Psyllium Husk – an effect not only in the intestine

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6 good reasons why flea seed shells are good for you

Flea seed husks promote digestion

The fiber, such as flea seed shells are medically recognized as laxans, thus a light laxative. They have the ability to bind fluid and other substances and, thanks to their mucus layer, cause a rapid intestinal passage when there is sufficient fluid intake.

It helps against diarrhea

Due to their ability to bind water, flea seed husks are also successfully used for the relief of diarrhea.

The use of psyllium husks reduces total cholesterol

Several studies have shown that the intake of psyllium husks has a significant influence on cholesterol levels. It especially lowers the LDL cholesterol of the blood. Various mechanisms are responsible for this. A possible reduction in the cholesterol level in fiber rich diet is generally observed in. This depends, on the one hand, on the absorption of the fats and on the more rapid removal of the intestinal contents, and on the other by the increased formation of gallic acid.

Flea seed dishes positively influence the blood glucose level

Studies have shown that the regular intake of psyllium husk can demonstrably reduce the glucose level. This is attributed to the slowdown intake of nutrients from the food slurry. This is a fact we can find in other fiber, but flea seed shells are prominent here because they slow down the process due to their gelatinous shell. 10.2 g is recommended daily for an effect.

Flea seed helps with weight loss

On the one hand, the swell up effect of the fibers has a saturating effect. On the other hand, it affects the metabolism (see points 3 and 4), so that the metabolic position becomes more favorable. Due to the moderate blood glucose level and the slower uptake of glucose, Studies confirm a significant effect on weight reduction.

Application Notes:

Flea seed shell products can be very different in their calorie content. In the context of a diet, it is therefore recommended to check the nutritional values of the respective product before purchase. Good products suitable for the diet/weight reduction have about 16 kcal and less than 1 g of fat per 100 g

Application / Ingestion:

The products must never be taken dry! It is recommended to stir up to 10 g (depending on the product up to 4 Tsp) 2-3 times a day in at least 500 ml of liquid and swell. Also suitable are milk or yogurt. Care must be taken to ensure sufficient fluid intake, as it may lead to intestinal obstruction.

The application of flea seed husks proved to be relatively safe in animal experiments and empirically, even in long-term experiments and in pregnancy. Allergic reactions are generally possible.

However, it must be mentioned that in addition to toxins and other substances, micronutrients and, above all, medicinal active ingredients can also be bound. In particular, the latter requires the correct handling of this agent. In general, a time interval between the intake of medication and flea seed husks is recommended, other sources advise against the use of certain medicines together,

Antidepressants, triglycerides

Amitriptyline (Elavil)
Doxepin (Sinequan)
Imipramine (Tofranil)

Carbamazepine (Tegretol)

cholesterol-lowering drug

Cholestyramine (Questran)
Colestipol (Colestid)



The dose of antidiabetic drugs must also be adjusted due to the glucose-lowering effect.

Other aspects, such as prebiotic effects, prophylaxis against colorectal cancer, advantages in inflammatory diseases, have not been scientifically proven, controversial or even disproved.

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