Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are short-chain polymers comprised of D-fructose
and D-glucose, which are not metabolized by the body like simple sugars are, and
are therefore considered non-digestible oligosaccharides. They occur naturally
in bananas, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes and certain other foods, and
technically are a soluble fiber. FOS are effective sweeteners, being half as
sweet as sucrose, yet are not absorbed and have minimal caloric value. FOS may
be considered prebiotic as they selectively support the proliferation of
intestinal probiotics, especially the bifidobacteria.*
NutriCology FOS are derived from sugar cane.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, 1/2 to 1 level teaspoon (1.25
to 2.5 grams) mixed in water if desired, two to four times daily between meals,
or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
CAUTION: Some individuals using FOS experience gastrointestinal bloating that
does not subside after 1 of 2 weeks of use. In those cases, FOS should be
discontinued. Recent clinical experience by some practitioners suggests that
there are some unfriendly microbial invaders that are suspected of feeding on
FOS. Symptoms of that occurring would be as indicated above.
(approx. 1.25 g)
|Servings per container
|Amount per serving:
This nutrient is of the highest quality and purity obtainable, free of all
common allergens (antigens), and does not contain preservatives, diluents, or
Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped.