Blond Psyllium

How does Blond Psyllium work?

The husks of the psyllium seed absorb water and form a large mass. In people with constipation, this mass stimulates the bowel to move. In people with diarrhea, it can slow down the bowel and reduce bowel movements.

Are there safety concerns?

Blond psyllium is safe for most people when taken with plenty of fluids. Drink at least 8 ounces of fluids for every 3-5 grams of husk or 7 grams of seed. In some people, blond psyllium might cause gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, and nausea. It has also been linked to reports of headache, backache, runny nose, cough, and sinus problems.

Some people can have an allergic response to blond psyllium with symptoms such as inflamed nasal passages, sneezing, inflamed mucous membranes of the eyelids, hives, and asthma. Some people can also become sensitized to psyllium through occupational exposure or repeated ingestion of psyllium. Discontinue using blond psyllium and seek medical attention immediately if you develop symptoms such as flushing, severe itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, swelling of the face or body, chest and throat tightness, or loss of consciousness.

Do not take blond psyllium if:
  • You have difficulty swallowing.
  • You have bowel or intestinal problems such as impaction, obstruction, spasms, or other bowel problems.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.

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