Today's post is all about Psyllium and Cholesterol. If this is something you are interested in, then this article is for you. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), foods containing psyllium husk can claim the following, *Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day of psyllium husk may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. Continue reading to find out how exactly this mechanism works.
What is Psyllium Husk?
Today, psyllium husk is known as one of the most effective fibers for supporting healthy digestion. While approximately 85% of the psyllium on the market is grown in India, psyllium also grows naturally in China and other regions including the Mediterranean. Unlike some other fibers, psyllium, which comes from the seed husk of Plantago ovata, is water-soluble and gel-forming. Its gelatinous properties and tendency to take up water enable it to deliver multiple health benefits.
Fiber G is the only fiber supplement brand on the market that contains 5g of psyllium husk per serving—and when taken daily, you can get all of the benefits psyllium fiber has to offer from it. One of the main benefits of taking the psyllium fiber daily is that it helps lower cholesterol.
How does Psyllium Husk lower cholesterol?
The psyllium fiber in Fiber G helps lower cholesterol to promote heart health by trapping some cholesterol in the digestive system to be removed with waste. When you take psyllium fiber, it forms a gel-like substance that moves through your digestive system. The gel traps some bile in your gut, requiring your liver to remove bad (LDL) cholesterol from the bloodstream to make more bile, which is needed for proper digestion.
How much Psyllium Husk do I need to consume daily to lower cholesterol?
Generally, the amount needed to lower cholesterol is 10-20 grams daily. It is usually taken three times daily, just before each meal mixed in water. Note: make sure to consume at least 8 ounces of water, juice or other fluid every time you take your Psyllium supplement. Start with 1 scoop and slowly increase dose to three scoops a day.
Fiber G contains 5g of Psyllium Husk per serving. We recommend taking 2-3 scoops daily for individuals with high cholesterol levels.
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