Without the right balance of micro-organisms in the digestive tract, gas, bloating and constipation are common. The so-called “friendly” bacteria help keep the colon healthy. They play a role in digestion and elimination and enhance nutrient absorption. Florafiber combines fibre with lactobacillus acidophilus for improved intestinal health.
- Encourages the growth of “friendly” bacteria for healthy intestinal flora.
- A blend of fibres assists healthy elimination.
Florafibre contains a gluten free form of fibre called Psyillium Husks.
Psyllium is the husk of the seed of the Plantain and is a top herb used to support weight control and for general intestinal health. It contains a spongy fibre that reduces appetite, improves digestion and cleanses the system, making it an excellent choice for healthy dieting. It’s tasteless and does not have a smell.
Psyllium also has the additional advantages over other sources of fiber of reducing flatulence and bloating. It may be recommended by a physician to help soften stool and reduce the pain associated with hemorrhoids.
In a study of people with ulcerative colitis (a type of inflammatory bowel disorder), psyllium seeds were as shown to be as effective as the prescription drug mesalamine in decreasing recurrences of the disease. In addition, a physician may recommend the use of psyllium as a bulking agent for mild to moderate cases of diarrhea from either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease (another type of inflammatory bowel disorder).
Soluble fibers such as those in psyllium husk, guar gum, and oat bran have a cholesterol-lowering effect when added to a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. Studies reported in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition have shown psyllium to be quite effective in lowering total as well as LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels, which can be helpful to those with high cholesterol and those at increased risk for developing hypercholesterolemia, such as people with type 2 diabetes.
Studies and clinical reports suggest that psyllium may enhance the sensation of fullness and reduce hunger cravings. For these reasons, incorporating psyllium and other sources of fiber into the diet may aid weight loss.
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