FOS

FOS, fructooligosaccharides, Inulin

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.

Nutraceutic

  • Origin Plant Based, Synthetic
  • Source Wheat Germs, Tomato, Fruits, Vegetables, Beetroot, Garlic, Bananas
  • Type Prebiotic, Fibers
  • Age Range Children (0-12), Teenagers (13-19), Adults (20-59), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity May be toxic in high doses
  • Side effects Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhea, Cramps, Abdominal Pain, Gastrointestinal Disturbs
  • Warnings Hypersensitivity to Fibers

Why be Careful

There are no specific toxicity warnings for FOS supplementation, except for people who are hypersensitive to these types of fiber. This hypersensibility may cause serious diarrhea and electrolyte loss due to unbalance between ##prebiotics## and ##probiotics##. The most important recommendation to take FOS and Inulin is to consume them with enough liquid (preferably water) in order to have expected results, otherwise, it can result in great constipation.

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