The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Yerba Prima Psyllium Whole Husks

I often think about doing a colon cleanse every once in a while in an effort to be a bit healthier and perhaps lose weight. But I’m always scared off by most commercial products, and end up buying all-natural stuff from Whole Foods. The latest product I tried was Psyllium Whole Husks by Yerba Prima.

Psyllium is supposed to be one of the most effective natural fiber supplements available. In whole husk form, it is meant to be mixed in drinks such as water, milk, juice, tea, etc. I’ve even heard of people putting a spoonful in yogurt or something similar to take the substance that way.

I tried psyllium whole husks twice daily for a few weeks, but didn’t notice any effect, either positive or negative. I wasn’t any more “regular” than without it, so the product felt like a waste of time and money. It didn’t taste bad, as far as these colon cleanse/fiber supplement products go, but if it’s not effective, then what’s the point? I won’t be buying this one again.