METAMUCIL Smooth Orange 48 Dose
Metamucil can help lower cholesterol levels!
Metamucil Multi-Health Fibre is made from 100% natural psyllium husk that helps improve your inner health. But did you know it can also help lower your cholesterol levels*?
Metamucil helps maintain digestive health!
Taking Metamucil daily will help to cleanse your insides.
Metamucil helps your body’s natural toxin removal process**
Taking Metamucil daily will help you to remove natural toxins from your system.
* Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol levels that include 7 grams of soluble fibre from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may lower cholesterol levels. Reductions in cholesterol may contribute to reducing the risk of heart disease. Use as directed and consult a doctor if you are planning to take Metamucil as part of a cholesterol lowering program.
** via cleansing effect
Importance of Fibre
What is fibre?
Dietary fibre describes the part of the plant that can't be digested. It is an important part of our diet because it adds bulk to keep other foods moving through the digestive system, which is essential for inner health. Dietary fibre can be divided into two distinct types:
1.Soluble fibre forms a gel-like material in water. It helps restore regularity and lowers cholesterol. Good sources include oats, beans, peas, many types of fruit, and psyllium.
2.Insoluble fibre does not dissolve in water and moves through your digestive system quickly and largely intact. Good sources include wheat bran, whole-grain cereals and breads, and many vegetables. The secret to getting enough fibre is to eat a well-balanced diet that includes a variety of high-fibre foods.
Why is Fibre Important?
Fibre is a key component in maintaining everyday and long term health. The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends a daily fibre intake of 25-30 grams.
"A diet lacking in fibre has been connected to complaints such as constipation, haemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and raised blood cholesterol yet the average Australian still fails to meet the recommended daily intake of dietary fibre to a level which reflects a much lower incidence of disease." - Prof Terry Bolin –
Some scary truths:
Most New Zealand adults do not meet their recommended daily fibre intake
Average fibre consumption is just 18-25 grams a day, well below the recommended 30 grams.
Kiwis are finding it increasingly difficult to get enough fibre from fruits, vegetables and wholegrain breads.
Psyllium – The inside story
For over 70 years, Psyllium Husk has been the primary source of both soluble and insoluble fibre in Metamucil, with a long history of use in traditional and herbal medicines. Today, you can enjoy the 100% natural cleansing benefits of psyllium in convenient powdered or capsule forms.
What is Psyllium?
Psyllium is a bulk-forming fibre. It works primarily through mechanical effect by absorbing water, bulking the colonic contents and decreasing transit time.
Besides Plantago Ovata, psyllium is also known as ispaghula and isapgol. Plantago Ovata is an annual herb native to Asia, the Mediterranean region, and North Africa. It has been used in traditional medicine in the United States, Europe, India, and China.
For constipation: Mix Metamucil Powder into at least 250ml of water or your favourite drink.
For diarrhoea: Mix Metamucil powder into a small glass of water three times daily. (Metamucil will absorb fluid from the intestine contents and form a soft gel that will slow diarrhoea down.)
Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or oesophagus and may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have difficulty swallowing. If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention.
This product may cause allergic reaction in people sensitive to inhaled or ingested psyllium.
Ask a doctor before use if you have
A sudden change in bowel habits persisting for 2 weeks;
Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or rectal bleeding;
Stop use and ask a doctor if constipation lasts more than 7 days or rectal bleeding occurs. These may be signs of a serious condition.
Keep out of reach of children
In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poisons Information Centre right away.
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