Inulin is a Soluble Dietary Fibre extracted from Chicory root as it is full of inulin. It is a non digestible oligosaccharide. It is used as Sugar & Fat replacement and as fibre enrichment. It is used in Gut health, Calorie reduction, and Blood sugar management. Especially it is developed for sugar replacement. It is a well tolerated, Natural bulking agent, Easy to disperse, White colored, Tasteless, Odorless. Especially it is developed for fat mimetic effect.
Inulin supports the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. This keeps the gut bacteria balanced and may have various health benefits.
For many people, inulin can help relieve constipation by causing more frequent bowel movements and better stool consistency.
- How long should you take inulin? Answer: Therefore, it's best to start slow. Begin by adding some inulin-rich foods to your diet on a regular basis. If you decide to supplement, begin with no more than 2-3 grams a day for at least 1-2 weeks. Then, slowly increase your intake by 1-2 grams at a time, until you're taking 5-10 grams a day.
- Does inulin go bad? Answer: The amount of inulin that's tolerated seems to vary from person to person. Research suggests that long-chain inulin is better tolerated than FOS. Most healthy people do well with up to 10 grams of inulin and 5 grams of FOS a day.
- What are the health benefits of inulin? Answer: It promotes digestive health. Inulin stimulates these bacteria to grow. Inulin aids digestion by increasing the number of good bacteria in the gut, particularly Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli. These bacteria help: fend off unwanted pathogens (bad bacteria).
- What does inulin do to your body? Answer: Inulin is not digested or absorbed in the stomach. It goes to the bowels where bacteria are able to use it to grow. It supports the growth of a special kind of bacteria that are associated with improving bowel function and general health. Inulin decreases the body's ability to make certain kinds of fats.
- Can inulin help lower cholesterol? Answer: Inulin consumption lowers cholesterol levels of hyperlipidemic subjects. Inulin has been shown to be an effective therapeutic for reducing total serum cholesterol and triglycerides.
- What does inulin taste like? Answer: Taste & texture: Inulin has a neutral to sweet taste but it can also work as a flavor enhancer. In fact there is a synergetic effect between Frutafit® and Frutalose® and high-intensity sweeteners (HIS), raising the sweetness of food products that feature both inulin or oligofructose and a HIS.