Many of the other colon cleansing products that you see on this site have Psyllium in them. Along with Bentonite, it’s also one of the most often used ingredients in creating your own colon cleanse.
Psyllium expands to several times its original size when mixed with water. It moves through your colon, bulking up and softening your stool. Whether you buy a colon cleansing product or make your own, make sure that it includes plenty of Psyllium. Its the oldest and best way to bulk up your bowel movements and give yourself a good clean out.
How does Psyllium work?
Psyllium comes from the plantain plant (not related to the banana-like plantain) and was originally used in Persia and India. Its not the Psyllium seeds that we use for colon cleansing though, but the Psyllium husk that surrounds those seeds. You can buy it in powdered form.
The Psyllium husk is a great source of water-soluble fiber that expands to several times its original size when mixed with water. It quickly transforms from powder form into a gooey substance called mucilage. This moves through your colon, bulking up and softening your stool. The thick, toxic fecal matter that lines your colon is loosened and pulled out along with the Psyllium.
You might be surprised at some of your bowel movements while your taking Psyllium – as well as taking on a more gooey appearance, they may start to change to a darker color. The reason for this is that old fecal matter is being expelled, some of which may have been sitting in your colon for weeks or even months!
In addition to emptying your colon of whatever toxic waste may be lying inside it, Psyllium is a great and healthy way to promote regular bowel movements, without the cramps that laxatives can cause. Although the first few doses can cause some bloating (as the Psyllium expands inside you), after a while you should start to feel lighter, thinner and more healthy.
How do you take Psyllium?
Whether in liquid or husk form, Psyllium does not have a pleasant texture or flavor. So most cleansers add it to water or, even better, some fresh juice.
If you’re combining Psyllium with a juice diet (highly recommended), add it to three glasses of juice per day. This is very flexible, so if you feel a little bloated when you start, just take a break for a few hours.
If you’re just combining Psyllium with your normal diet, add the husk/powder to one glass of juice per day. This should be enough to cleanse your colon a little and promote regular bowel movements.
Alternatively, you can just take a colon cleansing supplement like Colonix, Puristat or Enuvia. Almost all colon cleansing supplements contain Psyllium.
Who should not take Psyllium?
Psyllium is considered a very safe supplement, but always consult your doctor before beginning a colon cleanse if you have any existing digestive condition, medical complaints or other worries.