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This product consists of a special soluble fibre called Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), which is found in many vegetables such as chicory and onions. When you take FOS it passes through your digestive system undigested until it reaches your bowel where the live bacteria use it as a food source.
The result is a rapid growth in the ‘live’ bacteria, such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus species.
After just 2 weeks of taking 8g of FOS daily, research has shown that it can significantly increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut by up to 10 times.
FOS is extracted from chicory roots and is suitable for all ages, including children and pregnant women, as well as those on yeast-free diets and those on medication, and can be used on a long term basis. It is a sweet soluble powder that can be mixed in to cold or hot drinks, sprinkled on cereals or eaten off the spoon.
Daily intake: 5 to 15 grams
(1 heaped teaspoon = 5g)
This product may be used in one of two ways: (i) At low doses FOS acts as a prebiotic (bowel-‘conditioner’) and (ii) At larger doses FOS conditions the bowel and also helps maintain regularity.
(bowel‘conditioner’): Initial Dose: Maintenaince Dose:
Adults: 5g 10g
Children 4 years & up: 2.5g 5g
To condition the bowel
and help maintain
regularity : Initial 3 day Dose: Normal Full Dose: Max Daily Dose:
Adults: 5g Try 15g 20g
Children 4 years & up: 2.5g Try 5g 10g
Dissolve in hot drinks or sprinkle onto cereal. Alternatively simply take it ‘off the spoon’. Be sure to drink at least 2 litres of fluids a day.