Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 53
Rated 4 out of 5 by LordColleton Husks over Powder
The Husks don't stick to your drinking glass as badly as the powder and doesn't gel up like the powder. This makes it easier to get down. Since it's not a powder, I take a little more than powder dosage. Even though I take more of it, it's still a better value than powder. I also prefer this over the store bought products that have added sugar or artificial sweeteners.
January 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by jsjs Saves on toilet paper!
I have been taking a rounded Tbsp. of NOW Foods Whole Psyllium Husks each day for about 12 years. They are a natural way to keep colon moving clean and clear. Adds bulk to loose stools. Use much less toilet paper when stools come out smooth and formed. I never miss a day without psyllium.
January 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joseph7 Works Great
I really enjoy this whole Psyllium Husk fiber. The more finer fiber powders stick to my teeth & gums & so I stopped using them. This fiber is good quality & works great. Keeps me cleansed.
June 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by prudhomme Fiber
You need fiber, and this is a good way to get it.
March 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mamaphyllis Good Product
I have used another brand for a long time, then couldn't get it and wound up buying this because I also ordered something else from Swansons. I love this psylium husk! It doesn't turn into a gel blob, is sitll easy to drink, works better. I am very pleased with this and will continue to order.
February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kallah Works
All I can tell you is that it worked from the first time I started using it. I need it in my diet everyday. Maybe everyone doesn't, but it has bulked up my bowels, and that is exactly what I needed.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Johanna Phenomenal bulking fiber
Whole husks don't thicken in the glass like the finely ground and are much easier to get down. I use this daily and don't think I could live without it. Swanson's prices are the best!
September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doodlebug Good way to get fiber
Good product to use every day. Good value too. I take a tablespoon with juice every day. Be sure to follow with a full glass of water. Keeps me regular!
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kailikai Great Product
I had been buying a product on line for many years that worked well, but the cost was prohibitive and finally had to stop buying it. Decided to try this after reading the positive reviews, and could not be happier. It works just as well as the product I used to use, but costs much less. It is easy to swallow and is a great fiber product.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rexthewonderdog works well
An excellent product that does what it is supposed to do. It is coarse, not a powder; I find much easier to take.
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sooziswanson good fiber
I like the husks better than the powder as it sets up a bit slower and seems to be lighter in my gut.
I mix it with my kefir or yogurt once per day for better bowel health...It is filling and I can go all day long without getting hungry after just a cup of kefir and a Tblsp of this fiber. I am a 63 year old female and weigh 130 # and am 5'6" . I could easily eat less and loose weight if I wanted to as it is really comfortably filling and makes my breakfast last for hours. I do not get hungry when I use this stuff..
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WorkingOutAlright This is it!
Several years ago I began taking supplemental fiber. I started with several commonly-known ones such as Metamucil. Those worked out ok (puns intended), but my goal was to aid in my digestive system and I came to find the sugar in these solutions unnecessary, not-to-mention their actual fiber content is fairly low.
Then I came across pure psyllium. It has no sugar or other added ingredients and a similar volume amount gives 2-3 times the fiber. The first I found was the coarsest and it came from Nutrition Express.
As the years passed, I continued to order from them and over time, upon two occasions, the materials became more and more fine, eventually being a powder. I was disappointed as this was their only option. However, the product still worked just fine even though my preferred coarse psyllium seemed gone forever.
Recently, Nutrition Express caused a huge hassle with an order ($200) and refused to ship to an address already on-file when I updated my credit card (prior one had expired). The end of that story was that they didn't care they lost me as a customer (5 years). So I went shopping for another vendor.
Enter Swanson! Not only do they have exactly what I was looking for, the coarser material in psyllium, but their price is much, much lower per ounce. Swanson also offers several options for psyllium to better meet the varietal needs of their customers. Thank you and good-bye Nutrition Express!
I would highly recommend this product, but just one thing... it needs to be renamed. The words "whole husk" is not accurate. Until I received the product and opened it, I was afraid I would have to send it back. The material is coarser than powder, but it is in no way an entire (whole) husk or difficult to swallow. Perhaps "coarse psyllium husks" would be better?
The material does absorb water/liquid quickly so the idea is to pour it into your beverage of choice (unless sprinkling on your food), stir a few seconds allowing it to get wet, and then drink it all down at once. It's not a big deal and an 6-8oz glass of liquid is plenty in my opinion for a heaping tablespoon of psyllium.
My recommendation - take this with 1) water, and 2) Emergen-C. This makes for a nice flavor and gives you 1,000mg of Vitamin C and a few other vits along with each dose of fiber. You win two ways and C is non-toxic meaning you can't hurt taking extra even if you're taking a multi-vitamin additionally.
I hope this review isn't too long (too late) and helps others know that this is a really good and healthful product. And get this... per Swanson's return policy, I took a "chance" and ordered 21lbs of this stuff on my first order. I knew that if it turned out to be something other than what would work for me, Swanson would stand behind the product and incur the cost of return.
Thank you Swason for providing such a product and customer satisfaction guarantee!
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovetwotravel Best I have used
I love the whole psyllium husks. It works so much better than the powders. NOW brand is the best value. My husband and I both use this daily and mix it with milk. When it thickens slightly it kind of reminds me of cream of wheat. Very easy to drink when added to milk. I'm sure it would be great with orange juice too. Also there is NOTHING ADDED like sugar and artificial flavor. It's hard to find 100% psyllium husks at most stores.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by phph good
as a seinor, I don't eat large meals anymore & sometimes only 2 meals a day.. I find that when I add this stuff to my oatmeal that it helps keep my bowels regular. In short it sends y' to the bathroom.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by akgstrait Horse meds
I use this on my horse. Its easy to use and quit effective.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solarheart whole psyllium husks
Good price for whole psyllium husks. It is the nature of the product to be mixed with little stems and seeds, but this product seems to be filtered a little better than another bulk brand--not as many chunky stems. Good basic product for adding fiber to your routine. Just add 2 tbsp to a glass of filtered water and drink. It mixes better with plain water---cool, not cold and definitely not warm water. It works for me.
October 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by botsal Great filler
Great product. I use it as a filler to extend other products. Add it to apple sauce with a little honey and you can halve your cost. Add to yogurt and half the cost.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeffala Bulk Psyllium
I have been special ordering this product from my local health store, and was happy to pay $7.50-8 for it. I'm thrilled now that I found it on Swanson's site for much less, $5.62, and I love the fixed rate shipping, it really helps save money. NOW brand is a great brand, with high quality products. My only suggestion for NOW company it to have an easy open, and re-sealable bag, like many products are going to- makes it so much easier than using a rubber band. Otherwise, no complaints, excellent!
August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by thuroon great product at a great price!!!
it came fast. loved it and it was a great value!!!
July 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by k2panman better than Metamucil
My friend went to his doctor, who recommended he remember three things for his digestive system: Metamucil, Metamucil, Metamucil. My friend really preached this to me, so I did some research. Well, Metamucil has a lot of sugar (or toxic artificial sweetener) and some stuff in it that I don't care to eat (like sand), but it is mostly all psyllium fiber. This product is just pure, plain psyllium fiber. I mix it with fresh squeezed orange juice (good to live in Florida). As I love pulp in my orange juice, this like super pulp orange juice.
July 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Punkie A Daily Priority
I have tried many products for keeping regular and this product tops all of them. I take it on a daily basis and it is gentle and very effective.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MisterMike i have been taking this for years
its cheaper for me to buy this product from swanson, and have it delivered to my door, ive been using this for years, it works well, and ive been able to have a better quality of life since ive been taking this.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chicabay Great product
This product works really great. It is not intrusive, and helps you to get the type of fiber your body needs.
May 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaggiesFarm65 Three Cheers for Psyllium Seed Husks!!
NOW Foods Psyllium is a great source of fiber. I've been using this brand for about 5 years and am very pleased with it.
May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tulp Great Product
I use psyllium in an 8 oz glass of cran-water twice daily. Much better than any other product.
April 18, 2013