I have been using this product every day for several years. I have had constipation all of my life, but taking this product each day (about 1-2 teaspoons) I no longer have any problem. It is the best investment I have ever made for myself.
I had never heard of inulin before and is not the easiest thing in the world to find. For me the best side effect is that I no longer feel as if I am starving to death, even after eating a big meal. I came across this product when I was doing an internet search.
Pharmacist recommended Fiber Choice to help me control fecal incontinence. I had a colonoscopy because my bowel habits had changed. Got an excellent report. I am 82 and expect this is age related. So far, so good using inulin in this form.
This really makes a difference if you are taking probiotics. Inulin is a prebiotic that feeds the "good bacteria" It will make acidophilus more effective. Your intestinal health will improve without any gas. It will keep you regular. Also, I had recurring yeast infections and took probiotics for a year without any results. Started the Inulin and noticed a difference within days. And, inulin absorbs toxins, so it gives you energy. It mixes in food nicely and is good tasting (slightly sweet) Because it adds fiber to your diet, a nice plus was I lost 15 lbs without even trying! I add 1 tablespoon daily to a non-dairy smoothie. It brings down the glycemic index and holds off hunger for hours. Even though I run daily....I have difficulty losing weight. So, I do think the adding inulin really aids weight loss. I always thought a prebiotic wasn't necessary, but I the results speak for themselves. Love iherb and prices are great!
We beleive in NOW products. We add one ounce of Stevia extract powder to an eight ounce bottle of NOW inulin and use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon to sweeten drinks, oatmeal, strawberries and such things. It's a great natural way to add a little sparkle to your food and drinks with healthful side affects. We highly recommend it.