Psyllium is a herb that grow predominantly in India. The psyllium husk is the outer coat which is ground down into a mucilage or clear, gelatinous dietary fiber. Consumption of psyllium husk reduces constipation by because it absorbs water as it passes through the digestive tract causing waste to soften and expand enabling it to be expelled with ease. Interestingly psyllium husk is also used to treat diarrhea due to the fact that it improves the consistency of stools. This makes psyllium husk the perfect treatment for anyone suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Nutrients continue to be absorbed without hindrance either way. Psyllium husk, consumed with meals has been shown to lower blood sugar levels, reducing insulin spikes. This ability combined with the fact that psyllium husk makes the consumer feel fuller for longer assists with weight loss. Some studies suggest that psyllium husk can even reduce the total body fat percentage, lower cholesterol and decrease blood pressure. Psyllium husk has a gel-like consistency that coagulates quickly when water is added, so Nutri Herb has made it much easier to take in capsule form.