INULIN POWDER 250G
1 g, 1 time(s) per day
Capsule / Tablet Size
Digestive Support, Probiotic, Prebiotic
P0154 - Inulin, min 90% Inuline
Inulin is a soluble fibre, made up of several chains of fructose molecules that are linked together in a way that is indigestible by the small intestine. Inulin is found in many plants, including wheat, onions, bananas, leeks, artichokes and asparagus. The soluble fibre is low in calories, providing just 1.5 calories per gram.
Benefits of Inulin
Although there are no health benefits approved by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), EFSA recommends a minimum of 12g Inulin supplementation daily to increase stool frequency. Studies show that Inulin acts as a dietary fibre. The fibre lowers the pH of the intestine which increases stool load, assisting the relief of constipation. Inulin has similar properties to pectin and guar gum, increasing the wet faecal mass by 1.5-2g for every gram of Inulin consumed. Studies show that 90% of Inulin passes through the gut and is digested by bacteria present in the colon. Studies also initiate that Inulin stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria, inhibiting the rise of glucose levels in the blood at the same time. Furthermore, Inulin is thought to enhance mineral absorption, specifically Calcium and Magnesium which both contribute to the maintenance of normal bones.