Organic Psyllium Husks Powder
If you’re looking into cutting down your carbohydrate intake without sacrificing fibre, you should look into psyllium husk powder. It is one of the herbs that is slowly gaining popularity especially for people who are into the Atkins-style diet. They are also good for those who want to increase their fibre uptake or who simply want to eat healthy and live a longer life.
Available as: Whole, Powder
Benefits: Anti-Colitis, Help with Constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, Prevent Heart disease
Nutrition: "Fiber, Glycosides, Proteins, Polysaccharides, Vitamin B1, Choline"
Directions for use: A typical adult dosage is one-half to 2 teaspoons per day; 30 - 40 grams is the maximum dosage per day. Take with glass of water.
What is it?
It’s not a super food as popular as spirulina or flax seeds, but psyllium husks aren’t inferior to them. All it needs is a little introduction and you’d surely be blown away with what it has to offer.
Also called isabgol and ispaghula in India, Plantain is an annual, herbaceous herb that produces small, white flowers. Its leaves have three to five veins. Plantain or psyllium (they are synonymous) is just one of the 250 species of Plantago, the genus where plantain belongs.
Psyllium has seeds and the outer covering of these seeds or husk is what’s turned into psyllium husk powder. Psyllium has its roots in India and Pakistan where it was used in traditional ayurveda medicine for 5,000 years as cure for a lot of ailments, more prominently, for constipation. It can also be found in Europe and North America, but only towards the end of the twentieth century.
Today, psyllium can be found in almost every region in the world—Asia, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Soviet Union and others.
Historically, psyllium has many uses. Not all of it has been proven by science, but you can be sure that those backed by studies and research truly works.
The ancients were right. They might not have scientifically proven at the time why psyllium works in treating constipation, but they do know it works. Now, science can prove that psyllium is a bulk mucilage filled with soluble fiber (hydrophilic)—the type of fibre that is bulk-forming—one that turns into gel soaking up water from your intestines, letting stool pass easily. Just 100 grams of psyllium offers about 50g of soluble fiber. That’s 5X higher than what oat bran can provide.
But psyllium offers more than regularizing your bowel movement. The same soluble fibre also acts like a sponge and as it passes through the digestive tract, it also absorbs toxins along the way. Aside from detoxifying the body, the same action also lowers down bad cholesterol in the body and decreases your risk of developing heart diseases.
Since psyllium acts like a sponge gel, it expands in your stomach making you feel full which in turn makes your craving to eat less. This is great for people looking into shedding off some pounds.
Other organic psyllium husk benefits for your health include controlling type 2 diabetes, ulcerative colitis, Hypercholesterolaemia, and many more.
We eat healthy foods because we want to take advantage of the nutrients found in these foods—to make us healthier and increase the quality of our lives. But when these foods are substandard, the nutrients it contains become questionable.
What constitutes a high-quality psyllium husks powder? Let’s deconstruct the answer.
With the advent of chemicals used to treat diseases of plants and make them grow faster, it’s rare to find products that are untainted with it. But our psyllium husk powder is chemical-free—from the soil in India where our plants are grown up to the time they are harvested and processed. We also use no herbicides, pesticides and any other harmful chemicals at any point throughout the growth of our plants. We have soil certification and the approval of EU organic certification bodies to prove this.
When you buy psyllium husk powder from us, you can be sure it isn’t mixed with anything else. It has NO additives, preservatives, food colouring, milk, crustacean, soy, peanuts, sugar, salt or starch—just pure, unadulterated, 100% natural and pure psyllium husk powder.
Some psyllium powder clumps together when mixed with water, making you gag. Our organic psyllium husk India is easy to use. You can mix it with plain water, juices and other drinks for that extra dose of fibre without clumping problems.
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of raw and psyllium husks powder in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.