Organic Raw Psyllium Husk

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Our organic raw psyllium seed husks are sustainably grown in North Western India, in the dry sandy soils, following the rainy season. The flowering stems of the plants are harvested with hand sickles and naturally dried in the sun for 2 days. The seed kernels are separated from the husks via milling at low temperatures to present a product which is raw, high in fibre and mucilage.
Psyllium husks contain 89% fibre, of which 34% is insoluble bulk that moves through the digestive system like a brush and 66% is soluble fibre; a long chain polysaccheride called mucilage which dissolves in water and expands to many times it's original size. Mucilage forms a slippery gel that can help the bulk fibre move smoothly through the digestive system, leaving a soothing coating on the intestinal walls and improves colon cell hydration. 
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The effect of the soluble fibre in one tablespoon of psyllium is equal to that in fourteen tablespoons of oat bran.
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How to use
Psyllium is commonly used to aid the movement of physical matter through the digestive tract, relieving constipation and dehydration. When using psyllium for these purposes it is important to consume plenty of water with the husks and thorough out the day.
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Psyllium makes a perfect complementary product to use during periods of fasting or juice detoxes, as it replaces the fibre that is removed from the juiced fruit and vegetables. Juice can be absorbed by the body within 15 minutes when it's natural fibres are removed and the body can become super charged with nourishment during this time. Yet as the cells take in all the fresh vibrant nutrition from the juices, cellular toxins and metabolites are pushed out of the cells into the interstitial fluid which bathes the cells. To prevent this fluid from becoming stagnated it is important to keep the pathways of elimination clear. In simple terms, the toxins can move from the interstitial fluid to the lymph, from the lymph into the blood, from the blood to the liver, from the liver to the intestines and then out of the body. 
The easier the flow through the colon, the easier cellular toxicity can be processed out of the body.
Psyllium husks can also be used as an ingredient in food preparation, it is wonderful for binding and replacing egg in some traditional recipes.
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Average serving size: 2 grams (one flat tablespoon) to be mixed into 285 ml (half pint) of pure water and consumed immediately.
Follow this by drinking a second half pint of water soon afterwards.
It is best to use psyllium on an empty stomach, a good time is first thing in the morning.
If using psyllium more than once during the day, wait approximately 2.5 hours after eating to give the stomach and small intestines time to process the food, then take psyllium in water (as above).
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As with introducing all new foods, start small and work your way up over a period of time that feels best for you as an individual.
A small serving would be equal to half a teaspoon.
 
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If you are unsure as to the dose and frequency that would suit you best, please contact us and we can advise accordingly, based on your individual needs. 
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Nutritional Information

Typical Nutrient Values: Per 100 grams Per 2 gram serving
Energy KJ 758 KJ 15.16 KJ
Energy kcal  189 kcal 3.78 kcal
Protein  1.5 g 30 mg
Fat 0.6 g 12 mg
of which saturates 0.1 g 2 mg
of which monounsaturates 0.2 g 4 mg
of which polyunsaturates 0.2 g 4 mg
Carbohydrates 0.1 g 2 mg
of which sugars <0.1 g <2 mg

Fibre

89 g 1780 mg

Sodium

0.1 g 2 mg