- Poly-fructosyl-fructose, source of fiber
- With prebiotic properties
- Improves the intestinal microbiota
- Stimulates the transit and increases the stool
- Suitable and recommended for vegetarians and vegans
- Perfect product to replace fat and sugar in your recipes
What is Inulin?
Inulin powder by HSNraw is pure fiber with prebiotic properties and without excipients that may alter the properties of the product. The best for you and your digestive health.
Inulin is a fructan with a linear and long chain structure. A fructan is a compound that is made up of fructose units that are bound together through links with a configuration that prevents its breakdown in the stomach.
That is why inulin is a type of “indigestible” carbohydrate that reaches the intestine intact. There, it is fermented and it starts to change the composition and activity of the bacterial flora in the bowel. Consequently, it provides a beneficial effect in the bowel (Carlson et al., 2018).
Why take Inulin?
HSN has developed a product made up of 100% pure inulin, extracted from the chicory roots through processes that do not damage the structure of the polymer so that it preserves all its organoleptic and nutritional properties. The result is a product solely made from inulin, without additives that may alter its qualities.
Inulin has two main uses, stay because I am going to explain both of them:
Inulin is used to add texture to food, as well as bulking agent and thickener. Many people use it in their recipes due to these properties.
More specifically, inulin is used to replace fat and sugar, since thanks to the properties we have previously mentioned, it mimics the fat sources that are used in bakery products (like cakes and sponge cakes) to make food softer and creamier.
This property is actually quite interesting for fitness recipes. It will help you reduce the amount of oils and fat that you use in your recipes. That way, it will lower its calorie content and improve its nutritional properties thanks to the effects of inulin (Ahmed and Rashid, 2019).
Moreover, inulin is sweet, but not too much. It is 3 times less sweet than sugar, but this is also another reason why it is used to replace sugar in recipes. It allows you to use less sugar, keeping all the flavor and texture but with a much lower calorie content.
Inulin has several nutraceutical properties in the organism, for example (Ahmed and Rashid, 2019):
Improving the intestinal health
Thanks to its prebiotic effects and its structure, inulin can go through the stomach and bowel without being broken down by their enzymes. When it goes through the superior gastrointestinal tract, it starts to be fermented in the bowel, feeding the beneficial bacteria (specially bifidobacteria) that live in it.
It also reduces the accumulation of harmful microflora and improves the integrity of the lymphatic tissues related to the mucosa, which are in charge of protecting us (as a physical barrier) against pathogens and toxins.
Having a good intestinal health and microbiota is important, since altering their balance has been associated with countless metabolic pathologies, such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, chronic inflammation, immunosuppression (Rinnincella et al., 2019).
Improving the intestinal transit
Like other fibers, inulin reaches the bowel, where it produces a laxative effect, increasing the increasing and softening the stool bulk. In addition, it increases the frequency and shortens the intestinal transit.
This effect will be truly beneficial for those who suffer constipation problems due to a lack of stool bulk.
Apart from this, inulin can improve the lipid metabolism, hindering the absorption of fat after the meals, controlling the glycemia, slowing down the absorption rate of carbohydrates (Asmed and Rashid, 2019), improving the absorption of calcium and other minerals, lowering the risk of suffering allergies and improving the immune system and reducing the intestinal permeability (Carlson et al., 2018).
All these properties make of inulin a great substitute for sugar and fat, with beneficial properties for people who suffer diabetes, obesity or intestinal transit problems or leaky gut syndrome that does not involve SIBO.
How to take Inulin
Add half a scoop of inulin (3g) to your recipes, juices or shakes in order to benefit from their effects.
- Ahmed, W., & Rashid, S. (2019). Functional and therapeutic potential of inulin: A comprehensive review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 59(1), 1–13.
- Carlson, J. L., Erickson, J. M., Lloyd, B. B., & Slavin, J. L. (2018). Health Effects and Sources of Prebiotic Dietary Fiber. Current Developments in Nutrition, 2(3), 1–8.
- Rinninella, Cintoni, Raoul, Lopetuso, Scaldaferri, Pulcini, … Mele. (2019). Food Components and Dietary Habits: Keys for a Healthy Gut Microbiota Composition. Nutrients, 11(10), 2393.
*All the information that appears on this product description that does not have a different reference has been written according to the information from the review by Ahmed and Rashid (2019).
|per servingDaily dose|
|Serving size: 1/2 scoop (3g)|
|Daily dose: 1/2 scoop (3g)|
|Servings per container: 50|
|Amount per serving||NRV*|
|NRVs (Nutrient Reference Values) established in Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 of 25 October 2011. †† NRVs are not established on this occasion.|
How to take INULIN POWDER 150g:Add 3g (½ scoop) to shakes or juices.
Warnings:Consult your doctor before starting any nutritional or exercise program. Nutritional supplements should not be used to replace a balanced diet. Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. Keep in a cool and dry place, out of reach of the smallest children.
I like to use this product from time to time in order to regulate my intestinal transit, it is a good way to make sure that our digestive system is working properly.HSN Sport Nutrition and Natural Dietetics
Excellent fibre supply
Helps with stomach swelling and it regulates the intestinal transit. Very nice product for the digestive systemHSN Sport Nutrition and Natural Dietetics
A good supplement that provides an excellent fiber supply that also improves the intestinal flora. The format is really good and the product dissolves very nicely.HSN Sport Nutrition and Natural Dietetics