Ask the doctor: How much psyllium is needed to lower cholesterol?
Q. What amount of psyllium should I take each day to lower cholesterol?
A. Psyllium (SILL-ee-um) is the main ingredient in many over-the-counter laxatives, such as Metamucil, Fiberall, and others. It can also lower harmful low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by 5% to 10%.