The whole seed is just as effective as the powdered form. I mix it with VSL3DS, apple sauce, kefir, and blueberries. It thickens very quickly so I have to eat it with a spoon like ice cream. Once while eating the whole seed I bit on an impurity and felt that I could chip a tooth some day if I continued. So now I order only the powder form.
If you have not opened the package perhaps you can return it and ask for the powdered form.
Male/59 DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, possible Crohn's colitis DX Mar10.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 especially helpful. Food journal instead of SCD.
Watch gluten, lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums or kale), no soda, no HFCS, no trans fat, tea instead of coffee, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
Probiotics, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, high gamma E, fish oil, glutamine, magnesium, phos choline, resveratrol, S. Boulardii, boswellia, curcumin.
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