Psyllium Husks - how many?

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  1. Artyjoe

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    I've just got a jar so I don't experience constipation on CD, haven't experienced it yet but passed a rugby ball last time I was on the programme so thought I'd try these.

    The box says 2 tablets 3 times per day, before meals...

    This sounds excessive and obviously I am not having 'meals'.

    What does everyone else take? 6 a day just sounds wrong to me! :confused:

    Thanks - Joe
     
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    Most of us use the husks which we add to shakes to make porridge of add to soups to thicken them.

    So I cant help you with the tablets I'm afraid.
     
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    Eek! Didn't want to get those as thought they might taste of something or other. If I don't get a response I'll have to take them back as I'm unsure that 6 is too many.

    Do you use a lot of the powder form?
     
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    hey i use the husks i put a heaped table spoon in with my butterscotch shake and 200ml of hot water and i make a porridge, its lush i love it very thick...
     
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    Anyone using the capsules?

    Am beginning to think I got the wrong stuff!
     
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    Not using the capsules - sorry! But I will say, the powder was a little strange at first (not taste, just consistency), but now my shakes just seem strange without them. They just give a little more bulk to them and make them more satisfying - especially the soups.
     
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    I used the capsules. I think I took 6 a day. 2 with each meal. You could start with that (or even less) and see how it suits. Any signs of things bunging up, then increase the level before it gets bad.
     
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    Thanks for this, will maybe try 2 tonight and then 2 in the morning and skip lunch and see how I go...then when they run out get the powder!
     
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    can you buy husks from the chemist?
     
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    Capsules are fine - but the powder helps make the packs more of a 'meal'. The amount stated is fine too - remember to drink a big glass of water after your meal containing PH so it can SWELL and do its work efficiently :)

    I haven't seen them in a chemist - health food shops are the best bet - but Healthspan is the best place to get them ... super-fast delivery and about the cheapest.

    Here's the link

    Psyllium Husks Digestive Fibre - 300g tub

    One thing to point out is that you should buy PURE psyllium husks with NOTHING added ... no pre-biotics of pre-biotics or whatever they're called.
    Only the pure husks are carb and cal free.
     
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    Hi, I take the capsules. 2 x three times a day. Its been ok, keeps me regular (well only once every three days!!) I think start with taking the required amount and see how you feel. I felt the same when i first bought them, i too felt it was a bit much as we are not actually eating, but once i started to take them it was fine. Hope this helps.
     
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