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Isabgol and weight loss

Hunger is one feeling which many struggle to curb. Isabgol or psyllium husks can help you out. A teaspoon of this husk mixed in warm or cool water or in buttermilk, can be consumed before meals and this will cut down the hunger pangs and prevent uncontrolled binges. Isabgol swells up in the stomach and gives you the feeling of fullness. So in turn it helps to reduce your food intake, cuts down calories and helps you to lose weight. A word of caution, do not take more than 3 teaspoons of isabgol. Excess of fiber can give you indigestion, flatulence etc. This is not a supplement and is not going to dissolve or remove any food from the intestines. It does not reduce the fat intake in the body but just helps to cut down calories.

About Sanjana Shenoy

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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10 Responses to Isabgol and weight loss

  1. Jaidev gurnani May 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    I took Isabgol powder in water just after lunch which caused severe loose motions other day,
    please advice

  2. Sanya October 12, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    Isabgol is just a fiber supplement as stated. About 60% of it’s production is shipped to the U.S. to use in other fiber supplements like benefiber, etc. So you’re really getting the purest form of the fiber supplement without the price tag!

    It’s an Indian product so you could get it in any indian/asian stores near you or buy it online. I know it’s available at

    There are no known side-effects but keep in mind this is a laxative. Having more than you need will cause pain and diarrhea like any laxative.

    Here’s some more information online

    hope that helped!

  3. tamanna April 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    Hi ,
    I used isabgol thrice when my stomach was upset and its one dose only effected me .wenever there is a diarreah to any of the family member
    I give them isabgol but today I came to know that this is also beneficial in weight please suggest me hiw can I take this?i m in lactating period ma son s of one and half year of can I take it regularly?plz reply

  4. Altamash August 20, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    prolong use of Isabgol does cause joint pain i am now hundred percent sure about it.

  5. Amir September 14, 2015 at 11:47 pm #


    plz let me know how to use isapghol if a person is suffering from low sugar and high bp at same time. It causes head ache and dizziness. Although it reduces blood cholestrol helps to prevent constipation but what to do with low sugar.

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