Psyllium Husk Powder is an outstanding product. It works without giving you gas or liquefying your stool. Not to be graphic, but when you look in the bowl you will be astonished at what was inside you. Part of the weight you carry around is toxic and decaying fecal matter, no other way to put it. This stuff scrapes it out of your diverticula. I used this for three months and stopped when my stool returned to normal size. Previous to that time, I had never detoxified myself and had years of stuff to get rid of. Now I use Psyllium Husk Powder on a routine maintenance program and it shows. It won't do anything but help clean you out. It isn't a diet silver bullet, but it sure did help me. The best thing to do is take it with a clear juice like apple or green grape. Never use anything carbonated, unless you want to do that volcano experiment like you did in school.