FOS - (fructo-oligosaccharides) Helps Maintain bowel health
This product consists of a special soluble fibre called Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), which is found in many vegetables such as chicory and onions. When you take FOS it passes through your digestive system undigested until it reaches your bowel where the friendly bacteria use it as a food source. The result is a rapid growth in the ‘friendly’ bacteria, such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus species.
After just 2 weeks of taking 8g of FOS daily, research has shown that it can significantly increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut by up to 10 times which explains why FOS is described as a ‘prebiotic’. Many researchers working in this area believe that prebiotic products are greatly undervalued compared to the popularity of probiotics.
FOS is extracted from chicory roots and is suitable for all ages, including children and pregnant women, as well as those on yeast-free diets and those on medication, and can be used on a long term basis. It is a sweet soluble powder that can be mixed in to cold or hot drinks, sprinkled on cereals or eaten off the spoon.
Energy 0g, Carbohydrate (Fructo-oligosaccharides) 95g Per 100g, Fat 0g
The active ingredient in this product is a special carbohydrate called fructo-oligosaccharides FOS that is present in small quantities in some vegetables. We use FOS derived from chicory root as much of the published work on FOS has been carried out using Chicory.
This product consists of a special carbohydrate called fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) which encourages the growth of beneficial or 'friendly' bacteria in the large bowel (colon). This is termed a prebiotic effect and it can offer health benefits to people who have unbalanced diets or disrupted bowel patterns. As the beneficial bacteria are encouraged the harmful pathogenic bacteria and yeasts are suppressed, so fewer toxins are produced and any gases produced may be less smelly. Also the bowel walls are gently stimulated so that waste matter is moved through the system more efficiently leading to a 'fresher' feeling. Resistance to tummy bugs may be increased as the unfriendly bacteria find it harder to take hold.