How does Fructo-oligosaccharides work?
Fructo-oligosaccharides pass undigested into the colon where they increase bowel mass and promote growth of certain bacteria that are thought to be beneficial.
Are there safety concerns?
Fructo-oligosaccharides seem to be safe when taken in less than 30 grams per day. They can cause intestinal gas
), intestinal noises, bloating
, stomach cramps
, and diarrhea
. These effects are usually mild if the dose is less than 10 grams per day.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
: Not enough is known about the use of fructo-oligosaccharides during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Dosing considerations for Fructo-oligosaccharides.
The appropriate dose of fructo-oligosaccharides depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for fructo-oligosaccharides. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.