Whole Psyllium Husks
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
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
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
This product works really great. It is not intrusive, and helps you to get the type of fiber your body needs.
May 10, 2013
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
I use psyllium in an 8 oz glass of cran-water twice daily. Much better than any other product.
April 18, 2013
Great product, easy to use
I have made my own fiber blend for many years. I enjoy the price and quality of this product. I find if I mix 1 part Now Psyllium Husk and 1/2 part Wheat Bran and 1/2 part Oat Bran together they make a wonderful fiber blend for a fraction of the cost.
April 18, 2013
The world has finally come around to realizing that gastrointestinal reliability / strength is essential for overall health, wellness, and longevity. Partnering up with Probiotics, Psyllium Husks provide the insoluble fiber necessary for a clean colon and detoxified digestive tract. I have used whole Psyllium Husks since the 1960s. Personally, I only need to use two heaping tsps daily to supplement my normal intake of bulk and fiber, which is great due to lots of raw and fermented vegetables. One can certainly use as much as they need; however, be sure to stir your Psyllium Husks into cool / cold water or juice, so it doesn't set up into an undrinkable mucilaginous gel too quickly, as it will if you let it stand for a quick second or so in wam liquid. Once it is inside your body, that mucilaginous gel is what you want to work like a sponge and carry toxins out of your body as it cleans off the walls of your colon. This simple solution, along with good Probiotics, of which Swanson has many, delights many people with fresher breath and reduced body odor. This NOW bag of whole Psyllium Husks is top quality, clean, consistent, and priced right. I am always suspect of buying Psyllium Husks from the bulk bins in healthfood stores, especially when the psyllium bulk bin is on the bottom level. Think about that potentially polluted problematic picture. I transfer my Psyllium Husks from the NOW bag packaging to a widemouth jar for convenience. I couldn't recommend whole Psyllium Husks to be part of your daily routine any higher for optimum health and wellness.
March 29, 2013
Can't function without this! Price keeps going up though but as of now Swansons has a good price.
March 12, 2013
Product is easy to use, just put in grinder and blend. Add to your favorite foods for an extra fiber boost or add ground flax seeds and spirulina, mix together and put a coule of tablespoons in a a cup with a little cold water, stir and fill with hot water. Great way to get extra fiber!!
March 9, 2013
Great product at a good price
I use a couple of tablespoons of Psyllium Husk each morning in my juice. The price is very good. Just check out what Metimucil charges for a similar product. Also unlike Metimucil which I have also tried it does not have unhealthy sweeteners. Great for regularity and firmer stools. Other benefits too. No taste to speak of but the grainy texture in a drink takes a bit of getting used to. Swanson is a great company with excellent prices on top name products and their own lines are also excellent.
February 26, 2013
Use it everyday!
One quarter cup mixed with water and a packet of stevia provide 100% of a person's dietary fiber for the day. I know that because I read packages, not because I'm some sort of expert.
I make it point to do this everyday and it's made a huge difference in my overall health.
February 20, 2013
No flavorings, no sweeteners. Just psyllium, which is all I want. The right product at a great price from my favorite online source.
February 15, 2013
I've used this psyllium husk (by NOW foods) for many years, to help increase my daily intake of fiber. This stuff gets the job done.
January 14, 2013
Plain and Unflavored!
I was so glad to find a source of psyllium husks that contains no preservatives or additives. Since this is plain, unflavored and unsweetened, I can use it in a greater variety of ways than the flavored kind and this also gives me the choice of whatever sweetener that I might want to use. I've found that adding this to homemade veggie burgers not only increases their fiber content but it also makes the burger stick together better during cooking. This product can be added to crushed graham crackers to make a fiber rich pie crust. Psyllium husks can also be added to smoothies but any drink that it's added to will need to be consumed immediately because it will thicken very quickly. This is a great product for someone looking for a way to add fiber to their diet without adding any extras.
November 13, 2012
This Stuff is AWESOME!
So it's not really soluable in water. It is and it isn't. But it's awesome!
I mix 1-2 tablespoons with fruit juice in a blender in the morning with some ice and other supplements. Then I chug it fast, because it will become really thick really fast if I don't. Kind of like sludge. Then I drink another glass of water to follow it down. It helps me stay full, while I'm losing weight. It also has tons of fiber in it, which helps you poo easier. I didn't really have a problem with that, but I wanted the extra fiber in my diet.
I also put a couple of tablespoons in my muffin batter. It helps them retain moisture and is another way to add fiber in your diet. Mmmm fiber!
I feel it's a high quality product, but then again, I really like my food stuff to look like where it came from instead of a really fine white looking powder. This stuff looks like plant material. Will buy again and again.
September 13, 2012
Like others I found this product gritty and it didn't seem to "work" for me like others. I switched to the Organic India psyllium and like it much better. I will be returning this product. Thanks Swanson for standing behind the products you sell.
January 29, 2011
I could not live with out this product. It works wonderfully, taste ok for the product and makes my life happier.
January 8, 2011
Have been using this product since 1986 with good results Swanson's is the highest quality and most reasonable I have found
September 25, 2010
I Love this product!
I have been using this for years and highly recommend it. I don't advise putting it in foods, it's better taken with a liquid and you should drink it right away. No aftertaste and has a grain like flavor.
June 21, 2010
consistancy is not my thing
I am sorry to say the consistancy of this psyllium is rather strange. It doesn't dissolve well in water. I whipped it in the blender & helped some but still have to drink it fast or clumps in bottom of glass. I prefer the more grain type products so won't be ordering this one again.
March 25, 2010
FReal Fiber Feel!
This is a great psyllium. but needs more effort mixing/stirring to get it drinkable.
I've tried all the psyllium brands at Swanson, and this one is very COARSE- grained, compared to the others. IMHO, the others dissolve more easily.
March 15, 2010
Not very effective, I have used other brands with better results.
March 1, 2010
I stick to a low carb diet, I stay away from starches, white flour, and meals. I eat whole grain cereals but I get most of my carbs from fruit and vegetables. For added fiber and regularity I started using this product. I am quite pleased. The quality and value are excellent.
October 18, 2009
I TAKE 3 TIMES A DAYS,,,,, I LOST 15 LBS IN ONE WEEK,,, GREAT COLON CLEANSER,, JUST DRINK ALOT OF WATER DURING THE DAY.,, GOOD LUCK
July 25, 2009