Psyllium Husk for Bowel Health. Should I Try it?

It's a widely available supplement which is believed to be helpful for bowel health and symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); but is it a worthy investment? We aim to break down some of the evidence surrounding Psyllium husk, looking particularly at the benefits to gut health.

What Exactly is Psyllium Husk?

Psyllium husk comes from a herb called Plantago ovata that grows worldwide; although most often in India. Each plant may produce up to 15,000 tiny, gel-coated seeds.

Specifically; Psyllium husk is the gelling agent produced from