Now Foods, Organic, Inulin, 100% Pure Powder, 8 oz (227 g)
By Now Foods117 Reviews
Expiration Date: Oct 2016
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Shipping Weight: 0.77 lbs (0.35 kg)
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- Product Code: NOW-02944
- UPC Code: 733739029447
- Package Quantity: 8 oz (227 g)
- Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 5.5 in, 0.65 lbs (0.29 kg)
- Volume Discount
Combo Discount: -$2.83
- Certified Organic
- Prebiotic Intestinal Support
- Stimulates Friendly Bacteria
- Very Low Glycemic Index
- USDA Organic
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
- Vegetarian Product
- Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International
NOW Organic Inulin is a fructooligosaccharide that acts as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly and healthy intestinal bacteria, which supports good colon health. Since it also has a very low glycemic index, it is suitable for many people who are on restricted diets. Add it to your favorite beverage or food. Its taste is comparable to sugar and can be used as a sugar replacer.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 level teaspoon 1 to 2 times daily. Mix into your favorite beverage or food. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW Gr8-Dophilus, Triphala and Green PhytoFoods.
100% pure. Contains no salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
This product is sold by weight not volume.
Caution: Do not eat freshness packet enclosed.
Store in a cool, dry place. Please recycle.
|Serving Size: 1 Level Teaspoon (2.8 g)|
|Servings Per Container: 81|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrate||2.7 g||1%*|
|Dietary Fiber||2.5 g||10%*|
|Organic Inulin (FOS)||2.8 g||†|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews
I have purchased NOW INULIN for many years and recommended it almost as long in classes I teach on natural treatment for osteoporosis. Taking mineral supplements simultaneously with INULIN doubles the absorption of minerals. Two years ago, I purchased 10 bottles of NOW INULIN from iherb as usual, but the product I received was all damaged. The smooth sweet taste and white, easily dissolved texture were gone and replaced by a strong scorched taste, light brown color, low solubility and disaggreeable gut symptoms on ingestion. I notified iherb, and I contacted NOW, eventually reporting to their "quality control" department. So far, so good. I am a chemist by profession, and deal with chemical manufacturers constantly. Things go wrong. In this case, it's very simple. Inulin is a very simple product. Grind up the root, dry the mash to produce a powder. If it's scorching, the drying temperature is too high. Control the drying temperature. Inulin is also a very, very cheap product. It is a common ingrediant in animal feeds because adding it improves the absorption of mineral supplements so that expensive additives are maximized by adding a very inexpensive product. Only a tiny amount of inulin produced in this country ends up in pretty little bottles for human consumption. And cows don't complain that the root is burnt. But my product was not replaced or refunded, several purchases of multiple lots over the last two years have all been scorched, also not replaced or refunded. Inulin purchased from other brands have been normal. I made my last purchase a month ago, still damaged. This is a manufacturer without effective quality control procedures and indifferent corporate behavior. I've had to recommend other sources for two years, but after two years I have to now change my approach to this problem. Knowingly selling a burnt product is a bigger problem than failed quality control. It may certainly be ineffective as intended by the user. Far worse, burnt product is on some level toxic. "Browning" is unmistakeable evidence of maillard products, which are inflammatory chemicals that are permanently deposited in vulnerable tissues like retina, joints, artery, etc. Small amounts are produced in the body naturally, but far greater amounts are produced by hazardous cooking methods. Accumulation of these products signficantly speeds up aging. I vigorously avoid cooking methods that produce these chemicals, and do not want to consume them from irresponsible manufacturers. I can no longer purchase NOW INULIN, but I must also question any product from a manufacturer demonstrating indifference on this level for this long.
This is the only candida fighting product that has ever worked for me. I take 1 teaspoon 3 times a day in the middle of my meal and with 10-12 ounces of water. If you take it outside a meal or without adequate water you may experience some intestinal discomfort as I did. Give it a month to see the effect.