fructooligosaccharides, Inulin, FOS

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are unconventional sugars, originated from plants, that have a great impact on food functionality, due to their physiological and physic aspects. They are supplementary fibers with prebiotic effects, which means they support gut health through probiotics digestion and intestinal motility. They have been proved to improve insulin/blood glucose and cholesterol levels, manage weight loss and overall immunity as well.

  • Origin: Plant Based, Synthetic
  • Source: Wheat Germs, Tomato, Fruits, Vegetables, Beetroot, Garlic, Bananas
  • Type: Prebiotics
  • Age Range: Adults, Seniors
  • Toxicity: May be toxic in high doses
  • Outcomes: Gut Health, Intestinal Flora

What are FOS benefits?

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are from the prebiotic family and contribute to gastrointestinal balance. They act together with other bacteria in the gut, activating these good bacteria to grow or act for our benefit. FOS is found in foods such as tomatoes, oats, wheat, and onions. Because of routine or the taste for such foods, it is common for people not to consume the ideal amount of FOS daily. Therefore, we recommend supplementation as a way to replace this nutraceutical. Take the test and find out which substances can help even more with each function of your body.

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Gut Health FOS and Gut Health

Gut health is directly linked to our habits, such as unregulated sleep, poor diet, and little physical activity. Keeping our digestive system in order is taking care of our entire organism, because scientists have discovered that there is a connection between the peripheral nervous system (categorized by nerves and neurons outside the central nervous system) and the enteric nervous system (which controls digestion). Our gut has 100 million neurons, and 70-80% of the body's immune cells live there. In addition, gut health is linked to our mood through its conversion of tryptophan into serotonin.
  • Intestinal Flora

    The intestinal flora or intestinal microbiota is a group of bacteria that live in the intestine. Even though they are bacteria, these microorganisms are beneficial to the body in a mutual relationship, as the bacteria consume the nutrients in the area to reproduce while helping in the digestion of food. Although this is a natural community in the body, it is not always that this relationship is in balance, so some interventions may be necessary for the intestinal flora to function properly. This rebalancing can come through food supplementation, as a way to optimize the intake of ingredients that can help the development of this system.

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Beans, Lentils and Chickpeas, Bread, Broccoli, Cereals, Rice

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