Lamberts FOS 500g
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Lamberts FOS 500g

Product code: LB8381-500
Barcode: 5055148409166
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FOS - (fructo-oligosaccharides) Helps Maintain bowel health


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 friendly bacteria use it as a food source. The result is a rapid growth in the friendly 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 which explains why FOS is described as a prebiotic. Many researchers working in this area believe that prebiotic products are greatly undervalued compared to the popularity of probiotics.

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.



Nutritional Information:
Per 20g:
Energy - 41kcal
Carbohydrate (Fructo-oligosaccharides) 19g

Ingredients:
Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) derived from Chicory Root
The active ingredient in this product is a special carbohydrate called fructo-oligosaccharides FOS that is present in small quantities in some vegetables. We use FOS derived from chicory root as much of the published work on FOS has been carried out using Chicory.

Directions for use:
Recommended daily intake varies, depending on the level of fibre in your diet

(1 heaped teaspoon = 5g)

For specific requirements:
Adults :
Initial Dose 5g
Maintenance Dose 10g 

Children 4 years & up :
Initial Dose 2.5g
Maintenance Dose 5g 

General maintenance:
Adults :
Initial Dose 5g
Normal Full Dose Try 15g
Maintenance Daily Dose Try 20g

Children 4 years & up:
Initial Dose 2.5g
Normal Full Dose Try 5g
Maintenance Daily Dose 10g 

If any of these intake levels cause excessive flatulence then reduce the dose and gradually build up. The flatulence is a positive sign that FOS has reached the bowel, a gas is produced which can lead to some flatulence as first however, after a few days this will disappear. For intakes over 10g (or 5g in children); dividing the intake into 2 daily doses, one at each end of the day, will help reduce flatulence.

FOS may cause temporary bloating. This is a short term effect and once your system 'speeds up' the bloating will disappear. If bloating continues for more than 3 days then reduce the daily intake of FOS.

Be sure to drink at least 2 litres of fluids a day.

Take as above, or as directed by a practitioner or pharmacist.

Do not exceed recommended daily dose
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

Technical Information:
This product consists of a special carbohydrate called fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) which encourages the growth of beneficial or friendly bacteria in the large bowel (colon). This is termed a prebiotic effect and it can offer health benefits to people who have unbalanced diets or disrupted bowel patterns. As the beneficial bacteria are encouraged the harmful pathogenic bacteria and yeasts are suppressed, so fewer toxins are produced and any gases produced may be less smelly. Also the bowel walls are gently stimulated so that waste matter is moved through the system more efficiently leading to a fresher feeling. Resistance to tummy bugs may be increased as the unfriendly bacteria find it harder to take hold.

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