Psyllium Dangers?

TexasDaddy texasdaddy at
Thu Jan 11 22:38:46 EST 1996

The previous correspondent wrote:

---Best to generously mix psylium with water, stir well, 
---and leave it in the refrigerator overnight for the water 
---to soak in before use


The  idea of using psylium is to get it to expand INSIDE your gut.  It
should be mixed with water and GULPED DOWN AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.  It
begins to expand almost immediately.

The dose of psyllium is individualized.  You have to find out how much is
the right dose for you.  You might want to take it one to three times a
day to start and to note the effect, e.g. on frequency and quantity of

Responses to metamucul (psyllium) are highly individual.  The dose and
frequency that leads to relief for one person may cause constipation for

I can't imagine trying to swallow psyllium that has hardened over night in
the refrigerator.  YUCKO!

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