What are psyllium supplements?

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Psyllium is a fiber laxative used to treat constipation and restore regular bowel movements.

Psyllium can be taken as a powder or granule dissolved in eight ounces of liquid or eaten as a wafer.

Psyllium is intended to treat occasional constipation, although it is safe for extended use.
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Psyllium (pronounced silly-um) is a fiber supplement derived from a Mediterranean plantain, which has been shown to help bulk up our stool and improve digestive flow by sucking water into your bowel. Take a rounded teaspoon per day, but make sure to add lots of water, or you'll feel like you just ate concrete.
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