Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Konsyl?
A: Konsyl Pharmaceuticals provides products that are available as an Over The Counter (OTC) drug and a Dietary Supplement. Konsyl products contain all-natural psyllium fiber. The products provide a soluble fiber that has multiple health benefits that support digestive, weight, heart and blood sugar health.*+
Q: Are Konsyl products Kosher certified?
A: Yes, all Konsyl fiber products are Kosher certified.
Q: Are Konsyl products gluten free?
A: Yes, all Konsyl psyllium fiber products are gluten free. Per the FDA, gluten free means that a product does not contain any ingredient derived from the grains wheat, rye or barley, and that it contains less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten.
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: Discuss all allergies with your physician prior to taking Konsyl or any other medications.
Q: What is the best way to mix Konsyl?
A: Mix Konsyl with at least 8 ounces (a full glass) of water or other liquid. The best way to mix Konsyl 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: Can I take Konsyl more than 3 times per day?
A: The approved labeling allows a maximum of 3 teaspoons a day. The labeling also counsels, "Stop use and ask a doctor if you fail to have a bowel movement." It could be the sign of a more serious condition.
Q: Can I 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: Can I take Konsyl every day?
A: Yes. For additional information, please see the Supplement and Drug Facts on the product label.
Q: What are the best sources of soluble and insoluble fiber?
A: Good sources of soluble fiber include:
- Oatmeal and oat bran
- Legumes (dried beans, peas and lentils)
- Fruits and most vegetables
Good sources of insoluble fiber include:
- Whole grains (wheat bran, whole-grain breads)
- Whole-wheat pasta
- Fruits and vegetables with edible skins and seeds (apples, pears, strawberries and tomatoes)
Psyllium fiber supplements contain both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Q: How much psyllium fiber do I need to lower my cholesterol+?
A: For lowering cholesterol to promote heart health+, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk as in Konsyl Original Formula may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One adult dose of Konsyl Original Formula has 3 grams of soluble fiber.
+For lowering cholesterol to promote heart health. Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk as in Konsyl Original Formula may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One adult does of Konsyl Original Formula has 3 grams of this soluble fiber.