Psyllium Husk: Superior Fiber for your Supplements

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Psyllium Husk: Superior Fiber for your Supplements

By Zachary Litton | Trending Ingredient Spotlight | 0 Comments | 05 March, 2018

From all the ingredients used by supplement brands around the world, psyllium husk is one of the most useful there are to treat many diseases that affect the majority of the global population. In order to produce high-quality psyllium husk supplements, brands must understand not only know the history of this ingredient and benefits it has over the human body but also the diverse ways there are to manufacture and deliver this product. ABH Pharma is happy to enlighten our readers about possible ingredients they can add  to their supplements! With the ability to source most ingredients around the world we are the obvious choice for supplement manufacturing.

What is Psyllium Husk?

Psyllium is a natural fiber found in many fiber supplements extracted from the Plantago Ovata, a plant that grows in many areas in Asia – mostly in India -, North Africa, the Mediterranean region, and in the United States. This plant is used in many ways: husk, capsules, granules, and powder. This plant is used as a supplement added to daily diets to treat  many diseases. Its effectiveness is thanks to its active ingredient, Metamucil. This form of fiber is water soluble, resistant to digestion, almost resistant to fermentability, gel forming, free of any toxic element, and non-addictive.

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Psyllium Husk is one of the most natural forms of fibers there are, which is the reason why people preferred it the most.

Psyllium Husk was first approved and used by the Germans in the 1990s as a tool to reduce serum cholesterol levels. 

Then it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1997 as a tool to reduce blood cholesterol levels.

Benefits of Inculding Psyllium Husk in your Next Supplement

In the last decades, many pieces of scientific researches have proven how psyllium husk is an excellent element in treating many common diseases that affect the global population.

Psyllium Husk works as a prebiotic. A small part of Psyllium Husk can be fermented by bacteria on the intestines, which will create short-chain fatty acids (SCFA). These acids work in various helpful ways on the body, treating constipation, diarrhea, colon cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases. The followings are some of the benefits psyllium husk supplements.

Psyllium Husk as a Constipation Treatment

Psyllium Husk has been recognized as a better treatment for constipation than wheat bran, and laxatives based on magnesium. The additional amount of fiber that goes into the body as Psyllium Husk makes the intestine to contract which accelerates the movements of the bowels; and increases the water contents of stools, increasing as well its weight, and softening them. By treating constipation, hemorrhoids are less probable to appear, and if there are, they could be reduced.

Psyllium Husk as a Diarrhea Treatment

Psyllium Husk can be used as a diarrhea treatment since it binds the digestive content together, and absorbs a lot of water from it, creating more solid and firm stools. By doing so, stools will need more time to go through the digestive system and to be defecated.

Psyllium Husk as a High Cholesterol Treatment

Many pieces of research have proven how Psyllium Husk is a great ally in lowering high levels of cholesterol and lipoproteins. Adding the intake of Psyllium Husk in the normal diet of a person will result in the reduction of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL). This is done thanks to the binding of bile to stools. When bile is bound to the stools, it is obviously defecated. Therefore, the body must find a way to replace and normalize the bile levels. The liver, then, must provide LDL cholesterol to restore the bile levels. Since LDL cholesterol is used on this, the levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood are reduced.

Other studies have proven as well how high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol can increase thanks to the Psyllium Husk intake.

Psyllium Husk and High Glucose Levels

Some studies have shown how using Psyllium Husk in certain meals can reduce the absorption of glucose into the blood. Even though it is indeed beneficial to health, Psyllium Husk may not have a lasting effect on the reduction of glucose on the blood after stopping its intake.

Psyllium Husk as a High Triglycerides Treatment

Adding Psyllium Husk in the daily diet of a patient who suffers high triglycerides levels in the blood is a very good treatment to reduce it. It has been proven that triglycerides can be reduced in a significant way from 6 weeks to eight weeks after adding the intake of Psyllium Husk in meals.

Psyllium Husk as a Hypertension Treatment

One study proved that adding the intake of Psyllium Husk in meals can reduce the blood pressure in hypertensive and obese patients. It can be seen in this 6-month study that obese and hypertensive patients experienced a reduction of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Psyllium Husk & Heart Health

One of the benefits a patient can get from the reduction of high blood pressure, and high levels of triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and glucose in the blood is the well-being of his/her heart. It has been proven that people who add Psyllium Husk in their daily diets are less probable to suffer coronary heart disease. Since the plaque that can obstruct the arteries of, not only the heart but the entire body, are made of glucose, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, calcium, and fat, it is evident that the reduction of these elements on the blood is beneficial in the prevention of plaque formation.

Psyllium Husk & Weight Control

Besides the reduction of the elements previously mentioned – which help in the control of body weight -, Psyllium Husk gives the person that consumes it a feeling of satiety after being consumed – Psyllium Husk gives the body the necessary fiber to make it feel that it has eaten enough. By providing this feeling to the consumer, overeating can be stopped, and therefore, there will be more control over the general body weight. 

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Psyllium Husk is a greatly beneficial and natural treatment for several reasons. It is currently developed the most in India, and it is exported into many countries around the world, and the United States is its main buyer.

Since it works as a prebiotic, the short-chain fatty acids it can produce in the body after being slightly fermented in the body of the patient can treat many diseases as constipation, diarrhea, high levels of triglycerides, glucose, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the blood, and high blood pressure.

As a future brand, you must look for a highly trustworthy manufacturer to work with and that can provide you Psyllium Husk in the most potent form as often as you need it despite the amount you need, just the way ABH Pharma does it.  We are versatile enough to create any delivery format for supplements but we are exceptional at powders, capsules and tablets. 
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Zachary Litton

Written by Zachary Litton

Zach is a senior account executive here at ABH Pharma. Zach has years of experience working with both Supplement Brands & Manufacturers, giving him great insider knowledge of operations & sales methodology that works within this industry. Zach is constantly reviewing new product trends and listening to feedback from industry leaders to better his clients.

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