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Lamberts FOS (Fructo-Oligosaccharides) - 500g Product Description

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Please note: this product is a prebiotic NOT a probiotic

This product consists of a special carbohydrate called Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), a form of soluble fibre, 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. This is what is called the ‘prebiotic’ effect, and as the friendly beneficial bacteria multiply, the harmful pathogenic bacteria and yeasts are suppressed. This leads to better bowel tone, more regular movements and a reduction in digestive ‘upsets’.

After just 2 weeks of taking 8g of FOS daily, research has shown that FOS can significantly increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut by up to 10 times. This is why 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 woman, 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 of the spoon.

Formerly Eliminex; A natural soluble fibre that helps maintain bowel health

  • 100% natural
  • Can lead to better bowel tone, more regular movements and a reduction in digestive ‘upsets’
  • A sweet soluble powder that can either be mixed into hot or cold drinks, sprinkled onto cereals and desserts or eaten off the spoon
  • Safe for long-term use, although research has shown positive results after just 2 week
  • Suitable for all ages, including children and during pregnancy
  • Suitable for vegetarians

Lamberts FOS (Fructo-Oligosaccharides) - 500g Ingredients

A soluble white powder.

Nutrition Information:

  per 100g per 20g
Energy 646kJ/152kcal 126kJ/30kcal
Protein 0g 0g
Carbohydrate (Fructo-oligosaccharides) 95g 19g
Fat 0g 0g

Suitable for vegetarians.

Lamberts FOS (Fructo-Oligosaccharides) - 500g Dosage & Usage Information

(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.

Prebiotic dose

Initial Dose Maintenance Dose  
Adults 5g 10g  
Children 4 years & up 2.5g 5g

To condition the bowel and help maintain regularity :

Initial Dose Normal Full Dose Maintenance Daily Dose  
Adults 5g Try 15g Try 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.

Lamberts FOS (Fructo-Oligosaccharides) - 500g cautions, allergen advice & storage Information

Allergen advice
See Ingredients section for ingredients listed in bold.

Cautions
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 and is feeding your ‘friendly’ bacteria. As the bacteria consume FOS a gas is produced which can lead to some flatulence at first however after a few days this will disappear as further ‘friendly’ bacteria develop and absorb the gases. For intakes over 10g (or 5g in children); dividing the intake into 2 daily doses 1 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.

Storage instructions
To be stored in a cool dry place and protected from light.

Legal Category
Food supplement.

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Lamberts FOS (Fructo-Oligosaccharides) - 500g

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