Well, as the main topic usually appear in this page, it will be all about diet. And this time will be about the products in form of supplements. The well-known ones will become the object f today’s review, you must already know about these products. Yap, we will introduce you with Metamucil vs Psyllium. Benefits and Side Effects should take a care more to make the best and right choice.
Product Description of Metamucil
Metamucil brand was created in 1934. At that time, it was owned by G. D. Searle & company but in 1985, the brand was acquired by Procter & gamble. Over the years, Metamucil has been known as a go-to-product for people who are trying to increase their fiber intake. It has been recommended by health professionals who believe it is the number 1 brand in the market when it comes to natural fibers. Metamucil is a daily fiber supplement containing 100% natural epidermic. This product contains Psyllium powder, citric acid, aspartame, yellow sunset CI 15985, Maltodextrin, artificial and natural orange flavor. Each gram of 5.9 contains less than 5 mg of sodium. Metamucil is a dietary supplement that is formulated to help people who have control over what goes into their digestive system. Health aware people are aware of the fact that they need to follow a certain diet to be in good condition and avoid putting on weight. This is easier said than done. A healthy diet that should be rich in fiber. Studies have shown that Americans consume fiber much less than recommended. That is where Metamucil comes. According to the manufacturer, Metamucil is the only leading fiber brand supplement made with 100% psyllium husk. (See also : Fiber Choice Vs Metamucil)
Benefits of Metamucil
There are among them some of the benefits that you can find on Metamucil:
1. It helps you feel lighter and more active
2. Assist the process of disposal of natural toxins your body through cleansing effect
3. It cleans the inside of you
4. It helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
5. It helps maintain digestive health
6. It can provide the users with the right of the daily recommendation of fiber
7. It has successfully received a lot of positive reviews on the net
8. The price offered is very affordable
Side Effects of Metamucil
Although Metamucil is relatively safe, Metamucil may play a role in preventing the absorption of certain proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Because of the fiber, it helps the digestive system in absorbing water to dissipate food waste. This situation could potentially decrease transit time and decrease mineral concentration as more dirt accumulates. As a result, users may end up losing already limited amounts of vitamins and minerals that he consumed throughout the day. It is not good for health.
Product Description of Psyllium
Psyllium is a word commonly used to refer to fibers extracted from plants known as Plantago ovata (Plantago psyllium used synonymously, and where the fiber name comes from); fiber is characterized by water-soluble (hydrophil) and gel forming, while you have low fermentability. This is commonly known as the Metamucil brand name. Psyllium is used clinically as a mass laxative, an agent that has a laxative effect but is secondary to increasing the size of the impurities; soft laxative relative to chemicals such as alexandrine caffeine or senna. This bulk happens because the absorption of water and gas in the small intestine and colon to provide chyme (made from digested food) more size and softness. This bulk is maintained in the colon although microflora as a badly fermentable psyllium (highly fermentable fibers can be metabolized by bacteria in the colon, and water retaining properties with fibers will be lost in this scenario). Psyllium has been shown to increase the size of dirt and moisture, and the most common characteristics of impurities that follow psyllium supplements are ‘soft, smooth, and easily tolerable’. Relative to other sources of dietary fiber, psyllium appears to be more effective at forming impurities and appears to be one of the few sources of fiber unrelated to excessive bloating.
Benefits of Psyllium
1. Heart Health
Research has shown that taking soluble fiber can help people manage their cholesterol levels. The right cholesterol regulation is important for everyone, but it is important for people over the age of 50. One study shows that daily intake of psyllium for at least six weeks is an effective way for people who are obese or overweight to lower their cholesterol with very side effects a little.
2. Watch your weight
Because psyllium absorbs fluid in your body, it can help give you a full feeling. It can help you control the amount of food you eat. Talk to your doctor about the possibility of taking psyllium if they have suggested that you are losing weight.
3. Good for Diabetes
A study found that taking 5 grams of psyllium twice a day may help patients with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar. Another study in people with type 2 diabetes found similar results, but emphasized that psyllium therapy should be tailored for individuals.
Side Effects of Psyllium
Side effects on Psyllium can be somewhat unpleasant. Some of the side effects associated with psyllium husk powder are just to be expected. For example, it is not surprising that diarrhea can be encountered and after all the products are designed to loosen the bench and make them easier to pass, and make them easier to pass, and the bench is not easier to pass then various liquid. However, other side effects such as flatulence have also been reported. Increased gas and abdominal bloating are also unusual. For most people, this is mild but the cramps, discomforts and various kinds of gas related disorders may occur by using.
Actually when we compare between Metamucil vs Psyllium, there is a fact that Metamucil is powdered psyllium. Therefore, if you have the psyllium husk, you can try it in orange juice because, it can improve the texture and taste. Another fact we can find, Metamucil is approximately 3 to 4 times the price of Psyllium. They are similar, you just going to take a lot of them in one day, plus you are paying more for less compared to buy the powder.