FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT

Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.

What is FOS?

FOS stands for  FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES. These are short chains of fructose molecules that occur naturally in foods and are also put into supplements. The body cannot digest these substances, but they serve as a food for probiotics (friendly bacteria) in the digestive tract, so are known as prebiotics. Some research shows that FOS lower triglycerides and preliminary evidence shows benefits for digestion and intestinal health. FOS may cause bloating, flatulence, and upset stomach at doses of 15 g or higher.

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