Benefits of Inulin

Benefits of Inulin

Inulin is a prebiotic fiber that’s added to food or used in supplement form. It is naturally found in plants and vegetables, including artichokes, leeks, onions and yams. It’s also commonly used as a fat substitute in salad dressings and other condiments.

Inulin from Chicory Root

Our inulin comes from chicory root, one of the most popular sources of inulin. Chicory root is believed to promote overall digestive health, improving bowel movements, relieving constipation and encouraging healthy weight loss.

Benefits of Inulin

Inulin has myriad health benefits. It is a prebiotic dietary fiber supplement that supports digestion, colon health and gut function. Just some of the possible benefits of inulin include:

  • Stabilizes blood sugar
  • May lower risk of cancer in some individuals
  • Staves off infection
  • Fights bad bacteria
  • Removes cholesterol in the digestive tract

Prebiotic Dietary Fiber Supplement

Doctors and nutritionists recommend patients take prebiotics to ease the symptoms of constipation, weakened immune systems and fatigue. 

Inulin is a form of indigestible dietary fiber which fuels the healthy bacteria that live in the gut as it passes through the intestines. Naturally low in calories, inulin may also help reduce calorie intake by decreasing levels of hormones related to hunger. It can also help increase mineral absorption and potentially reduce hunger pains as the powder swells into a gel.

Support Digestion, Colon Health and Gut Function

Once ingested, inulin supports healthy digestive function as it moves through the body. A soluble fiber, it moves through the small intestine into the large intestine, where it is digested to feed the friendly bacteria in the colon. As it breaks down, inulin also may help with regulating bowel movements and improving overall gut function.

It may also improve overall gut function and help support a healthy immune system.

Possible Side Effects of Inulin

The good news is that inulin has very few side effects. The most common side effects are irregular stools or bowel movements. Fortunately, this is easily remedied by drinking plenty of water while taking inulin. 

Women who are pregnant or nursing should consult their doctors before taking inulin.

Inulin Supplements

Our inulin supplements come in two forms: 1,000 mg soft gels and in powder form. Both provide your digestive system with a healthy dose of fiber. Add a little of the powder to food or a beverage, or take an easy-to-swallow soft gel.

Inulin Soft Gels

The ground root, full of fiber and inulin, is typically consumed as a powder or a supplement. Our 1000 mg soft gels are easy to swallow and air-tight, which ensures potency. They are sold in a quantity of 100 soft gels per bottle. 

Inulin Powder 8-Ounce Tub

Once inulin powder is extracted from the root, it can also be taken in its powder form. Mix a scoop of this tasteless and odorless powder with your liquid of choice, preferably at mealtimes. It’s sold in a convenient eight-ounce tub. Each serving is one scoop.

Non-GMO Inulin

Our Inulin Softgels are non-GMO, which means that you won’t find genetically modified herbs and plants in our products.

Try CHICO Inulin Powder on its own or use it in combination with any of our other CHICO supplements, such as Goat’s Rue, Leg Cramps or Chicory Supplements.

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