Well, it does work to help keep you regular. I read another review where the reviewer stated he was having backache problems. I thought, no way! I'm here to tell you, yes, it can! I started out ok with this, but over time (a week or so) I began having lower backache and even my shoulders/neck were hurting. I stopped taking this and it all disappeared. Weird, but true. If not for the those side effects, I would have stayed with this. I'm back to a psyllium based product, which isn't as easy to drink, but doesn't cause me pain.
I've used this in everything from homemade smoothies to soup and even scrambled eggs. If your diet is deficient in fiber then use this.I've been using this product for about three years now. I don't measure when using this, I just pour it like I would sugar or flour. But be very careful when first using this----you could easily spend an entire day in the bathroom while your body get's used to this stuff.In other words: go easy on this in the beginning or you could have a very embarrassing----as well as noisy----day at work.
I started taking fiber pills and found that it was a pain to have to be taking so many pills to not even get the results I was wanting. I decided to try this powder instead. The first time I poured a spoonful into my drink I noticed it clumped up at the bottom of the drink. Not something you want to see. After that though I stirred it longer and a little faster, never clumps anymore. I mix it in my juice and notice no taste or grit. It's been working great for me so far so that's all that matters.
I use inulin in my food. I substitute it for fat in cookies. I make bread with it. I am diabetic. Inulin is 0 on the glycemic index. It has helped reduce my blood glucose and to lose weight. I have a bakery. My diabetic customers have benefitted from Inulin as well. it helps with weight loss as I can replace fat in the cookies. It makes you feel full and reduces your desire to eat. I buy inulin from Orafti in 50 lb bags.
Using this treatment for constipation, I found a drinkable yogurt by Glen oaks. This yogurt has inulin in it and it taste good.