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Metamucil vs. Psyllium for Constipation

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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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Metamucil is a bulk-producing laxative and dietary fiber supplement. The Metamucil brand has existed since 1934, and was owned by G.D. Searle & Company until 1985 when Procter & Gamble acquired the brand. The active ingredient is psyllium seed husks. It ... Read more on Wikipedia
Psyllium , or Ispaghula , is the common name used for several members of the plant genus Plantago whose seeds are used commercially for the production of mucilage... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Metamucil vs. Psyllium

2,773 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I would say it's really no better than Metamucil. The main...
...but I would say it's really no better than Metamucil. The main ingredient in Metamucil is psyllium - mix a tsp into a glass of...
easier if I drink it with a straw (just mix it very well...
...and I found that the psyllium (Metamucil) goes down lots easier if I drink it with a straw (just mix it very well in the cran-water). Got...
tried Acacia and Citrucel/Metamucil, because the psyllium...
...it is wonderful - no side effects, and it doesn't cause gas. Most people who have tried Acacia and Citrucel/Metamucil, because the psyllium causes bad gas and bloating....
worth a shot! I have also found that Chia Seeds help...
...up. Personally, I prefer Psyllium capsules to Metamucil ...somewhere that the Metamucil wafers work better for some people...it's worth a shot! I have also found that Chia Seeds help me bulk u...
metamucil - which never worked for me by the way....
...psyllium whole husk by Yerba Prima. It really worked and no discomfort like metamucil - which never worked for me by the way. Some say that the ground psyllium (like metamucel)or whole...
day now. I've tried metamucil, that doesn't work, pure...
...my breakfast. Psyllium tastes awful so i ...because he psyllium absorbs all the liquid and your stuck with a gross mush. It made a huge difference. I actually ...now. I've tried metamucil...
in the past (for lowering cholesterol) with no problems...
...her I had used Metamucil in the past (for lowering cholesterol) with no problems, she said it was ok. When I ran out of Metamucil I decided to try the Citrucel. What a ...are allergic to the pys...
I am having a problem I tried Metamucil for fiber and it...
...I am having a problem I tried Metamucil for fiber and ...me right out of ketosis now I am afraid to try Psyllium any advice and...
and I eat 1/2 grapefruit twice a day so I have no problem...
...psyllium (Metamucil) flax meal and I eat 1/2 grapefruit twice a day so I have no problem. A small ...just started taking 1oz Citrate of Magnesium before lunch ...bottle if taken for laxative ...
I used Sugar Free Metamucil with great results-it...
...use the Dieter's Tea, but have had that problem. I used Sugar Free Metamucil with great results-it has kept me regular it was part of my routine until I got pregnant. Now I use psyllium...
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