Psyllium husk, a naturally sourced dietary fibre originating from plantago ovata, has been the source of both soluble and insoluble fibre in Metamucil for 80 years. Studies suggest that the naturally sourced psyllium in Metamucil works differently because it gels in your digestive system, providing multiple benefits for your overall health.
- What is psyllium fibre?
- Metamucil powder is different
Not all fibres are created equal. Metamucil is the only leading fibre supplement brand made with 100% naturally sourced psyllium fibre — and that makes all the difference. No surprise Metamucil is the #1 doctor-recommended fibre brand.
- Good news for your heart
Psyllium yields about 70% soluble fibre. Studies have shown that just seven grams of soluble fibre per day from psyllium is beneficial for your heart. The psyllium in Metamucil forms a thick gel, which traps some bile acids made from cholesterol. As the psyllium gel moves through the intestine, bile acid reabsorption is inhibited and the gel gently removes bile acids along with the waste. The liver draws LDL cholesterol from the blood to make bile acid, resulting in lower blood cholesterol levels.
‡ Among gastroenterologists and doctors who recommended a brand of probiotic in an AlphaImpactRx 2015 survey.