Hi Ron, I don't know of a cheaper alternative. I found the best price was at Walmart on their 'equate' brand. It's a 3lb. .2oz container for $6.00+. Better than the prices at the big club stores like Costco.Anyone know of a cheaper alternative to psyllium husk powder? I am currently mixing it with organic oat bran as a bulking agent. The per pound price is up around 9 bux a pound.
I'm talking about the Walmart brand of 'Metamucil', "Equate". It is 100% natural psyllium husk fiber. The container is 114 tablespoon doses, 48.2oz. Aside from capsules of this product from other companies, which are over-priced, this is the only one I'm familiar with, and I can personally recommend to those interested.Ary you talking about Metamucil? Or something else called psyllium whatever. My wallmart has metamucil and that's just powdered psyllium husks. I hadn't thought of that product.
For me, dextrin is getting a little more distant from food than I like. I realize it's common constituent of starchy foods.I like their "Equate Clear Soluble Fiber Powder" better. It is a soluble fiber that mixes invisibly in water or other liquid. Psyllium gives me too much gas. Metamucil is disgusting when it expands before I eat it. It gives me the gag reflex. Then I just stop using it. The ingredient is dextrin - with less than 20ppm gluten.
I should've mentioned that it comes in a sugar-free version also, just like metamucil. But since it has aspartame, I feel the sugar is the lesser of the two evils.I did get some of walmart's equate psyllium and wouldn't you know it, it's got sugar and salt in it.