Psyllium is a true dietary fiber, even though it is classified by some as a laxative or mucilaginous fiber, and is a convenient way to increase intake of dietary fiber because of its high mucilage content. This bulking agent swells considerably when added to liquid, which can help to support healthy gastrointestinal transit time. This bulking action and healthy transit time can play an important role in maintaining healthy gastrointestinal function.
Each teaspoon (5 mL) contains:
Psyllium (Plantago ovata) (Seed Husks) 1.7 g
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: None.
Dosages: Children 6 - 12 years: Take 2 teaspoons, 3 times daily. 12 years old to Adults: Take 4 teaspoons, 3 times daily.
Directions: Mix each dose into 250 mL (1 cup) of liquid, stir briskly and drink immediately. Produces bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours (3 days).