Fructo Oligosaccharide (FOS)

Fructo Oligosaccharide (FOS) is a type of sugar that has been acknowledged in many countries for its health benefits. More than 200 supporting medical studies spanning more than 20 years have been accepted by the Japanese Food and Drug Administration, the US Food and Drug Administration, and the European Union.

Fructo-oligosacharide is a prebiotic because it stimulates the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli, which leads to the creation of lactic acid, which causes the gut to become more acidic. As a result, pathogenic bacteria such as Clostridium (e.g., C. perfringens, C. difficile), Bacteroides, and Coliforms (eg E. coli) are inhibited from growing. In addition, FOS possesses digestive properties and is not absorbed by the body for usage. As a result, it becomes food for the beneficial microorganisms in the intestines, allowing them to thrive and return the intestines to a more balanced state. FOS is currently found in the majority of dietary supplements, such as intestinal detox and weight loss supplements.

The benefits of fructo oligosaccharide (FOS)
  1. To stimulate the growth of the intestinal mucosa, as well as the growth of healthy microorganisms, while harmful microbes are inhibited.
  2. To adjust gastrointestinal motility and stimulate bowel movements.
  3. Increased acidity in the intestines and reduces the amount of ammonia and urea in the blood.
  4. A source of energy for the body.
  5. To increase water and sodium reabsorption, which is beneficial to people who are suffering from diarrhea.
  6. Propionate is a substance that is metabolized by microorganisms. It affects cholesterol and glucose metabolism in a beneficial way. It also assists in maintaining appropriate blood glucose and cholesterol levels.

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