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Psyllium is known to most horse folk who've come across it as an antidote to sand accumulation in the gut. Plenty of people think this means it somehow scours out the digestive tract and therefore must be abrasive or unsuitable for a sensitive gut. Quite the opposite! Psyllium is a soluble fibre that absorbs a significant quantity of water to form a mucilage. its action on sand is more like a big soppy sponge, enveloping the sand particles and moving them softly and safely out of the intestine. As you'd imagine, this also makes it very useful for soothing troubled tums! The mucilage coats the gut wall, protecting and allowing healing as it goes. Human studies have found that it has a positive role to play in IBS management.


At Horseward we love it if our ingredients can do more than one job and psyllium is no exception! It has aroused a lot of attention in human medical circles for its impact on metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes, and its cholesterol - and blood pressure-lowering effects, suggesting that it potentially a particularly suitable addition to gut supplements for metabolically challenged horses. Our psyllium is, of course, certified Organic.

We use Organic Psyllium in the following products: 

GG GUT™ GGgreat for your geegee's gut!

GG GUT PLUS™ GGgreat for your anxious geegee's gut!