Orafti® Inulin is vegetable origin which extracted from chicory root. It is a prebiotic dietary fiber that stimulate the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria associated with health and well-being.
There are a few clinical studies that consistently showed that consumption of 12g of inulin could bring beneficial effects to the human body. Excessive consumption of inulin might lead to minimal negative side effects such as laxation (EFSA, 2015).
The findings of inulin consumption with different dosage based on clinical studies are as follow:-
|Micka et al., 2017||4 weeks with a daily intake of 3 x 4g inulin||
|EFSA, 2015||12g of inulin per day||
|Slavin and Feirtag, 2011||20g of chicory inulin per day||
|Marteau et al., 2011||15g of chicory inulin per day||
EFSA. (2015). Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to “native chicory inulin” and maintenance of normal defecation by increasing stool frequency pursuant to Article 13.5 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. EFSA Journal, 13(1), 3951. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2015.3951
Marteau, P., Jacobs, H., Cazaubiel, M., Signoret, C., Prevel, J. M. & Housez, B. (2011). Effects of chicory inulin in constipated elderly people: a double-blind controlled trial. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 62(2), 164-170. https://doi.org/10.3109/09637486.2010.527323
Micka, A., Siepelmeyer, A., Holz, A., Theis, S. & Scho. (2017). Effect of consumption of chicory inulin on bowel function in healthy subjects with constipation: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 68(1), 82-89.
Slavin, J. & Feirtag, J. (2011). Chicory inulin does not increase stool weight or speed up intestinal transit time in healthy male subjects. Food & Function, 2(1), 72-77. https://doi.org/10.1039/c0fo00101e