders often have a strict nutrition plan: cravings are something they cannot afford and can be suppressed with the help of healthy, natural fibres.

How much psyllium is enough?

It is best to start with a relatively low dose and then gradually increase the amount. You should increase the dose for one or two weeks, after which you can switch to the recommended amount. When taking it, mix the psyllium fibre well with a glass of water - one tablespoon per glass of water is usually recommended.

Why you should drink enough water

Drinking sufficient water is always important for the elimination of waste products. If you take psyllium fibre but not enough liquid, this can lead to obstruction in the bowels: something you want to avoid at all costs. In some cases, constipation can actually get worse after psyllium fibre intake. In such a case it is advisable to consult a doctor.

For whom is psyllium husk not suitable?

Psyllium husk is not suitable for people who experience acute stomach problems (think of appendicitis), spasms or bowel obstructions, colorectal adenoma, obstructions or constrictions in the digestive tract, or swallowing problems.

When you are taking certain medications for kidney disorders, the use of psyllium husk is not recommended. Are you not sure whether psyllium husk is suitable for you? We advise you to contact a doctor.

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