Essential-Biotic® FOS 100 grams (3.5 oz.)

Fructooligosaccharides

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Product Details

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 and support the proliferation of intestinal probiotics, especially the bifidobacteria.* Our FOS are derived from sugar cane. Non-dairy and gluten-free.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredients

Supplement Facts
Serving Size
1/2 teaspoon (approx. 1.25 g)
Servings Per Container
80
Amount per serving
Calories
5
Total Carbohydrates
1.2 g
Dietary Fibers
3 mg
Total Sugars
48 mg
Protein
6.1 mg
Fructooligosaccharides
1.25 g

Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped.

Suggested Use

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, 1/2 teaspoon (1.25 grams) mixed in water if desired, two to four times daily between meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

CAUTION: Some individuals taking FOS may experience gastrointestinal bloating that persists longer than 1-2 weeks, possibly due to unfriendly microbes feeding on FOS. In such cases, this product should be discontinued.
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Product Details

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 and support the proliferation of intestinal probiotics, especially the bifidobacteria.* Our FOS are derived from sugar cane. Non-dairy and gluten-free.


*This statement has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

Ingredients

Supplement Facts
Serving Size
1/2 teaspoon (approx. 1.25 g)
Servings Per Container
80
Amount per serving
Calories
5
Total Carbohydrates
1.2 g
Dietary Fibers
3 mg
Total Sugars
48 mg
Protein
6.1 mg
Fructooligosaccharides
1.25 g

Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped.

Suggested Use

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, 1/2 teaspoon (1.25 grams) mixed in water if desired, two to four times daily between meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

CAUTION: Some individuals taking FOS may experience gastrointestinal bloating that persists longer than 1-2 weeks, possibly due to unfriendly microbes feeding on FOS. In such cases, this product should be discontinued.