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Synonyms for psyllium

plantain of Mediterranean regions whose seeds swell and become gelatinous when moist and are used as a mild laxative

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Their website states: "Citrucel with SmartFiber contains only 100% non-fermentable fiber, so none of it ferments to cause excess gas like the fermentable fiber in Metamucil.
And the psyllium in Metamucil is very effective and it's mostly soluble.
While Canseco was on "Late Show with David Letterman" last week, the host put this into proper perspective when, during his monologue, he said: "In his new book, (Canseco) claims that in 1998, he introduced John McCain to Metamucil.
Others improved after taking Metamucil (three times daffy) or Pepto-Bismol (two tablets four times a day) for several weeks.
From November to March, you used to be as regular as Felix Unger on Metamucil.
In fact, when the game ended, the players dumped a huge bucket of Metamucil over Paterno's head.
The first step in most doctors' approach to treating hemorrhoids is to suggest a high-fiber diet and bulking agents, such as Metamucil.
Adding bran or psyllium (Plantago species--marketed as Metamucil, among other brands) to the diet is a benign thing to do.
Metamucil is a product designed to keep its users "regular.
A television ad for Metamucil that showed what appeared to be a park ranger pouring a glass of the laxative down Old Faithful caused quite a stir.
Diarrhea can also be managed with bulk-formers such as Metamucil or Perdiem, taken without any additional fluid.
Myron Weinberger reminds our readers to take Metamucil and other bulk fibers at least two hours before or two hours after medications or dietary supplements.
It's like a shoplifter coming and taking your money away," one complained to The New York Times--suggesting that it may eventually become illegal to click away from an ad-dense web site or change the channel during a Metamucil commercial.