Psyllium is a plant known also under the name of plantain (Plantago Ovata) or psyllium blond.Le Psyllium is an annual herb that gives tiny seeds. These are covered with a casing or integument that is recovered and valorized.
Psyllium is very rich in mucilage, vegetable substance consisting of soluble fibers which swell in contact with a liquid.
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The ideal companion for overall restless and irritated intestines. The blond psyllium is also known as Ispaghul. It's cousin, black psyllium, grows in Provence but not the same therapeutic value. Black psyllium seed do not have the same effets and thus will dissapoint any used when it comes to solving intestinal issues. It is essential to use only blond psyllium husks or ispaghul organically grown. The lack of treatment pesticides on crops and preservatives is paramount since it uses the seed coat.
The active and interesting part of blond psyllium or ispaghula is the seed coat surrounding the seed. This integument is rich in mucilage. Mucilage are plant polysaccharides which have softening properties. Mucilage psyllium forms a gel on contact with liquid, a viscous soft gel, that can soothe feelings of hunger, protect the gut mucosa thus enabling a smooth transit as well as feeding the intestinal flora, polysaccharides being prebiotic: a friendly bacteria for the gut.
Blond psyllium was already used in traditional Indian medicine since the dawn of the days. The seed is harvested. Then the seed coat the separated from the seed, washed and finally dried. The seed is not consumed as it does not have any significative nutritional value.
The properties of blond psyllium seed husks are mainly due to the mucilage. These mucilages are not absorbed by the body. They only pass in the intestines, swelling on contact with water. This is why you must drink while taking blond psyllium. Mucilage of blond psyllium act as an intestinal regulator as it helps to rebalance, clean, enable, protect, soften, lubricate the mucous membranes of all the intestinal tract, stomach to the colon. It is even recommended in case of hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome.The gel soothes excessive feelings of hunger and gently stimulates the intestinal transit without excitement intestines: It is only a mechanical enabler of the intestines.
The blond psyllium has no harmful side effects and the benefits are constant even on the long haul. (It does not replace a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables).
The intestinal flora will be strengthened is because polysaccharides are plant microfibers that nourish and protect the friendly bacteria in the intestines and essential for its balance. A more healthy and balanced intestinal flora is the guarantee of a good general vitality, ensures fewer toxins in the blood and allows better absorption of nutrients ingested in the food bowl. - It is also clear that enrichment mucilage fiber reduces the absorption of fats and sugars ingested.
The thick gel formed by mucilage also causes a feeling of satiety that limits food intake, calories assimilated. And therefore contributes to a better weight balance. Which still does not replace a balanced diet required!
A good digestive balance is essential to have and keep a good general vitality for active natural defenses. The blond psyllium has no harmful side effects. Very rare cases of allergies are always possible; It will be enough to stop taking psyllium. We must adjust the dose at your convenience. You can take it occasionally or continuously, stop and start whenever you want. It is 100% natural!