Lepicol Psyllium Husk is a natural source of soluble dietary fibre which helps to maintain a smooth transit throughout the digestive tract. Psyllium fibre comes from the outer coating, or 'husk' of the Plantago Ovata Forsk plant's seeds. It is not wheat, and is therefore suitable for those with gluten and wheat intolerances.
- Pure dietary fibre.
- Vegan & vegetarian friendly.
- Dairy, gluten, wheat & yeast free.
- Free from additives & preservatives.
- May support a healthy digestive system.
- Sourced from the psyllium husks of the plantago ovata forsk.
Fibre is a key part of the body's dietary intake, as it helps to maintain a healthy bowel. A lack fibre may lead to digestive complications such as constipation and other chronic digestive disorders. The soluble fibre content found in Lepicol Psyllium Husk is similar to fibre found in barley and oats. As it absorbs liquid in the intestines, swells and forms a bulky stool, it may be used to help treat the symptoms of constipation.
The Lepicol (Healthy Bowels) Company was founded in 1999 by Peter Jackson, a sufferer of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Peter was diagnosed with this serious bowel condition after a long period of stress coupled with extensive foreign travel. Over the years Peter tried various medications and lifestyle suggestions but was unable to find any real relief. He began to lose weight and became concerned over whether or not he was digesting his food or absorbing nutrients effectively. This prompted him to look into a more 'natural remedy' to help manage his IBS symptoms.
After much research and consultation with those in the health food industry Peter eventually discovered a three-in-one combination of natural ingredients, which when mixed in the right proportions, all provided sufficient relief. These days, inulin, live bacterial cultures and psyllium husk fibre are still used as the active ingredients in all Lepicol products. These natural food supplements are produced by Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin), a UK based company in which Peter still works alongisde. As for his symptoms, Peter no longer suffers with IBS and firmly believes in the saying that ‘food truly is your medicine'.
Take Psyllium husks at least 30 minutes before a meal.
Adults: Take 1-2 heaped teaspoons mixed with water or juice once or twice daily (5-10g) and consume immediately. This should then be followed by a further glass of water. Lepicol recommend starting with a low dose and building up gradually to suit the individual.
Children: Half the adult dose with parental supervision.Parents should seek the guidance of a medical practitioner before giving Psyllium husks to children under 11 years.
Pregnancy: Psyllium husks are suitable for use during pregnancy, but Lepicol would always suggest consulting your doctor or healthcare practitioner before taking any food supplement.
Caution: Store out of the reach of young children. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
Psyllium husks (Plantago ovata forsk).
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