Please find a range of FAQs on this page, if your question is not answered please don't hesitate to contact us and one of our Technical Advisors will more than happy to help.

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Can I take too much Fibre?

Different types of high fibre foods in the diet can have a synergistic effect and can complement the effects of the psyllium husks in Lepicol. It is good to get into the habit of taking different sources of fibre - for instance, most fruits and vegetables are a good fibre source. When increasing fibre in your diet or through supplements, it’s advisable to do this gradually, as sudden large increases can aggravate initially digestive issues in some. 

Can I take Lepicol if I'm pregnant?

Lepicol can be taken by pregnant and breast feeding women. However, we would always suggest that you seek advice from your doctor or health care practitioner on all aspects of nutrition whilst pregnant.

Can I take Lepicol If I'm on other medication?

Lepicol is a natural fibre supplement product that can be taken with other medications. There are no known contraindications for the use of Lepicol. However, we do recommend they be taken 2 hours apart and if you are taking any medications or have any medical conditions please consult your doctor before taking any food supplement. 

What do I do if I experience any discomfort whilst taking Lepicol?

Some people may experience discomfort when they first start taking Lepicol. In this situation the dose should be reduced until the discomfort subsides. If the discomfort continues then seek medical advice.

I suffer from diarrhoea & constipation, will Lepicol help in both situations?

Due to the nature of the psyllium husks within Lepicol, it is able to absorb water and bulk stools during diarrhoea episodes, whilst creating a soft gel and stimulating peristalsis which aids in the smooth passage of the stool during constipation episodes. Lepicol psyllium husks are therefore able to help normalise bowel movements from both extremes.

Is Lepicol safe for children to take?

Lepicol is a natural product and is therefore safe to take. However, the key thing is to ensure the consumption of enough fluids during and after taking Lepicol - in young children this will need adult supervision. As a nutritional company we would always recommend to consult your doctor on supplements given to children under 11.

If you are taking any medications or have any medical conditions please consult your doctor before taking any food supplement. 

How long should I take Lepicol for?

Lepicol is designed to be taken long term however, some people may use Lepicol at key times in their life e.g stressful periods or when travelling abroad.

When should I take Lepicol?

We recommend taking Lepicol at least 30 minutes before a meal. Take Lepicol Plus+ 10 minutes before a meal. Shake before use. The volume of water we recommended drinking with Lepicol could increase fullness so it is not recommended to take alongside a meal. This is a guide and for some people the timing may vary to fit into their daily routine. Lepicol can therefore, be taken any time of day away from food.

How quickly will Lepicol have an effect?

Lepicol is a natural product and the improvement seen will vary between each individual. This can range from a few days to a month.  If you have been using laxatives every day you may want to cut down slowly while you introduce the Lepicol so that your body can get used to more natural bowel movements.  

How much water should I drink with Lepicol?

Always consume 200-250ml of liquid with every heaped teaspoon of Lepicol. Keeping well hydrated throughout the day is important in constipation and diarrhoea and for general health. Most people should aim to drink around 2 litres of water a day. 

Is Lepicol suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians?

Lepicol powder is suitable for vegetarians and approved by the Vegetarian Society.  The whole psyllium husk  powder is suitable for vegans.

Does Lepicol contain gluten dairy, soya or GMOs?

Each of our specific probiotic strains need various nutrition sources to aid in their growth in culture.  Cow's milk and soya are used in the fermentation (manufacturing) process, although it goes through a filtration process a number of times, and the cryoprotectant coating applied to our strains before freeze drying to enhance stability.  On testing the final Lepicol, small traces of casein have been detected so would not be suitable for those with a severe milk allergy (to milk proteins).   Tests have also shown that many of our strains produce lactase, the enzyme deficient in lactose intolerant sufferers necessary to breakdown lactose (the milk sugar).  Our products are therefore suitable for those with a lactose intolerance.  On last testing soya was below the lower limit of detection. 

Lepicol and our whole psyllium husk products are a gluten free. The fermentation mix used to culture the protease in Lepicol Plus contains wheat/wheat derivatives. Therefore, Lepicol Plus may not be suitable for coeliac sufferers.

Only non-GM ingredients are used.

What is the difference between the capsules and the powder?

Lepicol is sold in both powder and capsules as alternative forms of administration, dependent on the individual's preference.  For every tsp of the powder we recommend 4 capsules.   Most people therefore, find the powder easier to take on a daily basis but the capsules can be useful when travelling.

How much Lepicol Lighter should I take each day?

Take 1 sachet mixed with 1-2 glasses of water or juice 10 minutes before a meal 3 times a day. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3g of glucomannan, in three doses of 1g each - each sachet contains  at least 1g of glucomannan.

Is Lepicol Lighter safe for children to take?

Parents should seek the guidance of a medical practitioner before giving Lepicol Lighter to children.

How much water should I take with Lepicol Lighter?

We recommend you consume 1-2 glasses of water or juice with each sachet.

How quickly will Lepicol Lighter have an effect?

Lepicol Lighter is a natural product and the improvement seen will vary between each individual. This can range from a few days to a month and will be dependent on dietary and lifestyle choices taken alongside the product.

Is Lepicol suitable for Vegetarians?

Lepicol Lighter has been approved by the Vegetarian Society. 

Does Lepicol Lighter contain gluten, dairy, soya or GMOs?

Each of our specific probiotic strains need various nutrition sources to aid in their growth in culture.  Cow's milk and soya are used in the fermentation (manufacturing) process, although it goes through a filtration process a number of times, and the cryoprotectant coating applied to our strains before freeze drying to enhance stability.  On testing the final Lepicol, small traces of casein have been detected so would not be suitable for those with a severe milk allergy (to milk proteins).   Tests have also shown that many of our strains produce lactase, the enzyme deficient in lactose intolerant sufferers necessary to breakdown lactose (the milk sugar).  Our products are therefore suitable for those with a lactose intolerance.  On last testing soya was below the lower limit of detection.

Lepicol Lighter is a gluten and wheat free product. 

Only non-GM ingredients are used.

Can I take Lepicol Lighter if I’m pregnant?

We suggest consulting your doctor or healthcare practitioner before taking any food supplement whilst pregnant.  However, we would not suggest any form of restrictive dieting whilst pregnant.  We believe it is imperative to consume a wide range of nutritious wholefoods whilst pregnant to support the development of your infant.

Can I take Lepicol Lighter if I’m breastfeeding?

We would not suggest any form of restrictive dieting whilst breastfeeding.  We believe it is imperative to consume a wide range of nutritious wholefoods whilst breastfeeding to support the development of your infant.