Now Foods, Nutra Flora FOS, 100% Pure Powder, 4 oz (113 g)
By Now Foods31 Reviews
Expiration Date: Jul 2016
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Shipping Weight: 0.41 lbs (0.19 kg)
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- Product Code: NOW-02942
- UPC Code: 733739029423
- Package Quantity: 4 oz (113 g)
- Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 4.4 in, 0.35 lbs (0.16 kg)
- Volume Discount
Combo Discount: -$2.95
- Probiotic Enhancer
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
- Vegetarian Product
Nutra Flora FOS is a pleasant-tasting, concentrated source of fructooligosaccharides (FOS), a non-digestible carbohydrate which aids the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria such as bifidus and acidophilus.
As a dietary supplement, begin with 1/2 teaspoon daily added to water or juice. Gradually increase quantity up to 2 teaspoons per day as desired. For maintenance use, consume 1/2 teaspoon. Consider taking these other NOW products: 4x6 Acidophilus and Digest Platinum.
Contains no salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Caution: Do not eat freshness packet enclosed.
Keep lid tightly closed and store in a dry place at room temperature.
This product is sold by weight not volume.
|Serving Size: 2 Teaspoons (5 g)|
|Servings Per Container: 22|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrate||5 g||2%*|
|Dietary Fiber||5 g||20%*|
|Nutra Flora FOS (Fructooligosaccharides)||5 g (5,000 mg)||†|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews
I bought these because I had been told that FOS can help IBS. However, at the time I didn't know that for many with IBS, FOS can actually exacerbate symptoms. If you have sensitivity to fructose and other FODMAPs, then this isn't a great choice because FOS is a FODMAP. For those that are sensitive, this means it will ferment in your gut, and can exacerbate IBS-D and IBS-C. If you know you aren't sensitive to these things, then it might be worth a shot.
Bought this on a recommendation to treat constipation in my young child. Followed the recommended doses and it worked. It has no taste and repairs the gut pretty quick. I've learned you should follow up after a week or so with probiotics.