Fructo-oligosaccharides are made up of a glucose molecule jointed to fructose molecules. Fructo-oligosaccharides have prebiotic activity. Prebiotics are substances that selectively promote the growth and activity of specific species of bacteria in the gut.
Inulin is an oligosaccharide, composed of chains of ۲ to ۶۰ glucose and fructose molecules. Inulin has a prebiotic effect meaning that it is not digested or absorbed. Fermentation of inulin decreases fecal PH and increases fecal volume. Inulin decreases serum triglycerides by decreasing fatty acid synthesis and reducing production of very low density lipoproteins (VLDL).
Each chewable tablet contains:
Inulin 2000 mg
Fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) 1000 mg
Dosage and Administration:
•For treatment of hypertriglyceridemia
5-7 tablets daily
•For treatment of hypercholesterolemia
3 tablets three times daily has been used
for up to 6 weeks
•For treatment of constipation
5-10 tablets daily for 19 days has been used