When it comes to digestive health, it’s been reported that a quarter of Canadians suffer from symptoms of constipation (either infrequent or difficult bowel movements). What’s more, a 2004 study found that over 63 million people in North America meet the criteria for constipation. Thankfully, there are natural solutions for this common complaint. Psyllium husks can provide gentle relief of constipation and/or irregularity, promoting bowel movements by increasing bulk volume and water content. Add Flora Psyllium Husks to water, juice, or milk, and make it a part of your daily routine for natural constipation relief.
Adults and Adolescents 13 years plus: Take 4 tsp. 2-3 times daily. To prepare, stir 4 level tsp (4.8 g) into at least 250 ml (1 glass) water, juice or milk, stir briskly and drink immediately.
Children 6-12 years: Take 2 tsp. 2-3 times daily. To prepare, stir 2 level tsp (2.4 g) into at least 125ml (1/2 glass) water, juice or milk, stir briskly and drink immediately.
All age groups: Maintain adequate fluid intake. Take 2 hours before or after taking other medications. Effects observed 12-24 hours after first dose, and may take 2-3 days. Do not swallow in dry form.
CAUTIONS: Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen or if laxative effect does not occur within seven days. Consult a health care practitioner immediately if you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or fever. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking medications which inhibit peristaltic movement.
Do not use if you have difficulty swallowing or if you have diabetes mellitus in which blood sugar is difficult to regulate, or if you are experiencing a sudden change in bowel habits that has persisted for more than 2 weeks, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, or failure to defecate following the use of another laxative product.
Hypersensitivity, such as allergy, has been known to occur following inhaled and/or ingested psyllium; in which case, discontinue use. May cause temporary gas and/or bloating.