Psyllium

Does psyllium work?

Psyllium Claims

The supplement database currently has 7 claims for Psyllium. The claims include: lower blood pressure, increase weight loss, decrease body fat, lower total cholesterol levels, lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, improve insulin sensitivity, increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels.

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Psyllium

The overall effectiveness rating for psyllium is 2.9 out of 3. This rating means there is ample evidence that using psyllium will lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Psyllium

There are 14 studies in the database on psyllium; the confidence rating is 40. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for psyllium as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about psyllium. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

The effectiveness rating for psyllium's ability to decrease body fat is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about psyllium's ability to decrease body fat.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for psyllium's ability to improve insulin sensitivity is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about psyllium's ability to improve insulin sensitivity.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for psyllium's ability to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about psyllium's ability to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for psyllium's ability to increase weight loss is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about psyllium's ability to increase weight loss.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for psyllium's ability to lower blood pressure is 2.5 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about psyllium's ability to lower blood pressure.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2.5 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for psyllium's ability to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 100. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about psyllium's ability to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 100

The effectiveness rating for psyllium's ability to lower total cholesterol levels is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about psyllium's ability to lower total cholesterol levels.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40