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what is psyllium husk?
A soluble fiber, derived from the husks or coverings of the Psyllium seeds. It is an ancient and trusted soluble fiber that is very effective in moving waste smoothly and gently through the digestive tract.
What makes psyllium husk unique as a soluble fiber?
Once it is ingested, psyllium fiber absorbs water and fluids within the colon to form a gel-like substance. This added bulk re-hydrates the colon and helps fecal matter to move gently through the system. Unlike other fibers that can pass through the digestive system quickly, psyllium husk has the ability to absorb fluids, which can be useful in combating diarrhea. Plus, it may also help slow down movements by giving stool more bulk.
Why is it so important to include soluble fiber in a diet every day
Without enough fiber, the body can experience uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating, fatigue, gas, stomach pain and constipation. Soluble fiber, in particular, is gentle enough to use every day to help maintain regularity.*
How much fiber should be consumed daily?
The National Fiber Council recommends that adults ingest between 25-38 grams a day.
Are high fiber diets good for everyone
Yes, along with a healthy lifestyle and exercise. A high fiber diet helps maintain regularity and aids occasional constipation. Additionally, studies suggest that people with high intakes of dietary fiber appear to be at significantly lower risk for developing coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
What is peristalsis?
A series of intestinal contractions that moves waste through the digestive tract.
What type of fiber does Health Plus products use in their products?
In addition to Psyllium Husk in our popular Colon Cleanse line, our new product, Fiber Fusion, blends Flax Seed, Oat Bran, Rice Bran, Chia Seed and more to support colon health.
Why might products containing Psyllium Husk cause choking?
As part of the FDA guidelines, we must supply consumers of Psyllium Husk with the following choking warning:
Notice – This dietary supplement should be taken with at least a full glass of liquid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not use this product if you have difficulty swallowing.
As a soluble fiber, Psyllium Husk absorbs fluids and forms into a gel-like substance, which enables waste to gently moves waste through the digestive tract. Whenever you are supplementing with any type of fiber, not just Psyllium Husk, it is important to drink sufficient amounts of water to help the digestive system move waste efficiently.
Are the Health Plus products gluten free?
Yes, all the Health Plus products are Gluten Free.
Where are the Health Plus ingredients sourced?
The majority of our ingredients are sourced from India and a small portion comes from other parts of the world.
How much water do I need to drink after taking a Health Plus product?
Whether taking a cleansing or daily support supplement, we recommend a daily water intake of six to eight 8 ounce glasses a day, depending on your general health, climate and daily exercise. Water has many health benefits on its own and, in particular, your body needs water when cleansing toxins or processing nutrients.
What is Prop 65?
Enacted in 1986, it is officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of California. Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in products that are purchased or in the environment, homes or work sites. As relates to food, Prop 65 does not distinguish between natural and artificial products. Although, it excludes “naturally occurring” chemicals in foods, that term does not include man-made pollutants that may end up in natural products through processes outside of the manufacturer’s control.
Also, Prop 65 does not distinguish between chemicals that are a result of:
Natural phenomena like volcanic activity
Worldwide soil, water, and air pollution that are naturally absorbed by plants
Local/regional problems like pesticide over-spray or chemicals leaks like those that are intentionally applied like synthetic fertilizers and pesticides
Introduced later in the drying or processing end of manufacturing
Prop 65 also does not limit, in any way, either the type or amount of chemicals that can be put into a product, as long as the warning is given. Nor does the warning have to disclose the kinds or amounts of chemicals in the products. If the regulatory “safe harbor” warning is given, then the seller is deemed to have complied with the law. Consumer Product Exposure: This covers all types of products including; food, drug, cosmetic, and medical device products. It also includes other types of consumer products such as toys, jewelry, personal care, and other non-food items. Environmental Exposure: This covers all different types of possible environmental exposure such as; exhaust from vehicles, possible construction or workplace exposure, toxins or possible chemicals in buildings or homes.
Are Health Plus products tested regularly for lead and other chemicals?
Health Plus uses very extensive and thorough testing methods along with multiple testing requirements from our vendors. Whether our product ingredients are sourced domestically or from overseas, we require all ingredients to be tested before being shipped to our manufacturing plant. Once formulated, the product is quarantined and tested again. Of it meets the standard; the product is released for production. After the manufacturing process, the finished goods are put into quarantine and tested again.
What does ‘Natural’ mean?
While there is no standard definition for ‘natural’ in dietary supplements, the USDA defines it as having no artificial flavoring, coloring or chemical preservatives. At Health Plus, we strive to go beyond ‘natural’ and are committed to sourcing only superior quality ingredients that are clinically backed to meet our own high standards for purity and effectiveness.
What does ‘Organic’ mean?
USDA certified organic foods are grown and processed according to specific federal guidelines. These guidelines include a variety of factors such as soil quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control and the use of additives. Organic ingredients are typically labeled as such on a product. If the product uses a blend of organic ingredients, the manufacturer can use one of the following definitions on the product label:
‘100% Organic’ – means it is made with 100% organic ingredients
‘Organic’ – at least 95% of the ingredients are certified organic
‘Made with Organic ingredients’ – means at least 70% of the ingredients are organic but the product cannot use the USDA organic label.
What are the capsules made of?
All the capsules used in the Health Plus products are made of gelatin, an odorless, colorless and tasteless substance sourced from bovine collagen.
What is the shelf life of the products?
The majority of our products have a 3-year shelf life if they are unopened.