Konsyl is a fiber supplement which contains psyllium, a soluble plant fiber, and it can be used for both diarrhea and constipation symptoms. It is gluten-free. On their website the Konsyl manufacturers claim to have a very high percentage of fiber grams in their product compared to other fiber supplements.
They say that Konsyl has 6g of fiber per dose, Metamucil has 3.4g, Citrucel 2g and Fibercon 1g. Konsyl is available as a powder or a tablet. The powder is available in an orange-flavored version or a non-flavored version, and there is also an easy mix version. Finally, the product called Konsyl-D contains added dextrose to enhance the taste and give it a smoother texture.
Konsyl side effects
The most common side effects of Konsyl are abdominal bloating and a minor feeling of fullness.
REVIEWS OF KONSYL
Review by Ehud
I have used Konsyl for over a year and it helps me, but it is very difficult to mix. The best way to take it is to add a little lemon juice and sugar to water, warm in the microwave for 30 seconds add a teaspoon of Konsyl and mix for a few seconds. That is the only way I have found to dissolve it and to make it tasty at the same time. You could add honey too.
Review by Gina
I have taken many fiber products - Metamucil, Benefiber, Citrucel and the last one being Unifiber. Even though I started slowly, they all caused terrible gas. I am now trying Konsyl and it seems to not only work better for constipation, but I have no gas! I am starting out with one teaspoon once a day and I will gradually get to the recommended dose of one teaspoon twice a day. It is hard to mix with juice, but using a whisk helps.
Review by Gail
Since taking Konsyl my IBS symptoms have improved! It works better than the Citrucel I tried first. Konsyl offers a free shaker cup that you can request from their website, and that makes it easy to take with my juice.
Review by Gina
I am on my third pregnancy, and like with the other two, I am having trouble with constipation. I heard about Konsyl in a pregnancy magazine, and wanted to try it. I am happy to say that I had a good bowel movement by the morning. I have to take it on a nightly basis to stay regular.