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We think psyllium husk is a fiber like no other. But don't just take our word for it. Psyllium husk has been one of the most widely researched and documented fibers within the medical community for decades. 

In 1998, the FDA approved a health claim for psyllium that “A food product containing water-soluble fiber from psyllium seed husk, consumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.” Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in sylly, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of sylly has 3 grams of this soluble fiber.

Sylly is a proud member of the American Gastroenterological Association partnering with the medical community on a mission to improve digestive health one gut at a time. Check out some research on psyllium husk and learn for yourself.

Digestive Health

  1. Fiber supplements and clinically proven health benefits: How to recognize and recommend an effective fiber therapy
  2. Psyllium increased symptom relief in patients with the irritable bowel syndrome more than bran or placebo
  3. Potential Benefits of Dietary Fibre Intervention in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  4. An Evidence-Based Approach to the Management of Chronic Constipation in North America

Satiety & Weight Management

  1. Satiety Effects of Psyllium in Healthy Volunteers
  2. Evidence-Based Approach to Fiber Supplements and Clinically Meaningful Health Benefits
  3. Correlation between Echographic Gastric Emptying and Appetite: Influence of Psyllium
  4. The Effect of a Plantago Ovata Seed Containing Preparation on Appetite Variables, Nutrient and Energy Intake
  5. Effect of Psyllium on Gastric Emptying, Hunger Feeling and Food Intake in Normal Volunteers: a Double Blind Study
  6. Effect on Body Weight and Composition in Overweight/Obese Australian Adults over 12 Months Consumption of Two Different Types of Fibre Supplementation in a Randomized Trial
  7. Psyllium Improves Dyslipidaemia, Hyperglycaemia and Hypertension, while Guar Gum Reduces Body Weight More Rapidly in Patients Affected by Metabolic Syndrome Following an AHA Step 2 Diet

Heart Health and Cholesterol

  1. American Heart Association: Whole Grains, Refined Grains, and Dietary Fiber
  2. Psyllium (Plantago ovata) Husk: A Wonder Food for Good Health
  3. FDA: Health Claims: Soluble Fiber from Certain Foods and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
  4. Effect of Psyllium (Plantago ovata) Fiber on LDL cholesterol and Alternative Lipid Targets, Non-HDL Cholesterol and Apolipoprotein B
  5. Evidence-Based Approach to Fiber Supplements and Clinically Meaningful Health Benefits, Part 1
  6. Fiber Supplements and Clinically Proven Health Benefits: How to Recognize and Recommend an Effective Fiber Therapy

Prebiotic Effects and The Microbiome

  1. The Effect of Psyllium Husk on Intestinal Microbiota in Constipated Patients and Healthy Controls
  2. Psyllium shifts the fermentation site of high-amylose cornstarch toward the distal colon and increases fecal butyrate concentration in rats
  3. Fiber Supplements Derived From Sugarcane Stem, Wheat Dextrin and Psyllium Husk Have Different In Vitro Effects on the Human Gut Microbiota

Glycemic Control: Blood Sugar and Insulin

  1. Soluble Fibers from Psyllium Improve Glycemic Response and Body Weight among Diabetes Type 2 Patients
  2. Psyllium Fiber Improves Glycemic Control Proportional to Loss of Glycemic Control: a Meta-Analysis...
  3. Dietary Fiber Intake and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Umbrella Review of Meta-Analyses
  4. Do Fiber and Psyllium Fiber Improve Diabetic Metabolism?