Psyllium seeds are covered with an outer layer or "husk" that is high in soluble and insoluble fiber. This layer is also referred to as mucilage, which is a colorless, gel-like substance, consisting mostly of fibre. Psyllium husks purely mechanical action is to absorb excess water in your gut while stimulating healthy bowel elimination & promoting regularity without increasing flatulence. It is moreover capable of lowering blood, cholesterol and glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Due to its side effect of supporting weight loss, ground psyllium husk has taken Australia in a storm. Try them out yourself and order today at Nuts About Life.