The Mucilin Difference
The Mucilin® Difference
Psyllium husk Fiber
Mucilin® is a pharmaceutical-grade psyllium husk product which stands apart from nearly all similar products sold in the U.S in terms of Quality--and Taste.
From raw materials to the final product, Mucilin® is manufactured under the same strict production and quality control standards as required for pharmaceutical products.
Mucilin® contains the purest fiber which forms a smooth and soft bulk that’s vital to the product’s efficacy as the fiber passes through the gastrointestinal tracks, scraping and clearing the colon.
And one more thing about Mucilin® quality: some finished products sold in the market contain crushed seeds of the plant which have no beneficial effect and mislead customers into believing they are getting "more" for the price.
The U.S. FDA has established that for a Psyllium husk product to be a source of soluble fiber it must contain only the husk. Mucilin® meets this U.S. FDA standard—and more.
Mucilin® meets the latest regulatory standards for quality and safety—swelling index, foreign matter, yeast and mold—established by US Pharmacopeia (USP 41) and the British Pharmacopeia (BP2019).
You can trust our Mucilin®.
RATING PSYLLIUM HUSK QUALITY
PSYLLIUM HUSKS ARE GRADED ACCORDING TO PURITY AND PARTICLE SIZE
Psyllium husk, also known as Ispaghula and Isabgol, is the husk of the seeds of the plant Plantago ovata, (genus Plantago), native to India and its neighboring countries. As a plant product, the husk quality can vary from crop to crop.
Quality of Psyllium husk depends on the crop: a healthy crop produces seeds that are robust in size (2.1 to 2.8 mm thick)and bright rose white in color; a poor crop yields brownish seeds (1.5 mm thick), which contain high percentage of impurities.
High quality Psyllium husk has greater swelling properties and in liquid forms a smooth, jello-like bulk; the poor quality is coarse and brown in color and forms a clumpy mass with impurities.
There are nearly 40 species of Psyllium, but the husk from Plantago ovate, also known as “blonde Psyllium”, is the best and has the highest fiber content.
US FDA STANDARDS
Psyllium has become a synonymous term to describe all Psyllium husk products. Not all contain only the Psyllium husk; they have both the husk and the seed. The seed mainly contains proteins and other nutrients, but they have little use for the intended purpose of the product because they don’t expand like the husk to act as bulk laxative in the gastrointestinal tracks to sweep the colon clean
According to the US FDA guidelines, the source of soluble fiber is the husk alone—not the seed—and the regulatory agency has established a minimum purity specification of no less than 95% husk as a qualifying criterion for eligible source of soluble fiber from Psyllium.
The Mucilin® Standard
- We use Psyllium husk that expands minimum of 40 times its weight when mixed with a liquid, the near maximum index of the best of the husk.
- We process the husk to reduce its natural moisture content to significantly less than the 8% present in the husk of most finished products.
- We use Psyllium husk with stringent limits on microbial and other contaminants.