Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Konsyl?


A: Konsyl products are available as an Over the Counter (OTC) drug and a Dietary Supplement.  All Konsyl OTC drug products contain alll-natural psyllium fiber, a soluble fiber that has multiple health benefits that support digestive, weight, heart and blood sugar health.*  Konsyl Balance and Fiber Betic products contain Inulin, a pre-biotic fiber from chickory root in addition to the all-natural psyllium fiber

Q: What does All-Natural Psyllium mean?


A: Konsyl contains Psyllium Hydrophillic Mucilloid (husks), a natural dietary fiber that originates from Plantago ovata.


Q: What does Gluten Free Mean?


A: Per the FDA, Gluten Free means that a product does not contain any ingredient derived from the grains wheat, rye or barley, and that is contains less then 20 parts per million (ppm) of Gluten. All Konsyl products are Gluten Free. 


Q: What is dietary fiber?


A: Dietary Fiber is defined by WebMD as the indigestible portion of food derived from plants. There are two main components to Dietary Fiber: Soluble fiber, which dissolves in water, is readily fermented in the colon into gases and physiologically active byproducts, and can be prebiotic and viscous; and, Insoluble fiber, which does not dissolve in water, is metabolically inert and provides bulking, or it can be prebiotic and metabolically ferment in the large intestine.

Q: Are Konsyl products Kosher certified?


A: Yes, all Konsyl products are Kosher certified. 


Q: Is it OK to take Konsyl with food? Should I take it before or after meals?


A: Yes. Konsyl can be taken before or after meals, mornings or evenings.


Q: Is it OK to use Konsyl everyday?


A: Yes. For additional information, please see the Supplement and Drug Facts on the product label. 


Q: Are there medications I should avoid while taking Konsyl?


A: You should always consult your physician. Laxatives, including bulk fibers, may affect how other medicines work. Wait 1-2 hours before or after taking other medicines.


Q: Can I take Konsyl if I am pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant?


A: You should always inform your physician if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant before using Konsyl.


Q: Should I alert my physician or pharmacist about any allergies?


A: As always, discuss all allergies with your physician prior to taking Konsyl or any other medications.


Q: What is the best way to mix Konsyl?


A: It is recommended to mix Konsyl with at least 8 ounces (a full glass) of water or other cold fluid. The best way to mix these products is by using a Konsyl shaker cup or closed container. Contact Customer Service for a free Konsyl Shaker Cup at Konsyl Customer Service


Q: When I started taking Konsyl, I experienced bloating. Is this normal?


A: Bloating for the first week may be normal, as your body adjusts to fiber intake. It is recommended to start with a half dose for the first week, gradually working up to a full dose.

 

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.