Gut health is one of the latest and greatest trends to hit the health and wellness world. But, unlike many other trends, the science stacks up! Gut health should be a priority in everyone's life and it’s time to get on board if you haven’t already.
Adults need to eat around 30g of fiber per day, but most adults only get half that amount. Fiber isn’t just important for healthy bowel movements, it can also lower the risk of colon cancer, reduce cholesterol, and even help with weight loss. A major, fiber-rich plant and ingredient that is synonymous with gut health is Psyllium Husk. Let’s take a look at what it is, how it helps improve symptoms associated with an imbalanced gut and where to find it!
What is Psyllium Husk?
Psyllium is a form of fiber made from the husks of the Plantago italicise plant’s seeds. It sometimes goes by the name ispaghula. It’s most commonly known to relieve constipation, however, research shows that taking Psyllium is beneficial to many parts of the human body, including the heart and the pancreas.
Psyllium Husk fiber is a form of water-soluble fiber. That means it dissolves in water and forms a gel-like mass that softens stools, eases bowel movements, and improves regularity without increasing gas. Owing to its composition, Psyllium Husk improves water retention capacity in the small intestine and increases the mobility of colonic content. Therefore, it can relieve the symptoms of constipation and is considered to have potential prebiotic effects.
Psyllium Husk Benefits
Psyllium husk benefits the gut microbiome which is an essential ecosystem of bacteria inside the colon. According to a study, ground Psyllium Husk powder was particularly beneficial for the gut flora of constipated participants.
In this study, psyllium husk increased the abundance of three key types of bacteria (Lachnospira italicise, Roseburiaitalicise , and Faecalibacterium italicise) that produce butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid that promotes gut health and combats inflammation. Researchers also found that psyllium powder was correlated with higher water content in stool, faster colonic transit time, and looser stools.
Simply put, here’s how your gut benefits from ingesting Psyllium Husk:
- Improved the consistency of loose and watery stools
- Slowed colonic transit
- Reduced urgency to defecate
- Less frequency of bowel movements
- Diarrhea treatment
- Lowered blood sugar levels
- Boosted satiety
- Encouraged weight loss
- Lowered cholesterol levels
- Improved heart health
- Prebiotic effects
Where can you find Psyllium Husk?
You can find it from a shrub-like herb called Plantago ovata that grows worldwide but is most common in India, find similar plant fiber in foods like oat bran, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils etc., try find Psyllium Husk in the ocean of supplements in your local pharmacy (where is the Psyllium sourced and what are the quality of ingredients?), or you can enjoy Klean’s optimally formulated 3-Step Kleanse where only premium, locally-sourced herbs and extracts - including Psyllium Husk - are synergystically combined to reset your gut and transform your health.
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