Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Recommended Dosage?
Adults: One tablespoon of Mucilin® powder, or one sachet of Mucilin® 1-2 times a day.
Children 6-12 years: Half of adult dose.
Not recommended for children younger than 6 years of age.
How should the product be taken?
Mix a sachet of Mucilin® with at least 8 ounces of water or other fluid, stir and drink immediately, followed by another glass of water.
Caution: If you do not take the dissolved fiber immediately it will soon expand into a jelly, which you should not consume. Discard and start with a fresh sachet. Do not take before bed time; do not lie down after taking the product.
How does Psyllium husk in Mucilin® work?
Psyllium husk in purest form absorbs water 40 times its own weight.
When dissolved in fluid and taken with adequate fluid, Psyllium husk forms a natural fiber bulk in the colon.
The lubricious bulk, which is not absorbed systemically, courses through the colon, softening the stool and nudging the body’s waste to move and exit. It’s why the fiber is often called a “bulk forming laxative.”
Studies show that as it travels through the digestive system in fibrous bulk it inhibits the absorption of bad cholesterol (LDL), and sugar, and promotes the elimination of harmful toxins
Unlike chemical laxatives, Psyllium husk doesn’t harm the healthy flora in the colon.
How long does it take for Mucilin® to do its job?
One thing to recognize at the outset is that Psyllium husk is not an instant treatment for constipation. It is not a chemical, but a natural fiber, which taken regularly, maintains a healthy colon and helps prevent constipation.
Mucilin® takes 12 to 24 hours to begin to show results, may take two to three days to deliver its maximum effect.*
Is Mucilin® safe take in pregnancy?
Yes. Mucilin® is not systemically absorbed, and is safe to take in pregnancy.
Constipation affects approximately half of all women at some point during their pregnancy http://americanpregnancy.org/
In pregrancy, hormone imbalance results in increased bowel transit time, and other causes of constipation are enlargement of uterus, inadequate water intake and lack of exercise.
Are there any health conditions that should be considered before taking Psyllium husk products?
All psyllium husk products are subject to Special Precautions & Warnings, which are required by the US FDA to be put on product labels: Do not take if you have acute abdominal pain, or bowel obstruction. Please consult your physician before taking Psyllium husk products if you have diabetes, or Gastrointestinal (GI) or swallowing disorders, or if you are taking diabetes and anti-clotting medicines, or estrogen.*
Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus 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.
We recommend that you consult your doctor before taking any Psyllium husk product.
Are there any side effects to taking Psyllium husk?
In some people, Psylium husk may cause gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, and nausea. It has also been linked to reports of headache, backache, runny nose, cough, and sinus problems. Some can get allergic response. Stop taking Psyllium Husk and get immediate medical attention.*
*Product statements have not been evaluated by the US FDA.
The product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent disease.