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Inulin

polysaccharide

Inulin

Other Name(s):

CAS# 9005-80-5

Inulin is commonly sourced from chicory root, artichoke and occasionally dahlia (a central American plant in the daisy family).

Is Inulin Faithful to Nature?

Yes.

Inulin is a natural ingredient made from renewable, plant resources. It can form part of a healthy, balanced diet and promotes the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.

Benefits: Why is Inulin Used?

Aids Digestion

Inulin is a soluble fibre which helps to promote regular digestion.

Supports the Gut

Inulin is a prebiotic fibre to support a healthy gut microbiome.

Part of a Balanced Diet

Inulin may help you feel fuller for longer as part of a healthy balanced diet.

For a Healthy Heart

Inulin can assist with lowering cholesterol.

Inulin is used extensively in probiotic and prebiotic health supplements. There is growing interest in its use as part of probiotic skin care product ranges too.

Inulin is extracted from raw plant material in much the same way that sugar is extracted. The pant material is sliced and washed before being submerged in hot water. The inulin is drawn out into the water.

Experts agree that if you want to begin increasing your inulin intake, it’s best to start gradually. Additionally, those wishing to increase their inulin intake should always take care to stay hydrated while doing so.

Brands aren’t required to state how much inulin is present in a food product, but it forms part of the total dietary fibre value.

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

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