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Flax Seed vs Psyllium for Constipation Relief: Flaxseed or Psyllium

Flax seed fiber contains a better natural healthy balance ratio of insoluble fiber to soluble fiber than psyllium. Flax has a balance of 65-75% insoluble and 25-35% soluble fiber. Psyllium has much higher levels of soluble fiber, approximately 20% insoluble to 80% soluble fiber. Therefore, psyllium tends to gel more easily when mixed with water […]

Psyllium for Constipation: Natural Herbal Laxative Remedy

Psyllium is derived from the husks of the seeds of the Plantago ovata plant, an herb most commonly grown in India. The seed husks are used to treat constipation, high cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea and other conditions. Although its main use is a laxative, it is considered to be dietary fiber. Unlike wheat bran […]