Inulin supplements have many health benefits that make them worth adding to your diet. Here is everything you need to know about Inulin.
What is Inulin?
Inulins are a group of naturally occurring polysaccharides that belong to a class of dietary fibres known as fructans. Inulin is produced by a variety of plants, though it is most often extracted from chicory.
Why is Inulin good for you?
Inulin increases calcium absorption and possibly magnesium absorption while promoting the growth of intestinal bacteria. In terms of nutrition, it is considered a form of soluble fibre and is sometimes categorised as a prebiotic.
Due to the body’s limited ability to process fructans, inulin has minimal impact on blood sugar. It is considered suitable for diabetics and potentially helpful in managing blood sugar-related illnesses.
Inulin is naturally produced and used by plants for energy. It’s an excellent source of fibre which has incredible health benefits for humans and, as a result, is being added to food products like our health supplement range.
Inulin health benefits
Fibre is a type of carbohydrate that our body is unable to digest as it moves through the digestive system. It finally finishes up in the colon, where it serves as food for the good bacteria located there.
The fibre in inulin is soluble and dissolves in the stomach to form a gelatinous substance that:
- Increases fullness and satiety
- Slows down digestion
- Reduces cholesterol absorption
- Helps to increase the frequency of bowel movements
Our gut contains a multitude of bacteria, and inulin supports healthy digestion by helping to increase the good amount of bacteria present in the system, including bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli. These bacteria help to fight off pathogens, prevent infection and prime the immune system.
As inulin slows the digestion of sugars, it helps to improve blood sugar levels, and as a fibre, it has also been linked to lowering the risk of bowel cancer.
What Rejuvenated products have this Inulin food supplement?
Inulin can be found naturally in certain foods and also in supplements. Our H3O Night Repair and Vegan Protein Powder makes use of the benefits of inulin to make them even more effective beauty supplements.