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Can psyllium help control hunger and appetite?

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Arthur9779   June 8, 2016
I do not recommend Metamucil to my patients. It contains soluble and insoluble fiber which is important to health but Metamucil contains either sugar or artificial sweeteners (which are questionably healthy). Now brands sells psyllium husks without added sweeteners and is much cheaper.

The organic brand is more expensive but is my preference (although this is my opinion and there are no studies to prove that organic is healthier). Capsules are more convenient but do not contain as much psyllium.

I have had excellent results with my patients in helping control weight, glucose levels, cholesterol, and BP. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22845031

I have no financial ties to either Metamucil or Now brands products.

Art Sands MD
Family Physician

Belinda11320   October 2, 2016
Our Doctor recommends Konsyl, also no sugar or artificial chemicals. And there is more psyllium per tsp. though it is quite expensive. Any thoughts on this brand? We do feel generally better and have less water retention when we take this regularly.

This CL Answer initially posted on 6/8/2016. Last updated 7/26/2017.

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