Psyllium is native to the countries of India and Iran. The seed husks naturally contain fibre and mucilage, which may help to support digestive health. Psyllium can be a pleasant way to add bulk to your diet.
Psyllium is a plant native to the countries of India and Iran. The seeds of the plant are cultivated for use in psyllium husk capsules which naturally contain fibre and mucilage (a glue-like organic substance that acts as a membrane thickener). These ingredients may help to support digestive health due to their ability to absorb excess water in the gut, whilst supporting normal bowel function. Due to these properties, psyllium seed husks are used as an ingredient in a range of Holland & Barrett's colon care products. Whether as part of a formulation or on its own, psyllium husks can be a pleasant way to add bulk to your diet, with each capsule containing less than one calorie for 500mg of fibre.