Frequently asked questions

SylliFlor Psyllium

What are Psyllium husks & How do they work?

Psyllium husks are the outer shell parts of the Psyllium plant (Plantago ovata Forssk.). The Psyllium plant is mainly grown in the northeastern part of India, where it thrives in the hot and dry dessert climate without the use of pesticides and fertilizers.

Psyllium husks contain approx. 85% fibres and are difficult to digest. The many fibres of the Psyllium husks are water-soluble and absorb much water (see: How do Psyllium husks work?). The high water-solubility is one of the factors contributing to the intestinal regulating effect.
How they Work Daily intake of fibres is health beneficial and may have a regulating effect on the gut.

When you take SylliFlor together with liquid, the Psyllium husks swell. In fact, they swell and bind approx. 40 times their own weight in water.

The Psyllium husks and water form a jelly-like mass, which provides fullness in stomach and intestines, stimulates bowel movements, and helps in a smooth and regular passing of stools

In addition, the dietary fibres of the Psyllium husks contain some slimy mucilage forming substances with a lubricating effect. Combined, this results in soft stools that pass easily through your intestinal tract.

What is the difference between SylliFlor and other Psyllium husks?

The major differences between SylliFlor and other Psyllium husk products: SylliFlor is crisp, mixes readily with water, thickens slowly, it is tasty and not sticky in the mouth. SylliFlor is available in five variants: Vanilla, Apple & Cinnamon, Plain, Malt and Calcium.

SylliFlor products undergo a manufacturing process that includes a patented technology, which provides the Psyllium husks with a very thin coating of carbohydrates, coconut oil, and flavouring ingredients. The carbohydrates form a crispy layer around the husks, while the coconut oil delays the swelling of the husks in liquid and carries the flavouring. This special technology makes SylliFlor tasty and crispy, and it ensures that the product is NOT sticky in the mouth.

How much SylliFlor do I need to take in order to gain an effect?

The recommended SylliFlor dosage for adults and children above 12 years of age is 6 g (2 large tablespoons) 1-3 times daily; however, the daily dosage to gain an effect may vary. Some consumers manage with less, while others take up to 20 g (3 large tablespoons). We recommend starting with a half dose and gradually increase the amount until the desired effect is achieved.

It is very important that you drink plenty of liquids to prevent constipation (as a minimum one large glass for each spoonful of product consumed)

Are there any side effects of SylliFlor?

If you increase your intake of dietary fibres, you may experience some discomfort, such as flatulence, bloating, and abdominal pain, especially during the first days.

We recommend starting with a half dose and gradually increase the amount. Any discomforts usually disappear after a few days of use.

An allergic reaction may occur as a very rare side effect (fewer than 1 out of 10,000).

If you take more than the recommended dosage of SylliFlor, you may experience gastrointestinal blockage. However, usually insufficient water intake is the cause of this problem. Therefore, it is very important to drink at least one large glass of water/liquid for every spoonful consumed.

Why do I need to drink so much water when taking SylliFlor?

When you eat SylliFlor, the Psyllium husks swell and bind at least 40 times their own weight in water. They need plenty of water in order to swell and for you to gain the desired effect. If you fail to drink sufficient water when taking SylliFlor, the Psyllium husks will absorb liquid from the intestines, which may cause constipation.

How many calories are there in SylliFlor?

SylliFlor products are exceptional because of the coating, (see; What is the difference between SylliFlor and other Psyllium husks?) which gives the delicious taste and is the reason why they are not sticky in the mouth. It also means that SylliFlor is slightly higher in calories than other Psyllium husk products; however, the higher caloric count is rather insignificant, and we still recommend them to anyone wishing to increase their dietary fibre intake.

Nutritional value: Per 100 g
SylliFlor Malt 1195 kJ (290 kcal) 72 kJ (17 kcal)

SylliFlor Vanilla 1173 kJ (286 kcal) 70 kJ (17 kcal) – 6 g

SylliFlor Plain 990 kJ (236 kcal) 60 kJ (14 kcal) – 6 g

SylliFlor Apple and Cinnamon 1170 kJ (280 kcal) 70 kJ (17 kcal) – 6 g

SylliFlor Calcium 1020 kJ (245 kcal) 100 kJ (25 kcal) -10 g

Per dose - 6g

SylliFlor Malt 72 kJ (17 kcal)

SylliFlor Vanilla 70 kJ (17 kcal)

SylliFlor Plain 60 kJ (14 kcal)

SylliFlor Apple and Cinnamon 70 kJ (17 kcal)

SylliFlor Calcium (10g) 100 kJ (25 kcal)

May I eat SylliFlor when taking medicine?

Taking SylliFlor reduces the transit time in the gut and may affect the absorption of medications. Therefore, do not take SylliFlor together with medicine, but at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after. Consult your doctor, if you are taking medications.

May I take SylliFlor if I have gluten intolerance?

Psyllium husks are gluten-free in their natural unprocessed state. Other ingredients in SylliFlor do not contain gluten in traceable amounts (< 5mg/kg). All SylliFlor-variants are gluten-free.

May I take SylliFlor if have diabetes?

One dose of SylliFlor contains such a small amount of carbohydrates (sugar and maltodextrin) that it does not affect the blood sugar. If you wish to eliminate sugar from your diet, we suggest you take SylliFlor Plain.

Contents per dose - 6g
SylliFlor Plain
Carbohydrates 0.2g
- of which sugars 0.0g

SylliFlor Vanilla
Carbohydrates 1,5g
- of which sugars 1.1g

SylliFlor Malt
Carbohydrates 1,5g
- of which sugars 1,1g

SylliFlor Apple/Cinnamon
Carbohydrates 1,5g
- of which sugars 1,5g

SylliFlor Calcium (10g)
Carbohydrates 2,0g
- of which sugars 1,5g

Diabetics are recommended to follow the general dietary guidelines, including recommendations to eat sufficient dietary fibres.
Water-soluble dietary fibres in particular (see: What are Psyllium husks?) may delay the absorption of other carbohydrates in the small intestine and thus help to stabilise the blood sugar. stabilisere blodsukkeret.

May I take SylliFlor when I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

You may take SylliFlor, when you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby, as it will only have an effect on you and your digestion. However, you should not eat SylliFlor at the same time as taking folic acid and iron, but at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after, as SylliFlor may affect the absorption of other substances. Try eating SylliFlor in the morning and then take folic acid and iron later in the day or in the evening.

Indigestion is a common problem when taking iron, and in these cases, we recommend a supplement of Psyllium husks for digestion regulation purposes.

How can SylliFlor help control high cholesterol?

It has been documented that a daily intake of 7 g of Psyllium husks, which are characterized by a naturally high content of water-soluble fibres, (see: What are Psyllium husks?), may help you gain control of your blood cholesterol, if taken as a supplement to a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet.

15 g of SylliFlor (3 tbsp.) contain 7 g of beneficial fibres, and therefore, may help in keeping your cholesterol levels down.

We recommend that you consult your doctor to have your blood cholesterol levels checked and to discuss the possibility of taking SylliFlor as part of a cholesterol-friendly diet.




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