The typical recommended serving of whole psyllium husks for adults and children over 12 years of age is one tablespoon mixed into eight ounces of a liquid of your choice (water, juice, milk, etc.) one to three times daily. For children 6–12, the recommended dosage is one teaspoon one to three times daily. The typical recommended serving of psyllium husk powder for adults and children over 12 years of age is one teaspoon mixed into a liquid of your choice one to three times daily. For children 6-12, the recommended dosage of psyllium husk powder is a half teaspoon one to three times daily.
Once the recommended serving of whole psyllium husks or psyllium husk powder is mixed well into at least eight ounces of liquid, it will thicken up into a gel-like consistency (this is normal) and it should be consumed immediately. If the mixture is too thick, simply add more liquid. Per serving, whole psyllium husks (one tablespoon) and psyllium husk powder (one teaspoon) are both around 15–30 calories with 4.5 to six grams of dietary fiber.
It is best to start by taking one serving of psyllium husk each day and gradually increasing to three servings per day if needed so the body can adapt. If minor gas or bloating occurs, reduce the amount of psyllium husk you consume daily until your system adjusts. For best results, psyllium husk can be consumed daily as long as desired.
All psyllium husk products should be stored at room temperature away from heat and light. Make sure to keep the supplement tightly closed to protect it from humidity.