Inulin is a type of dietary fiber. Research has linked it to several health benefits, such as improving digestive health, helping control diabetes, and aiding weight loss.
Inulin is a nutritional component that occurs naturally in many plants, it is full of fiber and low in calories. It is soluble and is added to many foods that we use, such as margarine and salad dressing. You can also buy it as a powder and add it to our own food. Jetsu Health and Beauty inulin supplements are derived from the root of the chicory plant but it is present in around 36,000 plants.
So why take Inulin?
You know that fiber is good for you, but your diet might not be high enough in fiber content. This could lead to digestive problems and other issues like weight gain or diabetes.
As we age we store fat around our vital organs, this fat is called visceral fat and will stop the internal organs from functioning correctly; we all know that tummy fat is hard to shift but maybe not how dangerous it is, Using inulin to combat visceral fat was recommended in a recent series How to Stay Young on the BBC, with Angela Rippon.
Inulin takes up a lot of room in the digestive tract once eaten, helping to make you feel fuller. And of course if you feel full you eat less....
It absorbs water, which helps to form stools.......good for keeping you going!
Various research suggests that it helps lower cholesterol, it helps reduce the amount of visceral fat surrounding your internal organs and triglycerides; taking inulin seems to lower triglycerides by up to 19% after eight weeks of treatment.
A study by Griffin, I. J.; P. M. Hicks; R. P. Heaney; S. A. Abrams in 2003 investigating calcium absorption in girls and young men, cited on Wikipedia has shown that inulin can also enable the body to better absorb calcium. Calcium creates a stronger skeletal system.
Inulin aids digestion by increasing the number of good bacteria in the gut, particularly Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli. These bacteria help:
fend off unwanted pathogens (bad bacteria)
stimulate your immune system
increases the frequency of your bowel movements
but slows overall digestion, which enables your body to efficiently absorb nutrients from the food you eat.
Inulin can be used as a bulking agent i.e. it is added to smoothies to help thicken them, so when taken as a supplement it helps create a feeling of fullness and means that you are less inclined to snack.
Research suggests that it may control blood sugar, by slowing digestion, including the digestion of carbohydrates. This allows sugar to be released slowly without spiking, which promotes healthy blood sugar levels. According to some research these properties may make inulin a good weight management aid.
It could potentially lower your heart disease and cancer risk
Many studies have identified the health properties and benefits of fiber for heart disease, cancers, diabetes and other diseases. See our 'Benefits of Fiber' page for more details.
As it is a prebiotic you can use inulin supplements to encourage digestive health if you are on a prebiotic regime or if you have been prescribed antibiotics.
We have a great solution for this problem! Our Organic Chicory Root Inulin Powder contains 100% pure organic chicory root extract with no additives or fillers. It's easy to add into any meal and makes it easier than ever before to get more fiber into your diet!
Technology driven success
Jetsu Health and Beauty has sourced the best chicory root inulin for our new range of inulin powder from an agricultural enterprise, located in the beautiful Bashang Grassland of Hebei Province, China, covering more than 1000 hectares. For more than 10 years the enterprise have been growing several tuber crops.
Our Inulin is produced by the largest high purity inulin production line in Asia, using world recognised leading standards.
This utilises the most advanced nano-separation and chromatographic technology. In 2011 $25million dollars was invested to build a high-tech inulin-type fructans production site, with a capacity of 5000 Million ton end products.
The enterprise is the 4th largest inulin producer in the world.
Advanced management and strict management systems to ensure stability of product quality.
Purely physical separation and purification process, ensures safe products.
Inulin powder does not contain animal or poultry, there has been no slaughtering in any ritual or non-ritual way.
Ecocert has certified our inulin powder as organic.
Our 100% Pure Organic Inulin Powder is scientifically verified by independent ISO 17025 Quality Standard laboratories
Side Effects and Risk Factors of Using Inulin
Inulin is considered safe for human consumption. It’s extremely unlikely to trigger any kind of allergic reaction.
When you begin using inulin, you may notice discomfort during bowel movements, excessive flatulence, or loose stools. Drink plenty of water when incorporating it into your diet if you have irritable bowel syndrome or a sensitive digestive tract. This will help prevent constipation.
If you’re pregnant, you should talk to your doctor before taking any supplemental product, including inulin.