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Prebiotic Inulin

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian

Introduced in 2009

Product # Content Price
6920 9 Ounces (255g) $30.00

Prebiotic Inulin supports bone health, immune system function, and gut balance.

  • Encourages a healthy intestinal environment to benefit probiotic intestinal flora
  • Promotes normal development of epithelial tissue
  • Supports absorption of calcium and magnesium
  • Excellent source of fiber
  • Supports immune system function in the gut
  • Promotes a healthy pH in the lower gastrointestinal tract
  • Promotes healthy elimination
  • Can be mixed in a supplement shake or added to foods*
What is a prebiotic?

Prebiotics are food (carbohydrates) that feed the good bacteria in the gut. They promote a favorable environment for the growth of native flora (including Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus) and indirectly affect:

  • Gut colonization by desirable bacteria
  • Energy to colonocytes (colon cells)
  • Immune system function
  • Mineral absorption
  • Intestinal gene expression and cell differentiation (the process that allows cells to become more specialized)*
How does Prebiotic Inulin support intestinal health?

The enzymes in the upper intestine cannot digest inulin; a fermentation process in the colon breaks it down. This fermentation process promotes the growth of Bifidobacteria and other friendly intestinal microflora. It also promotes a healthy pH in the lower gastrointestinal tract. Inulin supports absorption of calcium and magnesium in the gut. These are essential minerals for maintaining the structure and function of bones and for supporting cell metabolism. Inulin is a fiber that promotes healthy bowel movements. It increases stool bulk, stool frequency, and acts as a stool softener.*

How does Prebiotic Inulin support immune system function? Inulin has been shown to support the intestinal immune system. Research suggests inulin may stimulate immune cell function and increase immunoglobulin in the gut.*

Gluten FreeThis product contains less than 20 parts per million per the suggested use listed on each product label.

VegetarianVegetarian (lacto-ovo)

Please consult the actual product label for the most accurate product information.

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Show Studies 

Studies on nutrients generally use large doses and these studies, some of which are cited below, are the basis for much of the information we provide you in this publication about whole food ingredients. See the supplement facts for Prebiotic Inulin.

  1. Abrams, S.A., et al. 2005. A combination of prebiotic short- and long-chain inulin type fructans enhances calcium absorption and bone mineralization in young adolescents. Am J Clin Nutr, 82(2):471-6.
  2. Bengmark, S. 2001. Pre-, pro- and synbiotics. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, 4(6):571-579.
  3. Cherbut, C. 2002. Inulin and oligofructose in the dietary fibre concept. Br J Nutr, 87 Suppl 2, S159-162.
  4. Coudray, C., Bellanger, J., Castiglia-Delavaud, C., Remesy, C., Vermorel, M., & Rayssignuier, Y. 1997. Effect of soluble or partly soluble dietary fibres supplementation on absorption and balance of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc in healthy young men. Eur J Clin Nutr, 51(6):375-380.
  5. Coudray, C., Demigne, C. and Rayssiguier, Y. 2003. Effects of dietary fibers on magnesium absorption in animals and humans. J Nutr, 133(1):1-4.
  6. Cummings, J. H., Macfarlane, G. T., & Englyst, H. N. 2001. Prebiotic digestion and fermentation. Am J Clin Nutr, 73(2 Suppl), 415S-420S.
  7. Gibson, G. R., Beatty, E. R., Wang, X., & Cummings, J. H. 1995. Selective stimulation of bifidobacteria in the human colon by oligofructose and inulin. Gastroenterology, 108(4):975-982.
  8. Gibson, G.R., & Roberfroid, M.B. 2008. Handbook of Prebiotics. CRC Press. 504pp.
  9. Gibson, G. R., & Wang, X. 1994. Enrichment of bifidobacteria from human gut contents by oligofructose using continuous culture. FEMS Microbiol Lett, 118(1-2), 121-127.
  10. Kaur, N., & Gupta, A. K. 2002. Applications of inulin and oligofructose in health and nutrition. J Biosci. 27(7):703-714.
  11. Langlands, S.J., et al. 2004. Prebiotic carbohydrates modify the mucosa associated microflora of the human large bowel. Gut 53(11):1610-6.
  12. Niness, K. R. 1999. Inulin and oligofructose: what are they? J Nutr. 129(7 Suppl):1402S-1406S.
  13. Roberfroid, M. 1993. Dietary fiber, inulin, and oligofructose: a review comparing their physiological effects. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 33(2):103-148.
  14. Roberfroid, M. B., Bornet, F., Bouley, C., & Cummings, J. H. 1995. Colonic microflora: nutrition and health. Summary and conclusions of an International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) [Europe] workshop held in Barcelona, Spain. Nutr Rev, 53(5):127-130.
  15. Roberfroid, M. B. 1999. Caloric value of inulin and oligofructose. J Nutr, 129(7 Suppl):1436S-1437S.
  16. Schley, P. D., & Field, C. J. 2002. The immune-enhancing effects of dietary fibres and prebiotics. Br J Nutr, 87 Suppl 2:S221-230.
  17. Scholz-Ahrens, K. E., Ade, P., Marten, B., Weber, P., Timm, W., Acil, Y., et al. 2007. Prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics affect mineral absorption, bone mineral content, and bone structure. J Nutr. 137(3 Suppl 2):838S-846S.
  18. Scholz-Ahrens, K. E., & Schrezenmeir, J. 2002. Inulin, oligofructose and mineral metabolism - experimental data and mechanism. Br J Nutr. 87 Suppl 2:S179-186.
  19. van den Heuvel, E. G., Muys, T., van Dokkum, W., & Schaafsma, G. 1999. Oligofructose stimulates calcium absorption in adolescents. Am J Clin Nutr. 69(3):544-548.
  20. Watzl, B., Girrbach, S., & Roller, M. 2005. Inulin, oligofructose and immunomodulation. Br J Nutr. 93 Suppl 1:S49-55.
  21. Weaver, C. M. 2005. Inulin, oligofructose and bone health: experimental approaches and mechanisms. Br J Nutr. 93 Suppl 1:S99-103.

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Since 1929, Standard Process has been the visionary leader in whole food nutrient solutions. We apply systems thinking to holistic nutrition that empowers practitioners to transform lives. Dedicated to the whole food philosophy of our founder, Dr. Royal Lee, our goal is to carry on his mission to provide nutrients for the body that are as close as possible to how they are found in nature.

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Suggested Use: Two teaspoons per day in a shake, or as directed.

Caution: If pregnant or lactating, consult your health care professional before using this product.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Teaspoons (Approximately 8 grams)
Servings per Container: 30 Servings per Container: 30
Amount per Serving %DV
Calories 25  
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2%*
Dietary Fiber 5 g 20%*
Calcium 200 mg 20%
Magnesium 40 mg 10%
Inulin (Chicory Root Fiber) 4.5 g

†Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Calcium lactate and magnesium lactate.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.