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Supplement Review: Fiber – Konsyl 100% Psyllium Fiber (high dose) 6g {Great mix inside for a low carb diet}

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Product / Nutritional Information

Features:
Contains 100% pure psyllium
100% Natural
Each teaspoon dose contains 6 grams of psyllium
450 grams, 15.9 oz, 75 teaspoons
Contains no sugar or sugar substitutes
Gluten Free
Kosher
Safe to take while pregnant
Doctor recommended for over 50 years
Each 6g dose contains: Potassium 50mg
Active Ingredients(in each teaspoon):Psyllium Hydrophilic Mucilloid 6g

Purpose

Laxative

Also:

Helps Lower Cholesterol to Promote Heart Health*

Helps Support

Diabetes Management+
Digestive Health
Healthy Weight+
-Walmart.com

Fiber on a low carb diet is very very important. It keeps you regular especially when eating high amounts of meat. By keeping yourself regular, you are lighter due to no impacted waste in your intestines and colon and it also makes you feel better as well as look better! Your stomach will be flatter and your skin will glow more when you are regular. All the waste will be out of your body, where its supposed to be.

However; super high doses will give you diarrhea.

Excessive Diarrhea is another form of bulimia (binge & purge)

Before you think, hey I can eat then just eat a ton of fiber and just poop it out. It’s better than puking.

Take this into account:
It is a common cause of death in developing countries and the second most common cause of infant deaths worldwide. The loss of fluids through diarrhea can cause dehydration and electrolyte disturbances such as potassium deficiency or other salt imbalances. In 2009 diarrhea was estimated to have caused 1.1 million deaths in people aged 5 and over and 1.5 million deaths in children under the age of 5.
-Wikipedia

To combat diarrhea, check this out:
How much to take? With fiber, you must gradually increase your intake to prevent gastrointenstinal discomfort. I like the 5x5x5 rule. Start with 5g of fiber in the morning. After 5 days, add 5g more until you reach 30g. Once your body is cool with 30g, then you can get into the fiber cycling (which is also important, as your body gets used to the types of fiber as well).
-menshealth.com

I have a mixture I use that works really well! Take one bottle of Konsyl fiber 450g (15.9oz) and add 5-6oz of ground flax seed to the mix and put in a large container and shake to mix!

Benefits of Flax Seed:
Yes, flax seed is high in most of the B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese, but this little seed is just getting started. There are three additional nutrient groups which flax seed has in abundance, and each has many benefits.

Flax Seed is Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are a key force against inflammation in our bodies. Mounting evidence shows that inflammation plays a part in many chronic diseases including heart disease, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, and even some cancers. This inflammation is enhanced by having too little Omega-3 intake (such as in fish, flax, and walnuts), especially in relation to Omega-6 fatty acid intake (in oils such as soy and corn oil). In the quest to equalize the ratio of these two kinds of oils, flax seed can be a real help.

Most of the oil in flax seeds is alpha linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is an Omega-3 that is a precursor to the fatty acids found in salmon and other fatty cold-water fish (called EPA and DHA). Because not everyone is able to easily convert ALA into EPA and (especially) DHA, it is best not to rely solely on flax for your Omega-3 intake. However, ALA also has good effects of its own, and definitely helps in the Omega 3/6 balance.

Flax Seed is High in Fiber: You’d be hard-pressed to find a food higher in fiber — both soluble and insoluble — than flax. This fiber is probably mainly responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effects of flax. Fiber in the diet also helps stabilize blood sugar, and, of course, promotes proper functioning of the intestines.

Flax Seed is High in Phytochemicals: Flax seed is high in phytochemicals, including many antioxidants. It is perhaps our best source of lignans, which convert in our intestines to substances that tend to balance female hormones. There is evidence that lignans may promote fertility, reduce peri-menopausal symptoms, and possibly help prevent breast cancer. In addition, lignans may help prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Note that a) flax seeds need to be ground to make the nutrients available (otherwise they just “pass through”) and b) flax seed oil alone contains neither the fiber nor the phytochemicals of whole flax seed meal.
-lowcarbdiets.about.com

This mix is cheaper then using straight flax and also easier to drink as ground flax seed isn’t all that ground lol. It gives you the necessary fiber, plus the added benefits of ground flax seed!

Try it! Add 3 heaping teaspoons to your post workout shake daily! But remember to ramp up! That’s should give you about 18g of fiber! That’s 60% of your daily fiber. The veggies in your diet should make up the other 40% or just have another shake and 2 more tablespoons for the other 40%

Remember; take it slow!

**Disclaimer** remember to follow directions and consult a Physician before starting this or any other suggestions made by me or anyone else you talk to!

**Furthermore** you may just say, hey it’s only fiber, but what if you are taking medication that causes you to dehydrate and by taking this it will exaggerate its effects? Your doctor would know of possible interactions! So follow the disclaimer!

**Still don’t believe me?** here’s an example: a herbal remedy for High Cholesterol is Red Yeast Rice. However; Red Yeast Rice lowers Co-Q10 in the body, so you must take both together.

Furthermore; Red yeast rice may also interact with other drugs for blood pressure and thyroid problems and interact with other herbs and supplements you may be taking.

Therefore; you must consult a physician! I take Red Yeast Rice with co-q10 if didn’t know about the co-q10 I might have been in trouble!

If I didn’t confuse you enough: I told you to consult a physician every time someone gives you advice. Well, just to be clear: you don’t have to consult a physician about consulting a physician, just consult a physician!

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